Ride the Synthwave was an unforgettable night from the School of Design and Creative Technologies sponsored by Nelda Studios.
On November 16, 2022, students from the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies performed live Synthwave music throughout the evening with a coordinated lighting design experience on the outdoor stage. Other programming included outdoor game activations, a large Synthwave-inspired UV blacklight art installation with projection content in the Winship Lobby, and a full-scale projection lighting experience on the outside of the building.
In the center of the event, a life-size multimedia Lamborghini Countach produced in partnership with The Texas Performing Arts Fabrication Studio and dadaLab featured custom lighting, audio, and video, including a showcase of immersive video content produced by students.
The evening culminated in an exclusive performance by seminal Synthwave band The Midnight. Organizations & Partners Involved:
- Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at UT Austin
- Texas Performing Arts Fabrication Studios
- The Buckman Center