Tom Igoe, Associate Professor from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk, and one of the co-founders of the Arduino project, will visit the Media Computing Group to teach a B-IT Research School Seminar from June 15-18, 2010. Topics will revolve around Physical Computing and Sustainable Technology.

Tom Igoe wrote about his stay at the Media Computing Group in his blog.



Talks will be in the mornings, practical lab sessions in the afternoons.

Monday Afternoon:

  • Individual meetings
    • 3:15pm - Max & Moritz
    • 4:00pm - Gero
    • 4:45pm - Daniel

Tuesday: Physicality

10am-11:30am: Talk

  • Introductions
  • Physical computing as hands-on introduction for the technology-averse
  • Physical computing's greatest hits

1pm-4pm: Lab

  • Physical computing workshop: lightning round of basics, playing to get started
  • "Stupid pet trick" challenge -- a playful project to get people building things

Wednesday: Conviviality

10am-11:30am: Talk

  • Nothing stands alone, or why conviviality is important
  • Conviviality is not just communication. Also includes style, quality of experience, assumptions about the listener

1pm-4pm: Lab

  • Physical computing workshop: serial to sockets
  • Pachube, Twitter, and other ways of conveying the data (ref: Nick Bilton)

Thursday: Openness

09:00 Individual meeting: Thorsten (tentative)
10:00-11:30am Talk

  • Open source innovation and sustainable development

1:00pm-6:00pm: Individual meetings

    • 2:00pm - Malte
    • 2:45pm - Florian
    • 3:30pm - Chat
    • 4:15pm - Rene
    • 5:00pm - Leo

Friday: Physical Computing in research

9am: Individual meeting: Jonathan
10-11:30am: Talk

  • Physical computing applied to research
  • Monkey behavioral research
  • Assistive tech projects


  • 13:00-16:00 Watch Soccer! Germany-Serbia
  • 16:00-19:00 Informatik-Sommerfest
  • In between: 16:30-17:15 Amro one-on-one (during award ceremony)
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