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EMAC and the School of Arts and Humanities host Digital Frontiers 2015

October 07, 2015

The Emerging Media and Communication program of the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication and the School of Arts and Humanities teamed up to host the 2015 Digital Frontiers Conference at UT Dallas. Local co-chairs Dr. Kim Knight (EMAC) and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy (Literary Studies) partnered with collaborators from the University of North Texas to bring the conference to UT Dallas in its fourth year. Digital Frontiers was established in 2012 as a project of the UNT Libraries to explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory.

ATEC Colloquia to feature Harvard University Physics Department Artist-in-Residence

October 07, 2015

On Thursday, October 8, from noon – 1:00 pm in ATC 3.102 Bernard will present a lively and engaging talk about how she came to be the first artist-in-residence in the Harvard Physics Department, the collaborative projects she has initiated and how her kinetic sculpture continues to evolve as a result of being surrounded by physicists.

ATEC Professor’s Exhibition Named Best in Dallas

October 01, 2015

An exhibit at the Dallas Contemporary last fall used an intricate web of computer coding to create an immersive, interactive experience. The audio-visual installation called DreamArchitectonics produced dreamlike sequences based on the tone and emphasis of a human voice reading lines of poetic imagery by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. New media artists Frank and Kristin Lee Dufour of the group Agence 5970 created DreamArchitectonics to explore the way the brain responds without the stimuli of sight or sound — unique moments of reverie bestowed by two pioneers of hyper-media art.

AIR Time featuring ATEC Professor Todd Fechter

September 29, 2015

Discover what ATEC Professor Todd Fechter and his students are capable of achieving as he shares two short films — “Snatch” and “Terminal B” — during his interview. It’s amazing what can be done in a mere 1 minute and 27 seconds or less!

EMAC Alumna Starts Fashion Magazine

July 24, 2015

A recent graduate’s passion for publication and her religion has led her to start a full-fledged magazine about the lives and fashion of modern Muslim-American women.

CTO of Oculus VR Visits UT Dallas Campus

April 28, 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.

Duo to Present the Story of ‘Argo’ at Lecture on Tuesday

April 23, 2015

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 →

Bionics Expert Hugh Herr Describes Efforts to End Disability, Offers Hope at ATEC Lecture

April 23, 2015

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 →

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.