R. Luke DuBois – Co-Director

 R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, performer, designer, and software engineer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data developed by San Francisco-based software company Cycling’74; he is a regular contributor to other toolkits for creative coding, including p5.js and RTCmix. He is the research director of the IDM program at NYU Tandon, and was a founding co-director of the NYU Ability Project. Luke’s research interests range from inclusive design to cyber-physical systems to telepresent collaboration. He works across many disciplines and has collaborated with NYU faculty in departments ranging from Computer Science to Occupational Therapy, and teaches in a triple appointment between IDM at NYU Tandon and the programs in Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt and ITP/IMA at NYU Tisch. He is currently a co-investigator on multiple NSF-funded projects, including SONYC, a multi-year investigation around noise pollution in New York City; and the NYU Holodeck, a research platform for investigating what happens when VR, motion capture, and telecommunication infrastructure reach the level of everyday use. Finally, Luke designs, builds, and restores analog and hybrid analog/digital modular synthesizers in the audio lab, making open-source designs for creative signal processing.


(DMA, Columbia University)
Co-Director / Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media
Technology, Culture and Society (Engineering);
Music and Performing Arts Professions (Steinhardt);
Interactive Telecommunications (Tisch)
(646) 997 0719

AR/VR/XR,Physical Computing, Creative Coding, Audio / Sound / Music, Signal Processing, Media Art, Motion Capture, Performance, User Experience

User-Centered Design, Data Visualization / Data-Driven Investigation, Art History, Digital Humanities, Critical Design, Citizen Science, Algorithmic Design

User Experience, Civic Technology / Service Design, Assistive Technology, Social Justice, Human Computer Interaction, Education, Accessibility, Systems Design