This introductory class is designed to allow students to engage in a critical dialogue with leaders drawn from the artistic, non-profit and commercial sectors of the new media field, and to learn the value of collaborative projects by undertaking group presentations in response to issues raised by the guest speakers. Interactive media projects and approaches to the design of new media applications are presented weekly; students are thus exposed to both commercial as well as mission-driven applications by the actual designers and creators of these innovative and experimental projects. By way of this process, all first year students, for the first and only time in their ITP experience, are together in one room at one time, and as a community, encounter, and respond to, the challenges posed by the invited guests. The course at once provides an overview of current developments in this emerging field, and asks students to consider many questions about the state of the art. For example, with the new technologies and applications making their way into almost every phase of the economy and rooting themselves in our day to day lives, what can we learn from both the failures and successes? What are the impacts on our society? What is ubiquitous computing, embedded computing, physical computing? How is cyberspace merging with physical space? Class participation, group presentations, and a final paper are required. Add Consent: Department Consent Required. Drop Consent: Department Consent Required. Enrollment Requirements: Restriction for ITPG-GT 2000.
Applications26 Sep 2018
This weeks speaker in applications class was Robert Krulwich, one of the founders of Radiolab, on the topic of metaphors and creating pictures in the mind. He shared story about when he went to breakfast with powerful real estate developers who were able to look at delight the stock figures of the day. The men could construct narratives and stories just by looking at figures, however, not everyone can do this. Instead metaphors and pictures...
24 Sep 2018
Last week’s guest speakers were Pamela and Paco from Skylight Pictures, a Brooklyn based human rights media oranization. They work primarily with disenfranchised communitities to give them a voice. In those communities story telling is a means of survival.
Applications04 Sep 2018
Today was the first day of the Applications class at NYU ITP. It is meant as a seminar class for incoming ITP students to be exposed to different applications of technology. Practicing artists, scientists, technologists and more have applied interactivity to their work. This marks the beginning of my ITP experience and so far I have met individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and I am again energized to make new work. Guest lecturer:...
Applications02 Sep 2018
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