NYU becomes a member of the VR/AR Association

The VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is pleased to announce that New York University (NYU) has become its newest member.

Both the VR/AR Association and NYU are dedicated to fostering growth and research in the virtual reality and augmented reality communities.  As a member, NYU will participate in the Association's University Partner Program by which NYU's research groups will be connected with VR AR companies to accelerate research and development. In addition, the Association will help enhance networking opportunities for NYU students in the VR AR industry.

NYU recently hosted the sold out VRARA March event in NYC.  "NYU is very prominent institution in the VR AR space, with many departments and groups being very active in the Media and Gaming space, including the Computer Science department, NYU Media Lab, Games for Learning Institute, MAGNET (the Media and Games Network), Integrated Digital Media Program in the School of Engineering, among others," says Kris Kolo, President of the VR/AR Association NYC Chapter.

"We are exciting to participate in the AR/VR Association University Partner Program" says Ken Perlin, Professor of Computer Science at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  "The field is moving very rapidly, and this partnership will help our students and faculty connect with industry at a critical time in the evolution of VR."

Ken Perlin of NYU won an Academy Award for his technical work improving special effects, ultimately used in movies such as  "Inside/Out."  He is currently developing additional  tools for filmmakers in the future.

"What they're doing at NYU is going to change the way you watch movies," said Kolo