Amos Bloomberg

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As a professor who practices what he preaches, Amos has over 20 years' experience building things, both practical and whimsical. His most rewarding professional validation to date was standing on a crowded NYC subway surreptitiously looking down at a seated passenger reading a Metro newspaper article about himself and his work. That happened only once, though Amos has been responsible for the strategy and design of dozens of popular apps, websites, and advertising campaigns on behalf of a wide range of clients, from the UN to Facebook and Microsoft, from Amex to Juicy Couture, from MTV to Amazon, and on to small tech startups whose names are rightly forgotten to history. His own award-winning non-commercial work has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Wired, etc, etc.

Amos holds a Master's from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and a Bachelor's in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester.


Contact Info

Amos Bloomberg
Clinical Assistant Professor
Computer Science
New York University
251 Mercer Street, Room 424
New York, NY 10012
amos at cs dot nyu dot edu

Teaching Experience

Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University, Department of Computer Science

2013 – Present, New York, NY

Teaching applied courses in computer science, web design, databases, computer programming, and interactive product design with custom electronic circuits.

Adjunct Faculty, New York University, School of Professional Studies

June 2004 – May 2015, New York, NY

Developed NYU's web development courses and curricula into a highly reputable source for industry training and continuing education.


Industry Experience

Founder / Director of Total Experience Design, Plastic Past LLC

December 2007 – Present, New York, NY

Principal of a high-end interactive design consultancy specializing in business analysis, user experience design, service design, and the goal-oriented development of mobile and social apps. Building relationships with a wide range of clients, from direct work with Fortune 500’s, to vendor work through ad agencies, and bootstrapping with small start-ups.

Award-winning client work. In-house "experimental" work has been featured in the The New York Times, New York Magazine, Metro, and TIme Out New York.

Co-Founder/Director of Product, Esprsso Inc.

May 2007 – April 2008, New York, NY

Co-founder and chief technical architect of Esprsso, the first-of-its kind social blog and news reader based on RSS, designed to give you a personalized shot of the news. As featured in New York Law Review.

Co-Founder/Toy Designer, Codependent Designs

May 2004 – April 2007, New York, NY

Inventor of Needies, interactive plush dolls with embedded electronics, inspired by codependent, high-maintenance relationships. As featured in Forbes.com, Match.com, AdWeek, Metro, and the Canada National Post.

Technology Consultant, United Nations

November 2005 – May 2006, New York, NY

Primary consultant on two projects in Peacekeeping Operations to implement a major push by the organization to develop new technologies for information sharing and knowledge management.

Software Engineer, Microsoft

October 1999 – September 2000, Redmond, WA

Lead interface designer and developer for Digital Broadcast Manager, the first integrated e-commerce solution for securing, managing, and streaming digital audio and video.

Software Engineer, Comet Systems Inc

September 1998 – August 1999, New York, NY

Lead interface developer for Comet Cursor, a deceptively simple product which we developed, at that time, into the most successful web browser plugin in the history of the internet.

Education

Master's

Masters in Interactive Telecommunications

  • New York University, 2005

Bachelor's

Bachelors in Brain & Cognitive Sciences

  • University of Rochester, 1997

High School

Hackley School

  • Tarrytown, NY, 1993

Interests and Activities

Winemaking

Master vintner at Château Bloomberg.

Movement

Waking, running, biking, skiing.

Press

2015

Beer, Jeff. A New Google Glass App Uses Augmented Reality, And Dance, to Help Parkinson's Sufferers
FastCo Create
30 June 2015
Chang, Geoffrey. Save The Last Dance For Google Glass
Parkinson's Life
25 June 2015
Eugenios, Jillian. There's Finally Something Awesome To Do With Google Glass
CNN Money
10 June 2015

2010

Apparel's Top Innovators: Juicy Couture
Apparel Mag
May 2010


2009

Patel, Kunar. Your Social-Media Vacation Message System
Advertising Age
26 October 2009
Morrissey, Brian. Lufthansa Tool Takes Twitter to 30,000 Feet
AdWeek
12 October 2009
Cashmore, Pete. Now Planes are Tweeting Too
Mashable
10 Oct 2009

2007

Get Your Own Lil' Lohan
College Candy
24 November 2007
Hebert, Neal.  My Lil Lohan is Facebook Dynamite
The Daily Reveille
14 November 2007
Marghitu, Stefanie and Barnett, John.  My Lil Lohan
Indiana Daily Student
12 November 2007
Navigate NYC: Which Route Is Faster
Time Out New York
8 November 2007
Rundle, Michael.  Even The Subway's On Facebook
Metro
28 August 2007
Chan, Sewell.  A Site Where Subway Riders Can Compare Notes (And Complain, Too)
New York Times
23 August 2007
Facebook To Reduce Rage, Increase Hookups On Subway
New York Magazine
22 August 2007
Shryock, Ricci.  An Interactive Toy Story by Ricci Shryock
Metropolis
24 April 2007
Talcott, Kelly.  Keeping Up With Content From Blogs
New York Law Journal
17 April 2007

2006

Holloway, Daniel.  Misfit Toys
Metro
16 February 2006


2005

Hoffman, Leah.  The Needies Need You To Need Them
Forbes
23 December 2005
Ziegler, Chris.  Tickle Me Elmo With An Inferiority Complex
OC Weekly
24 June 2005
Teen People Hot List by Teen People
Teen People
10 June 2005

2004

Best Real-Life Video Game Award
Village Voice
2004
Taher, Abul.  Pac-Manhattan
The Evening Standard
12 May 2004
Manhattan Gets Pac-Man
Wired
10 May 2004
St. John, Warren.  Quick, After Him: Pac-Man Went Thataway
New York Times
9 May 2004