FOVI 3D: Technical Deep Dive

Thursday, January 24, at 1pm - 4pm, Wright Gallery Lecture Room (ARCA 212)

With Thomas Burnett, CTO; and Viz graduates Christopher Portales and Rathinavel Sankaralingam 

Free event. Registration required. Register here.

This technical deep dive presentation will review:

Human binocular vision and acuity, and the accompanying 3D retinal processing of the human eye and brain are specifically designed to promote situational awareness and understanding in the natural 3D world.  The ability to resolve depth within a scene whether natural or artificial improves our spatial understanding of the scene and as a result reduces the cognitive load accompanying the analysis and collaboration on complex tasks. Read more.




IAC welcomes new Fellow

Amy Fairchild, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs/Professor
School of Public Health

Amy Lauren Fairchild is a historian who has worked in the field of public health ethics and policy. She approaches pressing dilemmas in the ethics and politics of contemporary public health debates from the perspective of history, with its broad focus on the social forces that produce disease, shape policy, and determine the societal responses to both. The central intellectual theme of her work has been to explore the functions and limits of the State with an emphasis on harm reduction and tobacco, privacy and surveillance, immigration and outbreaks, and fear and panic. 




IAC co-sponsors "Soft Pull" Exhibit at SEAD GAllery

SEAD Gallery is hosting Gabrielle Duggan and Abby Sherrill in their collaborative fiber art exhibit “Soft Pull”. 

This beautiful exhibit pulls together varying mediums and elements to present the viewer with a unique opportunity to explore the world of abstract fiber art. 

You can also virtually explore this exhibit and hear the artists speak first hand about their creative process via the SEAD Gallery website.



meg-cook.pngCollaboration spotlight 

InNervate AR: Creative Anatomy Collective  

An ongoing collaboration between Visualization and Anatomy students dynamically interacts with canine anatomy using Augmented Reality.

Created by Margaret Cook, graduate student in the Visualization department, InNervate AR is a mobile application for undergraduate canine anatomy education. Margaret pushes the boundaries of anatomy education by offering students a set of dynamic interactions to demonstrate relationships between the nerves and muscles of the canine front leg. Read more.




Viz prof’s advocacy culminates in NASEM report supporting STEAM

Whether regenerating the earth, feeding the world, or colonizing space, tomorrow’s thought leaders will be better prepared by an initiative integrating science and the arts, concludes a May 2018 landmark report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Championing the critical thinking and creative skills gained at intersections of art and science, the NASEM report validates efforts by Carol LaFayette, director of the Institute for Applied Creativity at Texas A&M University, who led a multi-year National Science Foundation-funded initiative aimed at elevating the role of art and design in STEM fields. Read more here.



 Liberty starry night

IAC Partners with Texas Target Communities to Engage Youth in Initiatives

Three teenage residents of Liberty County, Texas are posting ideas about improving their home county in a multimedia blog, “Trinity Time Hop,” one of a set of ongoing Texas Target Communities initiatives aimed at helping residents of the rural area northeast of Houston shape their futures.

Blog contributors Sam Addington, a home school student, Fred Bacon, a sophomore at Liberty High School, and Emily Connelly, a freshman at Liberty High School, chosen for the project after winning an essay contest, are posting text, photos and videos to "Trinity Time Hop," which was launched in fall 2015. Continue Reading. 






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