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Prof Explores Vocabulary, Knowledge in Twitter Project

May 25, 2016

In her latest media project, EMAC associate professor xtine burrough used Twitter as a stage to explore the ideas of knowledge and the self. “@IKnowTheseWords: A Twitterbot Textual Performance” details Burrough’s multi-year project aggregating and archiving all the words she knows in the form of tweets.

Anne Balsamo Appointed Inaugural Dean of ATEC School

May 06, 2016

Dr. Anne Balsamo has been named as the inaugural dean of the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas. Balsamo is a scholar, educator, entrepreneur and designer of new media whose research and interactive projects explore the cultural possibilities of emergent media technologies. Her recent book, Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work, offers a manifesto for rethinking the role of culture in the process of technological innovation in the 21st century.

Virtual Reality Scientist Wins CAREER Grant, Targets Training Programs

May 05, 2016

A prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will support a UT Dallas computer scientist in exploring new ways that virtual reality can help companies improve their training programs and, ultimately, save lives. Dr. Ryan McMahan, assistant professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, recently was awarded a $544,000, five-year grant to pursue a novel approach to workplace training using virtual reality (VR) technologies. The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program provides support for junior faculty who have demonstrated outstanding research and teaching skills.

University Mourns Loss of Library Communications Manager, EMAC Alumna

May 04, 2016

The UT Dallas Eugene McDermott Library and colleagues across campus are mourning the loss of the library’s communications manager, Misty Hawley, who died Saturday of natural causes. She was 39. Hawley MA’13 had coordinated the library’s communications needs since December 2013. During her tenure, the library expanded its hours and underwent extensive renovations in study and lounge areas.

Celebrate Spring 2016 EMAC Graduates

May 02, 2016

The Spring 2016 EMAC Capstone Celebration will take place Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. During this event, graduating students will share their capstone projects with the public and compete for outstanding capstone project awards. Following the formal presentations, audience members will get to engage with all students’ projects when all students share their work more informally during the showcase.

Artist Sonny Liew to Discuss New Graphic Novel

April 11, 2016

Singapore-based graphic novelist Sonny Liew will visit campus April 13 to discuss his latest work, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Liew is best known for the New York Times best seller The Shadow Hero with Gene Luen Yang, his contributions on Vertigo Comics’ My Faith in Frankie, his work on Marvel Comic’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility and a new Doctor Fate comic series with Paul Levitz.

A Class Act: Design Research Workshop with UTD’s UX Club

April 07, 2016

The projekt202 team went back to school recently to coach the next class of UX designers. The UX Club at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) hosted projekt202 for an interactive Design Research Workshop on March 31. Senior UX Designer Chelsea Maxwell, Experience Researcher Nick Ansel, Talent Coordinator Jessica Hart and Vice President of Customer Experience Jeremy Johnson shared their … Continue reading A Class Act: Design Research Workshop with UTD’s UX Club →

Combat Pilot Encourages ATEC Lecture Audience to Fly Past Adversity

April 01, 2016

Armour, known as “FlyGirl,” told the audience at the Arts and Technology (ATEC) Distinguished Lecture Series event on March 22 that she applied a few times before the Marines accepted her. She also failed her flight test on the first attempt. Dressed in a khaki flight uniform and leather jacket, Armour gave an energetic talk about how she stayed focused on her mission to become an attack helicopter pilot and then served two tours in Iraq. She repeatedly encouraged audience members to pursue their dreams and keep moving forward in the face of adversity.