ITP End of Year Events – Thesis Presentations and End of Semester Show

ITP Spring Show 2006
A two day exhibition of interactive sight, sound and physical objects from the student artists of ITP.

This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.

ITP Thesis Presentations 2006
ITP’s graduating students will be presenting a wide variety of highly creative and interactive projects that they have constructed over the course of their final project seminars.

Students have been encouraged to undertake projects that bring together the conceptual and design issues that they have engaged in during their two years of study at ITP.

Projects will include installation based work, digital video and audio pieces, interactive 3D, games and educational applications, to name only a few.

ITP will be providing a live webcast of all the thesis presentations.

‘The Fourth Screen’ Mobile Media Festival :: global mobile media festival
This festival looks very interesting. They are pushing people to think about the phone in a different way, not just as a television that is carried in your pocket as it seems the providers are pushing for:
‘The Fourth Screen’ Global Mobile Media Festival will focus on the mobile phone as an emerging social, cultural and technological phenomenon.
We invite artists, technologists, and other creative thinkers to submit creations, inventions and concepts in two categories:
1/ moving images: videos made with mobile phone, movies, animation and games intended for mobile delivery
2/ wise technologies: software art, software and hardware that proposes new uses for mobile multimedia communication, applications that have positive cultural, social and economic impact in diverse cultures

Television goes Social (on the internet)

eVoke TV – eVoke TV Corp.
Very nice.. Enter into chat rooms, see what others are talking about, clap and so on.. Very interesting..

From the site:
eVoke TV helps connect you to your preferred TV programming by providing Web-based “TV listings” with a better user experience.
We are using Web 2.0 techniques to transform the static nature of TV Listings into a dynamic forum connecting TV watchers to the wealth of content available on the internet. We intend to serve the growing population of broadband internet users who are connected to the Web while watching television programming.

Their blog:


FlashMeeting – The One Click Videoconference
Despite my early resistance to all things Flash, this application is very nice. I had a chance to participate in a Flash Meeting today and actually enjoyed it. Definitely a far cry from the days of CuSeeMe ;-)

The one strange thing is the cue to talk. I would prefer that it was a bit more conversational and therefore I felt more natural in the chat room than talking into my mic.

Our Media’s List of Open Media Projects

Open media projects | Ourmedia
From the site:, a nonprofit open media project, supports the following kindred efforts that are helping to enable the grassroots media revolution (also called citizens media, participatory media, personal media, We Media and open-source media). We hope to work with many of them in the months ahead on a planned network of open media sites as a way to cultivate an independent commons of information and creativity.