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Mother & Daughter Making EMAC a Family Tradition

‘Traditional’ isn’t something that comes to mind when thinking about the EMAC program. For Lari Tanner, the image of a traditional university setting looked something similar to her previous experience where professors cared more about lecturing at students than interacting with th…

Big Design Conference Founder Brian Sullivan to Speak at UX Club

Usability expert and Big Design Conference founder Brian Sullivan will discuss Breaking into UX with Arts and Technology students . Sullivan will discuss how to land potential jobs and hot topics in the user experience field.  The discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 pm in ATC 2.…

Media Studies after Watson

The School of Arts and Humanities announces Olivia Banner, PhD a candidate for Assistant Professor in Emerging Media and Communication. Dr. Banner will give a lecture on Monday, March 3 Thursday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in ATC 2.811 titled Media Studies after Watson.  Medicine is undergoing rapid t…

Meet Ellen Curtis – Graduate Advisor for EMAC & ATEC

Ellen Curtis joined EMAC and ATEC as the graduate advisor for students studying in the masters program.  Though new to ATEC and EMAC, Ellen is no stranger to working with students from UT Dallas. For nearly eight years she worked in the School of Engineering and Computer Science department advising…

Audience Research in the New Media Landscape: Current Assessment and Future Directions

The School of Arts and Humanities announces Angela M. Lee, MA Candidate for Assistant Professor in ATEC (EMAC) Ms. Lee will give a talk entitled Audience Research in the New Media Landscape: Current Assessment and Future Directions  This presentation will introduce a number of theoretical and e…

Not Seeing Is Believing: Critical Practice as Ideological Ophthalmology

The School of Arts and Humanities announces Jack Stenner, PhD Candidate for Associate Professor in ATEC (EMAC) Dr. Stenner will give a talk entitled “Not seeing is believing: critical practice as ideological ophthalmology” Monday, February 3 at 11 in ATC 2.811.  Biography Jack S…

Dr. Johnson Goes to Washington: Tweeting the State of the Union

Dr. Janet Johnson’s research has centered on the relationship between social media and politics. Now, Johnson will have a first-hand opportunity to see her research brought to life. The White House has selected the clinical assistant professor to attend and “live-tweet” the State of the …

EMAC Professor Discusses Sports Fans’ Use of Social Media

If anybody knows what it is like to be in the shoes of Alabama kicker and Southlake Carroll graduate Cade Foster, it is Dusty Mangum. The former University of Texas kicker from 2001-2005, whose fondest memory is his game-winning kick in the 2005 Rose Bowl, also had a game he would rather forget. In…

EMAC to Celebrate Fall 2013 Capstones

Join us as we celebrate the Fall 2013 graduate and undergraduate students present their final capstone projects on December 7, 2013. The capstone celebration will be held in the Jonsson Performance Hall room JO 2.604 starting promptly at 6 pm on Saturday, December 7. We will hold an intermission wi…

EMAC Students, Faculty Share Voices at THAT Camp

In September 2013 Dr. Kim Knight was invited to speak at the Digital Frontiers Conference at The University of North Texas. She invited two of her former students and one PhD student to attend the conference and speak on a panel with her about Fashioning Circuits If you don’t know what a THAT camp…

EMAC Faculty Candidate to Present Why We Click

Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, Candidate for Associate Professor in Emerging Media and Communication will give a presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 am 4 pm in ATEC 3.205 entitled Why We Click: An Examination of Social Influence Processes Online. Dr. Guadagno received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology fro…

EMAC Courses Focus on Crowds, Media and Culture

If you’re having trouble choosing among the three topics courses available this spring, the following course descriptions may help you weigh your options:   In COMM 3342.001 (TR 1:00-2:15), Janet Johnson will teach Crowdsourcing Information Gathering. This course explores crowdsourc…

EMAC Professor to Present During Diversity Lecture Series

At noon Friday, October 4th, in the Kusch Auditorium (FN 2.102), Dr. Bobby C. Alexander, associate professor of sociology, will present the first of four lectures in the Diversity Lecture Series. The series will close with a presentation from Emerging Media and Communications Professor Dr. Kimberly…

Advanced Topics in Communication (COMM 3342) Topic Changes

EMAC 4372 isn’t the only place you’ll find schedule changes this fall. We also had to switch up our plans for the COMM 3342 courses. In COMM 3342.001, Carie Lambert will focus on Communication Ethics as the class covers topics such as intercultural communication, professional codes of et…

A Tale of Two 4372s in Fall 2013

Back in the Spring we posted information about the two sections of EMAC 4372 that are being offered in Fall 2013. There have been some schedule changes and those courses are now being taught by different faculty.   EMAC 4372.001 is now being taught by Barbara Vance and will address the topic &…

EMAC Course Explores the Driving Force Behind the Social Web

In a revised version of EMAC 3328, Professor Cuihua (Cindy) Shen will lead students in an exploration of the implications of digital media on the ways in which people engage in community life. This course is designed for students interested in understanding and designing online communities using a …

EMAC Lab Presents: Git Syllabus

Lately, the code-sharing site Github has been getting attention as a possible tool for academic collaboration. Github’s ability to track the revisions made to a work over time, as well as to allow others to “fork” their own versions of a work and then suggest that changes made in t…

EMAC Professor to Receive 2013 Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Teaching Award

Dr. Kim Knight has been selected for the Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Teaching Award to be presented at the 4th Annual UT Dallas Diversity Awards Gala hosted by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE). The Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Teaching Award honors the co…

ATEC, EMAC Professors Promoted to Tenured Associate Professors

As of September 1, 2013 the ATEC and EMAC programs at The University of Texas at Dallas will have three new tenured associate professors: Monica Evans, Todd Fechter and David Parry. Monica Evans As a faculty member in the Arts and Technology program, Monica Evans‘ focus is to expand the game …

Capstone Celebration

Please join us to celebrate the projects and graduation of our Spring 2013 graduates on Wednesday, May 1, 2013  CN 1.112 in the Alexander Clark Center 6:00pm-9:30pm View the program notes online. …

EMAC Lab Readies New Release

The EMAC Lab, formerly the Mobile Lab, which has previously created projects such as Undetweetable and Enemygraphis working on a new software project, which should be ready for release next month. The project, called Github Syllabus, is designed to allow college instructors to quickly and easily …

MIT Press Journals Director to Discuss The Evolution of Scholarly Publishing

Nick Lindsay, Journals Director for The MIT Press will speak on “The Evolution of Scholarly Publishing” as part of the Art Rendevous Science (ARS) Research Colloquia series on Wed., April 17 at noon in the ATEC Conference Room, ATEC 1.606. Abstract “Publishing is about to go through…

Leonardo Abstracts Service Seeks Art, Science, Technology Graduate Theses

Students who will be getting an M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. on a subject related to the intersection of art, science and technology are encouraged to submit an abstract of their thesis to LABS (Leonardo Abstract Services). This peer-reviewed database has been in existence for over 10 years and functions …

International Call for Examples of Inter-Disciplinary Art-Science-Engineering-Humanities Curricula

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF), The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW) announce a: 2013 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR EXAMPLES OF INTER-DISCIPLINARY ART-SCIENCE-ENGINEERING-HUMANITIES CURRICULA Leonardo…

Which EMAC 4372 class is right for you?

Class registration opened this morning and for Fall 2013 we are offering two sections of the special topics course EMAC 4372. You may be asking yourself what course is the better fit for you? Below are the course descriptions for Dave Parry’s course as well as Andrew Famiglietti’s course…

Two Faculty Openings in EMAC Program

The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas invites scholars to apply for two positions in the Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) Program beginning as early as August 2013: one at the Assistant Professor level and the other at the tenured level. The latter appointmen…

Capstones in the Fall

Looking for capstone registration? Are you worried because it doesn’t appear in Coursebook? Don’t worry, there will be capstones in the Fall. The course just does not appear in Coursebook. To register for capstone you should download the Undergraduate capstone form or the Graduate capst…

Fall & Spring Course Book

The Summer and Fall 2013 schedule is now live in Course Book and Galaxy. Please refer to Course Book (http://coursebook.utdallas.edu/) to find updated information on days and times. As a reminder, the schedule is subject to change NOTE: Room locations will be updated at a later date and time once th…

How EMAC Got Me Through SXSW Music Week Without a Badge or Wristband

FEATURE is written by Chachi Flores who is an EMAC Junior, he comes from a history of English, journalism, and film studies. He loves to connect with people over social media; honing his skills at EMAC in social, SEO, and content creation. If you didn’t stay connected during South by Sou…

EMAC Grad Mentioned in KERA’s Art+Seek

As South by Southwest (SXSW) is taking over Austin, TX in Dallas the team at KERA was busy working on a story about how high-tech is meeting high-fashion. The Art+Seek article written by Lauren Silverman covers the role of technology and it’s history in fashion starting with MIT’s ̶…

Advocating For Open Access

Open Access has been receiving more attention lately, with many scholars advocating for increasing for removing limitations on access and distribution of their work. In response to a WhiteHouse.gov petition, the White House even issued a directive guaranteeing that all publicly funded scientific …

Scholarship Opportunity for ATEC/EMAC Students

The Arts & Technology Scholarship is funded by the Metroplex Technology Business Council 2008 Tech Titan Award and the Greater Texas Foundation. The award is a total of $2000 for one year towards tuition, or $1000 per Fall and Spring semester. REQUIREMENTS: Students must be Arts & Technolog…

ATEC/EMAC Showcase

The time has come once again for students in the EMAC and ATEC program to have the opportunity to present projects they have been working on to their peers and professors at the ATEC/EMAC Showcase. The showcase will be held in the Clark Conference Center on April 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm Submissions are…

ATEC Faculty Member to Perform at 2nd Annual Network Music Festival

ATEC faculty member Scot Gresham-Lancaster has been invited to headline the 2nd Annual Network Music Festival in Birmingham, UK on Feb. 22nd as a member of the computer music network ensemble The Hub. From the festival’s press release: The Hub considered by many to be the inventors of network…

Sculpting a Nano “World”

How many earths can fit on the end of a pin?  If your using IBM Zurich’s newest nano-fabrication tool apparently about a hundred. Or close to a thousand if you prefer your scale comparisons to a grain of rice. Using a heated atomic scale silicon probe, scientists at IBM have created a precise me…

Student Motivated by Leadershape Experience

This summer EMAC senior Joe Posada-Triana was selected to attend a national session of the LeaderShape Institute. A seven day immersive leadership training for students, LeaderShape focuses on empowering leaders “to create a just, caring, thriving world”. Joe’s attendance at LeaderShape was th…

Students Explore Hacker Methods

Move over engineers, you’re not the only ones who can build robots. That’s what students in Professor Andrew Famiglietti’s EMAC special topics class, which focused on hacker culture and practice, learned this semester. “People often use the word ‘hacker’ to refer …

Professor Reflects on Copyright in the Digital World

International copyright is a thorny issue that creative digital projects are often choosing to “route around,” rather than directly engage with. That was the impression Visiting Assisstant Professor Andrew Famiglietti took away from his recent participation in the Humanities in the Euro…

Capstone Spotlight: Roach Coach Reviews by Jamie Field

If you live in Dallas, and you want to taste the best the food truck business has to offer, graduating senior Jamie Field has a website for you: Roach Coach Reviews Roach Coach Reviews was part of Jamie’s senior capstone, a project all seniors must complete as part of their last semester in …

Capstone Spotlight: The Quiet Struggle by Desiree Jacob, EMAC MA

In Fall 2012, Desiree Jacob completed her capstone project, The Quiet Struggle (http://thequietstruggle.net), as part of the degree requirements for the Masters of Arts in Emerging Media and Communication. When Desiree began thinking about her capstone, she wanted to explore the impact of social me…

EMAC Professor and Undergraduate Student Design Study to Find Effect of Meetups.

Have you ever met up “in real life” with friends from an online community? Despite the fact that 75% of adults between 18 and 24 participate in online social networks and offline gatherings have become increasingly common in groups ranging from couch surfers to MMORPG gamers, there’s been s…

EMAC Faculty Member Presents at Media Places 2012

In December 2012, EMAC faculty member Kim Knight attended and presented at the Media Places: Infrastructure | Space | Media conference at Umeå University in Sweden. The invitation-only conference was sponsored by The Peter Wallenberg Foundation and the universities of Umeå, Stanford, and Lund. The…

Students to Present Emerging Media and Communications Projects

Students from the Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) program will present projects that examine how new media and network technologies are transforming the ways we connect with each other. The presentations are Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in CB3 1.306. Desiree Jacob, a mast…

Professor Evaluates Importance, Strategy of Twitter in Elections

Running for president in the digital age has brought a new requirement to the job: knowing how to work the Twittersphere. That is the analysis of Dr. Janet Johnson, who teaches in the Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) program at UT Dallas. Johnson has recently published an article in the…

A New Way to Make Friends Enemies: EnemyGraph

A new Facebook application developed by a team in the UT Dallas Emerging Media and Communications program allows users to now list enemies as opposed to just friends. EnemyGraph, an app that explores social dissonance on Facebook, is the creation of EMAC faculty Dean Terry, developed by Emerg…

Internet Creates Digital Portal into Private Lives

At the dawning of the Internet age, some believed the vast digital network would put unlimited freedom at everyone’s fingertips. But connecting the world has brought watchful eyes, as the Internet also created digital portals into the private lives of the masses. This unintended consequence is di…

Dallas/Fort Worth Interactive Marketing Association Scholarship

The EMAC program once again received monies from the Dallas Fort Worth Interactive Marketing Association for a $2000 scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate student who plans to pursue a career in marketing. The application requires students to write two short essays, one discussing how the E…

2011 ATEC/EMAC Showcase

On April 20, 2011, the UT Dallas Conference center filled with students and community members eager to see what our fellow Art & Technology (ATEC) and EMAC students have been cooking up. The front of the Center was lined with computers featuring interactive, ready-to-play games created in ATEC&#…

The Family That Plays Together Stays Together?

EMAC Professor’s Research Finds Online Games Can Promote Socialization “Get off the computer and go play outside.” So go the words heard in homes around the country as parents and children clash over the social benefits of video games. But parents needn’t worry so much, according to Dr.…

Prof Draws Social Media Lessons from Egypt’s Revolt

Social media didn’t lead to the recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, but this new system of communication certainly played a role in the process of the revolt. Dr. David Parry, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas, argues that anInternet-e…

EMAC Prof Challenges Old School News Approaches

Go digital or go home. That was the message Dr. Dave Parry, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) at UT Dallas, told an audience of journalists at the National Conference of Editorial Writers (NCEW), held Sept. 22–25 in Dallas. UT Dallas was a sponsor of the event, which…

Prof Explores Dynamics of Online Networking

Birds of a feather flock together in cyberspace. At least that’s what Dr. Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication at UT Dallas, has shown in a research article published in the journal First Monday. Examining an online community using social network analys…

UT Dallas Mobile Creation Piques Curiosity at SXSW

A social media platform for mobile devices created by Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) students is creating buzz at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin. Placethings is one of 32 finalists in the second annual Accelerator Competition at SXSW Interactive, which has become the wor…

Recognition Technology to Transform Mobile Devices

Research Aims to Further Expand Connections Between Real and Virtual Worlds UT Dallas researchers are working with Texas Instruments Inc. and GetFugu Inc. to enable next-generation human-device interaction (HDI) technologies that merge a physical, real-world environment with virtual, computer-genera…

Prof Believes New Media Are Changing Academia

Lecture by Digital Culture Expert to Discuss Ramifications for Universities Are academic libraries as we know them relics of the past? The rapidly changing structure of information flow has brought into question the relevancy of certain academic institutions, says Dr. David Parry, an assistant profe…

Lab Generating New Ideas for a Wireless Future

At the MobileLabat UT Dallas, cell phones do more than allow people to communicate with one another. In the hands of MobileLab researchers, these ubiquitous hand-held devices are like Alice’s rabbit hole: a portal to experience a different reality. “Mobile technology, because it is also a socia…

ATEC Student’s Twitter Video Makes Waves

Project Documents History Prof’s Use of Popular Service as a Teaching Tool An Arts and Technology student’s video account of a professor’s classroom experiment with Twitter is making waves on the World Wide Web, capturing thousands of viewers on YouTube and prompting an article in U.S. Ne…

Students Develop a Virtual World for Art Lovers

High culture comes to gamers with the help of a group of graduate students from UT Dallas Arts & Technology program. Twelve graduate students have created a virtual art education environment in which art lovers can learn about museum practices and the visual arts.  Among the activities to do i…