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Former prof’s work displayed at Wright Gallery March 5-31

posted February 19, 2014
Images of everyday, personal objects and drawings of oversized handkerchiefs, representing memory and observation, are featured in a March 5-31, 2014 exhibit of work by Karen Hillier, professor emerita of visualization, at Texas A&M’s Wright Gallery in building A of the Langford Architecture Center.

EA Sports graphics head joins Texas A&M Viz faculty

posted February 17, 2014
André Thomas, who led graphics development, planning and implementation for the EA Sports’ powerhouse lineup of football videogames since 2007, is now passing his considerable game industry knowledge to visualization students as a lecturer at Texas A&M.

Viz prof’s pioneering 70s work lands in Miley Cyrus video

posted February 11, 2014
Amid the twerking and frolicking in “We Can’t Stop,” a 2013 Miley Cyrus music video, are brief scenes of pioneering experiments in computer-animated facial expression developed by Fred Parke, professor of visualization at Texas A&M, when he was a graduate student at the University of Utah in the early 1970s.

Viz partners with USA Science & Engineering Festival

posted February 4, 2014
Texas A&M University, Department of Visualization is proud to be an Official Partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Nominations for 2014 outstanding alumni due Feb. 24

posted January 29, 2014
Nominations for the 2014 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards, which annually recognize former students of exceptional accomplishment, are being accepted through Feb. 24, 2014.

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.

Prof's art questions gender stereotypes from American West

posted November 19, 2013
A series of large-scale paintings by Felice House, assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M, invites viewers to question gender stereotypes in American western mythology in “Re•Western,” an exhibit at the Wright Gallery, Langford A, through Feb. 14.

Vizzers say 'thanks' for DreamWorks’ Friedman's support

posted November 19, 2013
Some of the most memorable characters in animated movie history such as Shrek and Po the Panda have been created at DreamWorks Animation, which employs approximately 35 former Texas A&M visualization students.

Film's time-traveling turkeys created by former Vizzers

posted October 31, 2013
Turkeys time travel to the first Thanksgiving in an effort to prevent their brethren from becoming the day’s main menu item in “Free Birds,” the new animated movie that includes 12 former visualization students in leading animating roles.

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