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Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated movies

Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated films

posted March 3, 2017
One current Texas A&M visualization student and 15 Aggie Viz Lab veterans helped two major U.S. animation studios garner 2017 Oscars. This year's best animated feature was Disney Animation Studio's "Zootopia," and the best animated short film was Pixar Animation Studio's "Piper."
Viz prof-led firm, Texas A&M create $1M department chair

Viz prof-led firm, Texas A&M create $1M dept. chair

posted January 30, 2017
Triseum, a video game development company headed by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty and director of the department’s LIVE Lab, has partnered with Texas A&M to establish the $1 million Triseum Endowed Chair of Visualization.
New video game by Viz prof-led firm aiding calculus students

New video game by Viz prof-led firm aids calculus students

posted January 30, 2017
This semester, students in almost 50 universities are getting help with introductory calculus by playing “Variant,” a new video game developed by Triseum, a Bryan video game development company led by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty.
'Anonymous Women’ explores home as comfort, camouflage

Photographer eyes relationship between women and home

posted December 14, 2016
Photographer Patty Carroll explores women’s personal and cultural relationships with the home as a place of comfort and a camouflage in “Anonymous Women,” a Jan. 24 – March 16, 2017 exhibit in the College of Architecture's Wright Gallery.
Prof investigating best way to visualize data-driven decisions

Prof investigating best way to depict data-based decisions

posted December 14, 2016
Decision-making based on large, complex and often unwieldy datasets is a perplexing process that Eric Ragan, professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, is working to illuminate through visualization in a National Science Foundation-funded project.
Filmmaker blazing new digital, creative trails in virtual medium

Oculus filmmaker discussed creating virtual reality movies

posted November 22, 2016
Virtual reality movies created by Oculus Story Studio that dazzle headset-clad viewers with a 360-degree view of a filmmaker’s computer-generated world were discussed by studio supervisor Chris Horne in an F.E. Giesecke Lecture.
Esteemed former students help create college leadership minor

Esteemed former students create leadership minor

posted November 16, 2016
A group of distinguished leaders from the design and construction industry, all of them Texas A&M former students, recently designed a supplemental curriculum to help aspiring College of Architecture students become tomorrow’s industry leaders.
Exhibit by Ohio-based artist to open at Wright Gallery Oct. 24

Gallery to exhibit artist’s sculptures Oct. 24 – Dec. 15

posted October 11, 2016
Sculptures by Ohio-based artist Mark Schatz depicting people's attempts to make sense of an indifferent universe will be featured in “True Believers,” an exhibit opening Oct. 24 in the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Wright Gallery.
Viz prof’s project to determine if storytelling aids science learning

Viz prof to learn if storytelling aids science learning

posted September 30, 2016
Researchers will learn if the storytelling prowess of fourth-grade students aids their understanding of science concepts in a National Science Foundation project led by Sharon Lynn Chu, Texas A&M assistant professor of visualization.
Students created video games  in 48 hours at Chillennium 2016

Students created video games in 48 hours at game jam

posted September 7, 2016
More than 200 students from 12 universities created video games from scratch in just 48 hours at Chillennium 2016, a game-building competition, or “game jam,” Sept. 23-25, 2016, hosted by the Texas A&M Department of Visualization.
Austin artists’ drawings to be featured in fall Wright exhibit

Multiple artists’ drawings featured in fall Wright exhibit

posted September 6, 2016
Drawings by five Austin-based artists that push the boundaries of the medium will be featured in “At the Edge,” a Sept. 13 – Oct. 12, 2016 exhibit at the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of building A in the Texas A&M University Langford Architecture Center.
Wright Gallery to display work by eight artists in 2016-17 exhibits

Wright Gallery to exhibit eight artists’ work in 2016-17

posted August 24, 2016
Exhibits featuring work by eight accomplished artists working in a variety of media will be on display in 2016-17 at the Wright Gallery, located in the College of Architecture on the second floor of Building A in the Langford Architecture Center.
College honored outstanding alumni at October 14 ceremony

College honored outstanding alumni at Oct. 14 ceremony

posted July 26, 2016
Seven former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture who have risen to the top of their respective fields while making significant public service contributions were honored as outstanding alumni during a Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 banquet at Traditions Club in Bryan.
Educational video game created by Viz prof-led firm debuts June 1

Viz prof-led firm debuts educational video game June 1

posted May 27, 2016
Guests at a reception learned how some of the world’s greatest art was created by playing a new educational video game, "ARTé Mecenas." The reception was hosted by Triseum, the game's developer, led by André Thomas, a visualization faculty member.
Viz prof leading NSF study to interest children in STEM fields

Viz prof heads NSF study leading youth to STEM careers

posted May 3, 2016
Earthquakes destroyed an entire village as guests gathered to witness several cataclysmic scientific simulations staged by students at Bryan’s Neal Elementary School with a help from a team of Texas A&M researchers led by Francis Quek, professor of visualization.