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This research guide is designed to provide research help for the programs in the Integrative Design, Arts & Technology Network (IDeATe).



The Intersection of Arts & Technology

Free Sound Effects

BBC Sound Effects

16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.


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Freesound is a “collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.”


99Sounds "is an indie sound design label with high quality free sound effects and sample libraries. Everything is royalty free for both commercial and non-commercial use."

12 Great Places to Find Sound Effects for Your Game or Projects

Free 3D Models

Yellow and orange tulip     Wooden whaleboat   Green beetle

The Rijksmuseum has partnered with Adobe Stock and Dimension CC to launch a free collection of 3D digital models, based off of 28 physical objects from their collection.


Founded in 1999, the ArtBase is Rhizome's archive of more than 2000 born-digital artworks.


Mapping Video Art

Mapping Video ArtA project from the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, Mapping Video Art is an interactive data visualization that "allows the user to see the movement of video art as it crossed continents and decades."

Journal of Design and Science


"The Journal of Design and Science (JoDS), a joint venture of the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Press, forges new connections between science and design, breaking down the barriers between traditional academic disciplines in the process."

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