What is XReality?

The XReality Center at The New School uses the term “XR” to encompass all of the possibilities of reality warping technology. The “X” represents the unknown potential and explorative nature of this field, leaving room for its definition to expand as more findings emerge.



The Parsons Fashion Study Collection in Virtual Reality Experience selected for NYC Media Lab Summit Expo

The Parsons Fashion Study Collection in Virtual Reality project has been selected for NYC Median Lab Summit Expo. The experience features a 1920s evening coat, attributed to designer Paul Poiret. […]

Magic Leap

Mixed Reality Will Transform Learning (and Magic Leap Joins Act One)

If mixed reality is to transform education, Magic Leap One is only part of the opening act. It will be exciting to finally test the new device, and its debut […]

Nile 360

Viewers will be swept down the Nile and transported through Khartoum’s cafés in a BBC Virtual Reality documentary series which provides a glimpse into the future of news reporting. Presented […]


Below is a small sampling of some of the project based development and research work being done by New School students, faculty members and staff in the realm of XReality.


We at the XR Center strongly encourage the exploration of the technology we have to offer. Our demo library has been curated to include as many fields of study as possible. We want our visitors to see the multitude of ways they can use this medium. Our goal is to promote the utility of VR, AR, and 360 media, and to remove any barriers that participants might feel when entering this emerging field. Get inspired, and once you have a concept, we will do our best to provide the tools and assist and guide you need to realize your vision.

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