Tom Igoe at the University of Tampa

Friday February 19th, 2010 at 3.00PM
At the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery [ 310 N Boulevard, 33606 ]
The University of Tampa,
College of Arts and Letters

Open to everyone, no cover.

Tom Igoe teaches courses in physical computing and networking at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, exploring ways to allow digital technologies to sense and respond to a wider range of human physical expression. Coming from a background in theatre, his work centers on physical interaction related to live performance and public space. Along with Dan O'Sullivan, he co-authored the book Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers, which has been adopted by numerous digital art and design programs around the world. Projects include a series of networked banquet table centerpieces and musical instruments; an email clock; and a series of interactive dioramas, created in collaboration with M.R. Petit. He has consulted for The American Museum of the Moving Image, EAR Studio, Diller + Scofidio Architects, Eos Orchestra, and others. He hopes someday to work with monkeys, as well.

This lecture is possible thanks to a generous grant from the University of Tampa Alumni Association


The Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media Art and Technology (EMAT) degree is offered as an interdisciplinary program that includes courses in art, communication, information and technology management, music and writing. The program emphasizes design and production for interactivity and Web-based products for both commercial and artistic intent. After taking core courses, EMAT majors may choose electives such as Web Design, Interactive Media Development, Animation, Advertising, Digital Arts, Video Production, Electronic Music, Computer Programming, Digital Photography, Digital Filmmaking, Writing for Interactive Media and New Media History and Theory.