The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History recently debuted a new research center at the Dallas Museum of Art that will serve as a counterpart to the main offices at UT Dallas. Designed by Buchanan Architecture, the 1,882–square-foot satellite campus is equipped with state-of-the-art digital art history research tools and provides unique access to the art museum’s collections and the research resources held at the Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library.
Please join us on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm in the ATC Lobby for our Fall 2015 Capstone Celebration! We are always excited about this event, but it carries particular significance this semester. These are the first EMAC graduates from the new School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, and this is the first time that we have been able to host the event in our ATC home.
To explore both the current and future landscape of cybercrime, one of the leading experts on 21st-century security issues will give a talk at UT Dallas. P.W. Singer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, as the second presenter in this season’s ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank, and author of multiple award-winning books. He was named one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery, one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues by Defense News, and made Foreign Policymagazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers List.
Graphic designer and computer scientist John Maeda kicked off the third season of the Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct. 15 with a discussion about the role of design in science, technology, engineering and math. Maeda, who is a design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, made a case for how STEM subjects can benefit from taking design into consideration — a movement known as STEAM, and the “A” representing art.
Dr. Kim Knight, assistant professor in the emerging media and communication program, will start the series today with a talk titled “Viral Anxieties in Art and Antiviral Technology.” She’ll explore the connections between the viral in human bodies and computers. “If we abstract their characteristics, biological and computer viruses share many traits,” she said. “They are largely invisible to the average person, they circulate despite attempts to control them, and they self-replicate. They are also connected in the kinds of anxieties they evoke among people.”
Last year, a team of faculty, students and alumni launched “Polycraft World,” one of the most comprehensive modifications, or mods, available for the popular video game “Minecraft.” Earlier this year,access to servers hosting the beta version of the mod was free for the first 10,000 users. The team, led by assistant professor Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, who teaches in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, is calling on students to showcase their skills. Each week, new competitions are unveiled on the game’s YouTube channel. Whoever completes the challenge best is named “Polycrafter of the Week” and receives a $5,000 scholarship
The work of ATEC professor Andrew Scott is featured alongside the work of nearly 100 of the boldest artists working today in a New York exhibition connecting visual arts with political, cultural and social movements. “Reliquary” is on display from Sept. 25 to Nov. 8 as a part of the “Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution” exhibition in the Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn, New York .
Designer and computer scientist John Maeda will discuss the role of art in STEM education on Oct. 15 as part of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. The talk, “Turning STEM into STEAM,” will make a case for why the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — could benefit from adding an art component.
On Thursday, October 8, from noon – 1:00 pm in ATC 3.102 Bernard will present a lively and engaging talk about how she came to be the first artist-in-residence in the Harvard Physics Department, the collaborative projects she has initiated and how her kinetic sculpture continues to evolve as a result of being surrounded by physicists.
Discover what ATEC Professor Todd Fechter and his students are capable of achieving as he shares two short films — “Snatch” and “Terminal B” — during his interview. It’s amazing what can be done in a mere 1 minute and 27 seconds or less!
The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, in collaboration with the Nasher Sculpture Center, will present two talks from the Ad Astra Lecture Series starting Saturday.
John D. Carmack is an American game programmer and the co-founder of id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics, such as his famous Carmack’s Reverse algorithm for shadow volumes, and is also a rocketry enthusiast and the founder and lead engineer of Armadillo Aerospace. In August 2013, Carmack took the position of CTO of Oculus VR.
The last talk in the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building lecture hall. Speaking will be Tony and Jonna Mendez, the pair behind the story told in the Warner Bros. feature filmArgo, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2012. The lecture … Continue reading Duo to Present the Story of ‘Argo’ at Lecture on Tuesday →
Last year, Richardson resident Kathryn Kuehn lost both hands and feet from a sudden bacterial infection that caused septic shock. The amputations left her in need of prosthetic limbs advanced enough to help in daily activities, including all that goes into raising two children. When Kuehn saw that bionics expert Hugh Herr would be speaking … Continue reading Bionics Expert Hugh Herr Describes Efforts to End Disability, Offers Hope at ATEC Lecture →
Maggie Evans was born in Denton, Texas in 1980. She graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in Illustration in 2003 and received an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008.
John Maeda will illustrate the concept of combining science, technology, engineering and math with art during his talk, “Turning STEM into STEAM,” on March 4. Tickets for the ATEC Distinguished Lecture are on sale now.
A traveling exhibition highlighting the work of Helen Suzman, a former South African parliamentarian who devoted her life to fighting apartheid laws comes to UT Dallas next week. The exhibition also highlights Suzman’s enduring friendship with former South African President Nelson Mandela, which began in 1967 when the two met during his incarceration at the Robben Island Prison. The exhibit opens Monday in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building and runs until March 27.
Lincoln Wallen, chief technology officer of DreamWorks Animation, launched the 2015 ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk titled “Science and Engineering: The Art of Experience” in which he explained how big, complex systems containing mountains of data and equations are made small and simple during the animation process.
A talk this week from media critic Anita Sarkeesian will continue the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology 2015 lecture series. This year’s series focuses on issues in society regarding the interaction between gender and medicine, science and technolog
The University of Texas at Dallas will welcome Lincoln Wallen, chief technology officer of DreamWorks Animation, to kick off the second season of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series on Jan. 28.
On Wednesday, Dr. Sean B. Carroll, vice president for science education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will chronicle the adventures of scientist Jacques Monod in a talk presented by UT Dallas’ Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History as part of the Ad Astra Lecture Series.
In conjunction with the Loris Gréaud exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary opening Jan. 17, The Arts & Technology program and The Center for Translation Studies are hosting a panel discussion with local and international distinguished figures in contemporary art and art education.
The project utilizes motion capture technology along with tools and techniques normally used in film and game production to create a clinical tool for speech therapy. The talk will explore additional uses and applications for 3D animation in non-narrative capacities.
The User Experience Club at UT Dallas will host Brian Roderman, President and Chief Innovation Officer IN2Innovation on October 30 at 7:30 pm. Roderman will discuss How Design Creates the Future in ATC 2.918.
Media artist and researcher Michael Naimark will speak on Art and Invention as part of the Arts and Technology Colloquium Series. His talk will take place Tuesday, Oct. 28 from noon-1 pm in ATC 1.201.
Frieder Nake will discuss “Algorithmics and Aesthetics – On Digital Images” as a guest lecturer of Ad Astra, the Edith O’Donnell Institute for Art History lecture series and the Arts & Technology Colloquia at UT Dallas.
This free event will help you get your resume and portfolio reviewed before the Big Design Conference. In this workshop, you will learn how to write a better resume from some leading experts.
Twenty Dallas-area teenage girls recently got hands-on experience with nanotechnology, robots, virtual reality, forensics and space science when they visited UT Dallas for a weeklong summer camp. Organized by Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Richland College and UT Dallas’ Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC), the SMART Summer College Camp introduced eighth- and ninth-graders to … Continue reading Summer Camp Sparks Teenage Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers →
Adobe’s Create Now 2014 World Tour will stop at the UT Dallas campus this summer to present the latest in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Join us on Tuesday, May 13 for our Spring 2014 Capstone Celebration! Our students will share their semester-long projects beginning at 7:00 in the Alexander Clark Conference Center Auditorium (CN 1.112). The EMAC program has grown so large that we had to change the structure of the capstone celebration. Graduate and honors undergraduate students will … Continue reading Spring 2014 Capstone Celebration →
Dr. Mae Jemison — whose many career titles have included astronaut, chemical engineer, physician, entrepreneur and teacher — will speak Wednesday in the final installment of the inaugural ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. Her presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building’s lecture hall. Jemison, the first minority woman to go into space, served six years … Continue reading Astronaut and Champion of Science Education to Speak →
The Arts and Technology Program (ATEC) and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) are hosting a ½ day program on crowdfunding from 11:00-3:00 on April 4th. The purpose of the event is to promote awareness of this topic across campus and to bring together students and faculty who have interest. Please mark your calendars! … Continue reading Free Crowd-funding Workshop Offered Friday, April 4 →
Weeks after the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, one of the “fathers of the Internet” will visit campus to talk about his role in developing new technology. Vinton G. Cerf will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 as part of the University’s new ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist at … Continue reading ‘A Father of the Internet’ to Discuss His Role in Developing Technology →
Usability expert and Big Design Conference founder Brian Sullivan will discuss Breaking into UX with Arts and Technology students . Sullivan will discuss how to land potential jobs and hot topics in the user experience field. The discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 pm in ATC 2.101. The event is sponsored by the User Experience Club. … Continue reading Big Design Conference Founder Brian Sullivan to Speak at UX Club →
Christian Belady, general manager of Datacenter Services for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services and a UT Dallas alumnus, will speak Feb. 26 at the second event in the new ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. He helps build and manage the world of cloud computing at Microsoft. Before Microsoft and after earning engineering degrees from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Belady enrolled … Continue reading Tech Executive to Describe Wonders of the Cloud World on Feb. 26 →
The Arts and Technology program will participate in the UT Dallas Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science 2014 Engineers Week on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with demonstrations from some of the most exciting labs at UT Dallas. The following labs will be open: Animation Lab, ATC 3.101 ArtSci Lab, ATC 3.209 Creative Automata Lab, … Continue reading Explore ATEC During Engineers Week →
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science Social Science events provide a rare opportunity for guests ages 21 and up to experience everyday exhibits and exclusive programs in an adults-only atmosphere. So get ready to get hands on with an interactive exhibit on Friday, January 17. From animal physiology to digital animation, there’s more to the … Continue reading Get Animated with ATEC Students and Faculty at the Perot Museum →
The University of Texas at Dallas will launch the new ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series on Jan. 22 with a talk by Monuments Menauthor Robert Edsel. The lecture series, presented by The Dallas Morning News, was first announced during the recent dedication of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. The new building houses programs that explore topics at the intersection of … Continue reading ATEC Distinguished Lectures Start Jan. 22 →
Each spring the Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association sponsors a graduate student conference. RAW (“Research, Arts, and Writing”) provides graduate students the opportunity to share their work with colleagues and professors in a formal conference setting. Graduate students from any school or institution are encouraged to submit their work. RAW will be held on … Continue reading Research, Art, Writing Conference Invites Submissions →
Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison will share their work that addresses the accelerating transaction between aspects of the Global Warming phenomenon and their interaction with the many ecosystems that are under stress or in actual turbulence from over-demand by human activity as part of the Art-Rendezvous-Science colloquia series. The talk is open to the public and … Continue reading Ecological Artists Netwton and Helen Harrison Share Work at Upcoming Colloquium →
UT Dallas will celebrate its third GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Arts and Technology building by showcasing its own growing geospatial science program and demonstrating real-world applications for geographic information systems. Geographic information science (GIS) incorporates many innovative new technologies that have emerged in recent years. These … Continue reading Event to Showcase Geo-Visualizing Data →
Distinguished Chair of Arts & Technology and Professor of Computer Science at UT Dallas Paul Fishwick will give a talk titled Creative Automata: Reframing Computing Education Using First Principles at the Computer Science colloquiua on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in ECS South 2.410 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Refreshments will be served at 10:15 am. Abstract Computing affects all aspects of our … Continue reading Creative Automata: Reframing Computing Education Using First Principles →
On October 18, Arts and Technology faculty will participate in Aurora 2013, a contemporary art exhibition set to illuminate the public and hidden spaces of the Dallas Arts District with nearly 90 contemporary works of light, sound, performance, and projection art for anevening of discovery and engagement. Participating ATEC faculty include Morehshin Allahyari, Mona Kasra, Frank Dufour, Todd Fechter and Eric … Continue reading ATEC Faculty Participate in Dallas Art Exhibition →
Ira Greenberg, Director of Center of Creative Computation at SMU, will give a 3-hour hands on workshop on ‘Processing programming language and environment’ on Friday, April 19 from noon-3 p.m. in the ATEC Conference Room. This workshop is open to graduates, undergraduates, and faculty. Please have the Processing software installed on your laptop and bring them … Continue reading Processing: A Hands-On Workshop with Ira Greenberg, April 19 →
ATEC faculty member Scot Gresham-Lancaster has been invited to headline the 2nd Annual Network Music Festival in Birmingham, UK on Feb. 22nd as a member of the computer music network ensemble The Hub. From the festival’s press release: The Hub considered by many to be the inventors of network music – making a rare visit … Continue reading ATEC Faculty Member to Perform at 2nd Annual Network Music Festival →
ATEC Professors Max Schich and Roger Malina are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks at Netsci2013. This symposium will take place in Copenhagen at DTU, Technical University of Denmark on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Submission For submission instructions please visit artshumanities.netsci2013.net. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2013. Notifications of … Continue reading Call for Papers: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks →
ATEC.CONNECT is a biweekly meeting in ATEC conference room where faculty and graduate students (and sometimes guests) gather together to discuss current topics and their current work/research. These meetings are held to brainstorm, solve problems, and share resources among the community. All faculty and ATEC/EMAC graduate students are welcome. In Spring 2013 ATEC.CONNECT meets every other Fridays from … Continue reading ATEC CONNECT: A meeting space for the ATEC/EMAC graduate community →
The opening of the new Arts and Technology (ATEC) Building at UT Dallas in 2013 will bring global attention to North Texas as a hub of research and innovation in this emerging field. This $60 million, 155,000-square-foot facility will provide an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment for students, scholars and industry. Here they will apply the … Continue reading Arts and Technology Impact on DFW →
CentralTrak, the University’s artist residency and gallery, takes another look at new media and sonic art this week and also plans a one-night showing of video game designs created by UT Dallas students. The CentralTrak gallery and residency are both located at 800 Exposition Ave. in the historic neighborhood of Deep Ellum, near downtown Dallas. For more … Continue reading This Weekend at CentralTrak: Next Topic, Ex Mus and Tiny Thumbs →
John Pomara, professor of visual arts in the School of Arts and Humanities, produces art that is unique to the digital age. His most recent work is on display at the Barry Whistler Galleryin Dallas until Nov. 24. The exhibit, titled off-Key2, showcases Pomara’s artistic approach fusing art, science and technology – a style that has developed … Continue reading Professor’s Work Examines How Art, Technology and Science Interact →
CentralTrak, UT Dallas’ artists residency in Deep Ellum, has launched a bi-weekly talk series titled Next Topic. Each session features an artist and culminate with an in-depth discussions between artists, art enthusiasts, and art students and educators from across the Metroplex. This fall, Next Topic will examine new media art. Please join us this upcoming … Continue reading Artist Talks: Next Topic with Paula Gaetano Adi →
Arts and Technology Guest Presentation Ken Maruyama Vice President of Recruiting and Academic Relations of Sony Pictures Imageworks will present “Five Key Job Categories in Sony’s Pipeline: What They Are, What They Do, and What We Look For in Reels.” Wednesday, November 7th. 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Multipurpose Room. UT Dallas Residence Hall North … Continue reading Ken Maruyama Presents: Five Key Job Categories in Sony’s Pipeline →
CentralTrak, UT Dallas’ artists residency and gallery in Deep Ellum, is launching a series of talks among artists, art enthusiasts, and art students and educators from across the Dallas area. This year’s series, which is titled Next Topic, will examine new digital media art. The series opens Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. with UT Dallas School … Continue reading CentralTrak Series to Bring Artists, Students Together for Talks →
The end of this month marks the 4th annual Big Design Conference at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison, TX. Big Design is a weekend learning intensive conference for digital creatives May 31-June 2, 2012. With almost 60 speakers from all over the country, the topics vary from design, strategy, user experience, and code development. … Continue reading Big Design Conference Offers a Weekend of Design and Development →
It’s spring and hence time for students to show off their creative work from more than 40 School of Arts and Humanities courses. The Student Arts Spring Festival gives audiences the opportunity to take in classical music, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances, as well as an art exhibition and reception. The festival, which involves … Continue reading Fest to Feature Colors, Sounds of Spring Arts Classes →
Noted speaker and design consultant Stephen Anderson will host an interactive workshop about how to enhance a website or web application using principles of psychology. The workshop will make use of Mental Notes, a tool designed by Anderson which brings together 50 insights from psychology into an easy reference and brainstorming tool. Each card describes … Continue reading Seductive Interactions – Workshop with Stephen Anderson →
Michael Griffith, Creative Director of Bottle Rocket Apps, will discuss the creative process and Bottle Rocket’s methods for designing apps on Friday, March 30 from 3-4 p.m. in JO 3.516. About Bottle Rocket Apps Bottle Rocket Apps is a full-service mobile app development firm, focused on creating mission-critical, premium brand experiences for the leading mobile … Continue reading Mobile App Discussion to be Led by Creative Director of Bottle Rocket Apps →
Join the Galerstein Women’s Center at UT Dallas for an evening of engaging dialogue with a distinguished group of women leaders from Ericsson, the Department of Labor and UT Dallas’s chapter of Society of Women Engineers. This is an opportunity for those seeking careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Discussion topics will include the … Continue reading STEM in the City Conference Coming March 23 →
February 24-26 marked Dallas’ first annual BeMyApp event, a mobile app design and development competition. Idea generators, developers, and designers of all ages and skill levels collaborated to create a functioning app in just 48 hours. Ben Morrow, a UT Dallas Arts and Technology alumnus and cofounder of Liquid, organized and hosted the Dallas BeMyApp … Continue reading ATEC Alumnus Hosts Dallas’ First BeMyApp Event →
Deborah Aschheim’s art crosses boundaries and traditional subjects – she connects the invisible worlds of memory and sound with the tangible reality of bodies and buildings. Her exhibit, Method of Loci, opens at CentralTrak on Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. The show takes it name from a method of memory enhancement that uses visualization to organize and … Continue reading Artist Transcends Boundaries Between Music, Space and Memory →
The Arts and Technology program will participate in a high-tech, 24-hour international multimedia show honoring the father of computer science, Alan Turing. On March 23 and 24, UT Dallas Arts and Technology faculty members Dr. Marjorie Zielke and Dr. Roger Malina, professor Judy LeFlore of University of Texas at Arlington and ATEC students Sanger Doane and … Continue reading Virtual Texans Celebrate Centenary of Birth of Alan Turing →
Five graduate students in the UT Dallas Arts and Technology (ATEC) program will present their work at this week’s Global Conference on Videogame Cultures (VGC) at Oxford University in England. The conference, to be held at Mansfield College July 8-10, 2011, aims to explore the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers … Continue reading ATEC Grad Students to Speak at Oxford Conference →
ATEC Graduate Student Weaves Rich Creations of Color With Thread Gabriel Dawe, a student in the Arts and Technology (ATEC) MFA program at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been busy. He is involved in two concurrent exhibitions in Dallas: a one-man show at Guerilla Arts, Plexus No. 3, and an installation, Plexus No. … Continue reading Double Exposure: Artist’s Work Shown in 2 Exhibits →
Mona Kasra has combined her Iranian culture with her graduate studies in emerging media and communication (EMAC) to organize an interactive panel for the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin. The panel, “2009 Iran Election: Women’s Revolution? Twitter Revolution?,” will address how Iranian women surprised onlookers with their participation in the … Continue reading Student to Host Panel on Women and Iran Election →
Fourteen Arts and Humanities graduate students’ works were selected for the upcoming Frames of Reference exhibition at the 14th Street Gallery in Plano. The exhibit includes digital and photographic installation art, as well as participatory artworks by the artists. In creating their pieces, the artists explored frameworks and contexts involving time, space, narrative and experience. “The class has been … Continue reading Creations Go from Graduate Class to Art Gallery →
Team Claims $35,000 for Developing Functional Demo and Business Plan Eight teams of game creators from The University of Texas at Dallas found out Friday night whether their products had won them a share of $50,000. In the second Computer Gaming Entrepreneurship Competition (CGEC), teams spent nine months creating a functional demo game and comprehensive … Continue reading Game Design Competition Takes it to the Next Level →
High school students visiting UT Dallas for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day got a lab tour, an introduction to some of the technology behind high-tech toys and a thumbnail sketch of the path that brought one faculty member to her current position as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. Students from Irma Rangel Young … Continue reading High School Girls Talk Technology in Engineering School Tour →
Challenging traditional ideas of art and its limitations, the world of emerging media meets art in an exhibition presented by a UT Dallas student of the Arts and Technology program. The TimeFrame exhibition will be held Sept. 25 to 27 on Seesmic, a video-based social networking site. Ten artists will interpret the concept of time found in an … Continue reading Artists to Unveil Works on Virtual Video Gallery →
Audiences will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the future of simulation and gaming at the “Virtual Worlds, Simulation and Game Technologies” showcase, which is the second in a series of research and new venture showcases presented by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Dallas. The day-long program will take … Continue reading UT Dallas’ Institute for Innovation to Host Simulation, Gaming Showcase Jan. 19 →
UT Dallas will host Second Look, an exhibition curated by acclaimed artist and UTD Associate Professor Marilyn Waligore, in the Main Gallery of the Visual Arts Building from March 19 to April 15. This new exhibition explores references to time — such as duration, series, sequence and narrative — in photography and digital media. Texas … Continue reading New UTD Exhibition, Second Look, Explores References To Time In Photography, Digital Media →