After the two year program we choose 10 students of the graduating class to stay on for a third year–similar to a post-doc. They provide leadership for the freshest areas of thinking and practice that are always emerging at ITP. In addition to continuing their own research, they allow the new students to pick up where they left off. The research residents ensure the continuity of our culture of curiosity and play through the first few weeks of ITP when the first year students are placed into a mix of cultures, disciplines and skills that, while exciting, can also be stressful. We would especially like to thank Barry Diller and Jason Stewart at IAC for their generous support of this program. These are some of the areas of interest of our recent group of Resident Researchers.
Roopa Vasudevan is interested in using technology to explore the way that language, culture, and social norms affect the ways people perceive and treat each other. Grillz is an exploration and analysis of the usage of language in mainstream hip-hop lyricism, with particular attention paid to mentions of money and income.
Luisa Pereira’s work lies at the intersection of technology, art, and music. Her installations, devices and prints often explore music through computation and interaction design. The Harmonic Series is a collection of mechanical devices, software, sculptures and prints that explore visual and musical harmony.
Sarah Hallacher is a Brooklyn artist interested in online social experimentation and the rule-breakers of the internet. UX3 is a design study of the ways in which couples are intertwined on the internet, and can remain tangled even after separating.
Danne Woo is a well-versed and skilled in all the major creative, visual, and scripting programs, Danne’s work includes digital, print and motion solutions for a wide variety of clients. AC Symphony is an instrument that allows the musician to play AC powered appliances.
Ben Light is a New York based maker, designer, and Cash Cab contestant. Ben’s work has appeared in the Museum of Arts and Design, the MoMA Design Store, and on the shelves at Crate & Barrel. Robot Recipes are durable metal robot toys made with the cans from last night’s dinner.