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 the WSSU Liberal Learning Seminar Scientific Visualization and Motion Capture classes.
Nickolay Hristov, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Faculty Researcher, Winston-Salem State University
Nick joined CDI in 2009 through a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Life Sciences in the Winston-Salem State University Biology Department. His expertise includes zoology, ecology and evolutionary biology in addition to fluency with digital techniques for motion data capture, analysis and visualization.
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.
Composer Bruno Louchouarn's practice bridges new music, sound design and art installation; and is informed by his academic research in the cognitive aspects of music. Louchouarn's immersive works have been presented at the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Festival and the Liverpool Biennale, Museo Peci Milano, Santa Monica's GLOW Festival and Transatlantyk Music and Film Festival in Poland. Premieres of his new music have been performed at The Colburn School of Music, UCLA Royce Hall, REDCAT in Disney Hall, Lincoln Center, Getty Center, as well as Juilliard, University of Southern California, another universities. His oratorio Voces en el Polvo, about the Mexico City earthquake, with text by Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the US, was premiered at Boston Court in Los Angeles. His work in film range from the futuristic cantina music for Total Recall, to the upcoming independent feature Wrestling Jerusalem premiering at the Newport Beach Film Festival this spring. His compositions and sound designs for the theater include Wrestling Jerusalem (off Broadway), El Henry (La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Repertory Theater), A Weekend with Pablo Picasso (San Diego Repertory Theater, Alley Theatre, Los Angeles Theater Center, Centre Repertory Walnut Creek, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona Theater Company); Disgraced (Playmakers Repertory Theater); Motherfucker with a Hat, Eurydice (South Coast Rep) In 2014-15 Louchouarn has composed new works for contemporary choreographers, Jacques Heim of Diavolo Dance, Deborah Slater of Deborah Slater Dance Theatre and Susan Jaffe, Dean of Dance at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Louchouarn is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a researcher at its Center for Design Innovation.
RESEARCH FELLOWS PROGRAM
For more information about the Research Fellows program contact: Pamela L. Jennings, PhD email