XReality Lab

XR Lab

At the XR Lab we inspire the exploration of immersive media with the array of emerging tools we offer. Our expanding library of immersive experiences is curated to include a diverse set of topics and genres. We encourage our students and faculty to explore, create and critique its applications to advance the understanding of the impact of Immersive technologies on media, society and education. Our goal is to promote engagement with all aspects of VR, AR, MR 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 guide you to realize your vision.

XR Lab Events


Open hour sessions are meant for a general introduction and exploration of the lab, its resources, and introductory experiences in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities. XR Staff members are also available for individuals who wish to receive consultation and or feedback on XR related projects.
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Open Hours on Zoom is our most accessible option where you can discuss XR related topics with one of our experienced staff members. XR Staff members are also available for individuals who wish to receive consultation and or feedback on XR related projects.

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  • Equipment Requests 

This semester the XR Center is offering checkouts of Oculus Quest headsets. To learn more, please visit this link. Other XR equipment requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.


  • Class Visits to the XR Lab 

Faculty who wish to visit or work with their students in the the XR Lab as part of their course can request a class visit. Class visits allow students to fully experience all that the XR Center has to offer. For more information email us at: Maya@newschool.edu

  • Class Visits – Workshops 

On-site workshops are available to faculty who wish to include XR development into their course. To learn more about Class Workshops, please email us at: Maya@newschool.edu 


The XR Center Offers a variety of workshops covering topics from 3D design to 360 film making. Workshops are offered both on-site and remotely through Zoom. Workshops are open to all New School students and Staff Members.
The majority of our workshops include some hands-on experience or development. As we continue to expand our list of topics, we recommend starting with one of the foundational workshops listed below. Spaces are limited. Workshop registration opens at the second week of each semester.

Intro to Unity

Want to start developing a VR experience? Curious about how to start making a game? From awe-inspiring animations to medical applications, Unity is the powerful one-stop-shop for creating digital content. Learn the basics of this free developer tool!

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Creating Augmented Reality Experiences

This hands-on workshop will show you the basics of how to use Adobe Aero for introductory augmented reality experiences (for iOS only) with no experience required.

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360 Video With Adobe Premiere Pro

360 media is quickly becoming a new platform for journalism, entertainment, and much more. Learn the basics of capturing 360 videos and editing your footage. This workshop is for New School students.

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The XReality Lab provides access to a diverse set of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality equipment and software that you can utilize during your time in the lab.


HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, HTC Vive Focus
Oculus Rift,  Oculus Rift S, 
Oculus Quest,  Oculus Quest 2
Playstation VR
Samsung Gear
Google Daydream
Knox VR Cardboard

Examples & Applications


Samsung Galaxy
iPad Air
iPad Pro

Examples & Applications


Ricoh Theta
Nikon KeyMission
Samsung Gear 360
Insta360 One X
Insta360 Pro 2

Examples & Applications


Microsoft Hololens 1
Microsoft Hololens 2
Bridge Occipital
Magic Leap One

Examples & Applications