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School of Arts & Humanities

News contact: Sadie Prater, UTD, (972) 883-2972, sprater@utdallas.edu

Altered States Addresses Emerging
Technology’s Place in Visual Culture

RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 19, 2003 ) - From Jan. 16 to Feb. 14, The University of Texas at Dallas will host a new exhibition, Altered States, curated by UTD Assistant Professor and acclaimed artist John Pomara, that examines how developments in technology are altering the creative process.   Artists included in the exhibition, which will be held in the Visual Arts Building on the UTD campus, are Scott Barber, Chris Jaggers, Emily Joyce, Chris Kysor, Janet Tyson and Marco Villegas.  

A reception will be held in connection with the exhibition in the building's Main Gallery on Friday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

"Developments in technology have become such a part of our daily world that we can't imagine being without them:   the Internet, digital imaging, ATM machines, electronic stock market trading, even biotechnology, to name just a few," Pomara said.    "Such devices, directing us electronically in our daily tasks, are also teaching us how to think, see, and feel in new ways.   Even the printed page is composed of pixels -- 300 units to the square inch in the case of your average magazine page -- which are coming to be seen as the building blocks of contemporary visual culture."

All UTD art exhibitions are free and open to the public.   The Visual Arts Building is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.   It is closed on Sundays.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail sprater@utdallas.edu or visit the School of Arts and Humanities' web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls about 13,700 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at www.utdallas.edu.


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