Portfolio

The best from our students and faculty

ColorBy

games

Color By is a 2D puzzle platformer game with a focus on exploration and discovery.

Zog the Robot

games

Zog the Robot is an action-oriented beat ‘em up centered around the one-armed robot Zog attempting to escape a hostile environment.

Creative Automata Lab

visualizations

The Creative Automata Lab lab explores how abstract foundational computing artifacts are represented.

The Intractable and the Undecidable

publications

This study in foundational aspects of computation addresses the
intractable and the undecidable from the perspective of anticipation.

G-Complexity, Quantum Computation and Anticipatory Processes

publications

This study introduces the undecidable as a criterion for characterizing a particular type of complexity, defined as G-complexity.

False Miniatures

web

“False Miniatures” is an attempt to encapsulate a brief span of time in an engaging way. About 20 minutes pass in the time recorded here, but are meant to be emblematic of any day on campus.

Al Jazari’s Castle Clock

publications

Students in Dr. Fishwick’s joint Fall 2013 ATEC/CS class on modeling and simulation collaborated to create models, and working simulation, of Al Jazari’s castle clock

Bridging the Silos

publications

A study that analyzes a compendium of arts-science-humanities cross-disciplinary courses from 2009 to 2013.

Everything is Wrong

interactive

Everything is Wrong is a series of combined, sculptural objects modeled in Maya and 3D printed to form humorous juxtapositions

Data Remix

publications

The authors propose a role for ArtScience research and creative work in contributing to the necessary shifts to go beyond the current crisis of representation.

Parenting From a Distance

web

A capstone project that encourages positive and creative communication between separated children and family.

Galaxy for Hire

games

A hero-based tower defense game designed to allow up to four players to cooperatively team up online against enemy AI.

Instagram Is

emac

A documentary sharing the stories of Instagram users and how it is influencing their life, creativity and the community around them.

WFAA Journalists’ Stories

emac

Capstone video project that studied how social media integrates with traditional broadcast journalism.

Downpour

environments

A beautiful flythrough of a virtual environment during a downpour.

The Last Air Temple

environments

An ethereal virtual environment of a virtual air temple.

FrightLite

animation

Short animated film from the 2012-2013 offering of ATEC’s new Animation Studio production course.

Cabin Fever

animation

An overworked individual becomes involved in an unexpected desktop distraction.

Twitter in the Classroom

emac

An experiment with Twitter to encourage group discussion among history students.

Greed Machine

games

Greed Machine pits four players against each other in a competitive, last man standing, Tron-style, real-time strategy game.

Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea

sound

This original sound design for a painting by Jean Metzinger was part of a multilayer sound installation in the Dallas Museum of Art.

Stix

animation

In this short film by Felipe Ruiz Reyes (ATEC ’10), a tiny dog-like giraffe finds himself being squashed by things.

The Magic Shoppe

environments

The goal of the Magic Shoppe is plot exposition and player training. The player is sent by their master to purchase their initial mage garb in order to begin training. The player must complete his/her character customization by selecting a garb, staff, and spell book.

Soundscapes: Perot Museum

sound

Student-created soundscapes for spaces in the Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in downtown Dallas.

Undetweetable

web

Undetweetable is an archive of deleted tweets. One can search for any twitter user to see his or her digital mistakes and regrets.

Bertie the Bird

animation

Bertie wakes up to discover his home is gone. He must find a new home. Story written and narrated by Ken Landefeld; video animation by Ashley Willess.