UT Dallas School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication ATEC

Events

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

 

Asma Naz

Graduate Program in Arts and Technology

March 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m., ATC 1.201

 

Title of Dissertation:

An Interactive Living Space for Neo-Nomads: An Anticipatory Approach

 

Student’s Supervising Committee:

Mihai Nadin, Chair

Ryan McMahan

Charissa Terranova

Frank Dufour

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

 

Lindsey Joyce

Graduate Program in Arts and Technology

March 31, 2017, 10:00 a.m., ATC 2.918

 

Title of Dissertation:

Essential Elements of Narrative and Agency in Digital Interactive Narrative Games

 

Student’s Supervising Committee:

Monica Evans, Chair

Kim Knight

Roger Malina

Frederick Turner

Miguel Sicart

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

 

Mark Allen Jenkins

Graduate Program in Humanities—Aesthetic Studies

April 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m., JO 4.112

 

Title of Dissertation:

Zanesville & Western: A Creative Dissertation

 

Student’s Supervising Committee:

Frederick Turner, Chair

Charles Hatfield, Co-Chair

Matt Bondurant

Nils Roemer

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

 

Terri Howard-Hughes

Graduate Program in Arts and Technology

April 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m., JO 5.602

 

Title of Dissertation:

Coming Attractions: Immersive Digital Technologies in Cinema and Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality in Head Mounted Displays in the Twenty-First Century

 

Student’s Supervising Committee:

Adrienne L. McLean, Chair

Shilyh Warren

Charissa N. Terranova

Frank Dufour

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

 

Michael T. Andreen

Graduate Program in Arts and Technology

April 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m., JO 5.602

 

Title of Dissertation:

Choice in Digital Games:  A Taxonomy of Choice Types Applied to Player Agency and Identity

 

Student’s Supervising Committee:

Monica Evans, Chair

Frank Dufour

Robert Xavier Rodriquez

Todd Fechter

Previous Events

Wednesday, February 26,  7:00 PM 
Venue: ATEC Lecture Hall 
Ticket: Free 
Season: 2013-14

The Metroplex Technology Business Council Lecture - Presented by The Dallas Morning News


Christian Belady, general manager of Data Center Services for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services and a UT Dallas alumnus, will speak at the Feb. 26 lecture. He oversees all aspects of Microsoft’s global data center network, including the expansion of new data centers and the development of new standards in energy efficiency that have been adopted across the industry. Belady earned a master’s degree at UT Dallas in 1990 and received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.

About the Lecture Series

The University of Texas at Dallas proudly introduces the new Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series.

Hosted by UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, the series features speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in science, technology and art. They will present public lectures on topics aimed at exploring the evolving relationships among art, technology, engineering and behavioral and social sciences.

The new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building will be the lecture series’ home, offering audience members a view into the creative environment that serves to advance UT Dallas’ work at the research and educational frontiers of these coalescing disciplines.

 

Tickets

Ticket prices are $15 for seats on the lower level and $10 for the upper level. Purchase tickets online.

 

Parking

The University of Texas at Dallas is at 800 W. Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas.
Guests attending the lecture can enter campus from Campbell Road. Head north on University Parkway and 
turn right onto Armstrong Drive. Turn right onto East Drive, then left on Drive A to reach Parking Structure One. 

Directions to campus here.
Download parking map here.

 



For more information contact:
Deborah Day
[email protected]
972-883-6504 

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.
Wednesday, March 26,  7:00 PM 
Venue: ATEC Lecture Hall 
Ticket: Free 
Season: 2013-14

The Ericsson Lecture - Presented by The Dallas Morning News


Vint Cerf, recognized as one of the “fathers of the Internet” and vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, will speak on March 26. Cerf has received such honors as the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the creation of the Internet. In his work at Google, Cerf identifies and promotes new technologies used to develop Internet-based products and services.

About the Lecture Series

The University of Texas at Dallas proudly introduces the new Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series.

Hosted by UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, the series features speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in science, technology and art. They will present public lectures on topics aimed at exploring the evolving relationships among art, technology, engineering and behavioral and social sciences.

The new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building will be the lecture series’ home, offering audience members a view into the creative environment that serves to advance UT Dallas’ work at the research and educational frontiers of these coalescing disciplines.

 

Tickets

Ticket prices are $15 for seats on the lower level and $10 for the upper level. Purchase tickets online.

 

Parking

The University of Texas at Dallas is at 800 W. Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas.
Guests attending the lecture can enter campus from Campbell Road. Head north on University Parkway and 
turn right onto Armstrong Drive. Turn right onto East Drive, then left on Drive A to reach Parking Structure One. 

Directions to campus here.
Download parking map here.

 



For more information contact:
Deborah Day
[email protected]
972-883-6504 

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.
Wednesday, April 16,  7:00 PM 
Venue: ATEC Lecture Hall 
Ticket: Free 
Season: 2013-14

The Northwood Woman’s Club Lecture - Presented by The Dallas Morning News


Mae Jemison, a chemical engineer, scientist, physician, entrepreneur, teacher and astronaut, will speak on April 16. She was the first African-American woman to enter NASA’s astronaut corps and flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Jemison is multi-lingual, trained in dance and choreography, and recognized nationally as an advocate for advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for children.

About the Lecture Series

The University of Texas at Dallas proudly introduces the new Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series.

Hosted by UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, the series features speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in science, technology and art. They will present public lectures on topics aimed at exploring the evolving relationships among art, technology, engineering and behavioral and social sciences.

The new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building will be the lecture series’ home, offering audience members a view into the creative environment that serves to advance UT Dallas’ work at the research and educational frontiers of these coalescing disciplines.

 

Tickets

Ticket prices are $15 for seats on the lower level and $10 for the upper level. Purchase tickets online.

 

Parking

The University of Texas at Dallas is at 800 W. Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas.
Guests attending the lecture can enter campus from Campbell Road. Head north on University Parkway and 
turn right onto Armstrong Drive. Turn right onto East Drive, then left on Drive A to reach Parking Structure One. 

Directions to campus here.
Download parking map here.

 

 



For more information contact:
Deborah Day
[email protected]
972-883-6504 

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.
Wednesday, January 22,  7:00 PM 
Venue: ATEC Lecture Hall 
Ticket: Varies 
Season: 2013-14

The Susan and Ron Nash Lecture - Presented by The Dallas Morning News


Robert Edsel, writer of the acclaimed book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, will kick off the lecture series on Jan. 22. Edsel’s book follows the efforts of a special Allied force – comprised of art historians, curators and architects – with a mission of tracking and retrieving art, historic documents and other cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Actor and director George Clooney’s movie, The Monuments Men is based on Edsel’s book and is scheduled to premiere on Feb. 7.

About the Lecture Series

The University of Texas at Dallas proudly introduces the new Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series.

Hosted by UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, the series features speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in science, technology and art. They will present public lectures on topics aimed at exploring the evolving relationships among art, technology, engineering and behavioral and social sciences.

The new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building will be the lecture series’ home, offering audience members a view into the creative environment that serves to advance UT Dallas’ work at the research and educational frontiers of these coalescing disciplines.

 

Tickets

Ticket prices are $15 for seats on the lower level and $10 for the upper level. Purchase tickets online.

 

Parking

The University of Texas at Dallas is at 800 W. Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas.
Guests attending the lecture can enter campus from Campbell Road. Head north on University Parkway and 
turn right onto Armstrong Drive. Turn right onto East Drive, then left on Drive A to reach Parking Structure One. 

Directions to campus here.
Download parking map here.

 



For more information contact:
Deborah Day
[email protected]
972-883-6504 

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Featuring a discussion of the story board process, clips, and characters, listen in as Director Tom McGrath and Producer Ramsey Naito talk about the making of the new animated film, The Boss Baby.

Doors open at 1:30pm

(Enjoy a slice of pizza starting at 1pm)

RACE AND GAMING WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON

FRIDAY, October 14, 2016; 2 – 5pm

Eugene McDermott Library, MC 2.524

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF

Contact: Josef Nguyen, [email protected]

During this meet up event, we will work to provide better coverage of race and gaming on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia anyone can edit. No background with Wikipedia is required. We will provide wiki tutorials, ongoing editing support, as well as research materials to draw upon. Wiki editors can feel free to drop in and out as needed.

Collaborating edit-a-thons will also be held concurrently at the University of California, Davis and at Georgetown University. 

This event made possible by:

The School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas

The Eugene McDermott Library at UT Dallas

and the Feminist Makerspace  

Dr. Zachary T. Campbell

www.RNAcentral.com

Dr. Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UT Dallas who is interested in how the biological instructions encoded by the genome are executed. The Campbell lab focuses on two key biological contexts: pain and stem cells. Their goal is to use functional genomics technology to create better alternatives to opiates and to improve our understanding of how cellular fates evolve. Dr. Campbell joins the Department of Biological Sciences at UTD following six years of post-doctoral studies with Marv Wickens at UW-Madison. For a comprehensive list of publications please visit www.RNAcentral.com.

Sharon Hewitt 

Sharon is a graduate of UT Dallas with an MFA from ATEC and a Senior Lecturer for Digital Video and Design 1 courses. As a graduate student, Sharon worked as a research assistant for the Creative Automata Lab and the Center for Modeling & Simulation. Her research pursuits and artistic endeavors include studying immersive and interactive video experiences and perception related to video segmentation.

We will also ask all those new faculty members present to introduce themselves and share their interests. We thank all of new faculty who presented last time and have an open invitation to all new faculty to come discuss at a future watering hole.

Graduating students share their capstone projects and compete for outstanding capstone awards. Come admire students' hard work, find inspiration for your upcoming capstone project, and celebrate the EMAC community. This event is open to the public. PS1 has the most convenient visitor parking (https://www.utdallas.edu/services/download/Parking_Map.pdf).

Dr. Peter Beyls

Art As Speculative Computing

My work explores the potential of writing software towards the investigation of random ideas, aesthetic problems and artistic ambitions. Writing computer programs becomes a channel for self-discovery, for playing with ideas for what I have come to call “conceptual navigation” – the pragmatic exploration of ones belief-system as an artist. Much of my work can be described as “speculative computing” since it focuses on the integration of intuition and intellect in an interdisciplinary artistic practice. I am interested in dynamical systems in art and science and I’m fascinated by complexity as found in natural and social systems. I wonder how the private imagination of the artists relates to all this and how, for instance, aspects of personal creativity could be formalized and implemented in a functional program. In the end, the concern arises of how to map digital artifacts back into the analog world as to make them available for humans to be perceived – which raises exciting questions of tangibility and embodiment. My talk first briefly addresses the various computational models I explored over the years; from random speculation to complex rule-based systems to distributed agents-based systems thriving on self-organization.I will also describe my most recent research in Sound and Music Computing instigated at CITAR, (Centre for Research in Science and Technology for the Arts), at UC Porto. Keywords in this respect include machine learning and behavioral control structures affording advanced human-machine interaction.

Bio

Peter Beyls develops generative systems in music, the visual arts and hybrid formats. He studied at the Royal Music Conservatory Brussels, EMS Stockholm, Ghent University and the Slade School of Art, University College London. Beyls was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth, UK for his research in evolutionary computing applied to real-time interactive music systems. Beyls published extensively on various aspects of digital art and lectures and exhibits worldwide. He is currently full-time research professor at the Centre for Research in Science and Technology for the Arts (CITAR), Universidade Católica Portuguese, Porto. On October 30, 2014, MER PaperKunsthalle published Simple Thoughts, a monograph documenting his work.

http://www.peterbeyls.net/

Sonny Liew talks about his new graphic novel "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye". There will copies available to purchase and Sonny will be available for signings after the presentation.

Free admission.

Please reserve your ticket through Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/graphic-novelist-sonny-liew-the-art-of-charlie-chan-hock-chye-tickets-24025904126?aff=efbevent

Judge John Marshall

Senior Judge, Fourteenth Judicial District of Texas. Elected Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, co-author of a history of the Apollo Program B.A., History, J.D., SMU, member Mexican Academy of International Law.

A space pioneer who worked on the Apollo program and a Judge, coined the term cyber-ethics when faced with cases in his court. He will talk about how the process of assembly and launch of the Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle at the Kennedy    Space Center did not originate in the United States and conceptually dates back to the  Fritz Lang movie Die Frau im Mond.  Science fiction became science fact.

Ken Murphy

(a/k/a 'the Gen X Moon guy') has been involved in space advocacy for over a decade and a half, the result of a Model UN, leading to a UN conference, leading to a Master of Space Studies degree (cum laude) from International Space University, and a host of space-related adventures since then. 

He will discuss the annual Moon Day event in D/FW which he has organized since 2009.and has grown to become one of the premier STEM events in North Texas, and the largest annual space celebration in Texas.  He will discuss the roots of Yuri’s night, Moon Day, the Texas Space Economy and the Cislunar Econosphere concept.

For those of you not familiar with Yuri’s Night it is a planetary wide party https://yurisnight.net/ celebrating the launch of the first human in space on April 12 1961. A number of ATEC faculty and students are organizing a local party to which you are invited April 13 ! Find details on the map of parties: https://yurisnight.net/events/worldmap-2/   Moon day is being celebrated July 16 in Dallas: http://www.flightmuseum.com/moon-day-2016/