“The Arts are alive and well at Georgia Tech.” That’s a direct quote from Madison Cario, the Director of the institute’s Office of the Arts. Many Atlantans are surprised to hear that the arts have a home on the Tech campus, let alone a dedicated office.
In an interview for “City Lights,” Lois Reitzes spoke with Lane Conville-Canney, the Special Events and Grants Coordinator with Georgia Tech’s Office of the Arts, about two programs presented for the students and the greater Atlanta community. They were joined by Katherine Helen Fischer, a dancer/choreographer and artist-in-residence on campus.
Katherine explained how she workshopped a piece called “Characters” with Georgia Tech researchers, including members of their Wearable Computing Center. Together they created a colorful, “Fraggle Rock-inspired” interactive suit the audience plays with during the performance.
Over the past several months, both Katherine and the technologists gained new appreciation for the other’s respective fields. For her part, Katherine said, “I’ve learned an enormous amount about the scientific process and how I might apply that to my own creative process.”
Arts@Tech presents Katherine Helen Fisher in “Characters” on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts.