Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

Students and faculty in the School of Arts and Humanities, including Arts and Technology and Emerging Media and Communication, as well as participants from the School of Engineering & Computer Science and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, invite the campus and surrounding community to experience current research and examples of student productivity, especially those that include an interactive, multi-modal experience.  Students have embraced the Edith O'Donnell Arts & Technology Building as a vehicle for exhibition and public engagement as they take their current projects from the classroom into a public arena in this first annual art and technology festival, ART FAIR 2015.  Projects range from video art to 3D fabrication, from data visualization to large scale painting, from animation to interactive games, from soundscapes to experiences combining neuroscience, astronomy and geological data. Events include a lecture on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), and presentations on motion capture, sound design, and animation.

Exhibitions and presentations will be on view May 1, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. noon until 5:00 p.m., in the Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building on the University of Texas at Dallas campus.



First Floor Lobby:
Reception 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Join faculty and students to celebrate the first annual UT-Dallas ART FAIR!

Lecture Hall:  
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   
Faculty sponsors:  Todd Fechter, Eric Farrar, Sean McComber, Midori Kitagawa, Kyoung Swearingen

Lecture Hall:  
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  
Making Computing Content using STEAM Power” 
Paul Fishwick
Artists are pioneers when it comes to technology. They are the first to explore, and critique, new modes of personal expression through diverse media.  When it comes to computing, the natural bridge to art is for the artist to employ computing technology as a new medium. This practice has been, and continues to be, very successful. We cross the bridge connecting art and computing by starting at the other end.  What if computing artifacts are guided or informed by art ad arts practice? Is it possible for a sculpture to be both an artistic product and a computing product simultaneously? I suggest that we can do this and I'll provide specific examples. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) movement provides impetus for this novel approach.

Lecture Hall:  
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00  -  4:30 pm   Presentation by Animation Faculty
Faculty sponsors:  Todd Fechter, Eric Farrar, Sean McComber, Midori Kitagawa, Kyoung Swearingen

Lecture Hall:  
4:30  -  4:45 pm
Exhibition of the hall's sound system capabilities: LARES acoustic beam forming reverb and new ATEC 7.1 Demonstration mixes
Faculty sponsor: Scot Gresham-Lancaster

Lecture Hall Lobby Open Space
Virtual Environments, Environment Art, Interactive Art, Level Design, Games
01. Everyone Hates You - Carrie Crossley
02. Untitled Kelly Weeren
03. Untitled Whitebox - Scott Swearingen, Dean Soeder
04. GameLab: Return To Color - Sarah Buxkamper (Creative Director)
05GameLab: Push And Pull - Michael Stewart (Creative Director)
06. Abstractness - Vincent Lo
07. Untitled Robert Leeper
08. Untitled - Chris Venable
09. V.E.C.T. Addison Stiles  
Faculty sponsor: Scott Swearingen

Lecture Hall Lobby Wall Areas
Graduate student large-scale paintings
Faculty sponsor: John Pomara

MoCap Lab  1.801A
MoCap demonstrations
Faculty sponsor: Midori Katagawa0

3D Fabrication Lab 1.910 
3D Fabrication exhibition
Faculty sponsor: Andrew Scott

Edith O’Donnell Building Entrance/ Foyer
Quad QSC soundscape 
Faculty sponsor: Scot Gresham-Lancaster

Large Interactive Screen Monitor (near 1.305)
Faculty sponsor: Paul Fishwick
Being Different
As a society, we celebrate conformance and diversity at the same time. When should we be diverse? When should we conform to social norms. The core elements of diversity and conformance are found in Galton’s 19th century mechanical apparatus, called a “Galton Board”. Our Galton Board is represented as a electromechanical kinetic sculpture that conveys both conformance and diversity. These terms have meanings in probability and statistics, where being “normal” is conveyed by adherence to central tendency (e.g., the mean value), however art is often born from diversity and challenging the norm (e.g., distribution tails).

Rock, Paper Scissors: Japan and Myth in the 19th century
In a print by Kikukawa Eizan in 1820, three geisha are playing a variant of rock-paper-scissors (kitsune-ken), which we played as children in another form.  There is a related myth involving a fox, a village head, and a hunter. We present an interactive and engaging representation of this cultural phenomenon using computer graphics, enhanced computing methods involving pixel shading, and a large high resolution display surface.

Edith O’Donnell Gallery
Faculty sponsor: Paul Fishwick
Eating Each Other: An Endless Cycle
This will be a physical exhibition in two parts: a water computer that requires standard 115VAC power, and a micro-controller based kinetic sculpture. Both parts are models of the predator-prey Lotka-Volterra equations. These equations represent a constant cycle of interaction between those who eat and those who are eaten. An endless cycle of predation. The exhibit is an interplay between elements of art, design, ecology, computing, and mathematics.

Edith O’Donnell Gallery
“Sticks and Stones: Experiences of Microaggressions Among UTD Students”
Tina Nguyen
Faculty sponsor:  Kristin Drogos

Edith O’Donnell Gallery
video games for mobile gaming / demonstration
Tonio Loewald 
Faculty sponsor:  Rosanna Guadagno

Edith O’Donnell Gallery Annex
New media installation piece
Luke Harden
Faculty sponsor: John Pomara



Re-Imagining Alchemy
This is an installation-based artwork that presents my research based on alchemical themes and processes. Alchemy has captured my fascination, not to look at the Myths as reality, but as a source of aesthetic, process and creative inspiration.
Val Curry
Faculty sponsor: Greg Metz



Third Floor Open Areas
Electronically-Integrated Structures
Faculty sponsor: Paul Fishwick

Art Performances of Scientific Data
The ArtSciLab (ATC 3.209) will be showing a number of projects by artists and scientists working in the lab including the data stethoscope and other projects that offer multimodal experiences of neuroscience, astronomy and geological data. We will also show a sound work of a sheet of nano-tubes emitting sound. 
Faculty sponsor:  Roger Malina

Large Screen Monitor, adjacent to ATEC office, ATC 3.105
Pseudoscience (video #01, paper plates),  video, 1:35m
Twyla Bloxham
Pseudoscience (video 01#, paper plates ) simulates the proliferation of cells through repetition of a single photographic element, a paper plate. The paper plates are blurred and altered in size to interrogate the visual conventions used to present scientific truth, prompting recollection of our first experiences observing the generation of life under the microscope. 
The video is part of larger body of work consisting of humorous and playful depictions of the everyday reexamined in a new and disorienting context. This body of work facilitates dialogue regarding the authenticity of the photographic medium, re-contextualization, the concept of originality in contemporary art, as well as science as a tool to understand and categorize the natural world. 
Faculty sponsor: Marilyn Waligore

Third Floor Hallway, opposite to 3.301 / 3.305
Selected Works in Cultural Science
Large scale visualization panels produced by researchers and students associated with the Cultural Science Lab
Faculty sponsor: Maximilian Schich

For more information contact:
Marilyn Waligore
[email protected]

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