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Kate Sicchio

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Get to Know Me

Something that excited me in my field...
is when those developing technology realise the impact arts can have on their work.

My work impacts society...
My work is centered on empathetic bodies that have agency when working with technology, rather than the technology being the solution. Technology is a tool and we must let people have agency when using it.

I first discovered my passion for this work...
During my dance training, I was injured and it led down a path of finding ways dance and technology could come together in meaningful ways.

Current University
Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Area
Choreography and technology, live coding, dance as data

Kate Sicchio is currently Assistant Professor of Dance and Media Technology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a choreographer, media artist, and performer whose work explores the interface between choreography and technology with wearable technology, live coding, and real time video systems. Her work has been shown internationally in many countries including the US, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, and the UK at venues such as PS122 (NYC), Banff New Media Institute (CAN), Arnolfini Arts (UK).

In addition, Sicchio co-edited the book, Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne/Technique/Technology (Routledge) with Dr. Camille Baker. Sicchio has given invited talks at EU Parliament, Eyeo, Resonate, Node Code, Expo ‘74 and countless universities and events across the globe. She has presented work at many conferences and symposia including SIGCHI, ISEA, ACM Creativity and Cognition, and Dance Studies Association. 

Alma Mater
Sicchio earned her B.F.A. from the University of the Arts, M.A. from the University of Hull, and Ph.D. from the University of East London.