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Viz profs to join peers seeking solutions at art-science nexus

Viz reps to break down art, science barriers at confab

posted September 29, 2015
An upcoming event focused on the nexus of art and science is attracting influential leaders from both worlds, including Carol LaFayette, a professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, and head of the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design.
Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture at Texas A&M on Nov. 18

Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture on Nov. 18

posted August 31, 2015
Dutch artist Theo Jansen will discuss Strandbeests, sculptures he makes with PVC pipe and wind-catching sails that resemble giant animals walking on the beach, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Mitchell Physics Building.
Real, virtual sculptures created in summer camp co-sponsored by

Sculptures made in summer camp sponsored by IAC

posted August 24, 2015
Miniature monsters inhabited real and virtual worlds after their creation by high school-age students in a 2015 summer camp co-sponsored by Texas A&M’s Institute for Applied Creativity.
College faculty, staffers reveal creative pursuits at IAC event

Creative pursuits are revealed at IAC event in Stafford Theater

posted March 27, 2015
Faculty and staff from the Texas A&M College of Architecture discussed their creative pursuits March 10, 2015 in a unique presentation format at a downtown Bryan event co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity.
Toys, plants provide alternative digital interface for kids, elderly

Viz Lab developing alternative interface for digital interaction

posted March 10, 2015
Instead of using keyboards, mice and screens to interface with digital technology, young children and the elderly are delightfully using stuffed toys and plants developed at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.
40th Aggie Workshop explored urban parks, green space Feb. 6

40th ASLA Aggie Workshop featured lectures, charrettes

posted January 22, 2015
Landscape architecture students teamed with practitioners from across Texas for the 40th annual Aggie Workshop, a daylong series of design charrettes and lectures hosted Feb. 6, 2015 by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Agencies partner on project to visualize Texas climate issues

Agencies work to illuminate climate change in Texas

posted October 30, 2014
The Sea Grant Program at Texas A&M have teamed up with the university's Institute for Applied Creativity to produce videos that illuminate important issues related to weather, water and climate change in Texas.
Downtown Bryan earns cultural badge with help of IAC fellows

IAC fellows help downtown Bryan earn culture badge

posted October 9, 2014
Downtown Bryan’s recent designation as a Texas Cultural District was achieved with the help of community fellows from the Institute of Applied Creativity at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Design Process students nab top spots in annual idea competition

Design Process students excel in Ideas Challenge

posted June 6, 2014
An idea incentivizing physical fitness, recycling and public transit use and another enhancing fireplace heat distribution, both hatched in a class taught at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, were among the winning entries in a campus idea competition.
Visualization students’ exhibits promote art, science symbiosis

Viz students’ exhibits promote art, science symbiosis at D.C. fest

posted April 30, 2014
Interactive exhibits merging art and science created by Texas A&M visualization students encouraged kids to explore nature, physics and color theory at a booth sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity at the Science and Engineering Fest in Washington, D.C.
Creativity institute co-sponsoring ocean pollution exhibit contest

Creativity institute co-hosting pollution exhibit contest

posted January 28, 2014
An all expense-paid trip to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C., in April awaits the winner of a contest, co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity, to create a festival exhibit informing kids about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
TAMU initiative draws renowned researcher to visualization faculty

Viz program hires renowned scholar

posted December 6, 2013
Francis Quek, who joined the Department of Visualization in the fall 2013 semester as part of an initiative by The Texas A&M System to attract top-notch faculty, will heighten the department’s involvement regarding the interaction between people and technology.
‘Designist’ discussed art’s role in transforming urban, rural sites

'Designist’ discussed changing urban, rural sites at Nov. 6 lecture

posted October 29, 2013
Frances Whitehead, a self-described “designist,” talked about how she combines art and design to help transform distressed urban and rural sites at a Nov. 6 public lecture.
Movement to integrate science, art education gathering STEAM

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.
SEAD conference champions integrating art, science learning

Prof organizes art, science education national confab

posted May 3, 2013
Strategies for incorporating art and design in science and technical education and vice versa were discussed at a May 16 Washington D.C. conference organized by the network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD).