Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NYU Poly Event at glorious space in Brooklyn

Thanks to my having been lucky enough to marry someone with a father who graduated from Poly, I was able to attend a fundraising event in the lobby of the old Williamsburgh Savings Bank, one of NYC's great public spaces. The original teller windows remain, as do the original art deco details. There were a number of fascinating student projects, including a robotic fish to steer schools of fish away from such dangers as oil spills and a program to help robots walk more like humans.

A Poly student specializes in creating things, such as this lamp, with materials gathered from dumpster diving.

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