ICAT Learning Studio (Second Floor - Room 253)
Ann will be doing a short workshop in Augusto Boal's Image Theatre, which is a set of performance techniques, largely without words, used to look at issues that that challenge or oppress particular communities. Boal began his work in Peru with the great educator Paolo Friere, and his work is now used around the world. Ann has studied these techniques and used them extensively to explore key issues in science and technology through TWISTS (Theatre Workshop in Science and Technology in Society). Collaboration with the STS program, Ann's group has produced many performances and workshops about many topics, among them: Prozac Blues, Nuclear Power Play, and Living Darwin. The attendees will "think on their feet" about how specific technological tools could enhance and broaden the work.
All of this work is designed to make invisible social structure visible through physicalization and dialogue. Ann wants to share this work with ICAT and explore using these tools to analyze dilemmas and conflicts about technology and creativity. Please come in comfortable clothing. Participation is non-threatening, non-acrobatic, and fully voluntary.