To develop a tool for organizing multiple videos recorded at a public event into a single timeline
To create several prototypes for data toys: experimental, digitally-enabled devices that allow users to explore data and systems through play
To create a prototype system to allow journalists to easily combine datasets based on geographic information.
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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