Born Creative

We are all born creative.

AS CHILDREN, WE DRAW, WE PAINT, WE MAKE THINGS. IT’S NOT UNTIL WE GET OLDER THAT WE BEGIN TO DENY OUR CREATIVE SIDE. WE START TO FOCUS ON “MORE IMPORTANT THINGS.” WE TRY TO LIVE UP TO WHAT WE THINK THE WORLD EXPECTS OF US. WE BECOME “RESPONSIBLE ADULTS.” BUT IT’S PRECISELY THAT CREATIVITY, THAT THING WE DENY IN OURSELVES, THAT HAS THE POWER TO PROPEL US FORWARD. TO CHANGE US. TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BECAUSE EVERYTHING NEW ORIGINATES WITH A CREATIVE THOUGHT. WITHOUT IT, THERE ARE NO NEW IDEAS. NO EPIPHANIES. NOTHING GETS INVENTED. IN ORDER TO MOVE THINGS FORWARD, YOU NEED TO Create something, discover something, build something, be something.

The creative arts and technology are woven into the fabric of New York University. Whether developing virtual reality to allow geologists to experience the landscapes on Mars, or to transport audiences to the world of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, our arts and engineering faculty are finding new ways to enhance the human experience through the fusion of technology and the creative arts.

Engineering and creative arts faculty and students from across NYU are developing technologies and approaches that will transform the entire industries and create entirely new ones. From emerging media to cyber security or using technology to assist the disabled to gaming for both fun and learning, the University continues to build on its history of success of researchers from across the university collaborating in new ways.

Find your passion and be a part of the next wave of innovation.