Our approach to is inverted from the normal university research structure where undergrads work for the grads who work for the professors who work for the funders. Our classes are research––students are invited and expected to develop and pose interesting questions and search for answers. This bottom-up approach results in a place of radical flexibility, where research topics emerge organically, not according to a long-term plan. Rather than predict the future we can just pay close attention to our students’ work to see what is emerging. Then we support great projects, and often hire exceptional students to continue in various roles at ITP after graduation. But all of this require diversity at intake. While we have great diversity of disciplines and backgrounds we need greater socio-economic diversity. We’ve established the Red Burns Scholarship Fund, in honor of our long-time chair, for this purpose. The following are a few examples of students projects from last year.