Susan Eriksson Joins ArtSciLab as a Research Fellow!

Susan C. Eriksson is a geologist, educator, and artist, with a specialty in translating cutting-edge scientific research into programs that impact students and society. She has served as a research scientist for a major oil company; faculty, administrator, and museum director at Virginia Tech; and Education and Outreach Director for UNAVCO, an NSF facility for geodetic research and for the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

She supports an emerging community of scientists and artists working together in the subject of the Earth by founding  Bella Roca, a website with news and articles on people and events in the geoscience and art arena and by co-convening several sessions on geoscience and art at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting.

Susan has exhibited her Earth-inspired art work nationally at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Eriksson is also an independent consultant in strategic planning and evaluation of STEM programs.

Dr Eriksson is producer of the podcast channel on Art and Earth Sciences on the ArtSciLab Creative Disturbance project ( www. Creativedisturbance.org )

Jack Ox Joins ArtSciLab as a Research Fellow!

Jack Ox is an artist who used research as the method behind her art works and is now taking the procedures developed as an artist to the scientific and engineering world of visualization. She is also a longtime member of Leonardo Journal’s editorial board, and has served as both a Research Assistant Professor in Art and Art History, and Research Associate Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico; also at UNM, she is a researcher at the Center for Advanced Computing (CARC). Ox just finished a PhD dissertation on “Manifestations of Conceptual Metaphor and Blending Theories” for Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Her 30-year career of mapping musical scores to paintings such as Kurt Schwitters’s intermedia masterpiece, “Ursonate,” can be seen at http://www.jackox.net/pages/Ursonate/ur_MAINindex.html and virtual reality renditions, such as the “Gridjam” at http://www.jackox.net/pages/gridjamIndex.html. Recently, Ox presented a paper at the IEEE VIS 2014 conference in Paris on how knowledge representers can use analogy and conceptual blending in visualizations.

Jack Ox, together with Fluxus artist Ken Friedman, is leading the 3-year Leonardo symposium on the PhD in Art and Design. This project is documenting best methods and practices, as well as issues and challenges, that are emerging with the introduction of the PhD in Art and Design in universities internationally and in particular for hybrid professionals in theh art-science and art-technology fields.

TIm Perkis named as a Research Fellow in ArtSciLab!

Tim Perkis is a researcher, engineer, musician and filmmaker, who has
been working primarily in the field of digital sound for decades. As a
musician, he is a founder of The Hub, a pioneering group in the field
of computer network music, as well as a internationally-known
performer of improvised music, having worked with many of the leading
figures in the field in North America, Europe and Japan.  He has
taught at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and the
California College of the Arts (CCA)and has been resident
artist/researcher at Mills College in Oakland California, Xerox
Corporation’s Palo Alto Research Center, Paul Allen’s legendary
thinktank, Interval Research, and at the Mediterranean Institute of
Advanced Research (IMéRA) of the University of Aix-Marseille in
France. As an engineer he has designed tools, toys and software for a
variety of corporate clients, including Mattel, Sony, and Sennheiser,
and consulted with the San Francisco Airport and Art Commission as an
expert on technology-based art.  He is also producer and director of a
feature-length documentary on musicians and sound artists in the San
Francisco Bay area called NOISY PEOPLE (2007). His music is available
on over a dozen labels, including Tzadik(USA), EMANEM(UK), and
Creative Sources (Portugal).
Perkis is collaborating with ArtScilab on the Connectome Data
Dramatisation Project

Richard Wirth Appointed as the First Leonardo Fellow!

Richard Wirth is a Master’s candidate in the Arts and Technology program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Richard’s fellowship will be designed around his research of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) as interactive storytelling environments, comparing the function of secondary oral media across different modes of social interaction through the lens of video game ethnography. During his fellowship, Richard will explore Leonardo publications for his writings and research and also will serve as a guest editor of the Leonardo On-Line blog, among other activities.

The Leonardo Fellowship program recognizes accomplished graduate students and junior faculty from Leonardo Senior Affiliate organizations. Selected Leonardo Fellows will have an opportunity to advance their selected research or project area through such activities as publishing in the internationally renowned Leonardo journal or creating a unique art-science project under the auspices of Leonardo, as well as to receive mentorship from senior Leonardo editors. The Leonardo Fellowship includes a cash stipend of $1,000 (U.S.).

Throughout its history, Leonardo has presented the work of renowned international theorists, artists, scientists, curators and other practitioners of contemporary art involving 20th- and 21st-century media. The Leonardo Archive, spanning nearly 50 years, provides a rich basis for exploration of the genesis of art-science work, from the introduction of pioneering applications in kinetic art, computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic, algorithmic and genetic art, environmental, bio and land art to more recent artistic applications in nano art, CAVE installation work, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearables, sound art, cloud-based art and beyond.

Fellowships may be realized in a variety of possible forms, such as (but not limited to):

  • Guest-editing a themed special section in Leonardo journal
  • Curating a Leonardo Gallery devoted to work in the field of art-science-technology
  • Researching a topic area drawing on the 50-year Leonardo archive, leading to publication of an article in Leonardojournal or Leonardo On-Line
  • Or another project that utilizes the content or other resources of the Leonardo Network.

The creativity of the proposal will be a factor in the selection of Leonardo Fellows. Leonardo Fellows will also have opportunities to interface with the Leonardo community:

  • One month as a guest editor of the Leonardo On-Line Blog
  • Opportunity to speak at a Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) event.

Note: Submitted writings and projects are subject to editorial review and are not guaranteed to be published.

Who is eligible? During the announced nomination period, Leonardo Senior Affiliate Members may nominate one (1) graduate student for the Fall Fellowship and one (1) junior faculty member for the Spring Fellowship.

What is a Senior Affiliate Member? A Senior Affiliate Member is a paying member institution, department, lab or organization that is creating work in the intersection of art, science and technology. For more information about the many benefits of joining the Leonardo Affliate Program, please see www.leonardo.info/affiliates.

The nomination process: We accept nominations twice a year for the two fellowships: an autumn fellowship for a graduate student and a spring fellowship for a junior faculty member.

           Step 1 Nomination period opens and is announced by the Leonardo Affiliate Program. Senior Affiliates are invited submit a nomination.

           Step 2 The Leonardo Senior Affiliate nominator sends a preliminary email to Leonardo/ISAST indicating the name and position of the organization’s nominee and his/her contact information and including the nominator’s letter of recommendation in support of the nominee.

           Step 3 Upon acknowledgmentand request by Leonardo/ISAST, the nominee submits a project proposal as well as a resume and writing sample for consideration.

Where and when is the fellowship? The fellowships are conducted remotely, with periodic telephone or video contact with the Leonardo editors. The duration of each fellowship is either one academic quarter or semester. One fellowship takes place at a time, rotating between the graduate student and the junior faculty fellowship.

Does the fellowship offer a stipend? We offer a $1,000 stipend, awarded at the beginning of the fellowship project.

Have more questions? Contact Danielle Siembieda, Leonardo Affiliate Manager, dani…@leonardo.info

Timeline of Spring 2015 Fellowship (Junior Faculty Members)

October 15, 2014:  Fellowship Nomination Period Announced (for Fall: Graduate Student Nominations Only)
November 15, 2014:  Fellowship Nominations and supporting materials due
December 15, 2014:  Materials From Nominee Due 
January 15, 2015:  Fall Fellowship Awardee announced
February 15, 2015:  Fall Fellowship begins
April 30, 2015:  Fall Fellowship ends

The Leonardo Affiliate Program

ArtSciLab Welcomes a New Research Assistant, Sruthi Ayloo!

Sruthi Ayloo is our new Research Lab Assistant and is currently in pursuit of her Masters in Computer Science here at UT Dallas. She received her Bachelors in Computer Science at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani India with Honors. She has previously interned at Matlab, Oracle, and Yashoda Group. She will be helping the ArtSciLab with projects such as Creative Disturbance.

Welcome Sruthi!

New Research Assistant in ArtSciLab – Anvit Srivastav

We are pleased to introduce the new Research Assistant in the ArtScilab.

Anvit Srivastav is a master’s student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his bachelor’s in Information technology from Jaypee Institute of Information technology in India. He has worked extensively with web technologies and is skilled in Ruby on rails, Javascript and, PHP. His areas of interest are Game development, Cloud computing, Web design and, Network security. He is currently specializing in the field of Information assurance. In his spare time, he likes to work on music production, digital art and play the guitar. He is a huge metal head and is always up for concerts if you’re looking for someone to go with.

Anvit will be working on our DataRemix project with Connectome data and on the Creative Disturbance project.

Immersive Cinema

David Marlett is researching and developing technologies and artistic techniques necessary to produce live-action
‘feature films’ to be experienced entirely within a head-mounted display such as an Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus.

As part of his PhD dissertation research at the Arts & Technology Program (ATEC) at The University of Texas (Dallas),Marlett is developing, and intends to then produce, his screenplay,BLUE HIGHWAY,as quite possibly the first feature length, live action Immersive Cinema 3D-360 film.
(This will be developed out of theArtSciLab in ATEC, where Marlett is a Research Fellow.)  BLUE HIGHWAY has been in development as both a play and a film, due to its theatrical feel, limited sets and intimate dialogue.  It is thus ideal for Immersive Cinema which is, production-wise,
akin to filming a play from the front row.

http://www.dmarlett.com/immersive-cinema

2014 Fourth International CDASH Call

2014 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CDASH CALL FOR INTER-DISCIPLINARY
ART-SCIENCE-HUMANITIES CURRICULA- Deadline JULY 30 2014

CDASH : Curriculum Development in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/cdash/

Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina and UT Dallas faculty member
Kathryn Evans are inventorying examples of courses and curricula that
are in the art-science–humanities field such as courses on art and
biology, music and mathematics, art and chemistry, dance and
environmental sciences, etc.

The current CDASH inventory is available at
http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/cdash/  includes over 130 courses.

Individuals who have taught an art-science-humanities course at the
university or secondary-school level, in formal or informal settings,
are invited to contact Kathryn Evans, with details of their
curriculum, at kcevans@utdallas.edu.  Please send the URL (if
available), title and number of the course(s), a short description,
the level offered (graduate or undergraduate) and the department(s) in
which the course(s) was offered.  We are also interested in the
“history” of your course – when it was offered, if you had any issues
with approval, and how you developed the course, lessons learned. Full
syllabi may be sent to Paul Thomas at  p.thomas@unsw.edu.au to be
included in a cloud wiki at http://artsci.unsw.wikispaces.net/.

We are interested in the broad range of all forms of the performing
arts (including music, dance, theatre and film) and the visual arts
(both traditional and new media); and connecting to all the sciences.
We are looking for submissions of in-person class room, on-line and
hybrid blended courses. We also include technology related courses
that are art-science focused.

The CDASH site also lists programs and centers that are devoted to
Art- Science-Humanities research and curriculum.

This project is overseen by a working group consisting of: Kathryn
Evans, UT Dallas, Roger F Malina, UT Dallas, Paul Thomas, University
of New South Wales, Meredith Tromble, San Francisco Art Institute and
the Leonardo LEAF Chair David Familian, University of California,
Irvine.

This project is co sponsored by Leonardo Education and Art Forum
(LEAF): http://www.leonardo.info/isast/LEAF.html; The ArtSciLab,
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD): https://artscilab.atec.io/
and the  College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/.

We also bring your attention to the call for MA and PhD Thesis
abstracts in Art, Science and Technology:
http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu/

The Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) is a comprehensive database of
Ph.D., Masters and MFA thesis abstracts on the intersection of art,
science and technology. Individuals receiving advanced degrees in
disciplines that investigate philosophical, historical or critical
applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to
submit abstracts of their theses for consideration. Selected abstracts
are published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Authors of most highly
ranked abstracts are invited to submit an article for publication in
Leonardo. The aim of the LABS database is to give visibility to
interdisciplinary work. Annual submission deadline: 30 June. For more
information, contact Sheila Pinkel at <spinkel@earthlink.net>.

UTDallas Crowdfund Workshop

 

 Come join us this Friday (April 4th)  from 11am – 3pm for this unique opportunity! It is completely free for Students, Faculty, and Staff.

The event will be located in the Faculty & Staff Dining Room SU – UTD Campus

Campus Map

The Crowdfund Workshop is presented by CrowdFormation.org, the National Crowd Funding Association and the UTDallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Topics Discussed:

-Overview of CrowdFunding

 

-Practical Crowdfunding

-Featuring a panel that will discuss their experiences with crowdfunding

-Overview of Equity Crowdfunding

 

-Overview of Academic Crowdfunding

 

Speakers for the event include:

Dr.Bruce Gnade-

-UTDallas: Vice President for Research

Dr.Roger Malina

-UTDallas: Arts and Technology

David Marlett

-Executive Director, National Crowdfunding Association

Dan Bochsler

-UTDallas: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Madison Pedigo

-UTDallas: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Jed Moody

-Haynes & Boone, Attorneys at Law

Jeremy Forsberg

-University of Texas at Arlington: Assistant VP of Research

For More information, check out the detailed itinerary 

ArtSciLab Welcomes Two New Team Members

The ArtSciLab would like to welcome two new additions to the team, Stephanie Brisendine and Stephen Witt. Stephanie is an EMAC Major and Stephen is an ATEC Major , both are Seniors at UT Dallas.

They will be working on our various exciting projects including the up and coming podcast, Creative Disturbance, as well as our heavily anticipated E-book releases. Be on the lookout for our projects as we begin rolling them out in the future.