IPaT Thursday Think Tank

IPaT Thursday Think Tank
Research Communication Through Art: Sharing the Stories of Everyday Georgians

Networking: 3:30 - Discussion: 3:45 - 5:00pm

The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) brings together interdisciplinary Georgia Tech researchers to develop technology that transforms people’s lives. While we often highlight researchers and their technologies, who are the people most impacted by these innovations? For example, the elderly couple who can remain independent at home thanks to a technology developed at Georgia Tech.

Through photographic portraits and written and audio narratives, IPaT, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts, the Georgia Tech Library, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will share the stories of everyday Georgians, their challenges, and the impact of our research in addressing those challenges. We’ll then showcase these portraits and stories during a public exhibition in Fall 2018, and the project will be featured online with support from IMLS.

At this week’s IPaT Thursday Think Tank we’ll brainstorm ideas for profiles and stories, and meet some of the people participating in the project.

We’re looking for:

  • Georgians to profile
  • Photographers of all kinds – students, faculty, staff, amateur and professional
  • Storytellers and interviewers


This project is made possible by the Creative Curricular Initiatives (CCI) program sponsored by the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts and the Georgia Tech Arts Council, and the Communication Through Art program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Alyson Powell, Marketing Communications Manager, Institute for People and Technology

Alison Valk, Instructional Co-Coordinator, Multimedia Librarian, Georgia Tech Library