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Three Appointed as Engineering Artists-in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics

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Elena Watts
Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal

Three prominent visual artists, Dario Robleto, Jo Ann Fleischhauer and Lily Cox-Richard, were recently appointed Cullen College of Engineering Artists-in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics. 

As part of a Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative project funded by the National Science Foundation, the artists are collaborating with Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, UH Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering, on his scientific approach to the study of aesthetic perceptions of art and music.

The honorary positions provide the artists with access to Contreras-Vidal’s laboratory, to university computer accounts and to university libraries, among other resources. The appointments also allow for more interaction between the artists and the engineering students and faculty members.

Robleto was also appointed the 2015-2016 Texas State Visual Artist (3-D), the state’s highest recognition for excellence in the arts, by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

For more information, read about Contreras-Vidal’s ongoing neuroaesthetic research projects and watch a video produced by Carlos Landa. Also read an article that published in the Houston Chronicle in March about his collaborative study with UH choreographer and dancer Becky Valls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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