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Past Events

VJ Battle: Audiopixelcollider

Audiopixelcollider is the College of Fine Arts' VJ Battle, a live performance hosted by MC Dan Caffrey featuring DJ Shadowsweat and Madcoins. Visual artists and lighting designers will showcase their video jockeying and busking kills as they respond to mixed student-produced music, culminating in a unique and immersive experience. A thrilling combination of projection design, film editing, real-time graphics and music, this show is a seamless flow of sights and sounds generated by the College of Fine Arts student communities, including featured performances by José Martinez, Millie Heckler and Dance Action.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at the B. Iden Payne Theatre and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. Audopixelcollider is approximately 90 minutes. Access through the Green Room (Win 1.108).

This event is a collaboration between the departments of Projection, Lighting and Interactivity (PLAI), Digital Visualization, and Theatre and Dance.

Ticketing

Admission is free; space is limited and reservations are recommended.  Unclaimed reserved seats will be released to walk-up patrons beginning at 7:20 p.m. A limited number of spaces will be available for guests without reservations.

Competition and Prizes

Participants will compete in teams within a tournament bracket until a winning team is determined.  

Veejays and Lighting Designers are paired in advance but will have to perform to a randomly selected track of student-produced music. 

Prizes by Sweetwater Sound, High End Systems and Resolume will be awarded for Best Track, Best Lighting Performance, and Best Veejay Performance

Supporters 

High End Systems

Sweetwater Sound

Resolume

V.E.R.

Parking Information

The University requires all faculty, staff, students and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Visitors are encouraged to park in the San Jacinto Garage and Manor Garage, both within walking distance of the theatres. In addition, there is metered parking available on Dean Keeton/26th Street.

For those attending select performances at the B. Iden Payne, Oscar G. Brockett and Lab Theatres, discounted parking can be purchased online at https://utcofaparking.clickandpark.com/venue. For Theatre and Dance events, select College of Fine Arts/Texas Performing Arts via Click and Park. Discount parking is available for purchase until 10:00 p.m. the day prior to the event.

Dec 7, 2018

7:30 PM

B. Iden Payne Theatre (Map)

TechTalk: Jan Ryan, Women@Austin with Hugh Forrest, SXSW

SDCT's Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Jan Ryan will discuss women in entrepreneurship with Hugh Forrest of SXSW at November's TechTalk, sponsored by the Greater Austin Chamber. Ryan founded Women@Austin, an organization creating trusted connections that advance and empower successful women entrepreneurs in Austin. The conversation will focus on female founders in Central Texas, as well as explore the recent announcement that Women@Austin has become part of Notley Ventures' social impact ecosystem. Breakfast will be provided.

Nov 27, 2018

8:00 AM ‑ 9:30 AM

The Greater Austin Chamber (Map)

“How to Write a Killer Proposal”

Join Jan Ryan, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the College of Fine Arts, for a series of lunch roundtables aimed to offer key learnings in a smaller group setting, organized around key topics. Ryan will be teaching some introductory tools all students should master alongside their traditional studies.

Lecture: Dr. Charlotte Webb of "Feminist Internet"

Dr. Charlotte Webb will deliver a lecture on Feminist Internet, followed by a Q&A.

Nov 8, 2018

2:00 PM

DFA 4.112

School of Design and Creative Technologies: All-School Meeting

Join us for a meeting of all students, faculty and staff in the School of Design of Creative Technologies for updates, discussion and community.

James Gurney: “The New Art Economy: Living Off Your Dreams”

Art has been revolutionized by digital creation and distribution, and that has completely disrupted the business, taking away some jobs and opening up others. James Gurney's illustrated lecture examines the technical, economic and social forces in practical terms for working artists, with suggestions on how creatives can adapt to them. Gurney will explore the pros and cons of working for others vs. working for yourself, how to turn people who steal your content into your biggest allies and what happens when you cut out the middleman. He will share tips for making social media work for you. 
 

Oct 29, 2018

6:00 PM ‑ 7:30 PM

The Foundry, Third Floor of Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA)

“Marketing for Creatives: Techniques That Won’t Make You Feel Sleazy”

Join Jan Ryan, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the College of Fine Arts, for a series of lunch roundtables aimed to offer key learnings in a smaller group setting, organized around key topics. Ryan will be teaching some introductory tools all students should master alongside their traditional studies.

AET Grad School Information Session

Students in Arts and Entertainment Technologies are invited to attend an AET Graduate School Information Session.

Oct 19, 2018

3:00 PM ‑ 4:30 PM

The Foundry, Third Floor in Fine Arts Library in DFA

Richard Garriott: "Explore/Create: Sparking Creativity Through Design, Gaming and Space Travel”

Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux is an icon in the computer gaming field and a game designer for more than 35 years. He is the father of “Massively Multiplayer Online Games” and also credited with the creation of the gaming terms “Avatar” and “Shard” (for divisions of servers). He and his games, including the Ultima Series, have been inducted into the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame. He has built three leading gaming companies: Origin Systems/Electronic Arts, Destination Games/NCSOFT and most recently Portalarium, with offices in Austin and New York City, where he is building the successor to his previous works now known as “Shroud of the Avatar.”
 

Oct 10, 2018

6:00 PM ‑ 7:30 PM

The Foundry, Third Floor of Doty Fine Arts Building (Map)

Design Lecture Series: Amy Auscherman, Archivist at Herman Miller

In conjunction with the exhibition Sit, Herman Miller archivist Amy Auscherman presents a lecture on the design process and history of Charles and Ray Eames.

Sep 27, 2018

6:00 PM

ART 1.102 (Map)

Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames

The exhibition Sit is an exploration of Charles and Ray Eames’ design process and history. Through a mix of historical imagery, production techniques, compelling artifacts, and engaging interactives, Sit inspires visitors to think critically about how design impacts their everyday life.

Sep 21 ‑ Oct 3, 2018

10:00 AM ‑ 5:00 PM

Visual Arts Center, ART Bulding (Map)

“The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Why it’s important for Creative Careers”

Join Jan Ryan, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the College of Fine Arts, for a series of lunch roundtables aimed to offer key learnings in a smaller group setting, organized around key topics. Ryan will be teaching some introductory tools all students should master alongside their traditional studies.

Bring your lunch and come ready to ask questions, network and discover!

Game Development Lunch Club

Join AET Assistant Professor of Practice Michael Baker and other special guest speakers at the weekly Game Development Lunch Club meeting.

Sep 12 ‑ Dec 5, 2018

DFA 4.112