Professor Donna J. Cox

              Invited Keynote / Plenary Presentations

              Panels and Other Presentations

Last update September 2006



                    Invited Keynote / Plenary Presentations



CyberOutreach: Non-expert Audiences and the Design of Scientific Data”, Harvard University Initiative in Innovative Computing (IIC) Seminar Series, October 18, 2006, 4 PM, Cambridge, MA


CyberOutreach: Designing Scientific Data for Non-expert Audiences”

June 14, 2006 keynote TeraGrid 2006's_Don.html


“Visualization and Visual Metaphors,” Plenary Session Aug.29, at El Congreso Internacional, “Desafios para la Identidad Ubicuacelebrado at Cibe@art-Bilbao, Festival Ciberart-Bilbao 2004, Bilbao, Spain, April 26-29, 2004.


“Beyond Computing: The Search for Creativity,” Keynote for SC2003 Conference: Igniting Innovation, Phoenix, Arizona, November 18, 2003. 3000 attendees at keynote.



"Visual Metaphors for Tracking People: Visualization and IntelliBadge," Symposium Proceedings, Nomadic Transitions/ Thinking about Art, Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst (University of Art and Design) Zurich Switzerland, Conference Proceedings and Abstracts published by Kongress-Themen und Zusammenfassungen, April 10-12, 2003, page 9, 63.


“Myth Information,” E-naissance: New Configurations of Mind, Body, and Space Conference, Galleria D’arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino (GAM), supported by the Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Caiia-Star public symposium, Turin, Italy, March 28, 2001.


“Renaissance Teams, Visualization, and Virtual Reality,” general public presentation at the Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History, New York, June 28, 2001.


“Structural Symmetries in Myth and Supercomputer Science,” Symetries structurelles dans le mythe et les supercalculateurs,” “L’Art a L’ere Post-Biologique, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, December 12-13, 2000. Presentation on Dec. 12.


“The Myth Information in Visualization and Virtual Reality,” Stieren Arts Enrichment Series and Trinity University present digital artist Donna Cox, Stieren Theater, San Antonio, Texas, October 30, 2000, 7 PM.


“The Necessity for Visual Literacy in Virtual Reality Visualization Research,” keynote speaker, General Session, International Visual Literacy Association Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, October 11-14, 2000.


“Visualizing the Cosmos: Hayden Planetarium Project,” Alliance Chautauqua 2000 in Kansas over the Access Grid, Lawrence, KS, August 1, 2000.


“Concept, Image, Movement”, Interfacing the Future, Plenary Session, Third Annual Digital Arts Symposium, University of Arizona College of Fine Art, Tucson, AZ, April 6-7, 2000.


"Art at the Frontiers of Science," and "Women, Art and Technology," panels at Invencao: Thinking the Next Millenium Conference , sponsored by Itau Cultural, Inter-society for Electronic Arts, Leonardo, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL, August 25- 29, 1999.


Keynote Speech for “Color and Design: 21st Century Technology and Creativity,” Sponsored by the Inter-society Color Council 1998, February 22, 1998, Williamsburg, Virginia.


Keynote Speech “From Idea to Reality: Inside the Making of the New IMAX Film Cosmic Voyage,” Webs, Wires, Waves lecture in New Communications Technologies lecture series, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associates Program, to highlight National Science and Technology Week, Einstein Planetarium and Langley Theater, National Air and Space Museum, February 19, 1997.


Keynote Speech for the Data Visualization ‘97 Conference, Sponsored by the GIS and Resource Technology Inc., 10/7-10/10/97, Henry VIII Hotel and Conference Center, St. Louis, Missouri.


Keynote for the Motorola Science Advisory Board Associates Meeting (SABA), “Special Effects and Visualization in Movies and Television,” Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel and Marina, October 23, 1997, San Diego, California.


Public Presentation of “Cosmic Voyage,” Humphrey IMAX Dome Theatre, sponsored by IMAX, Milwaukee Public Museum, 6/4-6/5/97, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


“Visualization and Virtual Reality,” Ontario Science Centre, April 4, 1997, North York, Ontario, CANADA.


“The Making of Cosmic Voyage,” Screening of Cosmic Voyage and Public Presentation by Cox sponsored by the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), IMAX 3D Theatre, White River State Park, Indiana. Sponsored by Indiana University, September 22, 1997


“Scientific Visualization at the Oscars: The Making of Cosmic Voyage IMAX Film,” Center for Computational Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 23, 1997


“What Can an Artist Do for Science?”ARTscience ATR, International Symposium on Art and Science, Plenary Speaker sponsored by ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Kyoto, JAPAN, May 13 & 14, 1996.


Keynote Address to Da Vinci Days: Art and Science Festival general audience, July 14, 1995, Corvallis, Oregon.


Ninth Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research, Union College, Schenectady, NY, April 21-22, 1995, Keynote address


Girl Scouts of America, Dateline 2001, July 21-28, 1993, Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, NY, "Scientific visualization, Collaboration, and Virtual Reality" keynote


Frontiers of Science Public Lecture Series, University of Florida, Gainsville, April 21, 1993, "Renaissance Teams and Scientific Visualization" keynote presentation.


Wings '93 (Young Women Investigating Science and Math), April 23, 1993, Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa, keynote speaker


"Scientific Visualization and Renaissance Teams," Merit Networking Conference, Keynote, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1-2, 1992


"Renaissance Teams and Scientific Visual Communications," National Library of Medicine's Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture Series, Bethesda, Maryland, May 28, 1992.


"Scientific Visualization," Illinois State University Virtual and Interactive Arts Symposium, Invited Speaker, Normal, Illinois, February 1, 1992. Other speakers included Timothy Leary.


"What the Artist Can Do for Science," Design in Education Conference (DECA) '91, Keynote, Newcastle, AUSTRALIA, October 6, 1991.


"An Artist's Contribution to Scientific Visualization," IBM Europe Institute, Invited Speaker, Oberiech, AUSTRIA, August 22, 1991.


"The Art and Science of Visualization," 12th NEW ZEALAND Computer Conference (NZCS), Invited Speaker, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND, August 15, 1991.


"Scientific Visualization," Speaking tour in the following NEW ZEALAND cities: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin, August 8-16, 1991.


"The Art of Scientific Visualization: Increasing Information," Invited Speaker, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 22, 1991


"Visual Thinking in Science and Art," Invited Speaker, Computer Graphics and Education '91 Conference, Barcelona, SPAIN, April 2-7, 1991


"Visualization, Supercomputing and Renaissance Teams," Supercomputing '90, Banquet Speaker, New York, New York, November 16, 1990.


"The Art of Scientific Visualization, " Dimensions of Beauty in Science: An International Symposium, Invited Plenary Speaker, SIGMA XI Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 26, 1990.


"Interdisciplinary Visualization: Lessons Learned at NCSA," Visualization '90, Invited Speaker, San Francisco, California, October 25, 1990.


"Preparing For the Renaissance: Computing and Communications For Technology, Science and The Arts," EDUCOM '90, Keynote Speaker, Atlanta, Georgia, October 15, 1990. Other Speakers included Jimmy Carter, former President and Robert Allen, CEO, AT&T; Steve Jobs, Apple.


"Scientific Visualization" and "Mapping Information," AUSGRAPH 90. Invited Plenary Speaker, Melbourne AUSTRALIA, September 11 and 13, 1990.


"Renaissance Teams," South Australia School of Art, Adelaide AUSTRALIA, September 27, 1990.


"Mapping Information," Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Townsville AUSTRALIA, September 21, 1990.


"Scientific Visualization and Renaissance Teams," Queensland State Library, Brisbane AUSTRALIA, September 19, 1990.


"Computer Art, Scientific Visualization and Renaissance Teams," Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney AUSTRALIA, September 16, 1990.


"Renaissance Teams," Hobart School of Art, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA, September 14, 1990.


"The Quest For Virtual Reality," AUSGRAPH 90 Film & Video Program, Invited Speaker, Melbourne AUSTRALIA, September 10, 1990.


“Renaissance Teams and Supercomputer Visualizations,” at the Nuove Immagini e Formazione, Fortuny Art Museum, Venice, Italy, December 2, 1989.


"Scientific Visualization: The Collaborative Process," sponsored by the Cray Corporation Research, Keynote Speaker at symposium “Visualization and Supercomputers,” New Orleans, September 14, 1989.


"Supercomputing Graphics: Convergence of Art and Mathematics," Plenary Invited Session, Computers and Mathematics 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Featured Friday session on June 16, June 12-17, 1989.


"The Art of Scientific Visualization," IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center Distinguished Lecture Series on Computer Graphics 1988 - 1989, March 24.


"Renaissance Teams and Scientific Visualization: A Convergence with Art and Science", The Arts and Technology II: A Symposium, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, February 2-5, 1989, featured Friday night speaker.


"Interdisciplinary Applications in Scientific Visualization," Third Topical Meeting for Supercomputing in Finland, Keynote Address November 17, 1988, Helsinki, FINLAND.


Instruments of Vision: The Art of Computers in Education, Keynote Address, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, October 27, 1988, 1 p.m.


"An Illustrated Presentation: A Convergence of Art and Science," Oregon Art Institute, Portland, Berg Swann Auditorium, October 10, 7 pm 1988; sponsored by Tektronix and Oregon Art Institute.


"Renaissance Teams: Using the Supercomputer to Visualize Higher Dimensions," Symposium on Visualization in Scientific Computing: Trends, Tools, Techniques, Princeton University, May 9-10, 1988.


"Renaissance Teams and Supercomputer Graphics: Convergence of Art and Science," Guest Artist Lecture Series, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio, April 28, 1988.


"Supercomputer Graphics: A Convergence of Art and Science," The International Fantastic in the Arts Conference, Sponsored by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA), Boca Raton, FL. March 23-26, 1988. Special invitation by IAFA Board to be keynote speaker as guest artist: (other artists included Harlan Ellison, Kathryn Hume, Brian Aldiss).


Computer Graphica Management '88, Keynote Speaker, Kent State University - Trumbull Campus, Warren, Ohio, April 28 - 29, 1988.


"Electronic Imagery: Integrating Art and Science," A Series of three public presentations sponsored by the Lorain County Community College Language and Humanities Division, Advanced Technologies Center, and Stocker Center, Elyria, Ohio. May 27, 1987. Invited by Dean of Humanities, Don Palumbo, Ph.D.


Computer Graphica: Image Management '87, Keynote address, Kent State University, OH. May 1, 1987.


"Supercomputer Graphics and Renaissance Teams," Visiting Artists Series, Weber State College, Ogden, UT. January 29, 1987.


“Computer Art,” Keynote Computer Graphics in Design Symposium at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, September 27 and 28, 1985. organized by Richard Zauff, Chair Graphic Design.




                    Panels and Other Presentations



“Visualizing Scientific Information: The Mixture of Science and Art,” Association of American Universities (AAU), October 11, 2005, Champaign, Illinois.


iGrid2005, Sept 25-30, San Diego, presentation GLVF: NCSA Streaming Stereo, Tues, Sept 27; Wed. Sept 28; International Real-time 4K digital cinema, Sept 26 - Sept 27; Digital 4K Wed September, 28, 2005.


“The Moving Image: What Do We Learn from Simulations, Modeling, and Animation,” panel in the Image and Meaning (IM2) Workshop, June 23, 2005, Getty Museum, Los Angeles.


“Visualizing the Global: Computer Modeling, Ecology, Politics,” panelist and organizer, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, October 16, 2003


“Streaming Super High Definition video from Chicago to Los Angeles over Internet2 backbone” at the Abilene Internet 2 Fall Members Meeting, demonstration and presentation, provided ultra-high resolution visualizations at 3840x2048resolution and streamed from Chicago over high-speed internet to the University of Southern California Zemekis Theater, October 28-30, 2002.


iGrid 2002, Sept. 23-26 2002, Amsterdam, Nederland, ”Universe” remote virtual collaboration demonstration between the Stephen Hawking Lab at Cambridge University, UK and UCSD and presented on a stereo interactive display at SARA/Univ. of Amsterdam.


SIGGRAPH 2001 panelist, "The CAVE and Beyond: VR Art in Museums and Galleries," SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, August 15, 2001.


"The Art of Scientific Visualization, Data Representation, and Renaissance Teams," April 26, 2001, University of Illinois at Chicago, Informatics Seminar,


“Metaphoric Mappings,” and “Emergent Systems,” presentation in round table sessions, UC DARNet 9/11 - N2: Art, Science & Technology in Times of Crisis Conference, UC Digital Arts Research Network (UC DARNet), Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, University of California at Irvine and Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 UC at Santa Cruz.


“Visualizing the Cosmos: Smoke or Mirrors” at the SIGGRAPH 2000 Conference, panel chair and participant, published abstract in the SIGGRAPH 2000 Program and Buyer’s Guide, page 44, published by the ACM SIGGRAPH copyright 2000, 27th International Conference on Comuter Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Ernest Morial Convention Center, July 25-27, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana.


"Algorithmic Art, Scientific Visualization, Remote Virtual Collaboration and Other Paradoxes," Lecture Seried Cyberarts: A New Aesthetic?, sponsored by The Center for Advanced Study and the Beckman Institute and the Beckman Institute, Beckman Institute Auditorium, Urbana, Illinois, September 29, 1999.


"Visualization - Adding a New Dimension to Research", webcast Chautauqua from the Center for Computational Science, Scientific Computing and Visualization, Boston University, Boston, MA, September 15, 1999. Webcast over Alliance Access Grid to 25 other locations in major cities in US and Hawaii.


“Visualization and Virtual Reality: A Cosmic Voyage through Time and Space,” Keynote Speaker, International Symposium on Intelligent Automation and Control, World Automation Congress (ISIAC-WAC), Outrigger Waikoloa Beach, Maui, Hawaii. June, 12, 2000.


"Global Teams Using the National Technology GridFederal Consortium Workshop "FedWeb '99", Natcher Center, Bethesda, MD, on April 26, 1999.


“Creativity and Productivity: Cosmic Voyage and Beyond”, Issues of the Creative Process session at the Heartland Film Festival, October 23, 1998. Sponsored by Heartland Film Festival and IUPUI New Media Program.


"Artists and Designers on the Internet," Internet 2 Conference, to the Strategic Council for Internet 2, 4/14-4/16/98 Washington D.C.


Supercomputing ’98, Nov. 7-10, 1998, remote virtual collaboration demonstration using Virtual Director with Cave5D linking participants from NCSA, EVL, ODU, and NLANR research booths. Cox D., Lascara C., Levy S., Patterson R., Wheless G.


“Experiences with Virtual Reality Applications,” Panel SIGGRAPH 97 Conference, August 10, 1997, Los Angeles, California.


Institute of the Arts and the Institute for Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology, George Mason University, 7/17-7/19/97, Fairfax, Virginia.


“Cosmic Voyage,” National Science Foundation, Exhibit Center, February 20, 1997.


“Visualization Study of the Network,” 4th Annual Living Surfaces Conference, Design for the Internet, American Center for Design Annual Meeting, November 14, 1996, and Education Roundtable Nov 13, 1996, IBM Building, Chicago, Illinois.


“Mathematics, Art, and Science: The Making of Cosmic Voyage,” 74th Annual Meeting, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, April 25-28, 1996, San Diego, California, speaker, April 25, 1996.


1996 Supercomputing Conference, presentation and showing “Excerpt from the Cosmic Voyage”, San Diego, CA, Dec 12-15, 1996.


"Visualization and Cosmic Voyage," The Visualization Forum: New Technologies and Old Talents, The Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado, October 12-14, 1995. Plenary Workshop Speaker Oct 13, 1995.


Supercomputing '95, Dec. 3-8, 1995, San Diego, California; Virtual Reality theatre presentations and demonstrations, Dec. 3-8, 1995, San Diego, CA. Cox D., Patterson R., Thiebaux M.


"Visualization, Creativity, and Renaissance Teams," The 80th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges, Jan 19-22, 1994, Grand Hyatt, Washington D. C.


“Science, Lies, and Videotape”, American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 21, 1994, San Francisco Hilton and Towers.


"Networking Visualization," Merit Network Seminar, Washington D.C., Invited Speaker, November 11, 1991.


"Scientific Visualization and Renaissance Teams," Trinity University Faculty Summer Seminar, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, May 25, 1992


"Scientific Visualization and Renaissance Teams," USI Visualization Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 30, 1992


"Scientific Visualization," NASA Ames Colloquium, San Francisco, California, February 28, 1992


"Scientific Visualization," Jet Propulsion Laboratory Colloquium, Pasadena, California, February 13-14, 1992


"Scientific Visualization," University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, February 10, 1992


"Scientific Visualization," San Diego Supercomputer Center Colloquium, San Diego, California, February 9, 1992


"Visualization: Is it all it's cracked up to be?," Panel and Tutorial Notes, Supercomputing 91, November 20, 1991.


"Beyond Visualization: Mapping Information," Course and Paper, Supercomputing 91, November 18, 1991.


"Renaissance Teams," Mid-America College Arts Association (MACAA) 55th Annual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, October 18, 1991.


"Renaissance Teams," Polymer Modeling on High Performance Computers Workshop, Banquet Speaker, Urbana, Illinois, September 27, 1991.


"Interdisciplinary Collaboration Case Study in Computer Graphics Education: 'Venus & Milo'," August 2, 1991 at SIGGRAPH 91, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 28-July 2, 1991.


"Scientific Visualization," Glenbrook High School, Invited Speaker, Glenbrook, Illinois, May 15, 1991.


"Technology and the Visualization of the Sciences," Invited Speaker, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, March 6, 1991.


"Art and the Computer," AAAS Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, Washington, DC, February 17, 1991.


"Power of the Visual Image," AAAS Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, Washington, DC, February 14, 1991.


“The Art of Scientific Visualization,” 53rd Annual Mid-America Collage Art Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 3, 1989.


"Collaborations and Contradictions in Computer Animation," Panel Chair and Speaker on panel,

June 9, at the 1989 NCGA Arts Conference: The Dimensions of Interactivity, hosted by the CADRE Institute, (Computers in Art and Design, Research and Education) and the National Computer Graphics Association, San Jose State University, June 8-10, 1989.


"On the Cutting Edge Applications in Scientific Visualization," Panel Chair and speaker, April 18, at the National Computer Graphics Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 17-20, 1989.


"Convergence of Art and Science," panel speaker 1988 National Communications Forum, Chicago, Illinois, October 4, 1988.


First International Symposium on Electronic Art, Center for Art, Media, and Technology, Utrecht and Amsterdam, HOLLAND, September 24 - October 1, 1988.


"Scientific Visualization: Software Environments for Cooperative Research," International Iris User Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, August 3, 1988.


"Supercomputer Graphics and the Convergence of Art and Science", invited speaker to the SIGGRAPH Educator's Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2, 1988.


"Renaissance Teams: A Convergence of Art and Science," SIGGRAPH Chicago Regional Seminar at Columbia College, Chicago, February, 23, 1988.


"Convergence of Art and Science: Creating Visual Paradigms," Digital Equipment Corporation, Boston Massachusetts, February 11, 1988.


"Renaissance Teams: Researchers and Artists Together!," University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 3, 1988, Seminar series in Computers in Academia: 1988.


"Renaissance Teams: Using a Supercomputer to Visualize Higher Dimensions, " Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. January 15, 1988.


Simulations/Dissimulations: A Symposium, panelist and presented art at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. November 5-7, 1987. Presentations included: Jean Baudrillard, Michel Segard, Joan Truckenbrod, Ed Emshwiller, James Seawright, and Pamela McCorduck.


"Renaissance Teams: Using A Supercomputer to Visualize Higher Dimensions," paper/presentation, Sixth Annual Pacific Northwest Computer Graphics Conference, Eugene, OR. October 25-27, 1987.


"Supercomputer Graphics: A Convergence of Art and Science," abstract and presentation, International Popular Culture Conference, Montreal, CANADA. March 25-29, 1987.


"Renaissance Teams: A Convergence of Art, Humanities, and Science," abstract and presentation, Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Conference, Houston, TX. March 18-22, 1987.


"Renaissance Teams: What the Artist can do for Science," abstract and presentation, Annual Symposium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, IL. February 23, 1987.


"Supercomputer Art," abstract and presentation, 50th Annual Conference of the Mid-America College Art Association, Memphis, Tennessee. October 29-November 1, 1986.


"Supercomputer Imagery: A Convergence of Art and Science," abstract and presentation, Interface '86: Tenth Annual Humanities and Technology Conference of Art and Science, Atlanta, Georgia. October 23-24, 1986.


"From Supercomputer to Small Computer," abstract for the Sixth Annual Symposium on the Small Computers in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. October 10-12, 1986.