NEW PROJECT: Griot Sayansi


Griot Sayansi  is a gateway  for interdisciplinary, intercultural and interpersonal exchange using the Spoken Word Poetic expression .  

Its aims include:

  • To bridge gaps, and explore  connections  between science, culture,art,and the human experience  .
  • To provide a  creative outlet for the community to explore new and meaningful networks 
  •  To promote collaborations  between peoples of different cultures, backgrounds and disciplines  
  • emphasize the  value of life at the center of all  discussion.

New Project: Integrating Domestic, Physical, and Virtual Spaces through Design (DPV.SI)


The ArtSci Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas is conducting web based research: Integrating Domestic, Physical, and Virtual Spaces through Design (DPV.SI). This study examines the interaction between domestic architecture, technology, and human behavior.

How can we intentionally redesign physical spaces and online spaces to more seamlessly interact? These intentional design decisions redesign human culture and behaviors. This re-evaluation tackles design theory in relation to an increasingly digital world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected human lives and behaviors and presents an interesting case study of the relationship between domestic spaces and technology. Government-issued shelter-in-place orders, self-quarantine, self-isolation, and social-distancing measures force individuals and institutions to move social and professional interactions online while remaining at home for extended periods.

As so much time is spent at home, domestic architectural design elements increasingly affect daily routines and social interactions, at home and online. The method of this study is to survey a variety of subjects from different backgrounds. Analyzing their daily experiences and knowledge can provide insight into better design.

Data gathered from how architectural and design decisions influence human behaviors can reveal methods to more effectively design future physical and virtual spaces. The results of this study can additionally be applied to technological design to better facilitate communication, especially video/audio. Links to a Podcast and Questionnaire coming soon.