• Christine Sun Kim, one week of lullabies for roux, 2018 audio installation, dimensions variable. Installation view, Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, April 10, 2019. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography. Courtesy Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Public Program | Student Talk Sound at the end of the tunnel for the deaf-blind community

February 20, 2020, 6:30PM

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Building E15, 20 Ames St., Cambridge MA

Take a look at the List Center’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Noopur Ranganathan in the MIT Biology and Anthropology departments to consider innovative communication strategies. This talk will focus on how assistive technologies can be harnessed to empower visually and hearing impaired people to take communication into their own hands. Ranganathan will explain how she created and implemented a voice-to-text-to-refreshable braille solution for the deaf blind community that has received recognition from organizations in India, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Canada. This MIT student talk is presented in conjunction with the List Center’s exhibition Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts.

About the Speaker

Noopur Ranganathan is an undergraduate student in the department of biology and anthropology. She has been working in the Jacks Lab since freshman year working on cancer immunotherapy and also has interests in creating solutions for the visually impaired and deaf-blind community. In her spare time, she enjoys running and photography.

This program is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required. RSVP here.

For more information, contact:

Emily A. Garner
eagarner@mit.edu

  • Christine Sun Kim, one week of lullabies for roux, 2018
    audio installation, dimensions variable. Installation view, Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, April 10, 2019.
    Photo: Rachel Topham Photography. Courtesy Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver