Applications is a class lead by Red Burns, the founder of the ITP at NYU, and is my favorite class so far. Every week, a different guest lecturer is invited to talk to us about their work, their ideas, their aspirations, their history, and their advice on life. Presenters come from varying industries and field, almost as varied as the ITP student body itself. Some presenters are ITP alumni themselves.
Every week, two groups from our class present their response to the speaker of the previous week. My group, group 18, was responding to Curtis Wong, a Principle Researcher for Microsoft, who shared his passion for virtual environments and visualization. He is the creator of The Worldwide Telescope (WWT) which was announced at the TED Conference in 2008. He called it his labor of love. Continue reading