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  • Sound Design

    Our work in immersive auditory environments and sonification. For those of a sound mind.

    ATEC Students Design Sound for New Perot Museum

    November 30, 2012

    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 […]

    “Acoustic Shadows, Transformations” Conference with Cast and Crew at the DMA

    May 08, 2012

    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 […]

    Exhibit to Examine Sound as Art and Image

    January 27, 2012

    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 […]

    Prof’s Exhibit Combines Art, Science and Technology

    December 08, 2011

    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 […]

    ATEC Prof Stages Audiovisual Exhibit in France

    April 28, 2011

    ‘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 […]

    Stiegler Schools UTD

    April 20, 2011

    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 […]

    Guitarist Composes Music to Learn Calculus by

    April 22, 2010

    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 […]

    Game Trains Soldiers in a Virtual Iraq or Afghanistan

    February 23, 2010

    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 […]

    ATEC Prof to Take Clinical Concepts to Virtual World

    September 03, 2009

    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 […]

    Listening to Paintings: ATEC to Present Soundscapes

    May 12, 2009

    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 […]