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Viz program to be well represented at SIGGRAPH 2014

posted April 30, 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s premier computer graphics and interactive techniques conference, will once again feature a large presence from faculty and students at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.

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.

Viz student honored for illustrating viral video star’s words

posted April 29, 2014
The uplifting words of viral video star Kid President literally leap across the screen in an award-winning video created by Texas A&M undergraduate visualization student Rachel Mayor.

Student’s photos on display at Stark galleries in July

posted April 29, 2014
Hypothetical landscapes of distant worlds, photographed by Cassandra Hanks, a Texas A&M Master of Fine Arts student, will be exhibited in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center July 18-27, 2014.

Students sketch 19th century gauchos in life drawing class

posted April 29, 2014
Students sketched scenes and designed sets for a play about the cultural history of gauchos, Argentine cowboys who in the 19th Century helped create the tango, during a figure drawing class led by Robert Schiffhauer, associate professor of architecture.

Viz-a-GoGo 21 set for May 1-3 in downtown Bryan

posted April 25, 2014
Viz-a-GoGo, the 21st annual showcase of digital wizardry by graduate students in Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization, will be on public display at two venues May 1-3 in downtown Bryan.

Viz student creating app for responders at emergency scenes

posted April 16, 2014
An application for mobile devices to help emergency responders identify key structures in a video feed from a remote-controlled drone is being developed by Danielle Crowley, an undergraduate visualization student at Texas A&M.

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, were featured in a March 5-31, 2014 exhibit of work by Karen Hillier, professor emerita of visualization, at Texas A&M’s Wright Gallery.

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.