Animated Day of the Dead Puppets

Betsy DiSalvo, Gregory Abowd
Aman Parnami

Graduate students in the Prototyping Interactive Applications class taught by Gregory Abowd worked independently and with high school students from Latin American Associations leadership program with Cross Keys High School to create interactive Day of the Dead puppets. This project is part of GoSTEM, a larger effort at Georgia Tech to increase interest in science technology, engineering, and mathematics among Latin youth and to bring Latin culture to Georgia Tech. This animated puppet responds to one or more input(s) and produces visual, audio, and/or kinetic output.

Betsy DiSalvo

The CAT Lab studies how culture impacts the use and production of technology with a focus on learning applications, computer science education and designing new technologies with culture as a point of convergence.