A research team from the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas has received two grants — one each from Southwestern Medical Foundation and the National Institutes for Health — to fuel ongoing research into virtual reality-based medical experiences. The Center for Modeling and Simulation and the Virtual Humans and Synthetic Societies Lab, both led by ATEC professor Dr. Marjorie Zielke, are developing an emotive “Virtual Reality Patient,” or VRP, in conjunction with Southwestern Medical Foundation, that medical students will be able to use to improve their patient communication skills.
For scholarly work that exists outside the realm of traditional peer-reviewed journals, outlets for getting research recognized and read can be few and far between. To overcome this challenge, the ArtSciLab, UT Dallas’ transdisciplinary research lab, recently launched ARTECA. The new online reading platform will serve as a curated space for academic literature at the intersection of the arts, humanities, science and technology.
From Dell Technologies to Capital One, companies that rely on the use of intuitive customer experiences are finding a wealth of talented designers among students and alumni from theSchool of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas. The ArtSciLab — the school’s transdisciplinary research lab focused on the intersection of art and science — is immersing students into the field of user experience, or UX, design.
Tasked with feeding the 24-hour news cycle, journalists must constantly consider the ethical nature of their reporting. A new study from UT Dallas suggests that their behavior is heavily influenced by industry peers. The study, published in the Journal of Media Ethics, found that if journalists believed that others would approve of unethical behavior, they would be more likely to act unethically. Conversely, if they believed others were acting ethically, they were more likely to act ethically.
New research from UT Dallas shows that players of massively multiplayer online games, or MMOGs, who are motivated by social elements of online play display more trust in fellow players and a greater willingness to disclose personal information, particularly when the players were members of participants’ guild.
A prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will support a UT Dallas computer scientist in exploring new ways that virtual reality can help companies improve their training programs and, ultimately, save lives. Dr. Ryan McMahan, assistant professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, recently was awarded a $544,000, five-year grant to pursue a novel approach to workplace training using virtual reality (VR) technologies. The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program provides support for junior faculty who have demonstrated outstanding research and teaching skills.
UT Dallas Professor Mihai Nadin continues to advance the emerging and significant field of anticipatory studies with the publication of two new volumes in the highly respected Springer Cognitive Systems Monograph Series.
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?
In her most recent study, Dr. Angela Lee, assistant professor ofEmerging Media and Communication, examined how journalists use social media in their pursuit for speedy news, and how they perceive their audiences are affected by tweets and posts.
For media artist, author, and UT Dallas Associate Professor xtine Burrough, art-making is altruistic and multidimensional. Her eye for deconstructing and reconstructing media to generate new perceptions of form and function are blended with classroom experience and corporate knowledge as a former Web Designer.
A professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication is researching the development of a virtual teacher that will facilitate the most demanding portions of learning curricula for children with dyslexia. Dr. Marjorie Zielke, who is also director of UT Dallas’ Center for Modeling and Simulation, and her team are collaborating with the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) to create the simulation.
During this year’s Engineering Week lab researchers demonstrated to visitors of all ages several projects:
The ATEC-based Creative Automata Laboratory (Dr. Fishwick, Director) recently received a donation of equipment from Texas Instruments.
A new game born out of a collaboration involving UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Baylor Scott & White Health is a finalist in an international serious games competition. The game-based simulation called GLIMPSE (Game to Learn Important Communications Methods for Patient Safety Enhancement) … Continue reading “ATEC Project is Finalist at International Serious Games Competition”
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. Nadin is a scholar and researcher in electrical engineering, computer science, aesthetics, semiotics, human-computer interaction (HCI), computational design, post-industrial society, and anticipatory systems. His publications on these topics number over … Continue reading “Dichtung Digital Discusses Technology with Mihai Nadin”
We all surf the web for education, gaming, and shopping. The web is a massive set of data and information that we can see on our computers in the form of simulated pages. Pages contain text, audio, images, and video and so the web appears as a type of glorified, interactive book. But does it … Continue reading “Creating the Immersive Web”
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 As a faculty member in the Arts and Technology program, Monica Evans‘ focus is to expand the game studies curriculum, particularly at … Continue reading “ATEC, EMAC Professors Promoted to Tenured Associate Professors”
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 25 years of evolution in a five year span.” Said in … Continue reading “MIT Press Journals Director to Discuss The Evolution of Scholarly Publishing”
Students who will be getting an M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. on a subject related to the intersection of art, science and technology are encouraged to submit an abstract of their thesis to LABS (Leonardo Abstract Services). This peer-reviewed database has been in existence for over 10 years and functions as a way for international artists … Continue reading “Leonardo Abstracts Service Seeks Art, Science, Technology Graduate Theses”
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 ATEC Conference Room, ATEC 1.606. There have been recent offline and … Continue reading “Computing-Inspired Roles of Language and Culture in the 21st Century”
The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF), The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW) announce a: 2013 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR EXAMPLES OF INTER-DISCIPLINARY ART-SCIENCE-ENGINEERING-HUMANITIES CURRICULA Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina and UT Dallas doctoral student Kathryn Evans are interested in examples … Continue reading “International Call for Examples of Inter-Disciplinary Art-Science-Engineering-Humanities Curricula”
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 method for etching … Continue reading “Sculpting a Nano “World””
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 from the arts, humanities and engineering work collaboratively. Malina will discuss what is new … Continue reading “Enhancing Collaboration Between the Arts, Sciences and Engineering”
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”
At the dawning of the Internet age, some believed the vast digital network would put unlimited freedom at everyone’s fingertips. But connecting the world has brought watchful eyes, as the Internet also created digital portals into the private lives of the masses. This unintended consequence is discussed in Ubiquitous Surveillance, a new digital publication edited by … Continue reading “Internet Creates Digital Portal into Private Lives”
EMAC Professor’s Research Finds Online Games Can Promote Socialization “Get off the computer and go play outside.” So go the words heard in homes around the country as parents and children clash over the social benefits of video games. But parents needn’t worry so much, according to Dr. Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, an assistant professor of … Continue reading “The Family That Plays Together Stays Together?”
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.” The journal published the paper in January 2010 in an edition devoted entirely to his work. Nadin is the director of antÉ, the Institute for Research in Anticipatory … Continue reading “Journal Honors Pioneering ATEC Professor’s Work”
Parents tend to scoff at video games for turning brains to “mush.” But game design students at The University of Texas at Dallas are creating games of introspection and intellect that serve as jumping-off points for deeper, more nuanced thinking about life choices. The Values Game Initiative is a project intended to create and develop … Continue reading “Now Playing: Thought-Provoking Video Games”
Birds of a feather flock together in cyberspace. At least that’s what Dr. Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication at UT Dallas, has shown in a research article published in the journal First Monday. Examining an online community using social network analysis, Shen tested the social drivers that shaped the collaboration dynamics among a group … Continue reading “Prof Explores Dynamics of Online Networking”
Traditionally, speech-language pathologists have relied on a patient’s sense of hearing to improve speech sounds. A team of researchers from UT Dallas is hoping to change that by creating a new high-tech tool that will allow patients to use their sense of sight to visualize the movements of the mouth during speech. The Visual Speech … Continue reading “Model to Help Patients See How to Sound Out Words”
Research Aims to Further Expand Connections Between Real and Virtual Worlds UT Dallas researchers are working with Texas Instruments Inc. and GetFugu Inc. to enable next-generation human-device interaction (HDI) technologies that merge a physical, real-world environment with virtual, computer-generated imagery on mobile devices. The $100,000 project brings together TI’s OMAP processor and WiLink connectivity technology … Continue reading “Recognition Technology to Transform Mobile Devices”
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 professor at UT Dallas. Parry, who specializes in emerging media, digital … Continue reading “Prof Believes New Media Are Changing Academia”
At the MobileLabat UT Dallas, cell phones do more than allow people to communicate with one another. In the hands of MobileLab researchers, these ubiquitous hand-held devices are like Alice’s rabbit hole: a portal to experience a different reality. “Mobile technology, because it is also a social tool, is radically changing the way we think … Continue reading “Lab Generating New Ideas for a Wireless Future”
Project Documents History Prof’s Use of Popular Service as a Teaching Tool An Arts and Technology student’s video account of a professor’s classroom experiment with Twitter is making waves on the World Wide Web, capturing thousands of viewers on YouTube and prompting an article in U.S. News & World Report. UT Dallas graduate student Kim Smith’s … Continue reading “ATEC Student’s Twitter Video Makes Waves”
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. The Mind Gym, offered at the C.C. Young continuing … Continue reading “‘Mind Gym’ to Aid Study of Preserving Mental Agility”
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 investigate … Continue reading “Researchers Ponder New Field of Anticipation”
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 work in a new … Continue reading “Nadin to Discuss Science of Anticipation”
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 in Anticipatory Systems, at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). You won’t … Continue reading “Scholar Trying to Stimulate Interest In ‘New Science’ of Anticipation”
The Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) later this month will take its highly acclaimed program on the road — to the Mexican Research Center for Mathematics (known as CIMAT) in Guanajuato, Mexico — with a course in computer animation and Internet graphics. The class, which begins … Continue reading “UTD Arts and Technology Program Hits the Road”
An interdisciplinary Motion Capture and Virtual Reality Laboratory for the digital recording of motion in 3-D spaces and creating virtual-reality environments has been established at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Expected to open late next month, it will be one of only a handful of facilities in the country to employ cutting-edge technologies … Continue reading “UTD Establishes One of the Few Motion Capture And Virtual Reality Laboratories in the Country”
In another example of the benefits of The University of Texas at Dallas’ participation in Alcatel’s Research Partner Program, the global communications network provider has selected UTD to collaborate with it on the design and demonstration of a next-generation, wireless Graphical User Interface (GUI) prototype for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), pocket PCs and other mobile … Continue reading “Alcatel Picks UTD To Help With Second Design Project, This One for Mobile, Wireless Devices”