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Jay Alan Jackson

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Program Faculty, School of Mathematical Sciences

585-475-4634
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 3:30-4:30pm
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Jay Alan Jackson

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Program Faculty, School of Mathematical Sciences

Education

BS, MS, Ph.D., Florida State University

Bio

<p>Research and scholarship Interests include developing ''abstract mathemusical playgrounds'': entertaining, educational and enlightening exercise platforms involving myriad mixes of music, motion, math, and media.</p>

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Currently Teaching

IGME-202
3 Credits
In this course, students will learn to create visually rich interactive experiences. It is a course in programming graphics and media, but it is also a course on the relationship between ideas and code. Students will explore topics in math and physics by building programs that simulate and visualize processes in the natural world. Assignments will include major programming projects, such as building a virtual world inhabited by digital creatures that display observable behaviors.
IGME-799
1 - 6 Credits
The student will work independently under the supervision of a faculty adviser on a topic not covered in other courses.
IGME-599
1 - 6 Credits
The student will work independently under the supervision of a faculty advisor on a topic not covered in other courses.
MATH-185
3 Credits
This is the first part of a two course sequence that aims at providing the mathematical tools needed to manipulate graphical objects and to model and simulate the physical properties of these objects. Topics from linear algebra, primarily in two and three dimensional space, analytic geometry, and calculus will be presented. The emphasis is on linear algebra, particularly its application to problems in geometry and graphical systems.
MATH-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed project that could be considered original in nature. The level of work is appropriate for students in their final two years of undergraduate study.

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Jackson, Jay Alan and Enan Munzar. "The Caribbean Trapezoid: Computational Thinking via Mixed-Reality Sci-Fi." Wolfram Technology Conference. Wolfram Research. Champaign, IL. 18 Oct. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Ganapathiraju, Ashwin and Jay Alan Jackson. "The Caribbean Trapezoid: Wrangling 3D Sea Turtle Graphics with UnityLink." Wolfram Technology Conference 2018. Wolfram Research. Champaign, IL. 18 Oct. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Jackson, Jay Alan. Bubble Drum-agog-ing: Polyrhythm Games & Other Inter Activities. 22 May 2012. 12th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Ann Arbor, MI. Exhibit.
Jackson, Jay Alan. Syncopated Surfing Ring. 12-14 Jun. 2012. Games For Health 2012 - Exergaming Expo, Boston. Exhibit.
Published Conference Proceedings
Jackson, Jay Alan. "The Bubble Drum Project: Experimental Prototypes for Active Rhythm Games." Proceedings of the Games For Health 2011 May 18-19, 2011 Boston, MA. Ed. Ben Sawyer and Bethany Bryant. Boston, MA: DiGRA, 2011. Web.