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.
The last talk in the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building lecture hall. Speaking will be Tony and Jonna Mendez, the pair behind the story told in the Warner Bros. feature filmArgo, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2012. The lecture … Continue reading Duo to Present the Story of ‘Argo’ at Lecture on Tuesday →
Last year, Richardson resident Kathryn Kuehn lost both hands and feet from a sudden bacterial infection that caused septic shock. The amputations left her in need of prosthetic limbs advanced enough to help in daily activities, including all that goes into raising two children. When Kuehn saw that bionics expert Hugh Herr would be speaking … Continue reading Bionics Expert Hugh Herr Describes Efforts to End Disability, Offers Hope at ATEC Lecture →
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
ATEC freshman Emma Mathes’ design of Quasar, a superhero who can create pockets of intense gravity, earned her a $1,000 Clark Van Pelt Scholarship from Element X, a motion design studio in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas.
The University of Texas at Dallas is creating a new school focused on arts, technology and emerging communication after the UT System Board of Regents approved the move Thursday.