Portfolio

The best from our students and faculty

GamerGate Critique

emac

This project critiques the #GamerGate movement, which has harassed multiple women in the games industry on the internet and in person. GamerGate-Critique.com consists of a series of posts speaking out against a vehement, misogynist movement hiding under the guise of ethics in games journalism.

DOWN RIGHT FIERCE: A Look Inside Competitive Gaming

emac

A documentary that explores the competitive fighting game scene while following various players throughout the nation. The focus is primarily on the rise of eSports and its struggle to become a mainstream entity.

Sticky

animation

This year’s project was different because the collection of skills and experience levels of the students was different. There was a real focus and push on the textures and lighting that make up the final look and feel of this piece. As a result, the team was able to achieve a very sophisticated photo-realistic look,

ColorBy

games

Color By is a 2D puzzle platformer game with a focus on exploration and discovery.

Zog the Robot

games

Zog the Robot is an action-oriented beat ’em up centered around the one-armed robot Zog attempting to escape a hostile environment.

Creative Automata Lab

visualizations

The Creative Automata Lab lab explores how abstract foundational computing artifacts are represented.

The Intractable and the Undecidable

publications

This study in foundational aspects of computation addresses the
intractable and the undecidable from the perspective of anticipation.

G-Complexity, Quantum Computation and Anticipatory Processes

publications

This study introduces the undecidable as a criterion for characterizing a particular type of complexity, defined as G-complexity.

False Miniatures

web

“False Miniatures” is an attempt to encapsulate a brief span of time in an engaging way. About 20 minutes pass in the time recorded here, but are meant to be emblematic of any day on campus.

Al Jazari’s Castle Clock

publications

Students in Dr. Fishwick’s joint Fall 2013 ATEC/CS class on modeling and simulation collaborated to create models, and working simulation, of Al Jazari’s castle clock

Bridging the Silos

publications

A study that analyzes a compendium of arts-science-humanities cross-disciplinary courses from 2009 to 2013.

Data Remix

publications

The authors propose a role for ArtScience research and creative work in contributing to the necessary shifts to go beyond the current crisis of representation.

Parenting From a Distance

web

A capstone project that encourages positive and creative communication between separated children and family.

Galaxy for Hire

games

A hero-based tower defense game designed to allow up to four players to cooperatively team up online against enemy AI.

Instagram Is

emac

A documentary sharing the stories of Instagram users and how it is influencing their life, creativity and the community around them.

WFAA Journalists’ Stories

emac

Capstone video project that studied how social media integrates with traditional broadcast journalism.

Downpour

environments

A beautiful flythrough of a virtual environment during a downpour.

The Last Air Temple

environments

An ethereal virtual environment of a virtual air temple.

FrightLite

animation

Short animated film from the 2012-2013 offering of ATEC’s new Animation Studio production course.

Cabin Fever

animation

An overworked individual becomes involved in an unexpected desktop distraction.

Greed Machine

games

Greed Machine pits four players against each other in a competitive, last man standing, Tron-style, real-time strategy game.

Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea

sound

This original sound design for a painting by Jean Metzinger was part of a multilayer sound installation in the Dallas Museum of Art.

Stix

animation

In this short film by Felipe Ruiz Reyes (ATEC ’10), a tiny dog-like giraffe finds himself being squashed by things.

Soundscapes: Perot Museum

sound

Student-created soundscapes for spaces in the Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in downtown Dallas.

Undetweetable

web

Undetweetable is an archive of deleted tweets. One can search for any twitter user to see his or her digital mistakes and regrets.