Brian Lewis Atkinson

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    College: University Library Department: University Library
    Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
    Office: 2-460 Phone: (312)9965551
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    3D, Immersive and Augmented Environments
    3D Modeling and Prototyping
    Big Data
    Data Visualization
    Digital Arts
    Digital Humanities
    Geographic Information Systems
    Object creation
    Visual Communication

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    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Core characteristics include:
    Minimum 3.0 GPA, or a compelling story about why this hasn't been achieved
    Majors in humanities, arts, social sciences are encouraged
    A passing grade in at least one course IDS, CS, Math, Engineering or other STEM discipline (or the curiosity and ability)
    A high degree of comfort with using and exploring new technology and ideas Intellectually iconoclastic, or demonstrated ability to look up the word
    A team-spirit balanced with a strong sense of personal initiative
    Intellectual curiosity and an ability to find links between otherwise disparate concepts
    Interest in what it might be like to work in a technology start-up
    The ability to clearly articulate complex ideas (e.g. philosophical, mathematical, sociological, or scientific), the ability to clearly articulate the difference between i.e. and e.g., or the ability and desire to explain why an "Oxford comma" is important to a computer science student.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will work in a multi-disciplinary team that includes other undergraduates, graduate assistants, a post-doctoral research associate and other faculty to develop tangible objects and virtual environments that represent innovation across the humanities, arts and social sciences.

    Use tools including (but certainly not limited to):
    3D printers
    3D scanners
    360-degree cameras
    Computerized Embroidery Machines
    GIS Software
    Large format plotters
    Linux Workstations
    Oculus Rift
    Sewing Machines
    UHD audio/video recorders and editors

    The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) is supported by the University of Illinois System Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and Humanities and represents a collaborative effort between the University Library and the Institute for the Humanities.

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