Sasha Frere-Jones,  the pop-music critic of The New Yorker, writes about I Am T-Pain, a new iPhone application from Smule that is getting something like 10,000 downloads a day.

Smule, a company that specializes in sonic iPhone apps, was cofounded by Princeton Engineering alum Ge Wang. Hear Ge talk about Smule and about his philosophy of invention in the video above. The Ge profile is by Michael E. Wood ’08, who has created a video library of interviews with prominent Princeton Engineering alumni.

Last week, Princeton’s Keller Center hosted a panel titled “iPhone Apps: the New high-tech Gold Rush.” The panel included Princeton Engineering alum David Lieb of Bump Technologies and Matt Conner, an operations research and financial engineering major at Princeton who recently won a $100,000 grant to develop iPhone app that helps diabetics manage their disease.