Scott Betz


Scott Betz

Associate Professor of Art

Faculty Researcher Winston-Salem State University


Scott Betz arrived in North Carolina's Piedmont area as an artist and educator, just as discussions of CDI's formation were beginning across the community and among its partnering campuses: Forsyth Technical Community College, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). Betz joined the latter as an Associate Professor in 2004. He was appointed as the Foundation and Studio Art Coordinator in 2005-07 and as the Art Program Coordinator in 2007-09. Betz was then promoted to Professor of Art + Visual Studies in 2010. His creative research is well known internationally through successful collaborations among media and across a variety of genres including traditional studios, installation, sound and game design. His work has been the basis of more than 100 exhibitions in Colombia, China, Australia, Argentina, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, Japan, and across the United States. In June 2013, he was invited to speak on the subject of 3D Printing for the international artist lecture series in conjunction with the Krakow Print Triennial at the Kunstlerhaus Museum, Vienna. Betz has collaborated on numerous CDI-based projects and public programs since the Center's inception, has been a member of CDI's Chancellor-appointed Building Committee, and has co-taught at CDI with WSSU Assistant Professor of Life Sciences / CDI Design Researcher Nickolay Hristov for two Provost's initiative Liberal Learning Seminar classes, Scientific Visualization and Motion Capture.


Nickolay Hristov


Nickolay Hristov, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

Faculty Researcher, Winston-Salem State University



Motion Capture and Laser Scanning Projects

Mammalian Motion Capture

People with Parkinson's Disease

iSwoop http://iswoopcave.com


Nick joined CDI in 2009 through a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Life Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. His expertise includes zoology, ecology and evolutionary biology in addition to fluency with digital techniques for motion data capture, analysis and visualization. Nick is leading the development of CDI's MoCap capability, based on field-enabled high-speed videography and laser scanning. The future "Cube" housing these distinctive techniques is sure to become a statewide landmark.


Bruno Louchouarn


Bruno Louchouarn

Professor, Division of Liberal Arts

Faculty Researcher, UNC School of the Arts



Personal Site: http://www.brunolouchouarn.com/Bruno_Louchouarn/home.html

Sol Path: Integrating data downloaded from the Mars Rover as part of an immersive music and media work commissioned for the AxS/ak-sis/FESTIVAL 2014, in Pasadena, CA.


Bruno joined CDI in 2014 through a joint appointment with UNC School of the Arts. French-Mexican composer Bruno Louchouarn is a composer and cognitive scientist. After graduate studies in artificial intelligence in Paris he obtained a Ph.D. in music composition at UCLA where he studied with Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse, and Jerry Goldsmith. His musical compositions are informed by his studies in the cognition of music and visual media, and often focus on the performative aspects of language and music, the narrative structure of myths, emotions and rhetoric. His music ranges from the futuristic cantina music heard in the film Total Recall to live experimental multimedia performances, works for large orchestra, as well as music for ballet and theater. His works have been performed widely, including RedCat in Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, UCLA's Royce Hall, Zipper Hall, The Getty Villa, The Getty Center, Pasadena Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Boston Court Theatre, LaMaMa in New York City, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, as well as Chapman University, Juilliard, University of Akron, UCLA, USC, and UCSD. Last year his concerto for marimba and orchestra was performed at by Nick Terry at Chapman University and his evening-length work Alcances was premiered by pianist Vicki Ray and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet at Art Center under a special commission by the Pasadena Arts Council for the Pasadena Arts and Ideas Biennial. His video installation Day for Night, a 12 hour site specific film of the Santa Monica beach with original music was commissioned for the 2010 GLOW festival. He created the sound art for Suzanne Lacy’s THREE WEEKS IN JANUARY, presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. He is working on an opera, Voices in the Dust, that will premiere in November 2012 at Boston Court Performing Art Center in Pasadena.
He teaches music, multimedia, and cognitive science at Occidental College.



Aaron Newell WSSU Art + Visual Studies graduate 2013
Richard Serge WSSU Art + Visual Studies graduate 2013
Jeff Mueller IEEE rep, Board-Level Designs Chief Designer 2012
Gary Rodgers WSSU Art + Visual Studies graduate 2012
Denise Johnson WSSU Education 2012
Jinghua Zhang WSSU Computer Science 2012
Tunde Adeyemi WSSU Art + Visual Studies graduate 2012
Grandin Howell Spevco 3D Designer 2012
Bill Volz UNCSA Design & Production 2012
Todd Bishop FT Mechanical Engineering Technology coordinator 2011
Steve Harberger Industrial Designer, Educator 2011
Joey Vrescky Entrepreneur 2011-2012
Chris May FT Digital Effects & Animation graduate 2011-2012
Belinda Tate WSSU Diggs Gallery 2010
Louise Allen WSSU Life Sciences adjunct faculty 2010
Norman Coates UNCSA Design & Production 2010
John LeBlanc UNCSA Filmmaking Faculty 2010
Tony McGee StokesCORE 2010
Bill Poole UNCSA Admissions 2010 - 2010
Tammy Evans WSSU Art + Visual Studies faculty 2009
Dionysios Nikolaidis Animusing Productions 2009
Nadja Rauber-Moe InnerEye Studios 2009 - 2010
Cheryl Schirillo Bridges Connecting Communities 2008
Julian Semilian UNCSA Filmmaking faculty 2008
Olasumbo Adeyeye WSSU Mathematics 2008
Margaret Collins Center for Creative Economy 2007
Thomas Tucker WSSU Art + Visual Studies faculty 2007 - 2012
Elliot Strunk Fifth Letter 2006
Scott Betz WSSU Art + Visual Studies faculty 2006
Herb Burns FT Digital Effects & Animation 2006
Jim DeCristo UNCSA External Affairs 2006
Josh Tan WFU Center for Biomolecular Imaging 2006
Joe Lopina UNCSA Filmmaking/Animation faculty 2006
Randy Mills WSSU Administration 2006
Jason Romney UNCSA Design & Production faculty 2006
David Smith UNCSA Design & Production faculty 2005 - 2006


FT = Forsyth Technical Community College

UNC = University of North Carolina system

UNCSA = UNC School of the Arts

WFU = Wake Forest University

WSSU = Winston-Salem State University

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