Digital Art and Design
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Department of Digital Art and Design
College of Arts & Sciences
16 W 61st St. New York, NY 10023
John Benton is an immersive storyteller working at the forefront of spatial computing.
His work has been featured in museums and film festivals all over the world and he has received numerous grants and awards, most recently from the NY Foundation for the Arts.
He teaches film, emerging media and game design (both practically and theoretically) at NYU / SVA / ICP and NYIT.
- Mobile & XR Design Systems NYFA
- Tribeca Film Festival / mobile storytelling award
- Cuny Games Conference XR Talks
- Games For Change XR Hackathon winner
- NY Media Lab / New School Talks on Spatial Storytelling
- Future of Storytelling : Talks 2016 / 17 / 18/ 19
- Google For Education, 2018
- Adobe XR Festival Tilt Brush Talk
- MIT Hackathon
- Voices of VR, BardoXR 2017
- NYU “Future of Education” Podcast 2018
Professional Honors and Awards
- Tribeca Film Festival 2015
- London’s Power to the Pixel 2016
- NYU SPS Faculty Teaching excellence award 2016
- IFP/NY Media Center 2017
- NY Media Lab Grant 2018
- NYFA Grant 2019