I’m Nick Grant. I’m attending the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The mission of ITP “is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives.”
I graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in English and journalism. While in Washington, DC, I acquired experience in research, reporting, and creative writing. During my freshman year, my university funded me to travel throughout England to study Shakespeare. Two years later, I returned to analyze conflict resolution in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. At my internship at the National Endowment for the Arts, I researched how virtual reality may be utilized as a tool to increase empathy for social and political issues. I probe my source of inspiration in my projects.
I am both an analytical and imaginative thinker. I am fascinated by the methods in which emerging media technology may produce strong positive changes on a personal level. During the two-year program, I post my unique coursework that ranges from physical computing and creative coding to user experience design and machine learning. Please check back for more content!
My main interests:
- Mixed reality
- Performative art
- Assistive technology
- Physical and digital design
- Mobile app and web-based development