Tom Igoe

Head of Physical Computing, NYU Tisch ITP

Tom Igoe is a New York City based artist and lecturer of theatre lighting design, interactive installations, and physical computing. Igoe believes that all interactive technology design should start with the motivations and actions of the people for whom they are designed. His research interests include physical interaction design, networks, sustainability in technology development, and monkeys. At New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he is the area head for physical computing courses within its interactive telecommunications program. He has written four books for makers and is an occasional contributor to Make magazine. Co-founder of the Arduino open source microcontroller environment, he has also consulted for various museums and interactive design companies. Currently living a personal dream of working with monkeys, he plans to one day visit the untouched arctic wilderness of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.