Anna Ursyn

Anna UrsynAnna Ursyn, PhD, is a Professor and Computer Graphics Area Head at the School of Art and Design, University of Northern Colorado. She combines programming with software and printmaking media, to unify computer generated and painted images, and mixed-media sculptures. Ursyn had over 30 single juried and invitational art shows, participated in over 100 fine art exhibitions, and published articles and artwork in books and journals. Research and pedagogy interests include integrated instruction in art, science, and computer art graphics. Since 1987 she serves as a Liaison, Organizing and Program Committee member of International IEEE Conferences on Information Visualization (iV) London, UK, and Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization Conferences (CGIV). She serves as Chair of the Symposium and Digital Art Gallery D-ART iV, 1997-2011.

Publications

Visualization as a Knowledge Transfer
Anna Ursyn. © 2018. 12 pages.
This overview inspects visualization tools and applications enabling visualization of data, information, and knowledge. The background is provided first about...
Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 1 hr 48 mins.
As interactive technologies, such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists...
Visualizing Poetic Ideas Through Art
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 7 mins.
Nano World
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 9 mins.
Soft Matter
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 8 mins.
Imaging Minerals and Rocks
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 7 mins.
Dynamic Geology
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 8 mins.
Imaging Volcanism
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 7 mins.
Energy and Environment
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 11 mins.
Nuclear Energy
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 6 mins.
Knowledge Visualization and Visual Literacy in Science Education
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 431 pages.
Effective communication within learning environments is a pivotal aspect to students’ success. By enhancing abstract concepts with visual media, students can...
Mirroring Nature: Symmetrical and Crystalline Structures Derived from Natural Forms
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 36 pages.
This chapter provides discussion of the visual ways of learning basic physical and chemical concepts related to symmetry and the crystalline structures. All kinds...
Teaching and Learning Science as a Visual Experience
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 27 pages.
This chapter brings about concepts about implementing a framework for teaching and learning across the disciplines by introducing topics and activities pertaining...
Metaphors for Dance and Programming: Rules, Restrictions, and Conditions for Learning and Visual Outcomes
Anna Ursyn, Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie, Md Fahimul Islam. © 2016. 51 pages.
This chapter offers visual explanation on how to code using dance as a metaphor. This approach provides an overview of programming with ready to follow codes. It...
Integrative Visual Projects for Cognitive Learning
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 44 pages.
This chapter comprises integrative studies on selected processes, events, and related technologies associated with several science categories. Learning projects...
Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 572 pages.
The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances of emerging...
Challenges in Game Design
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 16 pages.
Electronic games and gaming can serve as the tools for visual solutions. It depends on the methods through which the games are delivered and the ways people think...
Cognitive Learning with Electronic Media and Social Networking
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 71 pages.
This chapter explores the existing and potential possibilities of exchanging information through the means that exceed those relating only to a text. Discussion...
Duality of Natural and Technological Explanations
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 87 pages.
This chapter provides visual interpretations of natural and human-made events as examples of cognitive solutions for knowledge visualization. Mathematical...
Visualization by Coding: Drawing Simple Shapes and Forms in Various Programming Languages
Anna Ursyn, Mehrgan Mostowfi. © 2015. 69 pages.
The authors present image transformations that allow for checking and better understanding the graphical capacities of various languages and the place of...
Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
Anna Ursyn. © 2014. 511 pages.
As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer...
Perceptions of Knowledge Visualization: Explaining Concepts through Meaningful Images
Anna Ursyn. © 2014. 418 pages.
Multisensory perception is emerging as an important factor in shaping current lifestyles. Therefore, computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts are...
Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts: Scientific Data through Graphics
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 443 pages.
Images support connections between biology, engineering, and material sciences resulting in a growing partnership among academia, laboratories, and industry....
Aesthetic Expectations for Information Visualization
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 21 pages.
This article explores the landscape of creative endeavors in the new media art and reflects on aesthetics of information visualization. When using computer based...
Looking at Science through Water
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 46 pages.
This chapter is focused on creating the visual approach to natural processes, concepts, and events, rather than their description for learning. It has been...
Visual Tweet: Nature Inspired Visual Statements
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 33 pages.
“Visual Tweet: nature inspired visual statements” explores connections between science, computing, and art in a similar way as it is done in the previous chapter...
Selected Ideas and Methods in Knowledge Visualization
Anna Ursyn, Ebad Banissi. © 2012. 7 pages.
Selected themes presented in this article were presented at the 16th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV 2012) and the Computer Graphics...
International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG)
Ben Falchuk, Adérito Fernandes-Marcos. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG) provides coverage of the most innovative and cutting-edge computer graphics and...
Aesthetic Expectations for Information Visualization
Anna Ursyn. © 2010. 21 pages.
This article explores the landscape of creative endeavors in the new media art and reflects on aesthetics of information visualization. When using computer based...