Bio

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Dan O’Sullivan is the Tokyo Broadcasting Chair at NYU’s ITP and Associate Dean for Emerging Media in the Tisch School of the Arts. Dan teaches classes about interfaces for your unconscious as well as fundamentals of computer programming. He coined the term physical computing and built the original curriculum.  Together with co-author Tom Igoe, he wrote the Physical Computing Book.  During his tenure at ITP, he has also been an Eyebeam Artist in Residence, an Interval Research Fellow, and a research scientist for Intel, Microsoft and Verizon.  Dan ran a new media consulting company, for seven years before joining ITP full time.  At Apple Computer he worked at the Human Interface Group and was the original developer of QuickTimeVR. As a student and research scientist at NYU, he developed Dan’s Apartment, YORB, Marianne Rubberhead, and several other zany interactive television shows which are still remembered fondly by late night viewers of Manhattan Cable Television.