Margaret Watson

Education

Master of Science in Engineering
Concentration in Arts, Computation and Engineering
University of California, Irvine, September 2005


Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Visualization
Focus in Virtual Reality and Video
University of Illinois at Chicago, July 1997


Majored in Architecture and Computer Science
Minor Studies in Photography, Multimedia and Drama
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 1991 - 1994


Bachelor of Science in General Studies in Art
Minors in German and Computer Information Systems
Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, May 1989
Graduated with Honors

Certificates

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Continuing Education


Experience

Computer Laboratory Assistant
College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
September 2009 - May 2013


Graphic Design/Video Consultant
Advanced Practice Education Associates, Scott, LA
February 2010 - May 2012


Software Developer/Research Scientist
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, Lafayette, LA
July 2006 - May 2008


Graduate Student Researcher, Web Project
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
July 2005 - September 2005


Arts, Computation and Engineering Internship
Arts, Computation and Engineering Program
University of California, Irvine
April 2005 - June 2005


Teaching Assistant, Multimedia Arts
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to the Internet

Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
October 2004 - June 2005


Teaching Assistant, Instructional Design and Education Technology
Teaching Assistant, Learning Theory and Practice
Teaching Assistant, After School Learning

Department of Education
University of California, Irvine
October 2003 - August 2004


Graduate Student Researcher, Visualization and Learning Project
Department of Education
University of California, Irvine
October 2003 - September 2004


Visiting Assistant Professor/Artist in Residence, Virtual Reality
The Department of Information and Media Studies, The Faculty of Arts and Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction
University of Aarhus (Denmark)
January 2001 - March 2002


Creator of Virtual Environments (Research Associate)
MSU/NSF Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
December 1998 - January 2001


Artist in Residence/VR Application Developer
FutureLab, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
January 1998 - October 1998


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electronic Media/Electronic Visualization
School of Art and Design, College of Architecture and the Arts and Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
September 1997 - January 1998


Artist in Residence/VR Application Developer Internship
FutureLab, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
July 1997 - September 1997


Teaching Assistant, Electronic Media/Electronic Visualization
School of Art and Design, College of Architecture and the Arts and Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
August 1995 - May 1997


Research Assistant, Electronic Visualization
Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
January 1995 - December 1995


Computer Graphic Artist/Programmer
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Administrative Information Systems and Services
University of Illinois at Chicago
September 1994 - December 1994


Teaching Assistant/Computer Graphic Artist
Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences and Center for Visual Creation, MSU NSF/Engineering Research Center
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
August 1993 - July 1994


Computer Graphic Artist and Freelance Photographer
Delta Democrat-Times, Greenville, MS
October 1989 - May 1991

Exhibitions

Hybrid Vigor, Beall Center, University of California, Irvine, April 6 - 16, 2005


Hybrid Vigor, Beall Center, University of California, Irvine, June 3 - 19, 2004


Information Society Technologies 2002 Exhibition, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 4 - 6, 2002


Blind Sight, Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus (Denmark), March 8, 2002


Liquid Meditation, Aabent hus i CAVI, University of Aarhus (Denmark), November 21, 2001


Liquid Meditation, Workshop on Virtual Reality Art in conjunction with MIX.01, Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus (Denmark), June 13, 2001


Opening of Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus (Denmark), March 2, 4 and 6, 2001


Beyond Borders, Coninx Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 14, 2000 - February 25, 2001


ImmersaGrams: Virtual Reality Snapshots, Art(n) Laboratory, Chicago, IL,
May 8 - 13, 2000


Liquid Meditation, exhibited in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH 99 Traveling Art Show, The COVE, Engineering Research Center, Mississippi State University, Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 1 - 24, 2000


VR-CENTER NORD Inauguration, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark,
August 24, 1999


Liquid Meditation, Art Gallery: technOasis, SIGGRAPH 99, Los Angeles, CA, August 8 - 13, 1999


3rd International Immersive Projection Technology Workshop, Fraunhofer Institute, Stuttgart, Germany, May 11, 1999


Sixth Annual Digital Salon Traveling Exhibit:
- Lisbon, Portugal, El Parque de Las Naciones, July 19 - August 21, 1999
- Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, June 17 - July 7, 1999
- Sala de Exposiciones CAM, Alicante, Spain, April 26 - May 23, 1999
- Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain,
  March 22 - April 18, 1999
- Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy, February 15 - March 15, 1999
- Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, January 5 - February 7, 1999


Sixth Annual Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York, November 9 - 28, 1998


VR-CUBE Opening Exhibition, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, October 24, 1998


Art Exhibition, Virtual Worlds 98, Paris, France, July 1 - 3, 1998


Virtual Spaces, an off-site exhibit of ISEA 97, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 22 - 27, 1997


Ars Electronica Festival, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria, September 8, 1997 - Present


Liquid Meditation, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 30 - June 1, 1997


UIC Film/Video/Animation Festival, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 24, 1997


VENTE Exhibition Hall, Fujita Research, Tokyo, Japan, 1997 - 98


The Total Museum, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 25 - 27, 1996


Art Exhibition, ISEA 96, Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 16 - 20, 1996


The CAVE, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, Sept. 2, 1996 - Present


Computer Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH 96, New Orleans, LA, Aug. 4-9, 1996


Neither Here Nor There, Digital Bayou, SIGGRAPH 96, New Orleans, LA, August 4 - 9, 1996


Neither Here Nor There, The Bridge Art Show, SIGGRAPH 96, New Orleans, LA, August 4 - 9, 1996


The 6th International Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, June, 1996


Electronic Visualization Event 4, Electronic Visualization Laboratory/Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 1995


Schering-Plough Art Exhibit, Memphis, Tennessee, May, 1994


22nd Annual Student Fine Art Competition, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 1994


Los Angeles County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA, 1992


MS Collegiate Art Competition, Municipal Art Gallery, Jackson, MS, 1989


Toy Art Competition, Galleries I and II, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1988


Delta State University Student Art Show, Wright Art Center Gallery,
Cleveland, MS, 1987, 1988, 1989

Lectures

Presentation, "Exploring a Virtual Landscape with Blind Sight," Sketches and Applications, SIGGRAPH 2003, San Diego, CA, July 2003


Lecturer, "Digital Kunst," Aabent hus i CAVI, University of Aarhus (Denmark), November 2001


Invited Artist and Lecturer, Workshop on Virtual Reality Art in conjunction with MIX.01, Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus (Denmark), June 2001


Short Paper Presentation, "Immersion: A Spatial Construct for Virtual Reality," Fourth International Digital Arts and Culture Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, April 2001


Guest Lecturer, "Liquid Meditation," Art Speakers: A Series of Interdisciplinary Presentations, Institute of the Arts, Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, October 2000


Guest Lecturer, "Liquid Meditation," InterMedia, University of Aarhus (Denmark), April 2000


Guest Lecturer, "Liquid Meditation," OK SIGGRAPH Chapter Meeting, Bettersworth Auditorium, Giles Hall, Mississippi State University, February 2000


Guest Lecturer, "Virtual Reality Art," InterMedia, Aalborg University (Denmark), August 1999


Panel Participant, "Installations," artTALKS, Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH 99, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, August 1999


Paper Presentation, "Constructing Virtual Space," 3rd International Immersive Projection Technology Workshop, Fraunhofer Institute, Stuttgart, Germany,
May 1999


Guest Lecturer, "VR Applications of Art and Architecture," VR-CUBE Inauguration, Kungl Tekniska Hoegskolan, Stockholm, Sweden, October 1998


Invited Artist and Lecturer, Artist Workshop, Kungl Tekniska Hoegskolan, Stockholm, Sweden, October 1998


Guest Lecturer, "Kunst im Virtuellen Raum," Tag der Offenen Tur, GMD, Sankt Augustin, Germany, September 1998


CAVE Presentation, CAVE@ARS Workshop, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria, September 1998


Visiting Artist, Department of Art, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, April 1998


Artistic Presentation, "www weltweit weiblich", Internationaler Frauentag, Linz, Austria, March 1998


Visiting Artist, Institute of Art and Design, Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL, November 1997


Lecturer, "CAVE Presentations", Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, September 1997


Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, April 1997


Lecturer, "Walking in Cyberspace", Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, September 1996

Publications

Morie, J. F., "Liquid Meditation" included in "Female Artists and the VR Crucible: Expanding the Aesthetic Vocabulary" (2012). In Proceedings of the SPIE Engineering of Virtual Reality 2012 Conference. Presented on Jan 24, 2012.


Thames, Kathleen, Two Page Image of "Artica Intergalaxia" in article "UltraLITE", La Louisiane, Volume 17, Number 1, Fall 2006, p. 28 - 29.


Blanchard, Kevin, Image of "Artica Intergalaxia" in article "State-of-the-art 3-D facility puts users in the middle of their data", The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA, September 9, 2006, p. 1D.


Garrett, Arnessa M., Image of "Artica Intergalaxia" in article "LITE hailed as job creator", The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA, September 9, 2006, p. 1A.


Watson, Margaret, Leisurely Interaction: An Interface for Human Deceleration, Master's Thesis, University of California at Irvine, September 2005.


Wilson, Steve, "Liquid Meditation" included in Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology, The MIT Press, April 2003.


VIVA (Cultural Program), Interview: Margaret Watson, Topic: "Blind Sight" and Artist in Residence Experience at Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, DR2 (Danish National Television), March 18, 2002, 2 min.


"MIX 01 - interaktiv sang og virtual reality kunst", Harddisken, (Interview about "Liquid Meditation"), DR1 (Danish National Radio), June 21, 2001.


Mississippi State University Advertisement, (Full Page Image of "Liquid Meditation" in the CAVE), Sports Illustrated, Volume 93, No. 12, September 25, 2000, p. 37.


Mississippi State University Advertisement, (Full Page Image of "Liquid Meditation" in the CAVE), Newsweek, September 11 (p. 20) and October 9, 2000 (p. 24).


The World Wide Radio Show, (Interview about Virtual Reality Art), Redband Broadcasting, San Francisco, CA, May 7, 2000, 4 - 6 p.m. PST, 15 min.


Mississippi State University Research Windows: 2000 Annual Report, Research at Mississippi State University, (Cover Image of "Liquid Meditation"), Brochure produced by Mississippi State University Office of University Relations with assistance from the Office of Research, May, 2000.


On Air, Guest: Margaret Watson, Topic: The CAVE, (Talk Show), University Television Center, Mississippi State University, No. 004, 2/23/00, aired Saturday, February 26 - Friday, March 3, 2000, College Television, 16 min.


Schweppe, Marla (Editor), "Liquid Meditation" in "SIGGRAPH 99 Art Gallery Slide Credits," (image), Computer Graphics, Vol. 33, No. 4, Nov., 1999, p. 87.


Watson, Margaret, "Liquid Meditation" In SIGGRAPH 99 Electronic Art and Animation Catalog and CD-ROM, Art Gallery:technOasis, 1999, p. 13 (Catalog).


Watson, Margaret, "Liquid Meditation" Included In SIGGRAPH 99 Art Gallery Slide Set, 1999.


Watson, Margaret, "Constructing Virtual Space," In Proceedings of the 3rd International Immersive Projection Technology Workshop, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, May, 1999, pp. 201-9.


Ford, Jack, "MSU Pioneers Virtual Reality Technology," The Reflector, Mississippi State University, Vol. 111, No. 46, April 20, 1999, pp. 1A and 4A.


"Liquid Meditation" In Gallery Works (image), Leonardo, Special Issue, Sixth Annual Digital Salon, Volume 31, Number 5, 1998, p.455.


"VR Kuben," TV4 Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, October 23, 1998.


Skogh, Erik, "Virtuell resa till faraoner och ufon," Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm, Sweden, October 21, 1998, p.11.


Revai, Peter, "Kriegsspiele im virtuellen Raum," (article), Computerworld, Zurich, Switzerland, September 21, 1998.


"Cyberbang 98," RAI2 (Italian Public Television), Rome, Italy, September 21 and October 12, 1998.


"Cyberstar 98," WDR (German Television), Cologne, Germany, June 14, 1998.


Schoenmayr, Sab, "Die Kunst der Ingenieure," (image and article), Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurt, Germany, February 14, 1998.


Communications of the ACM (image), Vol. 40, No. 11, Nov., 1997, pp. 11 & 62.


"sesso-teorie e videotapes," La Repubblica delle Donne (image), Italy, October 14-20, 1997, p. 211.


L. Ishi-Kawa, "Festival electronico," LAPIZ, Num. 136, Spain, October, 1997, p.67 (image) & 69.


Judmayer, Irene and Kitzmantel, Silvia, "Wir, Dirigenten einer ungewohnten Welt," OBERVSTERREICHISCHE NACHRICHTEN, Linz, Austria, Sept. 9, 1997.


"Liquid Meditation," In Ars Electronica Festival 97, Fleshfactor informationsmaschine mensch, 1997, Springer, Wien, New York, pp.328-29.


Stamets, Bill, "'Liquid Meditation' at UIC," Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL,
June 3, 1997, p. 31.


"Artica Intergalaxia" In "animazioni in computer graphic," NEURAL, Special Edition, No. 10.1, Italy, May 1997, p. 11.


"Nothing" Public Subversive Announcement, CAC (Cable Access Corporation), Chicago, IL, Spring, 1997, 30 sec.


Chriss, Wade (photographer) and Ramo, Joshua Cooper (author), "The Next Big Thing?" subsection "A Whole New World," (CAVE image), Time Digital: Time Magazine's Technology Supplement, November 11, 1996, pp. TD 46-47.


Foley, Heide, "The Teraflop Sandbox: Tom DeFanti on the I-way," (image), Mondo 2000, Indian Summer 1996, Issue 15, p. 51.


Caylor, Misha with Lowman, Debra and Watson, Margaret, "... But is it Art? Computer-Graphics En De Definitie Van Kunst," Ruimte, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April, 1996, pp. 18-21.


"Artica Intergalaxia" In SIGGRAPH 1996 Visual Proceedings, Computer Animation Festival, August, 1996.


"Artica Intergalaxia" In "Metropolis", TVE (Spanish Public Television Network), Madrid, Spain, September, 1996.


"Artica Intergalaxia" In 1996 SIGGRAPH Video Review Science and Technology Program.


Machover, Carl, "United States of America: State of the Art in Computer Graphics," (image), Computer Graphics, May, 1996.

Awards

Production Grant for Beall Center Installation, 2005
Production Grant for Beall Center Installation, 2004
Pentax Award for Photographic Excellence, 1994
MS/LA Associated Press Awards for Computer Graphics, 1990-91
Mississippi Press Association Awards for Computer Graphics, 1990
Kappa Pi Scholarship for Photography, 1989