Standing Out: Creating a CV Gaming Platform

by Anvit Srivastav

Anvit, a Computer Science Masters student at UTD (Class of 2015), was primarily focused on studying network security. He already had web development skills and thought that a concentration in network security would be beneficial for his future plans. Surprisingly, the way Anvit ended up working in the lab and meeting Roger wasn’t directly related to his studies at all. Continue reading “Standing Out: Creating a CV Gaming Platform”

Staging Life: AI and Biotech in Art

This past March, Yvan Tina, the coordinator of the Creative Disturbance podcast project in the ArtSciLab, defended his dissertation at the School of Arts and Humanities of Aix-Marseille University in Aix-En-Provence. Yvan’s PhD program is very unique in the fact that it is a joint supervision thesis between Aix-Marseille University and UT Dallas under the direction of Professor Yannick Butel (Aix-Marseille University) and Roger Malina (UT Dallas).
Yvan presented his dissertation at Aix-Marseille University on March 16, 2018 about the use of artificial intelligence and biotechnology in art has led to a radical reformulation of theater as living performance. Continue reading “Staging Life: AI and Biotech in Art”

Cybernetic Serendipity at the National Academy of Sciences

by Sharath Chandra Ram
edited by JoAnn Nguyen

‘Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity’ was hosted at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cybernetic serendipity exhibition curated in 1968 that brought together experimental electronic and interactive media artists under one roof. The event brought together leading experts from the fields of technology, art and science who were trying to deal with complex questions that surround transdisciplinary collaborations and was supported and funded by Google inc. and the Arthur M Sackler Foundation. Continue reading “Cybernetic Serendipity at the National Academy of Sciences”

NoemaScope: An Immersive Installation

by Ritwik Kaikini

Concept

Noema is a concept introduced in phenomenology by Husserl, a french philosopher, as something to do with the ‘thought’ and what these thoughts are all about. It is in a way, the start to our thinking and our whole imagination. If we think about the world, the world is like a series of thoughts collectively constructed into a single collective conscious mind. All animals big or small, humans, fire, water, earth, the smallest creatures like bacteria, the smallest grains of sand, the vast roads circling the earth, they all form a collective consciousness which influences the world in its own way. There is energy being transferred between each of these elements in their own simple ways. I wanted to develop an immersive installation, guided by my own soundtrack, which gives us the experience of being small and insignificantly futile compared to our collective consciousness. I wanted to cultivate a sense of guided spirituality through the sounds, visuals and video narratives. Continue reading “NoemaScope: An Immersive Installation”