Thought Pictures Brings Artists and Engineers Together

Posted: November 8, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo

A collaborative exhibition of digital imagery by faculty members and graduate students from the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) and Visual Information Technologies (VIT) is on Display through March 16 in the Mason Hall Atrium.

The exhibit, titled Thought Pictures, highlights visually stimulating images from IT&E research as well as digital prints, stills from 3D animations, and hybrids of computer and fine arts by faculty and graduate students from VIT. VIT is the graduate program of the Art and Visual Technologies (AVT) division of the Institute of the Arts.

“Many IT&E professors use visual techniques in their research,” says Stephen Nash, IT&E’s associate dean for graduate studies and research. He thought the exhibit would be an excellent way to highlight the research efforts of IT&E faculty members.

“I wanted the exhibit to focus not just on images, but the ideas behind the images,” says Nash. Beside each image is an explanation on the research that created the image.

“This exhibition provides the viewer an opportunity to explore a remarkable area of common ground between engineers and artists, whose respective fields have been transformed by the computer,” says Kirby Malone, AVT gallery director.

A public reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Atrium.

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