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Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) Engages 42 Students Who Learn Differently in Music and Coding

This past Sunday Sept. 22nd, TKU started their Sunday workshop with 42 amazing students in the new space 370 Jay Street! Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) is a NYC-based not-for-profit organization that teaches computer science thinking and technology to kids who learn differently. Their mission is to open up the field …

Ahmed Ansari

Bio Dr. Ahmed Ansari has a doctorate in Design Studies (History, Theory, Criticism) from Carnegie Mellon University, a masters in Interaction Design, and a bachelors in Communication Design from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. His research interests intersect between design studies and history, philosophy of technology, and …

Carla Gannis

Carla Gannis produces media objects and experiences that consider the uncanny complications in contemporary culture between base reality and virtual reality. Her research interests include phenomenology as it pertains to synthetic media experiences, digital semiotics, virtual selfhood, electronic archives, and the implications of extended reality and artificial intelligence on society …

Regine Gilbert

Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user. Regine is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon …

Kat Sullivan

Brooklyn-based artist Kat Sullivan exists at the intersection of movement and technology. After earning her Bachelors in Computer Science and Dance at Skidmore College, she worked as a software engineer and free lanced with various dance companies in the Boston area. At NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), she developed a …

Kathleen McDermott

As an artist, Kathleen McDermott has created numerous absurdist wearable and robotic interfaces which she documents through video and performance and exhibits internationally. Completed projects have included a dress that produces a cloud of fog when the wearer is feeling stressed, and a mass of robots designed to take her …

Benedetta Piantella

Benedetta is a designer turned educator and humanitarian technologist. She was involved in international development projects for the past fifteen years, ever since her experience of surviving the Tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004 and organizing relief efforts from the ground. She has been teaching for almost two decades in different disciplines and to …

Scott Fitzgerald – Director

Scott is interested in the interdependence of society and emerging technology, particularly digital media. His installation, video, and experiential work addressing algorithmic culture has been exhibited and installed throughout the USA, Europe, Middle East, and China. Scott was the head of documentation for the open source Arduino platform and a …

IDM Alum Diana Castro Featured for her Mindful Accessories and Design Label Ser Paraiso

Diana Castro an NYU IDM 2015 Alum has been doing amazing work in design, music, and tech. Her idea for Ser Paraiso came about when she created a music box for meditation as her thesis at IDM. That’s when she started Ser Paraíso — formerly known as Magic Objects (2013) …

MicroEnvironment Exploration Lab Presents at the Biodesign Summit

Elizabet Henaff’s MicroEnvironment class not only showcased their innovative ways of experimenting with design and biology, they presented this work at the Biodesign summit. @winyoe, @whisthiswhis, Chenshan and @nukumanu took their presentations and presented to follow bio design practitioners at the Biodesign Summit@biodesigned.

IDM Grad Melody Loveless Contributing to the Audiovisual, Code Generative Music Scene

IDM grad, Melody Loveless, was mentioned in this vice article as a participant in the live coding scene in America. She’s using her programming and musical skills to create soundscapes using iterative code and technologies like Max/MSP/Jitter and hardware like sonic pi. If you wanna explore the scene of live …