The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication merges the innovation processes of artists, scientists and engineers and explores experimental models through new technologies and the uses, impact and implications of digital technology for communication, culture and commerce.
Bachelor of Arts: Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Master of Arts: Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Master of Fine Arts: Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Doctor of Philosophy: Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Labs and Studios
The ArtSciLab is an interdisciplinary research lab that carries out national and international investigations on the hybridization of art and science, data visualization and experimental publishing. ArtSciLab exists to support innovation that involves art, scientific research, technology development and education. Research includes collaboration between artists and scientists who seek to investigate problems of cultural timeliness and societal urgency.
The Emerging Gizmology Lab researches design, media and culture by studying the exponential proliferation of gizmos (products being built on new technologies). Gizmos are the leading-edge result of the technological imagination at work. The lab tracks, deconstructs and reconstructs gizmos to understand the culture that built them as well as the potential for repurposing them as materials for ATEC research and creative projects.
The Fashioning Circuits Lab is a public humanities project that combines scholarship, university coursework and community engagement. The goal of the project is to explore the ways in which fashion and emerging media intersect and to work with community partners to introduce beginners to making and coding through the arts and humanities. In Fashioning Circuits, “fashion” functions not just as a noun to describe cultural trends, but also as a verb, “to fashion,” to indicate the experiential and problem-based learning strategies of the project and the potential for a diverse range of students to fashion themselves as members of the publics and counter publics of the future.
The Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab performs research on state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) systems and 3-D user interfaces (3DUIs). FIVE Lab researches using immersive VR technologies to promote learning and to provide training solutions that are better than real-world exercises. Researchers investigate the effects of system fidelity through user studies focused on performance, experience, learning and training.
The Narrative Systems Research Lab pursues models of understanding, structural research and the creation of new work in the fields of narrative and interactive media. Research includes making connections between narrative, new media, digital games, the fine arts, engineering, literature and the humanities through independent research, collaborative projects, and serious game development.
The Public Interactives Research Lab investigates how emerging technologies will transform urban media landscapes. Researchers create new technologies that draw on developments in ubiquitous computing, public art and environmental design to create new interactive public experiences.
The Social Practice and Community Engagement Media Lab (SP&CE Media Lab), fosters knowledge exchange among diverse communities, creates visibility for existing projects that focus on social awareness and community engagement, and facilitates the development of new community-focused projects and collaborations within the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication and with other disciplines at UT Dallas.