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    Professor Kim Knight Published in Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

    May 23, 2014

    Assistant Professor Kim Knight has been recently published in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. This collection of works includes articles from university professors across the United States who are well-versed in the rapidly expanding field of Digital Media. Kim’s two publications cover c…

    Computing Everywhere

    May 19, 2014

    We see computing in our phones, robots, and tablets, but have you ever thought that computing can be found even in static objects like tables and rocks? Computer Science and Arts & Technology professor, Dr. Paul Fishwick explains how he takes abstract concepts of computing and makes them concr…

    ATEC Professor Releases New Work of Net Art

    April 14, 2014

    Associate Professor Scot Gresham-Lancaster and media artist Tim Perkis have completed a new online project released on the website as part of a network art grant provided by the NEA. iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project) is a social media mashup that uses the dynamic inp…

    ATEC Game Wins First Place at Medical Simulation Conference

    April 02, 2014

    A collaborative game-based simulation project between UT Dallas, UT Arlington and Baylor Scott & White Health that seeks to improve physician-nurse communication received first place at a serious games competition at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). GLIMP…

    Media Studies After Watson

    March 03, 2014

    The School of Arts and Humanities announces Olivia Banner, PhD a candidate for Assistant Professor in Emerging Media and Communication. Dr. Banner will give a lecture on Monday, March 3 Thursday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in ATC 2.811 titled Media Studies after Watson.  Medicine is undergoing rapid t…

    Not Seeing Is Believing: Critical Practice as Ideological Ophthalmology

    January 31, 2014

    The School of Arts and Humanities announces Jack Stenner, PhD Candidate for Associate Professor in ATEC (EMAC) Dr. Stenner will give a talk entitled “Not seeing is believing: critical practice as ideological ophthalmology” Monday, February 3 at 11 in ATC 2.811.  Biography Jack S…

    ATEC Professor Appointed to ACM Editorial Board

    January 23, 2014

    Paul Fishwick, Distinguished Chair of Arts & Technology and Professor of Computer Science has accepted a three year term on the editorial board of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computing Surveys.   Dr. Fishwick has been an active member of the Association for Computing Machi…

    Dr. Johnson Goes to Washington: Tweeting the State of the Union

    January 22, 2014

    Dr. Janet Johnson’s research has centered on the relationship between social media and politics. Now, Johnson will have a first-hand opportunity to see her research brought to life. Dr. Janet Johnson The White House has selected the clinical assistant professor to attend and “live-tweet” t…

    Best Shorts Competition Awards Honors to ATEC

    December 19, 2013

    Eric Farrar, Todd Fechter and members of their 2012-13 Animation Production Studio class have received honors for outstanding achievement from the Best Shorts Competition for their animated short film “Fright-Lite”. The film won an Award of Excellence in Animation. In winning Best Short…

    EMAC Professor Discusses Sports Fans’ Use of Social Media

    December 04, 2013

    AJ McCarron and Cade Foster react after Foster missed a field goal in the third quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) If anybody knows what it is like to be in the shoes of Alabama kicker and Southlake Ca…

    Dichtung Digital Discusses Technology with Mihai Nadin

    November 23, 2013

    Ashbel Smith Professor of Arts and Technology Mihai Nadin was recently interviewed by Dichtung Digital, one of the leading international journals on digital literature and aesthetics. Dr. Mihai Nadin Professor of Computer Science and Interactive Media Ashbel Smith Professor Nadin is a scholar and r…

    Creative Automata: Reframing Computing Education Using First Principles

    November 08, 2013

    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…

    The Humanities as the Catalyst for Knowledge Integration

    October 31, 2013

    Another death knell for the humanities. Since tonight is Halloween, an article in the New York Times “As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry” seems timely. The humanities have had a rough go of it in terms of student enrollment, and so initiatives such as Digital Humanities have com…

    Professor Cultivates Cultural Science in Arts and Technology

    October 26, 2013

    Multidisciplinary researcher Dr. Maximilian Schich has joined The University of Texas at Dallas as an associate professor for arts and technology (ATEC). He works and collaborates to converge art history, information visualization, computer science and physics to understand cultural history as a…

    ATEC Professor Reflects On Nasher XChange Installation

    October 24, 2013

    X (detail), computer rendering, Liz Larner, 2013 We come to know the world around us by building models. As children, we play with scale models of people, trains, ships, and houses. Modeling comes naturally to us. We all do it. As we grow out of childhood, the models become more complex. To find a h…

    EMAC Professor to Present During Diversity Lecture Series

    October 22, 2013

    At noon Friday, October 4th, in the Kusch Auditorium (FN 2.102), Dr. Bobby C. Alexander, associate professor of sociology, will present the first of four lectures in the Diversity Lecture Series. The series will close with a presentation from Emerging Media and Communications Professor Dr. Kimberly…

    ATEC Faculty Participate in Dallas Art Exhibition

    October 18, 2013

    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 engag…

    ATEC Faculty Panel Discussion Named Best of 2013

    September 27, 2013

    Dr. Roger Malina’s panel discussion with artist Nancy Hairston and Dallas Museum of Art Deputy Director Robert Stein won Best Panel Discussion of 2013. The Best of Dallas® is presented annually by the Dallas Observer. Malina, Hairston and Stein addressed the dichotomous relationship betwee…

    ATEC Professors to Present During Perot Social Sciences Series

    September 23, 2013

    Explore sound design behind musicscapes of the Perot Museum and the technical and creative process sonification of scientific data with Dr. Frank Dufour, Associate Director for Doctoral Program and Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Sound Design from ATEC at the University of Texas at Dallas. Auditory Represen…

    Professor of Computer Science Bridges STEM with the Arts

    September 18, 2013

    Dr. Paul Fishwick is among the new faculty members hired to enhance research and academic programs in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. As the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building opens this semester, new faculty members are arriving on campus to further the researc…

    ATEC Professor to Present as Part of CentralTrak Next Topic Series

    August 28, 2013

    ‘NEXT TOPIC’ returns for the fall season with a series of illuminating events kicked off by two in-depth conversations on creative computation and techniques by which artists can enhance their expression through computer science and engineering. Presenting Lecturers Paul Fishwick ‘…

    ATEC Professor Receives Grant for Social Media Mashup

    August 21, 2013

    Scot Gresham-Lancaster Scot Gresham-Lancaster (Associate Professor of Sound Design in the UT Dallas Arts and Technology program) has been awarded a major NEA grant via the New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) and for a social media mashup that uses the dynamic input of users to…

    Leonardo Journal Ranks Among Top Visual Arts Journals

    June 30, 2013

    Google Scholar released ranking of visual arts journals based on the h-5 citation index. The Leonardo Journal came in fourth ahead of Art Forum and Art in America. Leonardo was founded in 1968 in Paris by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina. Malina saw the need for a journal th…

    ATEC, EMAC Professors Promoted to Tenured Associate Professors

    April 23, 2013

    As of September 1, 2013 the ATEC and EMAC programs at The University of Texas at Dallas will have three new tenured associate professors: Monica Evans, Todd Fechter and David Parry. Monica Evans Monica Evans As a faculty member in the Arts and Technology program, Monica Evans‘ focus is to expa…

    MIT Press Journals Director to Discuss The Evolution of Scholarly Publishing

    April 16, 2013

    Nick Lindsay, Journals Director for The MIT Press will speak on “The Evolution of Scholarly Publishing” as part of the Art Rendevous Science (ARS) Research Colloquia series on Wed., April 17 at noon in the ATEC Conference Room, ATEC 1.606. Abstract “Publishing is about to go through…

    Computing-Inspired Roles of Language and Culture in the 21st Century

    April 16, 2013

    Paul Fishwick, Distinguished Endowed Chair of Arts and Technology and Professor of Computer Science, will be presenting on Computing-Inspired Roles of Language and Culture in the 21st Century as part of the Art Rendevous Science (ARS) Research Colloquia series on Wed., April 24 at noon in the ATE…

    Two Faculty Openings in EMAC Program

    March 30, 2013

    The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas invites scholars to apply for two positions in the Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) Program beginning as early as August 2013: one at the Assistant Professor level and the other at the tenured level. The latter appointmen…

    ATEC Faculty Member to Perform at 2nd Annual Network Music Festival

    February 11, 2013

    The Hub to perform at NMF 2013 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 …

    Sculpting a Nano “World”

    January 24, 2013

    How many earths can fit on the end of a pin?  If your using IBM Zurich’s newest nano-fabrication tool apparently about a hundred. Or close to a thousand if you prefer your scale comparisons to a grain of rice. Using a heated atomic scale silicon probe, scientists at IBM have created a precise me…

    School Recognizes Faculty, Staff, Alumni with Annual Awards

    December 15, 2012

    The School of Arts and Humanities has named ATEC Assistant Professor Todd Fechter the Victor Worsfold Teacher of the Year. From left: Assistant Professor Todd Fechter, Dean Dennis Kratz and Professor Emeritus Victor Worsfold. Fechter was selected as the Victor Worsfold Teacher of the Year. Fechter, …

    Arts and Technology Impact on DFW

    November 27, 2012

    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 st…

    Enhancing Collaboration Between the Arts, Sciences and Engineering

    November 15, 2012

    Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology and Professor of Physics at UT Dallas, will lead a discussion at Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies and attempt to shed light on the concepts of efficiency and acceleration when researchers fr…

    Roger Malina Selected as Associate Director of ATEC

    November 10, 2012

    Dr. Roger F. Malina, distinguished professor of arts and technology in the School of Arts and Humanities, and professor of physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has been named Associate Director of Arts and Technology. Dr. Roger F. Malina Malina is a physicist, astronomer and…

    This Weekend at CentralTrak: Next Topic, Ex Mus and Tiny Thumbs

    November 08, 2012

    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 histo…

    Professor’s Work Examines How Art, Technology and Science Interact

    October 25, 2012

    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. John Pomara The exhibit, titled off-Key2, showcases Pomara’s artistic approach fusi…

    Musical Features Faculty’s Original Compositions

    September 11, 2012

    Frankenstein the Musical is in a revival production at Dallas’ historic Pocket Sandwich Theater. The show’s composer is UT Dallas music faculty member Mary Medrick, who originally wrote the score in 1984, a collaboration with the theater’s founder and the play’s author Rodn…

    Guiding Force Behind DMA Joins Faculty in Arts and Humanities

    August 30, 2012

    Bonnie Pitman served as a leader of the Dallas Museum of Art for more than a decade. She is now a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University. Bonnie Pitman, a guiding force in remaking and advancing the reputation of the Dallas Museum of Art, recently joined the faculty of the School of Ar…

    University Forges Future at Intersection of Arts and Technology

    July 02, 2012

    The following are excerpts from “Reinventing the Arts,” the cover article in the just-released edition of UT Dallas Magazine. The piece was written by Gaile Robinson, an area art critic and arts writer. The full version of this story and other articles are available in the magazine’s…

    ATEC Faculty Candidate Presentations, June 11-15

    June 07, 2012

    The following candidates are slated to present for the week of June 11-15, 2012. Linda Post, MFA Candidate for Assistant Professor, Media Based Visual Arts Ms. Post will give a lecture on Tuesday, June 12 from 2 – 3 pm  in JO 4.122 (note room change) entitled Resistance to Flow / Subject to Ch…

    ATEC Nurse Training Simulations Singled Out for Awards

    April 19, 2012

    Two nursing education research projects developed by the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering (IIAE) at UT Dallas in collaboration with the UT Arlington College of Nursing have received national and state recognition this spring. One project — “Can Game Play Teach Student Nurses How to…

    Interdisciplinary Professor Embodies Blend of Arts, Science

    April 17, 2012

    For years, UT Dallas has sought to fuse its long-held strengths in technology with the creativity of the arts and humanities. That philosophical blend is embodied by a new professor who is a champion for interdisciplinary academics. Dr. Roger F. Malina Dr. Roger F. Malina is a physicist, astronome…

    Synthesizers, iPads, and Words: The Making of nebulotinklstab

    April 13, 2012

    High pitched wails and moans came out of the Motion Capture Lab on April 5 as nebulotinklstab team Dean Terry and Patrick Murphy walked a large, attentive audience through the making of their recently released debut EP. Terry and Murphy demonstrated the tools used to create their collaborative effo…

    Upcoming ATEC Faculty Candidate Presentations, March 26-30

    March 25, 2012

    The following candidates are slated to present for the week of March 5-9, 2012. All presentations will be held in the ATEC Conference Room (ATEC 1.606). Scot Gresham-Lancaster, MFA Candidate for Assistant Professor in Sound Design Mr. Gresham-Lancaster will give a presentation on Monday, March 26…

    Upcoming ATEC Faculty Candidate Presentations, March 19-23

    March 15, 2012

    Students, staff and faculty are invited to candidate presentations for various faculty positions in Arts and Technology. Candidates will offer a presentation based upon their individual research interests. The following candidates are slated to present for the week of March 19-23, 2012. Maximilian…

    Graduate Students Invited to Attend RAW: Research, Art, Writing Conference

    March 15, 2012

    The Graduate Student Association of the School of Arts and Humanities invites graduate students to attend the fourth annual symposium, “RAW: Research, Arts, Writing,” to be held on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Jonsson building. Schedule 8:30 am – Registration…

    Upcoming ATEC Faculty Candidate Presentations

    March 05, 2012

    Students, staff and faculty are invited to candidate presentations for various faculty positions in Arts and Technology. Candidates will offer a presentation based upon their individual research interests. The following candidates are slated to present for the week of March 5-9, 2012. All presentat…

    Journal Honors Pioneering ATEC Professor’s Work

    March 23, 2011

    Arts and Technology professor and researcher Dr. Mihai Nadin has won the 2010 International Journal of General SystemsBest Paper Award for a work on “Anticipation and Dynamics.” Dr. Mihai Nadin is the director of antÉ, the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at UT Dallas, and is inte…

    EMAC Prof Challenges Old School News Approaches

    September 29, 2010

    Go digital or go home. That was the message Dr. Dave Parry, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) at UT Dallas, told an audience of journalists at the National Conference of Editorial Writers (NCEW), held Sept. 22–25 in Dallas. UT Dallas was a sponsor of the event, which…

    Prof Believes New Media Are Changing Academia

    September 08, 2009

    Lecture by Digital Culture Expert to Discuss Ramifications for Universities Are academic libraries as we know them relics of the past? The rapidly changing structure of information flow has brought into question the relevancy of certain academic institutions, says Dr. David Parry, an assistant profe…

    ATEC Prof Designs Robots for ‘Terminator’ Sequel

    March 05, 2009

    An Arts and Technology (ATEC) faculty member has had a small stake in whether the next installment in the Terminator series flies or flops at the summer box office. Todd Fechter, assistant professor of 3D computer animation with the ATEC program in the School of Arts and Humanities, spent the last t…

    Artists to Unveil Works on Virtual Video Gallery

    September 25, 2008

    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 …

    ‘Mind Gym’ to Aid Study of Preserving Mental Agility

    April 01, 2008

    Project Involves antÉ Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at UT Dallas The antÉ Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at UT Dallas will study ways to keep aging minds active and adaptive with the help of a “Mind Gym” installed at a Dallas retirement community. As directo…

    Researchers Ponder New Field of Anticipation

    February 11, 2008

    Albert Einstein discovered that time is relative, moving either fast or slow relative to the speed of something else. In doing so he revealed a new understanding of reality. But what is time in virtual reality? On Feb. 6, a mixed group of researchers from the arts to science to emerging media met to…

    Nadin to Discuss Science of Anticipation

    October 04, 2005

    Dr. Mihai Nadin, Ashbel Smith Professor and director of antÉ, the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), will appear on the Glenn Mitchell Show on Dallas public radio station KERA on Monday, Nov. 7, from noon to 12:30 p.m.  Nadin will discuss his…

    Scholar Trying to Stimulate Interest In ‘New Science’ of Anticipation

    September 27, 2005

    Wanted: College professors, business executives and other professionals interested in exploring joint research opportunities with a pioneer in a new and fascinating field of science:  anticipation.  Reply to Dr. Mihai Nadin, Ashbel Smith Professor and director of antÉ, the Institute for Research …

    Renowned Scholar Mihai Nadin Joins Faculty

    November 10, 2004

    Computer Graphics Pioneer to Head New Institute; Arrival Strengthens UTD’s Arts and Technology Programs Dr. Mihai Nadin, a pioneer in the field of computer graphics and an internationally known scholar in computer applications for art and design and in human-computer interactions, has joined the f…