August 19, 2017

UAT Offers Hot New Courses Like Virtual Reality and The Walking Dead Analysis

Gothic Literature Class

Did you know that UAT offers a class on the hit zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead? Why yes, we do! You can also learn how to bring Virtual Reality products to market right as the industry is blowing up with new opportunities. No matter what you’re interested in, UAT has an epic selection of classes that lovers of technology like yourself can get excited about! Each semester UAT offers a variety of special topics courses in humanities (HUM388), science (SCI388), social sciences (SS388), and technology (SPT323). Classes are filling up for the Spring 2017 semester. Students can get immersed in technology in so…



Digital Maker & Fabricator DIY: Make Your Own ‘Smart Socks’ To Pause A Netflix Show When You Fall Asleep

Netflix smart socks

When binge watching Netflix shows, it’s common to fall asleep at the tail end of an episode never to know exactly where you left off. What if there was a special device that could sense when the viewer had fallen asleep and pause the show so they could resume right where they left off? Netflix created something that does just that! Netflix based the sleep-detection system in the socks off of “actigraphy,” which uses an accelerometer to tell when you’ve stopped moving for a while (presumably when you’ve fallen asleep). In the socks prototype, an LED light in the cuff of the…



UAT Partners With SARRC To Host 3rd Annual College Prep “G33K” Summer Camp For Young Adults With Autism

SARRC Camp

SARRC Camp to Simulate College Experience for Teens With Autism TEMPE, Ariz. – July 21, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is partnering with Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) to host the G33K College Prep Summer Camp for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During this weeklong camp, SARRC staff and camp participants will have the opportunity to complete the typical college admissions process, move into the UAT dorms, attend classes, collaborate in teams, use new technology, complete a comprehensive group project, eat meals at the university café and take part…



DEF CON Talk Cancelled

Each year at DEF CON, we receive a huge number of submissions. While most of them are interesting to some portion of our attendee population, there are normally a few talks that seem to have mass appeal. This year, DEF CON received a submission from Ben Caudill about a technology he had created, called Proxy Ham. The concept was simple; increase the anonymity and privacy of a user by creating a device that allows a remote connection that can’t easily be traced back to the user. The device was designed around a Raspberry Pi, and included wireless interfaces in the…



UAT Professors Teach Technology To Seniors In Tempe

Professor Fuentes with Seniors at Tempe Library

Local Technology University Offers iPad Instruction To Senior Citizens Senior citizens who feel like today’s technology has left them behind have an opportunity to catch up! This summer, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) Professors Angel Fuentes, Matthew Marquit, and Yvonne Watterson are teaching free technology classes on iPad instruction to seniors at four Tempe Public Library locations. Tempe Tech Classes are geared for residents age 50+, who have little experience with computers and want to learn how to use an iPad. Classes hold up to 10 people and will run through Aug. 19, 2015. iPads will be provided for classroom…



Broken Window Studios Released Reflections Game on Steam Early Access

Reflections Game

Broken Window Studios, an independent or “indie” game company consisting of UAT alumni, has released their newest game, Reflections on Steam Early Access on June 26, 2015. Reflections is a real-world narrative where each decision you make has meaningful consequences that radically shape the gaming experience. The game begins in black and white and uses color to introduce new story elements before the player understands its purpose. What is Steam Early Access? This platform offers gamers an opportunity to purchase immediate access games that are still being developed with the chance to provide influential feedback to the developer’s continued creation of the game, for a discounted price. Early Access games evolve…



UAT Provost, Dr. David Bolman, First Valley Leadership Board President in Tech

Valley Leadership

Bolman Brings Focus in Technology and Education to Arizona’s Premier Leadership Institute TEMPE, AZ – June 15, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology’s (UAT) Provost Dr. David Bolman is the first tech-based Board President that Valley Leadership has elected, bringing to the table a combined perspective of education, technology and innovation. Historically, leaders in technology have not been hugely involved in community outreach, but Dr. Bolman, as well as UAT as a whole, has always found opportunities to connect, engage and give back to the community. As the first tech-based President serving VL, Bolman said, “This is a crucial time for the…



Volunteers Needed For Black Hat Briefings This Summer

Black Hat 2015

The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. Black Hat remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow’s information security landscape. Black Hat is being held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, from Aug. 1-6, 2015. UAT Students can get the experience of a lifetime by applying to volunteer at Black Hat this year. Click this link to submit your application: https://cfp.blackhat.com/volunteers/new This is…



What Would Be Great To Do Next…

Technology

A couple weeks ago I spoke to the UAT graduating class and in that message I referred to the implications of living in and building upon the current world landscape. Specifically I pointed to the accomplishment of creating a universal access to the Internet and computing resources that is now deeply woven into our daily lives. This was the great and admirable work of the previous generation. And while there is still plenty (lifetimes) of work left to be done in this area, we have breathing room to ask the question – What is next? When I think about what…



New Movie Tuesday: CRIMINAL

This week’s New Movie Tuesday is one of UAT Digital Video’s 48-hour films. This one hails from last Summer’s IFP 48-Hour “Beat the Clock” Challenge, where the parameters were that every film needed to include a fountain drink (the prop) and “Hey, get back here!” (the line of dialogue). UAT’s entry “Criminal” was directed by student Darien Marion and stars alum Jace Oppie, UAT fave Steve Briscoe, and students Saphire Tillmon and Daniel Hall. The film was improvised on the spot as the crew was setting up, and then was filmed in a number of takes where the actors riffed…