IDM Research

Using technology to create meaningful and engaging digital experiences

Our research combines experimental practices in media arts and engineering, constantly modifying industry-standard technologies and creating new ones. 

student demonstrating motion capture project

Projects       Labs      Partnerships    



IDM research entails multiple forms of emerging media and design. We have a number of interdisciplinary labs and collaborations across the school and university. Some of our primary areas of research include:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Extended Reality (XR/VR/AR)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Motion Capture
  • Real-Time Performance
  • Social Activism and Civic Technology
  • Citizen Science
  • Virtual Production



Our faculty and students collaborate with others across NYU in research that integrates digital media and society. These projects range from:

IDM Thesis Projects

IDM thesis projects serch

Visit the IDM Showcase Website


Labs and Spaces


Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the IDM XR Lab provides access to the latest XR equipment and informational workshops and tutorials.


NYU Ability Project

An interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to the study of disability and the development of accessible, assistive and rehab technologies.