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Digital Art Students Use New Motion Capture Studio

Digital art students are calling upon one of the top 500 supercomputers in the world, the University’s SuperMike-II, to aid in visual effects projects that will give them a sense of what it takes to be professionals in their field. SuperMike-II, located in the Frey Computing Services Center, is essentially a cluster of computers working [...]

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School of Art Students Use Supercomputer to Render Digital Art Projects

This summer, LSU School of Art students using 3D animation software such as Maya, 3ds Max, After Effects, and CINEMA 4D, were able to offload rendering jobs to SuperMike-II, a 146 TFlops Peak Performance 440 compute node cluster, currently on the top-500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Assistant Professor of Digital Art Derick [...]

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Digital Art History: Older Than You Think

Some may think the Digital Age began in the 90s as America Online seeped into many American homes, but Dr. Susan Ryan’s Digital Art History course reaches as far back as the 19th century when Ada Lovelace, reportedly the world’s first computer programmer, was born. Ryan, PhD, an authority in the emerging field of digital [...]

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Visual Artist, April Greiman Speaks September 06 at 5:00 p.m.

April Greiman is an artist and thinker whose transmedia projects, innovative ideas and hybrid-based approach have been influential worldwide over the last 30 years. Her explorations of image, word and color as objects in time and space are grounded in her singular fusion of art and technology. Greiman has been instrumental in the acceptance and use of [...]

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Art Historian Susan Elizabeth Ryan Receives $50,000 Atlas Award

Art Historian and Art History Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan, PhD, recently won an Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (also known as an ATLAS Award) in the amount of $50,000, for her proposal, “Critical Dressing: The Development of Wearable Technologies as Art and Design.” Dr. Ryan’s project, which will complete the first historical analysis of [...]

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LSU Professor Defining New Field of Wearable Technology

(Baton Rouge) – Imagine a plumed hat with feathers that react to the radio waves emitted by cell phone activity. Or an arm band that administers a pin prick to its wearer each time a soldier dies in Iraq. Those are just two examples of what‟s being called “wearable technology art,” an exciting new field [...]

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