Founder and Chief Collaborations Officer at the Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University
Red Burns is an entrepreneur, inventor, and pioneer of alternative media. She is the founder and chair of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of Art in New York City, a creative home to more than 200 students, who are joined by some of the technology industry’s top practitioners in their search for ever more creative ways of bringing digital and interactive media to a variety of audiences. Her work has been honored with many awards, including the 2002 Chrysler Design Award and the 1998 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.
A dedicated educator and sought-after consultant on new media, Burns is a founding member of the Media Lab Europe board and the board of directors of the New York Media Association. She has been named one of Newsweek’s “50 for the Future” and one of Silicon Alley Reporter’s “100 Top Internet Industry Executives in New York.”