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Upcoming Friday Events at ITP
* Friday, Sept 19, 6:30pm – Universal Design with Matt Kaplowitz from
* Friday, Sept 26, 10am – Bagels with Red
* Friday, Sept 26, 6:30pm – Nick Bilton from the New York Times online
* Friday, Oct 3, 4pm – Mandatory Thesis Meeting for second years
* Friday, Oct 3, 6:30pm – Green design with Jennifer van der Meer
Universal Design with Matt Kaplowitz
Friday, Sept 19
6:30pm, Room 447
Bridge Multimedia, President, and Director of Content Innovation:
Bridge Multimedia is a media services company that develops
universally accessible media technology and content.
United States Department of Education National Institute for
Disability Research and Rehabilitation (NIDRR), 3-year grant recipient
United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education
Programs (OSEP) Grant recipient for technology development and
research for the Bridge Builder, a fully 508-compliant content
American Institutes for Research, Washington, D.C. member of the
National Center for Technology Innovation education technology
United States Access Board, sub-committee member, Section 508/255
Version.2 Web, Software & Content
Chimes International, Baltimore, MD; Member of the Board of Trustees.
Chimes is a multi-service agency delivering a wide range of programs,
services and supports to more than 12,000 people at all ages and many
levels of ability.
How to Talk to Your Kids About School Violence, co-author and content
developer of a book for parents and educators about bullying, gangs
and school violence. Second edition due in Spring, 2008.
Educational media producer for Cambridge University Press,
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw Hill
Higher Ed, Oxford University Press, Pearson, Scholastic
Grammy, Emmy, Peabody, Clio, NY Film Festival, TriBeCa Film Festival
award-winning producer and composer.
Bachelor of Science, Ball State University
BAGELS WITH RED
Friday, Sept 26
ITP Student Lounge
Come in and chat with Red, she’ll be hanging out in the lounge
enjoying a bagel…
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org – please put “Bagels with Red” in the
RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, Sept. 25 @3pm
Assistant to the Chair
Nick Bilton from the New York Times online
Friday, Sept 26
6:30pm, Room 447
Nick Bilton is a Designer, User Interface Specialist, Technologist,
Journalist, Hardware Hacker, Researcher, etc. etc.
Nick has worked in numerous different industries within the context
of design, research & development, technology and storytelling. He is
currently the Design Integration Editor for The New York Times and
the User Interface Specialist & Lead Researcher for The New York
Times Research & Development Lab working on a variety of research
projects and exploring technologies that may become commonplace in
the next 2-10 years. His work in the R&D Labs includes exploring and
prototyping content and interaction on futuristic flexible digital
displays, a vast array of mobile applications and devices, Times
Reader (a collaborative project with Microsoft), Print-to-mobile SMS,
Semacode integration, content in the living room and context aware
sensors. He is also working on an explorative Data Visualization
project with The Times looking at realtime user patterns,
geographical context and historical content stretching back to 1851.
Nick is also the co-founder, with Michael Young, of Shifd.com, a
startup within The New York Times that helps people shift content
easily between multiple devices, from web to mobile to TV, and vice-
versa. Shifd recently won ‘Best overall Hack’ at last years Yahoo!
Hack Day. Nick’s work has been profiled regularly in multiple books,
magazines, newspapers and websites.
Outside of The Times, Nick helped co-found NYCResistor, a hacker
space in Brooklyn which offers hardware and programming classes and
allows people to collectively work on innovative open source hardware
and robotics projects.
Mandatory Thesis Meeting
Friday, October 3 (and Fri Oct 10)
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Second year students who plan to take Thesis in the Spring 2009
semester MUST ATTEND either the meeting on October 3rd OR the meeting
on October 10th. CHOOSE ONE!
We will cover details for:
* Background to the Thesis process at ITP
* Schedule and milestones
* Thesis course
* Thesis Paper
* Thesis Week
Please mark these on your calendar, and plan to attend one of the
Green design with Jennifer van der Meer
Friday, Oct 3
6:30pm, Room 447
I want to give products a voice. When I look at a pencil, a mop, or a
smart phone, I most likely don’t know where in the world these
objects came from, what they are made out of, who created them, nor
do I know who or what was affected in the making of these things. The
more I become aware of the impact that products make on our health,
our society, and our ecosystem, the more I want to know the answer to
Since the start of the industrial revolution, we’ve moved further and
further away from the materials, means, and methods of production.
While this has been a seemingly inevitable trend of a global,
outsourced, flatworld, branded economy, sudden awareness of
environmental and social issues has people asking pointed questions
about how things are made. I’m curious about the role that technology
can play in reconnecting us back to the material process, and in
exploring tools and frameworks that give us an understanding of our
unique role in impacting product and consumption on a greater scale.
I alone can’t give products a voice – I’ve tried. These are hard
stories to tell. They are carefully hidden, secretly guarded, and
sometimes the truth is too scary for manufacturers to reveal.
Instead, I’ve learned to write about products and greener design
methods (Inhabitat and Core77), teach about product lifecycle to
designers and product creators (Columbia, Pratt, and ITP at NYU), and
help develop communities (online and offline) where people talk
directly to companies (Toyota, Nestle), and where designers talk to
each other about how they are making things (o2NYC and Designers
Accord). I’m always looking for collaborators to help tell these
Jennifer van der Meer is a green activist and innovation strategist.
Formerly a Wall Street Analyst, Jennifer has held executive
management roles at Organic, Inc., Frog Design, and Fahrenheit 212,
and has served as a consultant to companies such as GE, General
Mills, MTV, Interface Inc., Disney, Chase, Victoria’s Secret, Nestle,
Motorola, and Coca Cola. Jennifer works on the Toyota Heya project
and other brand collaboration communities with Drillteam Media, and
serves on the board of o2NYC and the Designers Accord.
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