Dana Karwas, Faculty


(MPS, New York University)
Lecturer, Integrated Digital Media
Technology, Culture and Society

Dana is a Lecturer of Integrated Digital Media at NYU. She teaches graduate courses in User Experience Design, Interaction Design, and Thesis Project Development. She creates artworks with longtime collaborator Gabriel Winer (WINER/KARWS). Dana formerly served as the media director for Maya Lin’s fifth and final memorial, What is Missing?.

At NYU Dana heads up the User Experience Curriculum in the Integrated Digital Media Program. Each semester the graduate UX course takes on a client project to help add value to student portfolios. For the Spring 2017 semester Dana’s students are working with the Microsoft HoloLens on a design challenge to develop a holographic portfolio for artist to show their work. In the Fall of 2016 Dana’s students worked with NASAs Jet Propulsion Lab to design a way for mechanical engineers to navigate through CAD model file hierarchy in augmented reality using the Microsoft Hololens. Previous clients that have worked with Dana’s students have included the Hudson River Foundation, Gotham Space Agency, MoMA PS1 Warm-Up, and The Frick Collection.

Dana has taught classes on digital media at NYU’s ITP program, NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, and at Harvestworks digital media center in NYC.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas. She has a Masters from The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a focus on integrating media into architectural spaces.

Dana is currently a PhD candidate in Civil and Urban Engineering at NYU.