Viruses, Cells, Etc.: Yingcai Xiao & collaborators, UA Computer Science Dept: EDG KINECT Cube – 04 | 06 – 04 | 07 Bierce Library – 04|09- 04|13

[Viruses, Cells, Etc.]

Is an interactive space that allows you to examine a DNA double helix, touch a virus, crack open a cell and tear apart its organelles.

Yingcai Xiao is an Associate Professor of computer science at The University of Akron. Bo Cai, Art Chaumpanich, Lu Wang, Ashvini Patil, and Yue Qu are graduate students in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Akron. Yang HyunYun is an Associate Professor in biomedical engineering at The University of Akron. Philip Allen is a Professor of psychology at The University of Akron. The group is working on an NSF supported project to develop Kinect-based computer games for biomedical engineering education.



Myers School of Art
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325

Primary Gallery:

Emily Davis Gallery
Folk Hall
150 E Exchange St, Akron OH 44325

Satelite Location A:

Honors College
Orr Residence Hall
180 S College St, Akron OH 44325

Satelite Location B:

Emerging Technologies Lab
Bierce Library
Buchtel Common, Akron OH 44325


The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider :: C4 this year is spectacle.

spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates.

Spectacle operates in two contexts simultaneously. On the one hand, it refers to high culture (drama, movies) performances where the draw for an audience is the impressive visual accomplishment. On the other hand, it refers to low cultural shows operating in a folk environment. These can range from the freak show to folk drama to tableau and beast-plays.


Exhibition Dates:

March 19, 2012 - April 13, 2012

Opening Reception Emily Davis Gallery:

March 20, 2012 at 4:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Elliot Earls Lecture:

March 26, 2012 at 7:30 P.M.

Golan Levin Lecture:

April 3, 2012 at 7:30 P.M.

Mark Amerika Lecture:

April 9, 2012 at 7:30 P.M.