NYU ITP Spring Show 2011: Apps at at Exhibition

Last night, NYU’s ITP program put on its vernal show of student projects. I couldn’t resist.

I made the trip to lower Broadway to see solenoids, DC motors, pulleys, gears, transformers, cameras, OR gates, laser-etched plexiglass, magnets, propellers, large touch screens, finger puppets, spare parts from Xbox, and clever software (of course) mashed up to create something pretty, gadgety, joyful (sometimes dark), and at times vaguely practical.

Can you believe that none of the object de gadget had even a reference to Twitter, Facebook, or other social media forms?  Continue reading