Capturing a Face: Bjork, Masks, and 3D Scanning at LaGuardia Studio

Icelandic musician Bjork has long been interested in the intersection of technology and nature and is an enthusiastic early adopter of emerging technology, while MIT’s Neri Oxman’s specialty is designing 3D printed objects using innovative materials that relate to and are designed by biology, based on scans of Bjork done at NYU’s LaGuardia Studio. More →

Inspirational Interactivity

Few events capture the public imagination like the Tisch School of the Arts’ Interactive Telecommunications Program Winter and Spring Shows. They are always an enjoyable and impressive display of emerging and innovative technologies, and the Winter Show 2004 was no exception. The work by ITP’s talented students showcased at this event (which is free and open to the public) is consistently fun, inspirational, and fascinating. More →

The Media Matrix

SCPS’ new Media Matrix is a vital networking tool that links instructors and students to the wide range of resources available in Bobst Library, on the Web, and among our own faculty. Like many stories, that of the Media Matrix project began with a problem and a piece of luck. This robust online tool originated in the General Studies Program (GSP), a two-year, full-time day program in NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). More →

Inspiration, Innovation & Interactivity

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2004, NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) is dedicated to “the study and design of new media, computational media, and embedded computing under the umbrella of interactivity”. At the end of each semester, this pioneering graduate program hosts an impressive public exhibition of its students’ recent work. The ITP Winter Show 2003, held on December 16th and 17th, featured more than 80 student projects and attracted a crowd of more than a thousand. More →

Leaping into Dance Technology

Dance Technology extends the vocabulary of dance creation and performance. It allows a choreographer to create and see a dance without requiring real dancers to be present. The lighting and set designer and the composer can use the actual movement of the dancers to create, queue, and compose the lighting and music for the piece or installation. Musicians can control the lighting, or artists in a distant location can use the Internet to interact with the dancers during the performance. More →