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 AR/VR
- 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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Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the IDM XR Lab provides access to the latest XR equipment and informational workshops and tutorials.
NYU’s Mobile Augmented Reality Lab is devoted to pioneering the field of mobile augmented reality with emerging AR technologies.
An interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to the study of disability and the development of accessible, assistive and rehab technologies.
The NYU Tandon Future Labs are business incubators for a new generation.