The ITP Winter Show kicked off today and was fun and inspiring as always. Some of my favorites include the smart yet low-tech Polite Umbrella. Designed for city dwellers, the umbrella can be partly collapsed so that oncoming pedestrians with umbrellas don't knock into your umbrella. View the Quicktime movie to see the umbrella in action.
There were loads of fun interactive sound toys (more so than previous shows I've seen) including the addictive Drum Glove, the beautifully-crafted Wooden Synthesizer by Tristan Perich, and the immensely entertaining Drumtar.
There's a video+processing installation, Silhouette, originally designed for The Tenement Museum in New York City's Lower East Side designed by Mirit Tal and Matty Sallin. Matty was recently featured as Maker of the Day.
The show will be open for another day on Monday, December 19 5-9 PM. It's free to the public. Visit the show website for details. (Can't make it? Click on the Live Stream link on the left-hand side to view the live streaming video of the show.)