ITP Camp Begins · Tuesday June 1, 2010
ITP Camp began tonight, and the first session I attended was Design Frontiers in Biology and Materiality by Amanda Parkes. Ms. Parkes is a PhD candidate in the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab. She is a designer interested in the relationship of gesture, form, materiality, and computation in the context of hybrid physical-digital objects with a research focus on developing intuitive and investigative learning and design tools. The session provided a fascinating introduction to biological systems as a frontier for artistic expression. I’m really looking forward to many of the upcoming sessions.