Interactive Telecommunications Program @ New York University

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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