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.
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:
- Motion capture: using motion capture technology to reimagine theatrical performance
- Virtual/augmented reality: developing novel uses of virtual/augmented reality for health and wellness
- STEAM education: integrating STEAM learning into special needs education
- Citizen science: developing citizen science tools to empower NYC residents to monitor and report on noise pollution in their communities
- Flooding and the urban microbiome: an interdisciplinary trio of faculty study the ramifications of urban flooding on sewage pathogens
IDM Thesis Projects
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