The end of the spring 2019 semester means many schools and programs are celebrating by exhibiting student projects. Here are a few upcoming showcases that highlight innovative ways students are exploring technology and its role across multiple academic disciplines.
“It worked yesterday…why is it not working today?” exclaims a voice. Hidden behind black curtains, cardboard, and a sea of wires, two campers are sitting in front of screens of various sizes. “Come in, come in — this will be a spaceship tomorrow!” they laugh as they continue connecting wires. This is ITP Camp, 12 hours before the end-of-camp show.
An entire floor dedicated to artistic expression, technological advancement, and social commentary was open to the public on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, when the NYU Tisch School of the Arts hosted their bi-annual Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) show. The event offers ITP students the opportunity to present their completed works.
ITP Camp is a four-week evening and weekend program that offers professionals and students a chance to get their feet wet with cutting-edge technologies. The emphasis is on using technology to turn ideas into reality, and encouraging students to create physical representations of their ideas.
Imagine watching a televised football game and seeing the first down line marking the field. This virtual object that appears on the playing surface is, in fact, augmented reality in action.
Several hundred female innovators from across the country recently came together to build professional skills and relationships, and to share experiences at the fourth annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival.
Red Burns, who led ITP from its founding in 1979, was one of the most innovative educators of our time. For thosewho knew her, she was a mentor, a colleague, a leader, and a friend. She was ageless in so many ways. Despite our age difference, she was one of my closest and surely wisest friends.
Clay Shirky explores the potential for digital tools to fundamentally change not only teaching, but academia at large. His talk was simultaneously a call to action and a reminder that although they can be helpful in connecting people, these tools are not a replacement for the face-to-face interactions.