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Interactive new media artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo takes on television's digital takeover

As a 2012 TED Fellow and teacher at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, interactive video artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo is deeply involved in the cultural and artistic exploration of communications technologies. Working primarily with video sculpture the ITP alum has long been interested in memorialization, and the urge for one to leave their mark for generations to come. For his most recent work, “Tube“, Barcia-Colombo has focused …

Data Scarves

Knitwear designs graph the success of Etsy's online marketplace

In an homage to the online retailer Etsy, Natalie Rachel has produced a pair of handmade scarves that use the company’s data as inspiration for the patterns. As the basis for her Data Scarves, Rachel collected figures related new members, items sold and the apportionment of vintage, handmade and supply goods. She later graphed the resulting data and—with a bit of ingenuity and an eye …

Tristan Perich

A musician-programmer translates data into melodies

Equal parts programmer and musician, Tristan Perich graduated from Columbia University in 2004 and went on to earn a masters at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Interactive Telecommunications program in 2007. While the interdisciplinary nature of ITP encourages a student body full of artists, programmers, theorists and less easily classifiable types, there’s nothing confusing about Perich’s work today. Designing code to create music or …