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GVU Research Showcase Spring 2022

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A robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans. The robotic drumming prosthesis has motors that power two drumsticks. The first stick is controlled both physically by the musicians' arms and electronically using electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors. The other stick "listens" to the music being played and improvises.
With nearly four billion people still lacking access to the internet, efforts to expand internet access are growing rapidly across the world. Cuba remains one of few emerging nations where this access is still affected by historical trade embargoes and restrictions. Since the 2014 announcement of the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S., however, internet access in Cuba is increasing. This work is situated during this time of transition to explore the impacts of increasing internet access on individuals and communities living in Havana.
Food plays a huge role in shaping our identity. We engage in food practices daily, and through these engagements, we associate meaning with these specific acts. Our research explored this theme by deconstructing cultural identity through food narratives. How can we use narrative to make sense of and frame our identities around food within cultures and across different cultures? From this research, we gathered multiple stories around a single fruit - the persimmon.

   

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