NYU-Poly in the Media

Poly student launches staring competition app

Barely four months after the release of his popular photography app Perfect Shot, Poly freshman John Meyer is back on the App Store. This time, Meyer has launched an app that integrates the simplest of games with the technological possibilities of iPhones to create Staring Contest. The app is a...

Can Gaming Make Us More Social?

As technology advances, it draws us ever closer to our four-inch smartphone screens. But Katherine Isbister, research director of the Game Innovation Lab at New York University's Polytechnic Engineering School, imagines a future where technology turns our attention to other people—not...

Could This $16,000 Machine Save Nigeria Billions?

Sulaiman Famro left his native Nigeria in the 1970s to become an engineer. Now in his 60s, he claims his invention could save the country billions. “No doubt, Nigeria is blessed with huge human and natural resources, but without the necessary technological expertise and political will to...

R. Luke DuBois on Google, Britney Spears, and What’s Wrong With the Term “New Media”

Last week, the first museum survey of R. Luke DuBois's work opened at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. In addition to new video work riffing on traditional circus posters that DuBois made during a residency at the museum, the show also will feature a sort of dual...

It’s official: Party at BAM celebrates Polytechnic’s merger with NYU

Brooklyn officials and civic leaders joined New York University officials at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Thursday to celebrate the merger of NYU-Poly (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Polytechnic University) with NYU. With this merger, which was officially...

Computer sharing loses momentum

The family of ‘@home’ volunteer computing projects is growing ever more diverse. Spare time on a personal computer can now be donated to anything from finding alien life to crunching climate models or processing photos of asteroids. But enthusiasm is waning. The 47 projects hosted on...

Governor Cuomo Announces Funding for Smart Grid Projects to Reimagine New York'S Electric Grid for a New Reality - NYS SmartGrid Consortium

Governor Cuomo today announced $4.3 million in awards to researchers seeking to develop or research new techniques that add resiliency and efficiency to the state’s electric grid as part of the State’s efforts to reimagine New York’s vital infrastructure for a new reality. These...

University finalizes merger with Poly

A shuttle route now exists between Poly’s Brooklyn campus and Washington Square. The service, which started Jan. 27, is free and runs Mondays through Thursdays. The first van departs from 6 MetroTech Center at 10:15 a.m., and the first trip from Manhattan to Poly starts at 11:15 a.m. “...

Examining The State of the Union Address Through an Artist's Eyes

Artist, composer and performer R. Luke DuBois developed his signature style through data mining. When the Smithsonian commissioned him to create portraits of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, he used Google technology to create the interactive final product. For his piece "A More...

Why Brooklyn Is The New Mecca For Fledgling Tech Startups

Although every city is mired by challenges and no neighborhood truly represents an urban planner’s paradise, Brooklyn’s live-work lifestyle comes quite close. While recent pieces have chronicled the detrimental effects of large tech firms on cities, a new perspective is warranted....