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SDCT's Top 10: Year in Review

Look back on the show-stopping events, national recognition, and milestones we're celebrating from the 2022-2023 academic year.

Jiabao Li and her team record sounds of the glacier used in the multisensory VR film Once a Glacier

Animal Agency in the Anthropocene

October 4, 2023

Assistant Professor Jiabao Li's futurism is guided by the dignity of other beings. (Previously published in Arts Next 2023)

Arts and Entertainment Technologies professor Matt Smith and student Jayden Chavez smile at the camera while programming lighting at the 2022 Bee Cave BuzzFest

From Tall Ladders to Wiz Khalifa: Professor Matt Smith’s Destiny to Design

October 3, 2023

On the first day of his high school technical theater class, Professor Matt Smith’s teacher pointed up. 17-year-old Smith craned his head back to the theater’s high ceiling and observed what would be life-changing light fixtures. His teacher informed the class that, simply put, people have careers in designing the movement and placement of lights.

Collage of headshots from new faculty in the College of Fine Arts for the 2023 2024 academic year

Meet new faculty in the College of Fine Arts for 2023-24

September 26, 2023

The College of Fine Arts welcomed 13 new professional faculty members for 2023-24, including Assistant Professor of Practice in Arts and Entertainment Technologies Kyle Evans and Assistant Professor of Practice in Design Sydney Parks.

Professor Jiabao Li and MFA in Design student Brad Hakes receiving their awards at the 2023 Biodesign Challenge Summit at MoMA

Double-trophy victory for SDCT! Professor Jiabao Li and M.F.A. student Brad Hakes awarded at Biodesign Challenge Summit 2023

September 25, 2023

This summer, SDCT tackled record-breaking temperatures and swept industry-leading awards. Jiabao Li (Assistant Professor of Design) won Outstanding Instructor at the Biodesign Challenge Summit (BDC) 2023. Her student Brad Hakes (M.F.A. in Design) secured Runner-Up for the competition with his project “Orbweaver.”

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival on October 21st 2023 in San Antonio Texas

Luminaria Announces Professor Yuliya Lanina Among 2023 Featured Artists

September 24, 2023

Luminaria, the San Antonio-based nonprofit dedicated to producing an annual event and promoting the arts, has announced AET Assistant Professor of Practice Yuliya Lanina as one of more than 40 artists who will be featured in its 15th contemporary arts festival.

AET professor Yuliya Lanina posing in front of new multimedia installation Mother Land on view at the Austin Public Library

The War on the Walls in AET Assistant Professor of Practice Yuliya Lanina's Mother / Land

September 1, 2023

In her new multimedia installation 'Mother/Land,' now on view at the Austin Public Library, Lanina processes the personal impact of the Ukrainian invasion.

Perception Omnifold by Jiabao Li is an exhibition that merges art design technology and biology through a variety of multimedia forms

ISU art exhibit aims to change visitors’ perceptions

August 31, 2023

What was initially inspired by a poem grew into an in-depth and unique exhibition titled Perception Omnifold by international artist and professor Jiabao Li. Li explores the augmentation, alterations, and curations of worldview through interpretations of interspecies co-creation, technology, and biology.

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Lyle Lovett, aGLIFF and more things to do in Austin this week

August 21, 2023

There's plenty to do around town as August nears a close. Explore artist and AET professor Yuliya Lanina's exhibition, "Mother/Land," about her complex relationship with the war in Ukraine at the Central Library. Artist reception from 6-8pm Thursday.

Portrait of Michael Ray Charles

Design Professor Michael Ray Charles Named 2023 Inaugural Member of the Aspiring Leaders Academy

August 21, 2023

The Aspiring Leaders Academy focuses on tenured faculty who are interested in leadership opportunities, but have not yet served in a major leadership position. The Aspiring Leaders Academy combines pedagogy with practice by pairing faculty fellows with an existing university leader to work collaboratively on new and existing initiatives.

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Vote for These Panels to See SDCT at SXSW 2024

August 15, 2023

Headed to South by Southwest next spring? So are we! We invite you to consider voting for the following panels featuring faculty, staff, and students from the School of Design and Creative Technologies.