Dana Karwas, Faculty


(MPS, New York University)
Industry Assistant Professor, Integrated Digital Media
Technology, Culture and Society


Dana is an Industry Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU and runs her own arts-based research practice.

Dana also served as Media Director of Maya Lin’s fifth and final memorial, What is Missing?, providing creative and operational execution on this worldwide, on-going project regarding climate change and endangered species. She continues to be an advisor on the memorial.

Since joining NYU full-time in 2012, Dana has helped build the IDM graduate program into a boutique digital media program that fosters creative practice, design research, and multidisciplinary experimentation with emerging media technologies. Each semester her design course (UX design or interaction design) takes on a client project to get students real-world experience to put in their portfolios. Past clients include NASA/JPL, MoMA PS1, Microsoft, the Hudson River Foundation, Gotham Space Agency, and others.

Dana’s work has been shown at galleries, museums, and festivals including: the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Federation Gallery; The Helix Center NYC; The Caracas Contemporary Art Museum; The London Festival of Architecture; The Museum of the Moving Image; The Boston Museum of Science; The Chelsea Art Museum; Exit Art; and The DUMBO Arts Festival. Dana has also taught digital media courses at NYU’s ITP, NYU’s Courant Institute, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, and at Harvestworks.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas. She has an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.