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Dan Novy

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts

Dan Novy (also known as NovySan) comes to Nebraska from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where he was a research scientist working to decrease the alienation fostered by traditional passive media consumption; to increase social interaction through transparent, interconnected and fluid media; and to create enriched, active, and inspired immediate experiences.

Novy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre and a Master of Arts degree in theatre history, with a double emphasis in the technical history of the theatre and shamanic ritual performance in pre-agrarian societies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Master of Science and Ph.D. in media arts and science from MIT.

He is the former chair of the Visual Effects Society's Technology Committee, former visiting scientist at Magic Leap, and co-instructor of the Media Lab's "Science Fiction-Inspired Prototyping" and "Indistinguishable from Magic" classes.