Brown Residency

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Photos by Sam Berube.

The RAD Lab has been in residency at the Granoff Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at Brown University with artist-in-residence Catie Cuan this past week. Amy, Erin, and Ishaan joined.

We've been workshopping a performance that acts as both an outreach and research venue for a project in the lab that is trying to understand how to develop acceptance, trust, and tech literacy in diverse populations.  This residency has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Brown University, Brown Arts Initiative, Brown Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown Humanities-Centered Robotics Initiative (HCRI), and the Pembroke Center.  The residency was hosted by the Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces (CRCI).

As part of this residency, we've taught two classes, given a talk for the Humanities-Centered Robotics Initiative (HCRI), attended the CRCI conference, and presented "Time to Compile" a work-in-progress artistic piece that is also an experimental testbed for understanding user attitudes about robots -- and how those can be changed through performance.