The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the University of Texas at Dallas, Arts and Technology Program have launched an initiative to develop interpretiv digital interactive games to support the Museum's exhibits and education programs in 2014. Steve Hinkley, Vice President of Programs, Perot Museum with UT Dallas team members Doctor Tim Christopher, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Bonnie Pitman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, working with other faculty and students in an ATEC graduate course in Education Gaming. The educational gaming projects will be developed for variety of audiences, prototyped and launched in the fall.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a nonprofit educational organization located in Dallas, Texas, with campuses in Victory Park and Fair Park and is Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. In support of its mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the Perot Museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor and outreach experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners.
The Arts and Technology (ATEC) program at the University of Texas at Dallas merges the innovation processes of artists, scientists and engineers. ATEC explores their experimental models through new technologies. It augments the study of the arts and humanities bysU engagement with the research tools, measures and practices of the sciences and technology. ATEC offers degree programs from the BA through the Ph.D. that prepare more than 1,100 students to achieve in fields of e-culture design, research and development.