MFA thesis exhibition to focus on communication

Master of Fine Arts candidate Pankita Patel will offer an artist talk at 5 p.m, Feb. 21 to open her thesis exhibition “Communicating Through Multi-Sensory Loss” in the Moffett Gallery of the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center.

In her thesis research, Patel aims to improve communication between people who are blind, deaf, mute, and any combination of these three.

Patel designed a product known as Dot Dot which consists of a tactile keypad and a tactile Braille display. Dot Dot can receive and send messages to all types of phones. It can convert any translation of voice, text, and Braille interchangeably. The different modes of Dot Dot will allow differently disabled people to communicate by sending and receiving the message according to their ability and desire.

The exhibit will continue through Feb. 25.

For more information about the lecture or exhibit, call the School of Design at 318.257.3909 or visit the School of Design at design.latech.edu.


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