Featured Projects

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects approximately 2.2 million adults in the United States. Spoons' mission is to educate users about the realities of mental illness - how overwhelming and sensory it can be. Through Spoons, users will go through a typical OCD episode: obsessive thoughts, growing panic, compulsions, anxiety, and disappointing relief. Using 360 Virtual Reality and sound design, Spoons is a 5-minute, immersive documentary that puts the viewer in the place of someone who suffers from OCD. Learn More!


Approximately ‚Äč40 million Americans live with some form of disability. These disabilities can get in the way of enjoying life. The NYU Ability Project partnered with Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) and the NYC Media Lab to research universal design for home entertainment across all platforms. Learn More!

The city of Florence is a keystone to Italian culture. As a hub of art, food, and music, it has been a home to countless influencers of Western enlightenment and sophistication. This documentary was created to highlight the importance of historical Florence - targeted at Americans who only view it as a tourist destination. Learn More!

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