Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas Ackerman Center 2016 Teacher Workshop Wednesday, Jun 29 - Thursday, Jun 30
(9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

The University of Texas at Dallas
Ackerman Center 2016 Teacher Workshop
Accessories to Murder: Collaboration and Theft During the Holocaust

We invite you to participate in this Teacher Institute which offers 16 hours of Continuing Education credit and is being provided to educators in the greater Dallas area FREE of charge thanks to a generous endowment to the Ackerman Center.

Accessories to Murder: Collaboration and Theft During the Holocaust, presented by the UT Dallas Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, is a comprehensive, two day exploration into curricular approaches for teaching World War II and the Holocaust. Bringing together experts in the field, this unique learning experience affords teachers the opportunity to gain innovative classroom tools and skills for teaching the topic through the Humanities, Art, English, Geography, Government, History, Social Sciences, and Social Studies. In addition, it provides a unique opportunity to interface with area teachers who are currently implementing these strategies in their classrooms. Sessions will focus on key historical issues relating to the history of anti-Semitism, critical nineteenth and twentieth-century thought leading up to the Nazi takeover, and the seminal events of the war. Teachers will be provided with a selection of seminars pertaining to their field including the use of multi-media, film, and database resources.

More information can be found here or by emailing

Abstract Intersections Amplified: Stephen Evans Friday, Jun 24 - Saturday, Jul 9
(9 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

June 24 - July 9

Edith O’Donnell Art and Technology Building - 1st Floor Gallery

Reception: Friday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This work represents random, abstract intersections of sounds, animations and videos. The design is driven by Stephen's desire to create compelling abstract video, still images, and sound that will engage the viewer to explore a multi-dimensional, surreal realm of the original topics. Also, Stephen wants to engage the viewer in the making of the art by showing a visual representation of the mixing and randomizing processes that result in a continually changing output that never repeats. The helter-skelter, abstract character of the output video is very dependent on the input sound and animation videos; and the effects variables in the mixing software. Very different abstract works can be created by changing the mixing ingredients and tweaking the control "knobs." The availability of incredible modular synthesis tools enables the translation of his creative ideas to compelling art works. The "brushes and palettes" for this work are hardware and software synthesizers, Moog 32 and Max7, respectively. Part of his inspiration for this work was the Aurora Festival: The Art of Light, Video and Sound. This festival included many variations on the theme described above.

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