From the self-watering plant to the texting hoodie, before they were big ideas they were student projects at the now-legendary semi-annual student show of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). On Wednesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 18, ITP will showcase more than 100 student projects, giving the public a free peak at the latest innovations fostered by this world-renown digital convergence program.

Poster by Woonyung Choi

A two-year graduate program within in the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, ITP is designed to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies and how they might augment, improve, and inspire. Since the program was established in 1979, ITP graduates have gone on to develop internationally renowned products, companies and works of art. ITP alumni include Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, who developed his Dodgeball application while at ITP; Tom Igoe, a chief architect of the Arduino microcontroller; and LED visual artist Leo Villarreal.

The winter exhibition will be held at the NYU Tisch Building at 721 Broadway, 4th Floor South, New York, NY 10003, from 5-9 p.m., Wednesday, December 17 and from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, December 18. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-998-1880 or email

[A private press tour will be held on December 18 at 3 p.m., prior to the opening of the show. Members of the media who are interested in attending should email Shonna Keogan at]



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