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EODIAH Fellow Letícia Ferreira presents

Empathy Through Immersion: The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

This talk will explore two public interactive experiences on display at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, in Atlanta, Georgia: Lunch Counter Experience and Who Like Me. The talk will discuss how the setting of the Center as an institution contributes to the experience of its public interactives, as well as how each piece stages experiences of empathy through different media and modes of engagement, creating different subject positions for participants.



Letícia Ferreira is a Graduate Fellow at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and a PhD candidate at the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas. Her research and creative practice explore public interactives and other types of interactive and participatory media in public spaces. In her dissertation, she looks at the entanglements of the space, place and publics produced by four different case study sites, combined with analyses of specific designed interactive experiences of each case, to explore how public interactives at each case study site stage subject positions for participants.

Letícia holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Production from the Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil), and a M.A. in Media Studies from The New School, in New York.



This talk will take place over zoom (in-person room invite only).

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Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology


Heather Bowling

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