Alumnus’ Work Featured in Award-Winning ‘Issues’ Journal


The work of alumnus Paul Slocum (BS ’01) is featured in the fall 2013 issue of Issues in Science and Technology, an award-winning journal of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and The University of Texas at Dallas.

Paul Slocum is an artist, software developer, curator and musician. He previously directed a new media art gallery in Dallas called And/Or Gallery and is now operating an iOS software company in Brooklyn called SOFTOFT TECHECH that creates music and art apps.

Slocum’s work, featured on page 96 of the magazine, was made by extruding the time domain sequences of Conway’s Game of Life, a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.

Time is equated to the Z-axis and then rendered in a ray tracer. Each frame of the Game of Life sequence becomes a layer in a stack to form a complex static object.


In 2007, Slocum was listed in The Dallas Morning News‘ “Quick’s Five To Watch: Artists on the Verge,” as “promising young visual artists, each of whom has a solid local reputation or is on the verge of statewide or national recognition.”

He has performed music and exhibited artwork internationally at numerous venues including The New Museum of Contemporary Art and Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York, The National Center for the Arts in Mexico City, README Software Art Conference in Denmark, The Liverpool Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, The Dallas Museum of Art and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.