IAC Research Symposium ’22

The IAC Research Symposium ’22 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT). Please join us via Zoom (Meeting ID: 993 1097 0798, passcode: 746002).

The IAC Research Symposium ’22 highlights creative and innovative research and creative works done by the faculty fellows and student fellows in the Institute for Applied Creativity. It is open to anyone who is interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and creative works.

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April 20, 2022 (all times CDT)

09:00 a.m.Welcome and IntroductionJinsil Hwaryoung Seo
Director of the Institute for Applied Creativity, TAMU
09:03 a.m.Keynote:
Hybridisation as a possible evolutionary method for innovation: Burn down the “tree of knowledge”; let’s plant the seeds of a rhizome of knowledges
Roger Malina
Professor, School of Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication, University of Texas at Dallas
10:00 a.m.Faculty Fellow Talk 1:
Art in the Information Economy
Sandra Braman
Professor, Department of Communication, TAMU
10:15 a.m.Faculty Fellow Talk 2:
Data Materialization
Courtney Starrett
Associate Professor, Department of Visualization, TAMU
10:30 a.m.Student Fellow Talk 1:
Cognitive workload prediction
Junho Park
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISEN), TAMU
10:45 a.m.Student Fellow Talk 2:
Using Painting for Difficult Dialogues
Annie Ortiz
Ph.D. Student, Communication Studies, TAMU
11:00 a.m.Break
11:10 a.m.Faculty Fellow Talk 3:
VR in Nursing
Elizabeth Wells-Beede
College of Nursing, TAMU
11:25 a.m.Faculty Fellow Talk 4:
Generative Plotter Paintings
Licia He
Assistant Professor, Department of Visualization, TAMU
11:40 a.m.Faculty Fellow Talk 5:
Overcoming Cognitive Fixation for Enhanced Flexibility in Thinking
Hector Ramos
Department of Educational Psychology, TAMU
11:55 a.m.Student Fellow Talk 3:
Creation of identities in literature
Yaír André Cuenú-Mosquera
Ph.D. student, Hispanic Studies, TAMU
12:10 p.m.Student Fellow Talk 4:
Teach historical subjects in an interactive way (case study: forgotten Persian stories)
Farnoush Torkzadeh
MFA student, Department of Visualization, TAMU
12:25 p.m.Student Fellow Talk 5:
VR to support individuals with disabilities
Brittany Garcia-Pi
Ph.D. student, Department of Architecture, TAMU
12:40 p.m.Student Fellow Talk 6:
Multicultural, Multilingual Improv Comedy
Astrid Lange
M.A. student, Department of Performance Studies, TAMU
12:55 p.m.Closing RemarksJinsil Hwaryoung Seo
Director of the Institute for Applied Creativity, TAMU

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Dr. Roger Malina

Dr. Roger Malina 

Distinguished Professor, Associate Director of ATEC, University of Texas at DallasExecutive Editor of Leonardo Publications by Leonardo, the International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology

Roger Malina is a physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, distinguished professor at UT Dallas and Associate Director of Arts and Technology. His work focuses on connections among digital technology, science and art. He is Associate Director of the ATEC Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. Roger Malina obtained his B.S. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, and his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. He was Principal Investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley. He is former director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) in Marseille, and member of its observational cosmology group, which performs on investigations on the nature of dark matter and dark energy. He is a Directeur de Recherche in the CNRS at the University of Aix Marseille. Malina is president of the Association Leonardo in France, which fosters connections between the arts, sciences and technology, and has been the editor-in-chief of Leonardo Journal at MIT Press since 1982. He is a member of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, IMERA), an institute he helped set up. IMERA aims at contributing to interdisciplinarity and places emphasis on the human dimensions of the sciences.


Please feel free to contact Dr. Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo at hwaryoung@tamu.edu, if you have any questions.