• "Student artists create striking wearable sculptures to show the beauty in disability"

    Mashable featured our students' work from our Juxtapose 2 studio in collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance.

    "NuVu artists were paired with performers from Heidi Latsky Dance in New York City, tasked with creating wearable designs that shine a light on each dancer's strength and resilience.

    These designs by NuVu teens are the newest part of an ongoing performance art piece titled On Display, which explores body image and appearance-based judgment. The sculptures debuted in early March as part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York City."

  • This is the fourth year of our Studio 6 Program in Mumbai, India in partnership with the American School of Bombay. This year, we have 8 studios led by NuVu that are part of the Studio 6 Program. Studios include Art in the Public Space, Printable Robotics, Fun & Fashionable Wearable Electronics, Documentary Movie Making, Photographic Storytelling, Solar-Powered Bumblebots, Comics 2.0, and Hack Your Market! This year over 68 projects are under way as part of Studio 6!

  • In collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance, NuVu students, led by Coaches Rosa Weinberg and Jenny Kinard, created 5 sculptural wearables for Heidi and 4 of her performers for an installation of ON DISPLAY. These were debuted this past weekend for a performance as part of the Reelabilities Film Festival. ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed fashion show, offering a commentary on society’s obsession with body image. The installation allows performers and the public alike to fully witness each other.

  • As part of the Juxtapose Studio, NuVu students designed five wearables for choreographer Heidi Latsky and four of her performers. These pieces will be worn as part of ON DISPLAY on Saturday, March 4th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC Manhattan (Amsterdam and 76th).

    The event is part of the Reelabilities Film Festival and is free and open to the public.

  • The Mighty, an online platform that publises stories of people facing real challenges, including serious health conditions, published a video on our collaboration with Heidi Latsky Dance and On Display Global for the International Day of Persons with Disabilites.

    Watch the video:

  • One of our big partner schools in our NuVuX initiative, All Saints Academy (ASA) in Florida, held its Fall Demo Day this December. Around 230 ASA high school students who are participating in the "NuVu Innovation Studio" lead by our Coaches and ASA Teachers presented their projects to an eager audience. The two hour Demo Day event brought together students, educators, families, and industry leaders from around Florida. Over 90 projects were showcased and spanned new wearables, augmented educational games, aquaponics, prosthetics, and sports products.

  • As part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, NYU Tisch School of the Arts hosted On Display Global: Impact through installations on December 2nd and 3rd in New York City. On Display is an installation by renowned choreographer Heidi Latsky that serves as a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show - a commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image.

    Working in collaboration with Heidi Latsky, NuVu students designed wearables for four of her performers for On Display Global. On Display uses fashion as a tool of social justice aiming to celebrate the beauty of difference. Each performer has a disability and teams of NuVu students worked closely with each of the performers to design individualized wearables that highlight a passion, experience or personality trait.

    More info on the Juxtapose studio here. Projects included:
    Morphing Scales by Eli Krieger, Alana Press
    Unraveling Tutu by Aidan Geary, Mason Vega
    Jerronimo by Acacia Plesch, Ben Cohen, Ariana DeFranc, Grace Cassels
    Peter’s Chestplate by Dylan Norris, Joseph Cybul

  • Our Summer 2017 Program launched today! Our theme is HUMAN++ and we'll be exploring the future of human-machine intelligence. We're offering 18 unique studios, including Hacking Drones, Bio Fashion, Augmented Video Games, Aerial Filmmaking, Smart Tools, Soft Robotics and more! The program is open to students ages 11-18. Registration is now OPEN!

    More info at:

  • MIT's Alumni Association featured NuVu in their latest piece titled "NuVu Studio Breaks the 'Classroom' Model" in their Slice of MIT online magazine. Check out the article and film at

  • NuVu students are working with Donna Duggan Edwards at the Perkins School for the Blind on creating devices to help students practice inserting their ocular prosthetics. The studio got off to an exciting start with a field trip to Perkins. We were greeted by Donna and Kevin Hartigan, one of Perkins' tour guides. Our tour focused on the innovations that Perkins has introduced toward education for students with visual impairments. We were shown a sample of Helen Keller's handwriting, and various innovative writing guides. We ran around the indoor track with blindfolds as a way of experiencing the great possibilities that exist for people with vision impairment. The Tactile Museum at Perkins had an incredible assortment of touchable specimens, from taxidermied geese to a full scale bust of Mozart. The students were very impressed with the Assistive Device Center which fabricates an enormous range of devices for people across New England. These devices are sturdy, innovative and made out of a special cardboard.

    Jim Denham, the Assistive Technology Coordinator, showed students the range of devices that have enabled independence for people with vision impairments. One of the coolest devices was a refreshable braille device which allowed for text to be translated live into braille. We next visited Donna's classroom which is housed in the basement of Perkins to allow her to have full control over the lighting. This control is important because she tries as much as possible to mimic an eye doctor's office to help her students get ready for appointments. A visit to the doctor's office can be a scary experience and Donna's work helps prepare students through activities that simulate the procedures performed by an eye doctor. We observed Donna working with a wonderful 12 year old who is preparing to get a scleral shell.

    This week, NuVu students are hard at work on their first prototypes. Their project ideas include a bunny that a kid can use to practice fine motor skills, an interactive giraffe, and a game that helps kids to practice opening an eye and inserting a prosthetic.

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