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. 

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The Brooklyn Experimental Media Center (BxmC) is the research arm of IDM at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The BxmC provides an interdisciplinary environment for media research at NYU Tandon, partnering faculty and students from the Integrated Digital Media program with collaborators from across NYU, New York City, and beyond.

Graduate students in IDM participate in research initiatives through the BxmC, and in our partnerships with other programs and schools at NYU as well as schools throughout New York City who participate in the NYC Media Lab.

Some of our top research areas include:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Motion Capture
  • Real-Time Performance
  • Social Activism and Civic Technology
  • User Experience (UX)


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

IDM Thesis Projects

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Visit the IDM Showcase Thesis Project website


Mobile Augmented Reality Lab

NYU’s Mobile Augmented Reality Lab is devoted to pioneering the field of mobile augmented reality with emerging AR technologies.

NYU Ability Project

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


NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab connects media and technology companies with New York City’s universities to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and talent development.



A magazine featuring interviews of our IDM Pre-Thesis students

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