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Data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have provided eye-popping pictures of the way the brain is wired, and allowed neuroscientists and laypeople alike to view intricate anatomical and functional connections between regions of the brain. But what if a new tool could be applied to MRI and other data, to listen to the way the brain works and how it is forged with connections?
An exhibit at the Dallas Contemporary last fall used an intricate web of computer coding to create an immersive, interactive experience. The audio-visual installation called DreamArchitectonics produced dreamlike sequences based on the tone and emphasis of a human voice reading lines of poetic imagery by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. New media artists Frank and Kristin Lee Dufour of the group Agence 5970 created DreamArchitectonics to explore the way the brain responds without the stimuli of sight or sound — unique moments of reverie bestowed by two pioneers of hyper-media art.
When the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens this weekend, the state-of-the-art facility will feature the work of Arts and Technology students from The University of Texas at Dallas. During the last year, a group of undergraduates created soundscapes for the museum, giving the students hands-on experience in the field of sound design. “This is a typical project … Continue reading ATEC Students Design Sound for New Perot Museum →
Frank and Kristin Lee Dufour and two Arts and Technology graduate students will discuss how they used choreography and lighting to interpret movement in their experimental interactive sound installation, Acoustic Shadows, an Exploration of the Sense of Space. Acoustic Shadows is an audiovisual immersive and interactive installation that depicts Orpheus surrounded by shadows of the underworld consumed … Continue reading “Acoustic Shadows, Transformations” Conference with Cast and Crew at the DMA →
The School of Arts and Humanities opens its spring season by examining the relationship between sound and art with the mixed-media exhibit Sonic Architectonic. Curated by visual arts faculty member Lorraine Tady, the exhibit features both local and national artists who work directly with noise or frequency, examining what is heard or felt through sound … Continue reading Exhibit to Examine Sound as Art and Image →
Using the ancient myth of Orpheus, video projection and three-dimensional sound, a UT Dallas professor is examining the relationship of sound to perception of movement in Acoustic Shadows, an Exploration of the Sense of Space. Acoustic Shadows is an audio-visual immersive and interactive installation that depicts Orpheus surrounded by shadows of the underworld consumed by the shadow … Continue reading Prof’s Exhibit Combines Art, Science and Technology →
‘Acoustic Shadows’ Installation Explores Movement of Silent Objects With a new exhibition in France, Dr. Frank Dufour, assistant professor of sound design in UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, has officially gone global. “Acoustic Shadows: An Exploration of Sense of Space” is an experimental interactive sound installation Dufour created alongside wife Kristin Lee through … Continue reading ATEC Prof Stages Audiovisual Exhibit in France →
On April 15, 2011, French new media philosopher Bernard Stiegler stepped into the ATEC building to a room jam-packed with professionals, educators and students awaiting his arrival. Thanks to Stiegler’s long time friendship with sound design pro Professor Frank Dufour, he happened to be passing through Dallas and agreed to give a talk entitled “Forming […]
ATEC Project Makes Student’s Composition an Integral Part of Math Video Game Can music soothe your soul, or at least ease the pain of calculus? Eddie Healy thinks so. The doctoral humanities student has composed the score for a video game being developed by UT Dallas Arts and Technology (ATEC) students. Spearheaded by Assistant Professor … Continue reading Guitarist Composes Music to Learn Calculus by →
A training tool being developed by a research team from the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program may soon make it easier for military service men and women to perform their missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project offers virtual villages for soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan to practice their training skills. “The work we’re doing has to … Continue reading Game Trains Soldiers in a Virtual Iraq or Afghanistan →
Assistant Professor Marjorie Zielke has been awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant to create online training in neonatal nursing through an ongoing collaboration with the UT Arlington School of Nursing (UTASON). Zielke, with Arts and Technology (ATEC) faculty members Monica Evans, Frank Dufour and Todd Fechter, will build a Web site that allows student nurses to … Continue reading ATEC Prof to Take Clinical Concepts to Virtual World →
In a creative blending of sense experiences, students in UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology (ATEC) program will present their soundscapes to go with works at the Dallas Museum of Art on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. Students in Dr. Frank Dufour’s Sound Design for Interactive Applications course were commissioned by Nicole Stutzman, director of … Continue reading Listening to Paintings: ATEC to Present Soundscapes →