International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Join us throughout March (March 8 – April 8) in celebrating female voices!



Selections of podcasts that feature women voices and topics of interest.


Birds of Change

In this podcast, UTD students Nil Arsala and Josephine Porter briefly discuss the women they feel strongly embrace their own independence and help pave the pathway for other women to expand past societal limitations.


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Roots of Curiosity Conference with Patricia Correia

Neste podcast, Patrícia Correia e seus colegas, Sam Viana e Ana Rita Fonseca, discutem o Projecto Raízes da Curiosidade, desde sua conceptualização ao seu desenvolvimento.


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Why Big Dreamers Need to Know About Big Data

Meet your “Big Dreams? Big Data!” co-hosts and learn what ‘big data’ means to them – and, more importantly, why it matters to you!




Cancer: Finding Beauty in the Beast

Caroline Ometz and UT Southwestern PhD student Dhru Deb discuss their scientific/artistic collaboration in exploring cancer, using wabi-sabi and chaos theory to draw connections between the arts and science. The goals of their project are five-fold: gallery installation, publication, creation of a community of cancer sci-artists, education of the public through dialogue about cancer, and the production of new insights in research. Utilizing a process that combines the informational, the emotional and the creative, Ometz and Deb seek to see cancer in a new way.




Some Thoughts on Sonification

Pauline Oliveros and host Scot Gresham-Lancaster have collaborated on many projects over the years and in this podcast they talk over some of that work with a focus on the pieces at the Art/Science boundary. The Deep Listening Art/Science Conference comes up as well as the interesting “moon bounce” pieces, “Echoes from the Moon”.




Using Big Data to Make Big – and Little – Decisions

Dr Ellen Wagner joins vTapestry to continue the conversation from Online Educa Berlin 2014 about whether or not big data is corrupting education. Learn how big data can be used – in context – to drive evidence-based decisions at home, at play, and at work. You might be surprised at who is rating/grading you – and why!




Performance Art and Research

In this podcast, UTD student Corey Smart talks with his professor Dr. Jillian Round about performance art, research, and how the internet has effected them with over saturation.




Introduction to Art and Earth Science

Dr. Kathy Ellins and Dr. Susan Eriksson address the current status of art and earth science collaborations and new directions that could bolster their utility in geoscience research and education. Dr. Kathy Ellins works in the office of Outreach and Diversity in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, while Dr. Susan Eriksson is an independent consultant and a research fellow in the ArtSci Lab at The University of Texas at Dallas.




La culture des données (Art-Science : Emergences et ruptures)

In this section of his interview on “Art-Science : Emergence et ruptures”, Roger Malina addresses the topic of big data and art, with Annick Bureaud and Jean-Luc Soret.




Lets Play: Curating Video Game Criticism on Critical Distance

Although “Let’s Plays” have been around and popular for at least half a decade, little critical study exists on them not only in terms of their existence as a medium, but also in terms of the publishing potential the medium offers. Jon Ippolito and Lindsey Joyce discuss these new forms of criticism of video games which are published on the site Critical Distance (www.critical-distance.com) for which Joyce is a curator.




Margaret Schedel is an Associate Professor of Composition and Computer Music at Stony Brook University. Through her work, she explores the relatively new field of Data Sonification, generating new ways to perceive and interact with information through the use of sound.



Edleeca Thompson and Poe Johnson explore how art and science construct the embodiment of the Black image through the lens of history, art, sports, and film.


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Dark Matter in Astronomy and in Art
Artist Morehshin Allahyari and astronomer Roger Malina are collaborating on a project that uses dark matter as a linking metaphor. Allahyari is currently focusing on making hidden and censored realities in Iran more visible, and is collaborating with Malina on a work that deals with his father, Frank Malina, and his problems with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Specifically, the FBI’s files on Frank Malina detail the reports of an “Informant No. 11″, who accused him of deliberately slowing down the allied victory in WWII.