Mlab / Crucinble Studio visiting researcher Hosana Ceseste Oliveira will present her research group project Digital and physical assistive interfaces for arts: From the diffusion to the inclusion
on Tuesday the 24th May 2016 1-2 pm at Miestentie 3, room 429. Warmest welcome!
Digital and physical assistive interfaces for arts: From the diffusion to the inclusion
Hosana Celeste Oliveira
Visiting researcher at the Department of Media / Crucible Studio and PhD Candidate at São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil
In this presentation I introduce the activities carried out in my research group GIIP (São Paulo State University, Brazil), focusing on the project “Digital and physical assistive interfaces for arts: From the diffusion to the inclusion”. I will show some partial results and comment how my work at Crucible Studio/Media Lab contributes to the project. The project brings together the efforts of several researchers from Brazil and Spain, including myself as a PhD student. It aims to create low cost and free access assistive interfaces to teach and make art. For this purpose we are investigating communication solutions for cases of quadriplegia that are associated with speech disability. We foresee, however, that the interfaces will be scalable and applicable to other types of disabilities or even different uses purposes. The creation process of these interfaces is inspired by the case study of Dr. Ana Amália Tavares Barbosa, as well as her teaching method in art education. Dr. Barbosa is artist, art educator and postdoctoral researcher at GIIP and became the first quadriplegic to obtain a doctorate degree in Brazil.