Immersive Displays, Live Image Processing, Social Software, Wearables & Wireless on View Expo Dates: April 14 - April 23, 2005

The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University and the new media design firm Studio IMC have partnered to present the 2nd Annual Interactive Multimedia Culture (IMC) Expo to be held at the Chelsea Art Museum from April 14 - 23, 2005. The IMC Expo is part technology tradeshow and part art exhibition and includes an educational symposium. The focus is on new media that have applications in the arts, and in entertainment, as well as in the retail world.

The IMC Expo will showcase cutting-edge immersive technologies with exceptional creative and commercial promise. Its mission is to foster a growing network of diverse and forward-thinking artists, engineers, designers, scientists, and institutions with the common goal of promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. The exhibition will include interactive displays, immersive environments, sound installations, virtual worlds, gesture interfaces, responsive lighting, wearable technologies, architectural media, ubiquitous media, social software, wireless applications, networked objects, computer music, and other emergent media.

Among the exhibitors and presenters are NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, Yale University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. All exhibiting booths will be interactive, and attendees will be able to test the technologies, such as collaboratively controlling animated 3D characters; navigating virtual sound-spaces while composing music; and applying advanced digital effects to augmented reality environments. For more information, visit:

Among the artists and engineers exhibiting are: Jean-Marc Gauthier, ITP professor and author of an upcoming book on interactive 3D worlds; James Clar, winner of the Design Distinction award in I.D. Magazine’s Annual Design Review; Kathleen Ruiz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) professor and artist; Daniel Shiffman, ITP researcher; and Dana Karwas, James Tunick, Miro Kirov, and Houston Riley, from ITP.

Participants in the IMC Expo Keynote Panel and symposium include: Michael Naimark, member of the original design team for the MIT Media Lab, founding member of the Atari Research Lab, the Apple Multimedia Lab, and Lucasfilm Interactive (now LucasArts); Paul D Miller, aka DJ Spooky, musician, artist, and author of the book, “Rhythm Science,” published by The MIT Press; Hank Shocklee, producer Public Enemy; Natalie Jerimijenko, UCSD new media professor who was recently named in the I.D. Magazine as one of design’s most influential people; Brad Paley, who has shown work at the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art; Virtools, a virtual-reality and gaming software company; Clay Shirky, ITP professor and social software expert; Luke DuBois, ITP professor and co-programmer of Jitter live image processing software; Matthew Suttor, multimedia professor and composer at Yale; and Kathleen Ruiz, artist and RPI professor.

DATES/TIMES: Opening Night, April 14, 6- 9 p.m. April 15 & 16, noon to 6 p.m. Keynote Panels and Educational Symposiums; April 19-23, noon-6 p.m. Show remains open.

LOCATION: Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd St. at 11th Ave. 212.255.0719 Subway: C, E to 23rd or #6 subway to 23rd, M23 cross-town bus to 11the Ave., walk one block to 22nd. Tel. 212-255-0719

PRICE: $10 Entry Fee; $15 Tickets for Keynote Panels and Educational Symposiums; $30 Full access pass for all days of show.

TICKETS: Available at Chelsea Art Museum reception desk, Tuesday - Saturday, 12-6pm, open to 8 on Thursdays.

CONTACT: For more information, visit

About Studio IMC:
Studio IMC (Interactive Multimedia Culture) is a new media design firm and artist management agency founded by its current President, James A. Tunick with partners Tony Rizzaro and Brian Karwosky. The firm specializes in developing custom immersive environments, responsive displays, gesture interfaces, and other interactive tools. Studio IMC’s technologies are used in a wide range of fields including the arts, entertainment, retail, education, fashion, marketing, and architecture. Tunick and other Studio IMC executives and designers have worked on projects with Yale University, The Museum of Modern Art PS1, MTV, Diesel, French Connection UK, and many other institutions, companies, and individuals. Studio IMC also represents an international team of cutting-edge designers, engineers, and artists. Our growing network of innovators provides comprehensive “turn-key” solutions for our clients. See our designers’ galleries on the Featured Page at

About NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP):
The official partner of the 2nd Annual Studio IMC Expo is the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. ITP is a pioneering graduate department in the study and design of new media, computational media and embedded computing under the umbrella of interactivity. 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. ITP is internationally recognized as a unique and vital contributor of new ideas and talented individuals to the professional world of multimedia and interactivity. The department takes a creative and professional approach to the challenges of the information age. More information can be found at

About the Project Room at Chelsea Art Museum:
The Project Room is the special projects and education division of the Chelsea Art Museum, produced and curated by Nina Colosi, that brings together international emerging and established artists, curators, technology experts, and cultural and corporate organizations. Programs include monthly exhibitions & art talks; performing arts; weekly Introductions: Meet-the-artist; educational workshops; the New Art Lab where artists come together to create new works. The Project Room is an incubator of new ideas, showcasing process and groundbreaking concepts in all art mediums, and the intersection of the arts through technology. Reflex and Juilliard Electric Ensemble are resident ensembles. More information can be found at

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