Michael Naimark

Michael Naimark
Visiting Associate Arts Professor

Michael Naimark is a Visiting Associate Professor in Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai. Since 2009, he has served as faculty at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, USC Cinema’s Interactive Media Division, and the MIT Media Lab. He is a long-time advisor to ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax’s Global Jukebox Project, and in 2015, was Google’s first Resident Artist in its new VR Division

Michael is here teaching a new, experimental class called VR/AR Fundamentals.

Research Interests

  • Art & Invention
  • Place Representation
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

Recent Publications


  • M.S. Visual Studies / Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • B.S. Cybernetic Systems (independent major), University of Michigan, 1974