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Integrated Design & Media

An interdisciplinary guide on all aspects of digital media and technology.

Gaming for Science

"Citizen Science" games involve the public to help out with scientific research. Check out these examples:

  • NemoNet - NeMO-Net is a single player iPad game where players help NASA classify coral reefs by painting 3D and 2D images of coral.
  • Hewmen - Hewmen is a crowd computing platform, developed by Balanced Media Technology, which combines human perception and unstructured problem-solving skills with raw computational power. BMT released two games, Wiley Wizard and Eye in the Sky: Defender, which allow gamers from all over the world to help researchers discover cures for drug-resistant cancers and macular degeneration while playing games. .
  • FoldIt! - Fold structures to determine how proteins bend

Professional Associations and Career Information

Gaming Labs

NYU Game Center

A multi-school center for the research, design and development of digital games housed at the NYU's Tisch School. Aims to graduate the next generation of game designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and critics, and to advance the art, science and culture of gaming.

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Gaming Research

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Conferences & Events