Announcing the first ever ITP Camp Camp fellows! We had so many great applications, narrowing them down was a hard decision. Thank you to everyone who applied!
Each fellow will be working on a project and will be posting their progress as their work develops. They will also be holding workshops for camp community members. Here’s a synopsis of the Fellows and what they intend to work on:
is a cross-disciplinary creative who creates interactive musical experiments. Matthew’s project, Aria Ad Infinitum, is a generative music piece that is perpetuated infinitely using a soprano voice, video, and code. The ‘database’ consists of an extensive video library of a professional soprano singing the top 100 words found in Italian Arias at every possible pitch, duration, and inflection. The clips are then processed through an algorithm that will ‘compose’ an infinitely varying Aria performance. The result is an entrancing melodic challenge to our traditional notions of composition, performance, math, and beauty. You can also see more of Matthew’s work on his vimeo page. Matthew is developing 2 workshops for campers: ‘Beat Making for Babies’ or ‘fool proof music making for your computer’; and ‘AFK – Analog Inspiration’ or making music out from behind the computer.
Jen works as an Education Associate for Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, holds workshops with FutureMakers, works with Greenpants (an activist-arts group), AND works with Luminous Interventions doing large scale outdoor projection bombing. Somewhere between all this, Jen will begin developing Eyes on the Road: Smart Clothing for Cyclists. A long time cyclist, Jen is interested in creating prototypes for cycling specific clothing that incorporate electronics to increase visibility and safety for the cyclist in an urban landscape. Jen will also hold an Intro to Soft Circuits workshop for campers. See Jen’s work here.
Christina teaches design, cartography, and feminism (among other things) at the NYC iSchool. Outside of school, Christina creates indie comics and is interested in exploring pop up engineering and soft circuit technology to bring back to her classroom as learning tools. For camp, Christina is developing an interactive pop up book, entitled FRIED, to teach folks about electricity. In conjunction with her project/interests, Christina will be holding a workshop on soft circuits and pop ups. View Christina’s portfolio here
Leba Haber Rubinoff
Leba is cofounder of Mobile Movement, and Panty Raiders a collective of “girls ambushing the media”. Leba’s project, Mapping a Movement, is a 3D map that combines quantitative data and storytelling about technology/entrepreneurship in an interesting, moving and beautiful map. Using 3D printing and projection mapping, the project explores interesting ways to share quantitative data, as well as telling stories that will make the data come to life. Leba’s workshop is entitled Collaborative Mobile Design for International Development and will look at the work of several innovative mobile-based solutions including Khan Academy, Carnegie Mellon’s Mobile and Immersive Learning program, Mobile Movement, which began as a project of Microsoft Research India and UN HABITAT.
Andrew is a product manager for startup Savored, co-organizer of the NY Quantified Self meetup, as well as occasional wheel thrown potter. Andrew’s project is entitled Slightly Chilly, and is a project to improve decision making for situations where personal preferences and external forces intersect. Possibly a website app, possibly a wearable, Slightly Chilly is a practical weather forecast tool that recommends what clothing you should wear depending on the weather, and allows you to provide feedback and personalize these settings so that you end up with a perfect guide for what you should wear every day. During camp, Andrew will give a talk on the Quantified Self, helping campers to not only better understand the landscape, but to hack together their own QS projects as well. Andrew’s website
Grayson is a current MFA candidate at Hunter College. In addition, he teaches web design at Hunter and is gearing up to teach Processing at DCTV this summer. Grayson’s past recent projects include the Regret Project and The Illuminator, and projection bombing Occupy infinity group. Grayson has proposed to work on Persistance of Vision Urban Laser Projection (PULP). PULP is a physical computing project that attempts to bring together street art and digital art. Using high powered lasers and mirrors, PULP attempts to solve some of the existing technical limitations associated with large scale public projections. While at camp, Greyson will hold a workshop entitled Re-wiring for Re-cycling, which is a MacGyver style approach to using discarded materials for physical computing projects. Greyson’s website
Hailing from Montreal, Jonathan is a designer/coder who’s recent work deals with event design and interactive installations. For camp, Jonathan is furthering his story-telling project Tell-a-Tree NYC. Tell-a-tree gives voice to the stories secretly witnessed by the trees in our city parks. Using wireless networking, Arduino, and the web, Tell-a-Tree uses various recorded fragments, played by different trees, to tell a greater story, built on those previously ‘missed’ memories. During camp, Jonathan will hold a workshop designed to help technologists develop compelling stories behind their projects. View more of Jonathan’s work at http://jcnesci.com/jcnesci2013a/.
Eric works with with studios, agencies, startups, and many others on direction, design, and animation. In addition to her many side projects, she also runs a salon for creatives entitled Work in Progress Party. For Camp, Erica is working on 2 projects: Kord and WebToons. Kord is a game that challenges color and sound perception under a time crunch. WebToons, is a long term project (born from Camp past that takes web programming languages and turns them into cartoon characters. Erica will be holding an introduction to After Effects workshop for campers. Check out Erica’s work here
Takafumi is a lecturer and Instructional Support Specialist at Stoney Brook University as well as installation artist. Takafumi’s project, Aftersound (tentative title), uses pressure sensitive non-electrical materials to represent a remembrance of a memory of a loved one through visual and sound effects. The project will track individuals footsteps through space, and playback the video and sound in a beautiful and ephemeral way. While at camp, Takafumi will give an artist talk of his past work. Check out his blog here.