Diary: Chroma

Color picker IOS app.

Elizabeth Chiappini



Diary: Chroma is an app that allows you to pick up and quickly save colors from a live camera screen. When you need to find the perfect color for a project or simply want to see what colors have caught your eye, you can open your diary and see all of your saved colors.

IMA/ITP New York
Mobile Lab
Mobile,Product Design

Hometown Sun

Light Clock shining a long-distance warm sun light into a cold room.

Atchareeya Name Jattuporn



Hometown Sun is a light clock resemble the moving of the sun in my home country. In this fixture, There are both work light and accent light, the top light that recreated the sun from home, and the bottom part that provides the light for work.

For almost a year, I am away from home and having a long-distance relationship with the people I love. Bangkok and New York are 12 hours apart which means when the sun sets in Bangkok, the sun in New York just rises. I miss waking up and experiencing the same sunrise with my family. Therefore apart from countless video calls, I would like to find a new way to fulfill the gap between time and space with this Hometown Sun. In the long lonely night here, knowing at least how high the sun is rising in my hometown gives me warmth and energy to fight for another night 🙂

IMA/ITP New York
Light and Interactivity


Location$$ is a web-based social experiment that is designed to simulate awareness for mass surveillance, it provides creepiness and unease once you agree to share your location.

Dan Qi Qian



Location$$ is a multiplayer web-based experience designed for providing creepiness and unease once you agree to share your location.

Location$$ starts with a simple dialogue box, which is the first thing showing up every time a new application is installed, asking our permission to get access to location data in exchange for customized services normally with vague or incomplete prompts. We all know once we agree, our data is updated in every few seconds, aggregated, shared and sold to help advertisers or even hedge funds. Mass location surveillance has morphed into a data collection and analysis machine as smartphones have become ubiquitous and technology more accurate. Each anonymous location sharing could become personal location analysis, revealing the most intimate part of your personal life.

The site gives you street view based on your location, when you click on others’ mouse, their street view replaces yours and ] location name stays. When other people click, they’ll leave some trails too, which means once it's shared, everyone knows.

Besides, open questions exists that for example, in this global pandemic, mass location surveillance is taken in action to maintain social health. People turn on location data because it makes things functional. What attitudes we should hold for location surveillance? What if location sharing and analysis become fully transparent?

IMA/ITP New York

Purell Wonderland

Purell Wonderland is an organic virtual place designed for making fun of social or behavioral responses to coronavirus.

Dan Qi Qian



Purell Wonderland is designed in a time when quarantine first started, and our social behavior was just being deployed to assuage fears, understand risk, improve public health and implement social distancing strategies.

For the designer herself, she got bored for staying at her room in the first 2 weeks in the quarantine, and was touched by new-born flowers once she went out for a walk. She believes we all have some connections with the nature and that matters.

That's why she designed a place where provides exposure to a virtual nature and humor to help ease coronavirus anxiety. The landscape is shaped with graphical lines into the look of hand sanitizer, an essential object in current social environment, but it's hard to recognize until you reach to a higher place.

IMA/ITP New York
Synthetic Architectures

Intergalatic Garden

In this interactive garden in outer space, you can evolve a garden to your liking using artificial intelligence.

Abby Lee



In this intergalactic garden, users can create their own garden in outer space. Users are initially brought to a garden of flowers, moving in random fluid motions. They can mouse over flowers with attributes they like, evolving the garden to have more of these particular attributes. This project uses a genetic algorithm to take into account users’ preferences so they evolve a garden to their liking.

IMA/ITP New York
The Nature of Code
Art,Machine Learning

Command Escape

Command Escape is a 3D rendered video which presents a fictional universe situated in a far future inside of the desktop background.

*** The password for viewing the vimeo link is “commandescape”. I will be sure to make it public once the show approaches, this is still an old version that's a work in progress. ***

Cezar Mocan



Command Escape is a 3D rendered video which presents a fictional universe situated in a far future inside of the desktop background. Starting from one of the iconic images shipped with Windows XP, bliss.png, the piece imagines a world where the desktop has evolved into an ecosystem which blends together elements of nature, ritual, computer iconography and mythology.

The video is framed as a journey inside of the desktop’s 3-dimensional space, presented through the first person perspective of a human exploring the place. The traveler starts in an enclosed space, surrounded by rotating computer monitors, and slowly makes their way out, passing a number of symbols associated with the desktop’s world: a CRT monitor framing the hills, an altar to the Recycle Bin, a cemetery made out of folder icons. The pace of walking through the space is slow, with sound and subtitles giving you insight into the traveler mind.

A loose retelling of the myth of Icarus, Command Escape proposes a speculative future to our engagement with technology, and creates a myth around it – one that is slow, romantic and absurd.

IMA/ITP New York
Synthetic Architectures

Gesture Controlled Moving Lights

Gesture controlled DMX moving head lights using body tracking data from the Kinect.

Nicole Cabalquinto



I used TouchDesigner to parse body tracking data from the Microsoft Kinect and madMapper to receive OSC messages that would change channel values to control the moving head lights.

IMA/ITP New York
ITPG-GT.2422.001, ITPG-GT.2133.001
Live Image Processing and Performance, Light and Interactivity

Almost American

A real-time simulation visualizing reported stories of Asian American hate crimes since the coronavirus outbreak

Katie Han, Sue Roh



Since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic, anti-Asian racism has increased dramatically across the country. This trend has left many in the Asian American community deeply scarred during a time of confusion and vulnerability for all. In America, Asians exist in a purgatorial status, frequently excluded from conversations about racism. We felt strongly that these stories should not be silenced under the false model minority narrative.

Our project seeks to convey the magnitude of recent hate crimes by depicting stories reported to the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council. The simulation is populated with paper figures programmed with varying degrees of aggression walking along generated paths. When figures of different groups cross paths, the collision results in either a neutral or a negative encounter. One of the victim’s limbs falls and a story appears on the ground, which gradually fades away but leaves an imprint that permanently disrupts the landscape. The stories accumulate as the simulation runs until all of the figures are fully dismembered.

IMA/ITP New York
Video Sculpture

Toilet Paper Mania – VR Museum

A virtual experience that invites people to relive, rethink, and reflect their responses/ their change of behaviors towards the toilet paper mania during COVID-19.

Yiting Liu



This project creates a virtual experience that invites people to relive, rethink, and reflect their responses/ their change of behaviors towards the toilet paper mania during COVID-19. It is constructed as a museum experience with curated items such as footages, quotes, and sculptures about toilet paper. Viewers enter into a toilet paper roll and tour around the content as the water level rises up, which then eventually floods away all information before they can fully process it. This is to mimic how what we experienced forced us into a panic buying situation during the COVID-19. When there is a threat to our survival, panic and fear set in, impeding our rational decision-making. Through this interaction, I would love for people to reflect on the subtle changes in their mental states and behaviors during COVID-19.

IMA/ITP New York
Video Sculpture
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ITP Weather Band: Debut Performances

ITP Weather Band is an experimental band creating music by playing weather data collected from a DIY weather station with custom software and hardware musical instruments. Come see our debut performances!

Arnab Chakravarty, Atchareeya Name Jattuporn, Brent Bailey, Sid Chou, Chun Song, Nuntinee Tansrisakul, Schuyler DeVos, Yeseul Song



What does today’s weather sound like?

ITP Weather Band is an experimental band creating music by playing weather data collected from a DIY weather station with custom software and hardware musical instruments. The band uses sound and music as a medium for delivering information about our immediate environment through the auditory sense.

We have been working together both in-person and remotely for the past semester as a group to implement the weather station system that collects a variety of weather data with environmental sensors and post the data to a database. Each band member created a unique musical instrument that gets the weather data from the database and turns them into weather-themed auditory sound and music.

This is the band’s debut performance where we introduce the weather station system and demonstrate the musical instruments in show & tell style.

Come join us!

🥁 Line-Up

– Introduction: Meet the Weather Band and the Weather Station system!

– Temperature Bells by Schuyler W DeVos: The playback rate of a bell is mapped from 0.1-2 across a list of temperature readings for a week. Colder temperatures make the bells slower, warmer temperatures make the bells faster.

– Wind Visualizer and Cymbals Monkey by Sid Chou: Wind Visualizer is a simple physics simulation to spatialize experience of wind. Cymbals Monkey is a cheerful robot that plays cymbals based on wind gust data.

– Spatial Wind Sound Composition by Chun Song: Simulate a spatial sound experience of being an extraterrestrial being who would hear sounds as particles or overtones laid out in space. Some partiels would be blown away by winds.

– Wind Guitar by Atchareeya Jattuporn (Name): An instrumental sculpture that can be collaboratively performed by humans and nature. The sculpture will visualize wind directions measured from the ITP weather station in the form of sound.

– Weather Radio by Nuntinee Tansrisakul: Tune-in to the weather station in East Village, NY.

– Weather Lamp by Arnab Chakravarty: An interactive lighting object that turns abrupt changes in weather visualized as soft patterns

– The Weather, Probably by Jesse Simpson: An interactive MIDI score generator where the user decides the relevance of each weather event. 

🧸 Credits

– Faculty Leads/Advisors: Yeseul Song, Tom Igoe

– Weather Station System Development: Brent Bailey, Arnab A Chakravarty, Yeseul Song, and previously Rushali Paratey

– Weather Station System Development Support and Advisement: Tom Igoe

🌤 Weather Station

The weather station is currently installed in East Village in Manhattan during the quarantine, but will be moved back to 370 Jay once the building opens again.

* ITP Weather Band is presented by ITPower, a research group that explores ways to contribute to a sustainable future with creative uses of technology.

IMA/ITP New York
Intangible Interaction