We combine craft and performance art to teach early middle school students basic prototyping skills. We develop informal STEM workshops for puppetry that combine narrative framing, craft-inspired building, and performance. This key approach combines craft, art, and basic hardware prototyping to attract new audiences to STEM. It is a collaboration between Georgia Tech and at the Center for Puppetry Arts funded by the NSF.
The Digital World and Image Group focuses on two main areas: virtual spaces and real-time imagery gathered from them. We see game spaces and game media as important forms of self-expression. That is why we work to improve creative access and the expressive range available in interactive digital media such as games. Research is conducted in a combination of theory, analysis, and practical experimentation.