The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), a pioneering graduate center for the design and study of new media forms and applications in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, has announced its 2009 winter exhibition of recent works by graduate student artists and innovators will take place on Sunday and Monday, December 20 and 21. Over 100 projects will be featured representing work from 10 classes, including examples of interactive installations, physical and virtual interaction design, projects in sustainability issues, assistive technologies, sound and video works, and screen-based models.
Entitled ITP Winter Show 2009, the two-day event of interactive sight, sound, and technology from the student artists and innovators at ITP will be on view Dec. 20 and 21 at the Tisch School of the Arts, located at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place), 4th floor (south elevators), from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 5 to 9 pm Monday. The exhibition is free and open to the public. (A photo I.D. is required to enter the building.) For more information, call 212.998.1880; or visit http://itp.nyu.edu/show.
An oversized Greenwich Village loft houses the computer labs, rotating exhibitions, and production workshops that are ITP-the Interactive Telecommunications Program. Founded in 1979 as the first graduate education program in alternative media, ITP has grown into a living community of technologists, theorists, engineers, designers, and artists uniquely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of interactivity in the real and digital worlds. A hands-on approach to experimentation, production and risk-taking make this hi-tech fun house a creative home not only to its 230 students, but also to an extended network of the technology industry’s most daring and prolific practitioners.