MAGNET (Media and Games Network) is a new shared space for faculty and students from across NYU and NYU-Poly who share an interest in the intersection of culture and technology. MAGNET offers students the chance to pursue degrees and research in game design, social science, digital media design, and computer science and game engineering, and includes undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students from NYU and NYU-Poly. The space was co-designed by the participating schools--NYU Tisch School of the Arts; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; the Polytechnic Institute of NYU; and the Computer Science Department of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

MAGNET is intended to pull faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines across one another's paths on a daily basis, using carefully designed shared spaces and intelligent integration of curriculum and research by participating faculty and programs... an Education and Technology Ph.D. student could get to know a Game Design MFA who is just the person to make a research project succeed... a Computer Science undergraduate might find herself part of a start-up game company after taking a few classes with students from Game Center and Integrated Digital Media... a Game Design thesis team might take up an experimental interface technology they saw demo'd at a talk by resident researchers.

MAGNET brings together world class faculty from multiple disciplines to better serve students and shape new forms of collaboration.

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