ATEC Kudos – January 2019 2019-04-30T15:07:23-05:00

Project Description


ATEC Associate Dean Kim Knight published "Danger Jane Roe! Material Data Visualization as Feminist Praxis" in Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities edited by Elizabeth Losh and Jacqueline Wernimont, University of Minnesota Press, 2018. Knight's chapter responds to the call for digital humanities to "do science better" and argues that in order for feminist digital humanities to "do science better," the field must be willing to do science poorly. She centers her analysis on multiple examples of material data visualization, which require one to question the very notions of objectivity, efficiency, data, and visualization in order to enact feminist engagements with data, science, and digital humanities.


ATEC Professor Mihai Nadin and Senior Lecturer Asma Naz published Architecture as service: a case of design on demand (DoD)” in the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. The article asserts the Internet of Things (IoT) can facilitate a perception driven architectural service. Using blockchain technology, the Architecture-as-Service meets individual demands and expectations going beyond reactive smart environments in the direction of a dwelling’s anticipatory characteristics.


ATEC Associate Professor xtine burrough presented two works, “Meditation Remediation in Chalk” and “Meditation Remediation (Photos)” for Gray Matter, an immersive art exhibition that discusses the impetus of stress, challenges and disconnection. LabSynthE presented “One Breath Poem, Telephone Edition” at Gray Matter, which took place at A Ship in the Woods in Escondido, California during January.


ATEC Associate Professor Andrew Scott’s “Digital Fabrication as Communal Sculptural Experiences” project has been funded through the city of Dallas’ Cultural Vitality Program. Scott will be a resident artist at the African American Museum in Dallas this summer engaging summer camp participants in a series of build workshops. The four-week residency is designed to use a sculptural experience by way of digital fabrication techniques and traditional origami paper folding in conjunction with STEAM activities to produce final artistic piece. The residency will culminate with a showcase of the art pieces at the African American Museum.


ATEC Assistant Professor Olivia Banner co-edited the collection Teaching Health Humanities, published by Oxford University Press in January 2019. Her introduction, titled “For Impossible Demands,” highlights how the volume’s 20 chapters articulate new visions of health humanities pedagogy and the field's institutional functions.

At the MLA’s annual convention, she presented a paper, titled “Afro-Surrealism as Critique of Technopsyience,” for a panel on Digital Life and Health Humanities.


ATEC Assistant Professor Angela Lee’s new study “How did Americans really think about the Apple/FBI dispute? A mixed-method study,” has been selected for the 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Communication Beyond Boundaries, to be held in Washington DC, 24-28 May 2019. Lee will present with Ori Tenenboim, a doctoral candidate from UT Austin.


ATEC Assistant Professor Juan Llamas-Rodriguez was invited to present at New Mexico State University as part of a speaker series on Environmental Humanities. His talk, “The Sustainable Underground,” discusses the role of speculative media in addressing current and future ecological impasses at the border. It was excerpted from a chapter from Dr. Llamas-Rodriguez's current book project.


The ATEC Communications team is a finalist in two categories of CASE District IV accolades. The ATEC brand video, Intentional Future-Making, is a finalist in the Video-Television Spot category. The ATEC Overview Brochure, Intentional Future-Making, and Accompanying Inserts + ATEC Folder is a finalist in the Brochures/Flyers/Booklets category. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is an international organization for professionals in alumni relations, marketing, communications and development. CASE District IV represents nearly 3,000 members from 261 institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.


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