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Interactive Telecommunications

Tom Igoe

Tom Igoe
Arts Professor

Phone: 212 998 1896
Email:
Web Site: http://stage.itp.nyu.edu/~tigoe/

Office: 721 Broadway 4FL

Courses

Intro to Physical Computing
Networked Objects
Studio (Physcial Computing)

Education

BA, Virginia Tech
MPS, New York University (ITP)

Biography

Tom Igoe teaches courses in physical computing and networking, exploring ways to allow digital technologies to sense and respond to a wider range of human physical expression. Coming from a background in theatre, his work has centered on physical interaction related to live performance and public space. His current research focuses on ecologically sustainable practices in technology development.  Along with Dan O'Sullivan, he co-authored the book "Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers," which has been adopted by numerous digital art and design programs around the world. Projects include a series of networked banquet table centerpieces and musical instruments; an email clock; and a series of interactive dioramas, created in collaboration with M.R. Petit. He has consulted for The American Museum of the Moving Image, EAR Studio, Diller + Scofidio Architects, Eos Orchestra, and others. He is a contributor to MAKE magazine and a collaborator on the Arduino open source microcontroller project.  He hopes someday to work with monkeys, as well.