Amit’s work spans across experimental art, research, education, and entrepreneurial projects.
As an artist, Amit develops novel instruments and methods for making music, animation, and dance. His work has been exhibited at the London Design Museum, Paris Pompidou Center, Lincoln Center, Sundance Film festival, and ICC Museum in Tokyo.
Amit is a recipient of a MacArthur grant for documenting his work in the field of assistive technology: “Making everyday software and video games more accessible to children with disabilities.” His writing on this subject was recently published by MIT Press.
As an educator (ITP, SVA, Cooper-Union), Amit develops curricula that focus on the coupling of technology and the creative thought process. He also co-founded a small (un)school in Brooklyn, where all classes are taught in small groups around a kitchen table.
Amit is currently working on a web tool that hopes to greatly improve people’s ability to save money, especially during difficult economic times. He is also co-creating a diaper-wearing robot that counts from Zero to Ten and back again. Guess which ones of the links below is the Robot: