To build an online video editor for use in media criticism and education.
To create several prototypes for data toys: experimental, digitally-enabled devices that allow users to explore data and systems through play
To develop a pilot of a mobile application designed to allow individuals to report street harassment.
The Knight Prototype Fund helps media makers, technologists and tinkerers take ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.
The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.
The deadline for the next round of Prototype Fund grants is Nov. 1.
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