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At the Nexus of Innovation & Opportunity

The Metaverse Collaborative at NYU SPS (the Collaborative) is a cross-industry initiative that is designed to prepare our students and industry partners to succeed in the Metaverse. We provide experiences and opportunities to explore, experiment, and lead in this emerging convergence of the physical, digital, and virtual worlds, which is impacting global industries, professions, and communities, as well as life as we know it.

The Collaborative does what NYU SPS does best—creating value for the Metaverse through teaching, experiencing, researching, and influencing all while ensuring access to new opportunities for a diverse student population.

A Four-Lens Approach

Latest from the Metaverse Collaborative

May 29, 2023

Episode #12 – "Content Creation in the Metaverse"

May 30, 2023

Metaverse Highlights: Week of May 30, 2023

May 24, 2023

What is the Brand Metaverse Imperative?

Inaugural NYU SPS Metaverse and Cities Summit, April 27-28, 2023

Thanks to the metaverse, a convergence of the physical and virtual worlds is taking place today and enabling individuals, businesses, brands, and even cities to interact and connect people in new and different ways. This new capability is creating a flywheel of economic and social opportunity that is resulting in new levels of creativity, contribution, community, and ownership.

The Whole Metaverse Podcast

Welcome to The Whole Metaverse, a NYU School of Professional Studies Metaverse Collaborative podcast, where we explore the ever-expanding metaverse and web3 landscape. We see these rapidly-developing virtual platforms as “flattening technology.” The metaverse has the potential to dramatically change the game and create tipping points across industries, whether you are in tourism, sports, luxury goods, real estate or just about any other profession for that matter.

The Whole Metaverse podcast

What is the Metaverse?
Why Does it Matter?

While it may be difficult to define the Metaverse, there is no doubt this new world of virtual and augmented reality will become part of our very existence, blurring the lines between what we know to be real and what we dare to imagine. At NYU SPS, we see the Metaverse as an influential tool, an empowering force, and an opportunity to move forward in new and innovative ways. It will challenge every assumption we make about education, business, technology, industry, and society. That is why we choose to explore, innovate, and lead in this new domain.

Our approach to learning about this new frontier is to dive right in and to understand how we can use these new tools, technologies, and philosophies to inform our teaching, empower our students, and advance the industries we serve. We are deeply involved in a wide range of research and projects that vary greatly in their focus, yet provide a common goal of sharing what we learn.

Metaverse Highlights

The media is abuzz with news about the Metaverse, a topic that has captured the interest and imagine of those who write and report on it, as well as those who will feel its impact on a daily basis. To keep you up-to-date on the latest developments, we have compiled a list of relevant articles—a mix of thought leadership and breaking news, which will be regularly updated. Refer to it for inspiration and for the critical stories and ideas that will shape the future of this continually evolving field.

In the News: NYU SPS Metaverse Collaborative

Our NYU SPS Metaverse Collaborative team is frequently called upon to provide commentary and insights into the impact of technology across numerous industry sectors.

NYU SPS Dean Angie Kamath chairs the board for School’s latest cross-industry initiative designed to better prepare students and industry for our future work and personal lives.

The NYU SPS Metaverse team members are thinkers and doers, innovators and researchers, who have come together around a shared common interest. We are deeply engaged in exploring this new phenomenon, its implications for and impact on teaching and learning, the industries we serve, and society as a whole.