Research Initiatives

Faculty from across the university are invited to affiliate with the Center as is relevant to their scholarly and creative work and background. The Center provides resources, administrative support, and infrastructure to encourage this work, and, most importantly, to establish and maintain a culture of multi-disciplinary inclusion and sustained inquiry. Our goal is to provide a shared space for collaboration, construction, and discourse that enables and extends faculty research in the expanding and converging fields related to digital media. 

Owen Gottlieb

As founder and lead research faculty at the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy (RCP) @ MAGIC and as executive producer and lead faculty on the award winning Lost & Found game series I can attest to the importance of MAGIC and the opportunities it makes possible. It is MAGIC’s unique position on campus that allows me assemble teams of expert faculty at RIT and other universities along with talented graduate and undergraduate students to create great projects.

Owen Gottlieb
Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty

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Sponsored Research resources and services

RIT offers several services to assist faculty and staff in their research endeavors, including identifying funding opportunities, coordinating advanced technology resources, managing RIT’s intellectual property portfolio, and more.

Learn More about sponsored research resources and services

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Frameless Labs

Frameless Labs serves to bring attention to all research, innovation, and artistic creation in the fields of virtual and augmented reality at RIT. By providing symposia and an online space for the community of VR/AR makers at RIT to collaborate, Frameless Labs supports the growth of existing ventures and the inspiration of new projects and technology. Frameless Labs also serves to connect RIT ideas to the greater outside community of VR and AR thought leaders.