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.

2014 Fourth International CDASH Call


CDASH : Curriculum Development in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

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  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  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 to be
included in a cloud wiki at

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,

This project is co sponsored by Leonardo Education and Art Forum
(LEAF):; The ArtSciLab,
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD):
and the  College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

We also bring your attention to the call for MA and PhD Thesis
abstracts in Art, Science and Technology:

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 <>.

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

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The Crowdfund Workshop is presented by, 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.

The ArtSciLab is Hiring!

Student Position in the ArtSciLab led by Prof Roger Malina

Title: Intern in the Leonardo Initiative on Experimental Publishing

Supervisor: Prof Roger Malina ( )
Day to Day Supervision : Andrew Blanton
Advice: Prof Cassini Nazir

The student will work on a number of projects including:
– Assist in technical assembly for two Leonardo e-books to be published by MIT Press in 2014-
– Developing an innovative web site and social media presence for the ArtSciLab
– Developing the Creative Disturbance Podcast Radio Station
– Editorial and technical work on three web site companions Art and Atoms ( ) and Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks ( and Art and Synthetic Biology ( )
– Support on ARTSCILAB projects such as the ArtSciLab Crowdfunding Club

This position was previously held by EMAC Students AJ Klein, Max Mechanic and Cathryn Ploehn

Technical Skills required:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP – enough knowledge to manage and tinker with websites built with WordPress
Photoshop, Illustrator – good working knowlege
Editorial Coordination, Previous web development experience desired
Experience with Content Management Systems preferred

Hours: flexible , up to 19 1/2 hours a week.

Contact : Charlotte Mason :

Introducing the UTD – ATEC ArtSciLab CrowdFormation


Provide a cooperative environment to inform and promote collaborative efforts of students and faculty to better crowdfund their projects and research.


Providing a collaborative environment for students and faculty to work together in support of their crowdfunding efforts. For example, students with development and engineering ideas can meet with finance and marketing students, as well as video production students, for information sharing regarding crowdfunding techniques and in some instances to cooperatively crowdfund their own projects/research.

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David Marlett
, Research Fellow, ATEC ArtSciLab
J.D., CPA, Exec. Dir., National Crowdfunding Association,  214-208-2148

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Roger Malina,


 Weekly @ ArtSciLab in ATEC 3.209, Date/Time TBD
Participants All interested UTD students, faculty and staff. To register interest in being involved or to learn more, email David Marlett or visit us online at

Cathryn Ploehn appointed as Experimental Publishing intern in the Art-Science Laboratory

Cathryn Ploehn has been appointed as  Experimental Publishing intern in the Art-Science Laboratory.

The Experimental Publishing project is part of the Leonardo Initiatives in collaboration with Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (url and MIT Press.

Cathryn Ploenh is a Senior EMAC student with an interest in interaction design an illustration. Cathryn was previously graphics editor at The Mercury, the UT Dallas student newspaper, where she won numerous award for her editorial cartoons and design. Cathryn is currently involved in research on Big Data visualization with Prof. Alvaro Cardenas and two other students.

Her previous work can be seen at :

Cathryn Ploehn will be developing a number of initiatives including
the e-book and living web companion projects:

The UT Dallas ATEC Art-Science Lab carries out research and development that requires collaboration between artists and scientists, applied to problems of societal urgency and cultural timeliness.