Anne Balsamo

Dean - Arts Tech And Comm
Tags: Emerging Media Art Art & Science Communication & Culture

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Mass Communications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work  2011 - Book

News Articles

Anne Balsamo Appointed Inaugural Dean of ATEC School
Dr. Anne Balsamo has been named as the inaugural dean of the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas.  
Balsamo is a scholar, educator, entrepreneur and designer of new media whose research and interactive projects explore the cultural possibilities of emergent media technologies. Her recent book, Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work, offers a manifesto for rethinking the role of culture in the process of technological innovation in the 21st century.  
School of ATEC Adds Experts on Media Distribution, Game Studies
The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication welcomed two new tenure-track faculty members this fall.

Assistant professors Dr. Juan Llamas-Rodriguez and Dr. Hong-An (Ann) Wu add their expertise to the areas of critical media studies and game studies. Llamas-Rodriguez studied film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Wu studied art education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Both Dr. Llamas-Rodriguez and Dr. Wu are assets to our school,” said Dr. Anne Balsamo, dean of the school. “ATEC is a destination for artists, designers, scholars, researchers and reflective practitioners who seek to collaborate on intentional future-making through the creation of new cultural forms, the design of new technological experiences, the production of new knowledge, and the transformation of cultural industries. Their work aligns perfectly with the ATEC philosophy to inspire students, faculty, staff, colleagues and the public to think critically about the entanglement of technology and culture.”
ATEC School Builds on Strategy with Addition of Game Studies Expert
The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication has welcomed a new tenure-track faculty member to its staff this fall.

Dr. Josef Nguyen, an expert in play and game studies, comes to UT Dallas from the University of California, Davis, where he was affiliated with the ModLab, an experimental lab for media research and digital humanities. Embodying ATEC’s interdisciplinary nature, Nguyen’s research interests lie at the intersection of technology, literature and digital media.
Emerging Media Expert to Discuss Interactive Projects on Feb. 18
A leading expert in the field of media studies will present a talk on public interactives — an emergent media form that serves to drive social engagement in communal spaces such as urban streets, museums and transportation hubs.

Dr. Anne Balsamo, dean of the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City, will give a lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building’s lecture hall. Her talk, “Designing Culture: Reading Walls, World Expos, and Digital Memorials,” is free and open to the public.