Dana Karwas


Dana Karwas

Dana is a Lecturer of Integrated Digital Media at NYU. Dana formerly served as the media director for Maya Lin's fifth and final memorial, What is Missing?.

At NYU Dana teaches graduate level couses to IDM students and helps them conceptually develop and research their own creative projects including a variety of digital and analog processes. Each semester her design courses (UX design or interaction design) take on a client projects to help students receive hands on, real-world experience. Past clients include NASA/JPL, MoMA PS1,  Microsoft, the Hudson River Foundation, Gotham Space Agency, and The Frick Collection.

Her research is focused on climate culture and aesthetic inquiry with a basis in the relationship between scientific modeling and visual communication in the arts.

Dana has taught classes on digital media at NYU's ITP program, NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, and at Harvestworks digital media center in NYC.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas. She has a Masters from The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Dana is currently a PhD candidate in Civil and Urban Engineering at NYU.

The University of Kansas2003

B.Arch, Architecture

New York University Tisch School of the Arts2005

Master of Professional Studies, Interactive Telecommunications

Maya Lin Studio

Media Director for the What is Missing? Project

Media Director for Maya Lin's fifth and final memorial, What is Missing? www.whatismissing.net

From: February 2009 to January 2015