About Eric: I am a 2012 grad of ITP. I enjoy making things, and my primary interests include utilizing modern fabrication and rapid prototyping procedures in order to recreate antiquated machinery (Clocks and Automaton) in exploration of physical animations.
Super Powers: I know a fair bit about Digital and Analog Fabrication, Physical Computing, Mechanical Systems, and some basic computer programming, but I am willing to take a stab at any problem.
About Genevieve: I have a background in sculpture and installation art. Before coming to ITP I was studio manager for Camille Utterback, an ITP alumna and interactive installation artist. At ITP I’ve continued to work with video and sculpture while developing my interests in mobile platforms, urban design and data visualization. For the past few months I’ve been studying the financial system, and its intersection with new technologies, especially in industries like high frequency trading. I’m also involved in the project MetroChange, a platform designed to allow people to make micro-donations with their subway Metrocards. I’m looking forward to spending next year at ITP as a resident researcher.
Super Powers: I’m happy to answer any questions about Processing, OpenFrameworks, 3D printing (Rhino), Arduino, Fabrication techniques, After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite, Android mobile programming and OpenFrameworks for iPhone.
Ben Light ‘13
About Ben: Ben Light is a New York based maker, designer, and Cash Cab contestant. Ben’s work has appeared in the MAD Museum and the Cameron Art Museum. He developed his interest in design at Lehigh University, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently enrolled in the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program. Ben may love his lathe just a little too much.
Super Powers: Ben is an accomplished wood and metal worker. His focus has been on product design – mainly lighting and furniture. He is very experienced with the laser cutter, CNC router, and just about any tool in the shop. Ben has recently been experimenting with CAD and 3D printing.
About Spike: Recent ITP grad. Interested in theater, photography, python, quantified self, the way we interact with technology, new modes of performance.
Super Powers: Familiar with Python, Processing, Isadora, physical computing, photo-editing and binging on gifs.
About Crys: I am an artist recently moved to NYC from Los Angeles. I have studied sculpture and critical theory at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Antioch Los Angeles, and Virginia Commonwealth University. I love climbing mountains, drag queens, science fiction, and most recently, geology. I am Excited for camp and for starting my second year at ITP!
Super Powers: Arduino, Building Circuits, Computer Vision: Kinect/Open CV, Processing within Eclipse, Fabrication, Drawing, Generating ideas/Critique, and keeping track of characters and relations on Game of Thrones.
About Patrick: After spending most of his adult life in the wilderness (a.k.a. the worlds of law and finance), Patrick stepped into the warmth of ITP this past fall, only having the knowledge gained from a few intro programming classes and a subscription to Daring Fireball’s RSS feed.
Super Powers: After a year of intense training, he is now equipped with a working knowledge of Processing, physical computing, openFrameworks, Kinect hacking & Sinatra web development.
About Sheiva: I am a feminist, a sociologist and a fan of satire who, by a remarkable chance, was named ‘Sheiva’ after a phrase in Farsi meaning eloquence and charm; a last minute change from being named ‘Banafsh’ meaning ‘lavender.’ I am a real-life Penny Gadget – or a creative technologist using new media to blur the boundaries between art, science and design. I’ve worked in digital media industries for thirteen years, starting with television broadcasting and editing, and eventually moved to design, photography, and interactive new media. In addition to pursuing my love of technology and media, I am a sociologist and researcher. Part of my Masters thesis from NYU Gallatin can be seen as a TEDx talk entitled, “A History of Fashion and Science of Sex.”
Super Powers: I can help you with anything graphics oriented (ala playing with or pushing pixels) including: Adobe Creative Suite, photo/video production and editing, Processing, Kinect, mobile development, UX and experiential design.
About Matt: A former television industry lackey, I left the business to pursue another passion of mine: technology. I became a video producer and project contributor for MAKE Magazine and I’m happy to start my second year as a student at ITP this fall. I came to the program with a desire to get creative with technology and my first year has been an incredible experience. Outside of technology, I enjoy running and swimming, and I bike around the city from my home office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Super Powers: My super powers mainly focus on physical computing technology, project documentation, and project promotion. In the technical realm, I’m well-versed in working with Arduino and embedded Linux platforms such as the Beaglebone. As a contributor for MAKE, I’ve picked up the knack for carefully documenting a project from start to finish and then promoting that around the web and to the press. I’ve had luck promoting my work to outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, TechCrunch, Engadget, and Gizmodo to name a few.
About Jen: I’m a recent ITP grad with a background in physics, math, and computing. I took a break from my pocket protector in my early 20s and spent a couple of years attempting to restore a 50 foot wooden sailboat. While that ship didn’t exactly “sail”, I did pick up some carpentry skills and the maker bug. I am a space nut and huge fan of science (especially physics and astronomy) and my projects at ITP have ranged from musical cosmic ray detectors to interactive antennas and space visualizations. I am currently working on open source urban radio astronomy projects, detecting solar flares, and bringing the Aurora Borealis to NYC.
Super Powers: Physical computing (electronics, sensors, solenoids, motors, Arduino,…), Processing, spectrum (audio/electromagnetic) analysis, physics, and math. I can also help with general data analysis, Unity3D, and 123D catch.
Matt Tennie ‘12
About Matthew: Matt Tennie maintains a steady diet of live image processing, computer vision and Kinect hacking. Eat love pray Max/MSP/Jitter, Isadora, projectors, sound, video. Note: Married to a babe-a-thon, so hands off.
Super Powers: Live image processing, computer vision, Kinect, Max/MSP/Jitter, Isadora, projectors, sound, video
About Kate: I’m a writer, aspiring programmer, and current ITP student. My current work consists mostly of text-based projects, especially those that explore the role of language in history and politics.
About Antonius: Hello! I’m the Camp Coordinator. I got to help design the new logos, hoodies and got to star in the first of the radically awesome ITP Camp video teasers that Gabe BC made. Before ITP, I was doing research at a geriatric neuropsychology lab by day and performing in drag by night. Recently I graduated from ITP which is both a blessing and a curse, but fortunately I’ll get to return in the fall as a research resident!
Super Powers: Soft circuits, kinect, video, make up, performance, writing.