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early announcement of 2015 Brown Sympsosium at Southwestern Univ

2014-09-17

Brown Symposium Southwestern 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626 (512) 863-6511 http://www.southwestern.edu/academics/brownsymposium/index.php What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences February 26-27, 2015 This symposium will address the impact of 3D technology on the human mind as it endeavors to meet future challenges in the arts and sciences. ANTHONY ATALA M.D. Dr. Anthony Atala M.D. (Feb 26th only) the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University will speak on Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends BRUCE BEASLEY Bruce Beasley world-renowned monumental sculptor; discusses 3D Printing Sculpture: Where am I going and What am I doing. Like most sculptors solving problems is just part of the process and when a group of oceanographic engineers asked if he could cast an all-transparent bathysphere it seemed simple compared to his own work. Beasley will speak about the creative mind and how 3D printing set it free. PROF. OLAF DIEGEL Prof. Olaf Diegel of Lund University of Sweden will speak about “3D Printing: a Bridge to Unlimited Creativity”, Professor Diegel is known for taking on challenges and printing impossible “things” from health care to musical instruments. Customizing to individual needs is only one of many major advantages of 3D printing and Lund University one of the top 100 universities in the world where taking on complex problems and global challenges to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society Professor Diegel research focuses on how to make things fit our needs better. ROBERT MICHAEL SMITH Prof. Robert Michael Smith of New York Institute of Technology: "Robert Michael Smith: In Search of the Lost Coord" will speak about making the transition from making traditional sculpture to creating living sculptures. International Digital Sculpture exhibition—coordinated by Mary Visser, Herman Brown Chair and Professor of Art at Southwestern University, and Christian Lavigne, President of ARS Mathematica of Paris—Fine Arts Gallery, Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, Feb. 4–March 5, 2015. Reception: Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

art-science reading during On My Own Time Literary Night

2014-09-14

colleagues cancer researcher Dhru Deb who is collaborating with artists will be doing a reading at On My Own Time Literary Night in dallas -- Please join us to celebrate the inaugural On My Own Time Literary Night and enjoy the written works of our North Texas business professionals. http://www.ntbca.org/event/on-my-own-time-literary-night/ Saturday, September 20 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. AT&T Performing Arts Center Hamon Hall 2403 Flora Street Award-winning poems, short stories, and ten-word stories will be read by their authors This event is free to attend! Event sponsored by: NorthPark Management Center, Sendero, AT&T Performing Arts Center, La Madeleine, Nespresso, Zielinski Design Associates, Inc., The Odee Company and Centaur Studios Fine Art Services.

Sally Weber Hologram Exhibit in Austin

2014-09-08

Sally Weber is showing in Ausin her large format digital work -"Momentary Realities", at Cinnabar Gallery in San Antonio. The exhibition opened Thursday night and will run through November 1, 2014. If you have the opportunity to be in San Antonio, I hope you will be able to see it. My work there includes three, floor mounted holograms from Realms: Connect, Flow and Spark, and two large-format digital images, Genealogy and The Draw. Cinnabar 1420 S. Alamo Street, #147 (in the Blue Star Complex) San Antonio, TX 78210 p: 210-557-6073 www.CinnabarArt.com FB: CinnabarArtSA All the best, Sally Weber Resonance Studio 1406-D Smith Road Austin, TX 78721 c: 512 560 -9497 www.sallyweber.com

Digital Frontiers 2014 - Sept 18-20 at TWU - Registration Closes 9/13

2014-09-05

Dear Friends:

 

We’re counting down to Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp 2014, September 18-20 at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Our keynote speakers this year are Miriam Posner from UCLA’s Digital Humanities program, and Dorothea Salo from the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Wisconsin – Madison, who are joined by 36 speakers representing 19 institutions from 11 states.

 

Registration closes September 13. Fees range from $40 to $125, with those who register at higher levels receiving perks such as travel mugs, locally roasted coffee and VIP tours of TWU’s special collections and archives with a luncheon catered by Queenie’s Steakhouse in Denton, owned by celebrity chef Tim Love. Register here!

 

For more information about the Conference and THATCamp, visit http://digital-frontiers.org/ or email digitalfrontiers@unt.edu. Follow @DigiFront on Twitter, and join the Facebook Group for information and conversation.

 

Please share this is announcement with anyone you believe would be interested in the conference (humanities scholars, students, librarians, historians, etc.)

 

We look forward to seeing you here in Denton!

 

Best,

 

 

Spencer D. C. Keralis

Research Associate Professor
UNT Libraries
spencer.keralis@unt.edu

(940) 369-6884

 

ATX LASER IN AUSTIN where art meets science

2014-09-04

ATX LASER: Where Art Meets Science in Austin, TX WHO: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum WHAT: ATX LASER: Where Art Intersects Science in Austin WHERE: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum 605 Robert E. Lee Rd., Austin, TX 78704 WHEN: 7-9:30p.m. September 16, 2014 RSVP: atxlaser.eventbrite.com Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Presents ATX LASER: Where Art Meets Science in Austin Interactive series gives new insight into seemingly opposing worlds AUSTIN, TEXAS—Inspired by a noticeable trend of growing interest in the convergence of art, science and technology, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum (Umlauf) will host its third ATX LASER (Austin – Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) event September 16. Created in partnership with Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, ATX LASER serves as a way to encourage dialogue between diverse perspectives on innovation within the art and science communities. The engaging series is free and open to the public. Paying homage to Charles Umlauf’s creative vision, ATX LASER is lead by progressive thought leaders in a variety of disciplines and explores such diverse topics as: the impact and creative application of technology; the intersection of anatomy, art and genetics; arts role in environmental education and activism; visualizing and understanding Big Data; building community and communication between disciplines. To comment on these topics, this month’s guest speakers will include:  University of Texas Art History Professor Linda Henderson Henderson’s work on the fourth dimension of space established the widespread popular interest in higher spatial dimensions that was central for modern artists –from the Cubists and Marcel Duchamp through the pioneers of abstract painting–to figures such as Robert Smithson.  University of Texas Chemical Engineering Department Professor Roger Bonnecaze. Bonnecaze’s diverse research interests include developing computer models and predictive tools that improve product development as well as the study of particulate systems that form nano-materials for optical and electronic coatings. His work on lithographic process modeling improves semiconductor manufacturing, allowing for smaller and more efficient computer chips.  Data Artist Laurie Frick. Her work explores patterns and meaning of self-tracking, sensors, surveillance. Using her background in engineering and high-technology she offers a glimpse into the future of human data portraits physically made and hand built as intelligent wallpaper. Current Umlauf exhibiting artist Margo Sawyer. Sawyer’s installations translate the notion of an ancient sacred space into a contemporary vocabulary. Sawyer is particularly interested in relationships between the experience of space and the experience of transcendence. Following the speaker presentations, an open discussion will commence where participation is welcomed and encouraged from all attendees. For more information about ATX LASER and other Umlauf events, please visit umlaufsculpture.org About ATX LASER ATX LASER was conceived by J.D. Talasek, UMLAUF scholar-in-residence, in partnership with the nonprofit Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). Talasek is Director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and the founder of the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) program. His co-organizers for ATX LASER are Katie Robinson Edwards, PhD., UMLAUF Curator, and Diane Sikes, UMLAUF Director of Programs. About Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology The Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a nonprofit organization that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers, and thinkers through programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. Visit the Leonardo/ISAST website for more information at www.leonardo.info About the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Founded in 1991, The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established around a vast collection of work by American sculptor Charles Umlauf who donated his home, studio and 168 pieces of sculpture to the City of Austin. The property was then transformed into a sculpture garden and exhibits the work of the prolific artist. The museum’s mission is to provide educational experiences that encourage understanding and appreciation of sculpture in a natural setting through workshops, classes, tours and exhibitions. The year 2014 marks the expansion of the museum’s initiatives, including the connection of the museum to the residence and studio of Charles Umlauf as well as the update and extenuation of the museum’s educational and public programming, benefiting the Austin community and visitors from across the world. ###

Fwd: Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon & Community Events and Programs

2014-09-02



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KidStarter Back-To-School Event
Saturday Sept. 6, 2014
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

KidStarter is an interactive series workshops for kids to participate in their own maker program offered by DFW Excellerator.  Makers are innovative, hands-on creative people that build a product using do-it-yourself techniques.  The KidStarter program aims to nurture a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in kids age 6 and up by way of fun, cooperative building sessions.

 

Parents are encouraged to come with the kids! 

 

Squishy Circuits allows each participant to get their hands dirty by making playdough that can be modeled.   This workshop teaches participants about conductivity (circuits and electricity) through connecting an LED light into the mold. 


MUSIC HACKATHON
Sept. 12 & Sept. 13, 2014
2014 Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon

The Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon is a vast opportunity for musicians, app developers, designers, promoters, artists, culture gurus and otherwise music aficionados come together under one roof to revolutionize the way we listen, write, produce and promote music.

Teams will be given 36 hours to create an idea focused on inspiring innovation within the music field. Participants will present their ideas to a panel of reputable judges, whom will determine the champions and pioneers to guide future music generations.

 

The event is FREE but you must register!

 

 Register Now!   

DENTON HEART WALK TO PROMOTE HEALTHIER LIVES AND FURTHER RESEARCH

Denton Heart Walk - September 13, 2014

 

Join us at the American Heart Association's Heart Walk, promoting physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke on September 13. 

 

During the Denton Heart Walk, bands participating in the Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon will entertain you with live music. For more information about the UNT Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon, click here!

 

Support Heart Hearth, Support Research

 

Our young scientist, Jason He (Cardiovascular Researcher with the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science) is now working with Heart Hospital to validate his program.   Your donation will help our researcher find ways to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020! Donate to heart health research, click here!

 

Sample Heart Hearth Research Projects at UNT:

Dr. John Ruiz's research is about the relationship between personality, relationships, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and the bio-behavioral mechanisms underlying these relationships.

 

Dr. Warren Burggren's studies are on how the ability of a human embryo to survive and thrive depends on healthy heart development.

 

Dr. Douglas Root studies heart-related sudden death in people under 30

 

The Innovation Greenhouse @ UNT


 

The Innovation Greenhouse is a co-working space for our students' innovation activities, collaborating and leveraging with existing university resources while building new partnerships with the North Texas region businesses, not for profit organizations, and governmental agencies.   

 

Be part of developing tomorrow's creative class.

 

Link 

I N N O V A T I O N  
GREENHOUSE
We Help Grow Ideas...

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR BIGDBIGDATA HACKATHON SPONSORS:
IBM
Microsoft Technology Center, Dallas, Texas
Sidley Austin, LLP
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SUPPORT "A BILLION  ENTREPRENEUR - The Movie"
The A Billion Entrepreneurs Foundation ("ABE") is a nonprofit organization that aims to plant the seed of entrepreneurship into generations of people throughout the world.

 

Click here for more information.

 

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Fwd: Steve Wozniak Tickets - $15 / Open to The Public / Free Parking

2014-08-16

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STEVE WOZNIAK EVENT
August 18, 2014
7:00 PM
Steve Wozniak, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will speak Aug. 18 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series - Opens to the Public!

Wozniak will speak at 7 p.m. in the UNT Coliseum

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

 

To purchase tickets, click here!

 

For more information, click here!  

 

Coming to see the great and Powerful Woz?

Beat the DFW traffic, get here early for our local happy hour locations!

 

Visit any of these establishments between 4pm and 7pm for great specials to enjoy while you wait for the Woz!

 CODELAUNCH PITCH EVENT   
August 21, 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm 
CodeLaunch is an annual concept competition and pitch event for Embryonic Stage software technology startups. The CodeLaunch Pitch Event is the culmination of the annual competition and a showcasing of the best competitors.

Click here for more information...

DENTON HEART WALK TO PROMOTE HEALTHIER LIVES AND FURTHER RESEARCH

Denton Heart Walk - September 13, 2014

 

Join us at the American Heart Association's Heart Walk, promoting physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke on September 13. 

 

During the Denton Heart Walk, bands participating in the Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon will entertain you with live music. For more information about the UNT Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon, click here!

 

Support Heart Hearth, Support Research

 

Our young scientist, Jason He (Cardiovascular Researcher with the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science) is now working with Heart Hospital to validate his program.   Your donation will help our researcher find ways to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020! Donate to heart health research, click here!

 

Sample Heart Hearth Research Projects at UNT:

Dr. John Ruiz's research is about the relationship between personality, relationships, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and the bio-behavioral mechanisms underlying these relationships.

 

Dr. Warren Burggren's studies are on how the ability of a human embryo to survive and thrive depends on healthy heart development.

 

Dr. Douglas Root studies heart-related sudden death in people under 30

 

CONGRATULATIONS...
Inaugural Inspiration Award

Vishnu Dantu, a student in UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program, received the inaugural Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Award April 11 at the UNT Alumni Awards ceremony, winning the $10,000 top prize. Runners-up Jaicheng (Jason) He, also a TAMS student, and Eva Polgar, a piano performance graduate student, each earned $2,000 prizes. 

Click here for more information...

The Innovation Greenhouse @ UNT


 

The Innovation Greenhouse is a co-working space for our students' innovation activities, collaborating and leveraging with existing university resources while building new partnerships with the North Texas region businesses, not for profit organizations, and governmental agencies.   

 

Be part of developing tomorrow's creative class.

 

Link 

I N N O V A T I O N  
GREENHOUSE
We Help Grow Ideas...

ZULAHOO JOB FAIR - MON. 08.18.2014
UNT Software Application Developers Invited to an Exclusive, One-Day Career Fair - Aug. 18, 2014

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IBM
Microsoft Technology Center, Dallas, Texas
Sidley Austin, LLP
MUSIC HACKAHTON
Sept. 12 & 13

UNT Innovation Greenhouse Music Hackathon is an 24 hours making and creating of "anything music" for students and the community. During the event, industry insiders and musicians come together to create new and unique music applications, products and or service for the music industry.

 

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2014-07-22

Call for Works—one week left!

Third Annual Fresh Minds Festival

http://freshminds.tamu.edu

Texas A&M University

Submissions due: August 1, 2014. Click here for submission form

Performance: September or October 2015 (the following school year).  Watch http://freshminds.tamu.edu for the finalized date.

Texas A&M University invites fixed media works of visual music or other non-narrative fine art animation, video, or film in which the sound/music and visuals play equally important roles in the work, for a presentation on the Texas A&M University campus called the Fresh Minds Festival. The event will be mass curated by hundreds of TAMU students learning the elements of visual and musical design with the goal of presenting a program of works that are engaging and rewarding to curious newcomer audiences. This is an event filling the gap between “for experts only” and “people’s choice” type events. Each year, several hundred students co-curate the festival. Each year’s evaluation cycle is launched with the screening of the previous year’s finalists.

A faculty panel will use the students’ evaluations of submitted works to shape a program. Creators of selected works are encouraged but not required to attend the event. Multiple entries will be accepted. There is no entry fee.

Due to the large number of students participating in the selection process, works will reviewed in stereo on student-owned equipment, delivered via internet links for evaluation. Works selected for the event will be presented in full quality in surround sound, spatialized live by TAMU students.

Submissions due August 1, 2014. Finalists will be notified by June 1, 2015 (the evaluation period includes the fall and spring semesters to maximize student participation). The concert presentation will be in September 2015 to kick off the next evaluation cycle. Watch http://freshminds.tamu.edu for the finalized date.

Eligibility: All artists are encouraged to submit work, including professionals and students, except for artists currently employed or enrolled at TAMU, works created while employed or enrolled at TAMU, or works screened in previous Fresh Minds events. Resubmissions of works that were submitted but were not accepted in previous years are encouraged.

Duration: 4–12 minutes

Prizes and funding for visiting artist travel: TBA

Online submissions. Complete the form linked below to submit a URL to your video work accessible via the world wide web. You must fully own or have explicit permission to use all materials (sounds, images, text, etc.) in the work you submit in order for your work to be considered. Content deemed inappropriate for this venue will be declined. The video player at the URL you provide must be immediately visible at this link, without requiring logins or searching a list of videos. We recommend that you use a standardized video site like YouTube or Vimeo. You may make your video “unlisted” or protect it with a passcode if desired. Avoid less common formats, as technical issues may impede our curators’ ability to evaluate your submission. If your work is selected for performance, you must deliver a full quality video file by August 1, 2015.

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Direct inquiries to: freshminds@tamu.edu

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Digital Frontiers 2014 - Registration now open!

2014-07-22

Dear Friends:

 

Digital Frontiers 2014 – an annual Conference and THATCamp for the makers and users of digital resources for the humanities – is September 18-20 at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Registration is now open at http://digital-frontiers.org/.

 

We’re excited to welcome Texas Woman’s University Libraries as partners in Digital Frontiers. They’ll be helping us grow the Digital Frontiers community, and providing special access to their digital collections for conference participants.

 

Our keynote speakers this year are Miriam Posner from UCLA’s Digital Humanities program, and Dorothea Salo from the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Wisconsin – Madison.

 

For more information about the Conference and THATCamp, visit http://digital-frontiers.org/ or email digitalfrontiers@unt.edu

 

We hope to see you in Denton in September!

 

All the Best,

 

Spencer D. C. Keralis

Research Associate Professor
UNT Libraries
spencer.keralis@unt.edu

(940) 369-6884

 

Moon Day July 19 in dallas

2014-07-14

celebrating the first humans on the moon ? http://www.flightmuseum.com/event/moon-day/ there will be space arts apparently roger -- In cooperation with the National Space Society of North Texas, the Museum once again celebrates space exploration with MOON DAY, July 19, 2014. Come and experience a full day of family-oriented activities, demonstrations, and programs, marking the 45th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing (the actual landing was on July 20). THE FIRST 250 CHILDREN to arrive will receive a free “Lunar Sample Bag” courtesy of Moonlite Printing & Graphics of Carrollton, full of magazines, stickers, activity books, posters and other materials of interest to space flight enthusiasts of all ages. OVER 25 EXHIBITORS will offer fascinating displays and activities such as a close-up look at a meteorite, robotics demonstrations, space art, re-creating Moon craters, and a SAFE look directly at the sun through specially-equipped telescopes. THREE PORTABLE PLANETARIUMS will be featured this year, all with different programs, to give visitors a glimpse of the night sky throughout the day! FASCINATING PROGRAMS for all ages will include a look at life on Mars, “Cosmic Chemistry,” and the story of how Dr. James Carter of the University of Texas at Dallas developed simulated moon soil—presented by Dr. Carter himself! BUILD AND LAUNCH A MODEL ROCKET!—Our younger visitors can attend a model rocket-building class courtesy of the Dallas Area Rocket Society from 1:30-3:15 p.m. A $25.00 fee includes all materials including a beginner’s level model rocket and engine, a one-year membership to the Dallas Area Rocket Society, and an opportunity to launch the model rocket at a supervised Dallas Area Rocket Society launch event. Students can enroll in advance or sign up at the door. Call (214) 350-4215 for details. GIRL SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS, AND CUB SCOUTS can meet various badge and pin requirements through participation in specific Moon Day activities. No registration is required, and the qualifying activities are presented throughout the entire day. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) CREDITS can be earned by DISD teachers attending any one of several presentations throughout the day—get a head start on your 2014-2015 requirements!