Humans In Residence (HIRs)

One way to keep our culture energized and the spirit of research ingrained at ITP is a program we call Humans In Residence (HIRs), formerly Somethings in Residence (SIRs). We can attract people who are doing work at the edge of the leading edge who seek the creative environment of ITP. They might be artists, scientists, data visualizers, social media researchers, biotech inventors…hence, the awkward but accurate name. Sometimes they’ve made art as an example to model the creative process. Other times they’ve created a tool or leave behind a lab. They interact with students in a few ways: they teach a class; they may give a talk on their work; they may invite students to participate in their research. We would especially like to thank Microsoft Research for funding this program.