Daniel B O'Sullivan

Associate Professor

A man smiling wearing a hat with a lake behind him

Dan O’Sullivan is the Associate Dean for Emerging Media at the Tisch School of the Arts and the TBS Chair at ITP. Dan teaches classes about interfaces for your unconscious as well as fundamentals of computer programming. He coined the term physical computing and built the original curriculum, lab and show. Together with co-author Tom Igoe, he wrote the Physical Computing Book. During his tenure at ITP, he has also been an Eyebeam Artist in Residence, an Interval Research Fellow, and a research scientist for Intel, Microsoft and Verizon. Dan ran a new media consulting company for seven years before joining ITP full time in 1996. At Apple Computer, he worked at the Human Interface Group and was the original developer of QuickTimeVR. As a student and research scientist at NYU, he developed Dan’s Apartment, YORB, Marianne Rubberhead, and several other zany interactive television shows which are still remembered fondly by late night viewers of Manhattan Cable Television.

Courses Taught

Intro Computational Media 
ICM for UG
Rest of You
Computational Cameras
Hospitable Room (w/ Marianne Petit)