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CTO of Oculus VR to Visit UT Dallas Campus

April 07, 2015

John D. Carmack is an American game programmer and the co-founder of id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics, such as his famous Carmack’s Reverse algorithm for shadow volumes, and is also a rocketry enthusiast and the founder and lead engineer of Armadillo Aerospace. In August 2013, Carmack took the position of CTO of Oculus VR.

Visiting Artist Lecture with Maggie Evans

April 07, 2015

Maggie Evans was born in Denton, Texas in 1980. She graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in Illustration in 2003 and received an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008.

Summer and Fall 2015 EMAC Courses

April 02, 2015

The Summer and Fall 2015 schedules are now live in Coursebook, and registration begins on Monday, April 6.  You can find your registration appointment time in Orion. As you look at your options for Fall 2015, you will find that the esteemed STAFF is covering a remarkable number of courses. STAFF is not some new AI tool that … Continue reading Summer and Fall 2015 EMAC Courses →

ATEC Creative Automata Lab Advances Personalized Learning

March 04, 2015

The UT Dallas ATEC Creative Automata Lab, under the direction of Dr. Paul Fishwick, has submitted a video entry to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering Video Contest. The video shows the innovative work of the lab to create personalized learning experiences by representing complex systems through multiple models.

STEAM Advocate to Share His Vision at Lecture

February 25, 2015

John Maeda will illustrate the concept of combining science, technology, engineering and math with art during his talk, “Turning STEM into STEAM,” on March 4. Tickets for the ATEC Distinguished Lecture are on sale now.

Exhibit and Forum Examine Anti-Apartheid and Human Rights Activist

February 20, 2015

A traveling exhibition highlighting the work of Helen Suzman, a former South African parliamentarian who devoted her life to fighting apartheid laws comes to UT Dallas next week. The exhibition also highlights Suzman’s enduring friendship with former South African President Nelson Mandela, which began in 1967 when the two met during his incarceration at the Robben Island Prison. The exhibit opens Monday in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building and runs until March 27.

DreamWorks Executive Reveals Inner Workings of Animation Process at ATEC Lecture

February 12, 2015

Lincoln Wallen, chief technology officer of DreamWorks Animation, launched the 2015 ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk titled “Science and Engineering: The Art of Experience” in which he explained how big, complex systems containing mountains of data and equations are made small and simple during the animation process.

Media Critic Anita Sarkeesian to Address Gender in Gaming at Lecture

February 10, 2015

A talk this week from media critic Anita Sarkeesian will continue the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology 2015 lecture series. This year’s series focuses on issues in society regarding the interaction between gender and medicine, science and technolog