NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) describes itself as “a center for the recently possible.” Put another way, it’s where artsy people go to build some cool stuff with tech. So we went to the program’s spring exhibition, to see what madness they dreamed up.
Dan Shiffman isn't like most professors. Instead of Scantron sheets and bluebooks, Shiffman prefers to give his final exams on a 120-foot video wall that's the equivalent of six 16:9 displays linked end-to-end.
This hirsute-yet-handsome Iberomacho is Rui Pereira, creator of an instrument for non-musicians (no, chaps, it's too early for such smuttiness.) The TUIST, or Tranformable Uber Interface for STardom, is basically a tube with sensors that measure finger pressure that can act as either guitar, bass or drums. Developed…