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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.

artist rendition of three BIPOC designers creating SWANA course

BIPOC Design History Continues Diversifying Design Education with its Latest ‘SWANA’ Course

May 11, 2023

Silas Munro, Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, and Pierre Dowens teamed together to collect information on BIPOC-identified designers with the aim of publishing a publication. The trio realized that they needed to expand their research beyond a simple book and began conceptualizing an online course.

Still image of Arts and Entertainment Technologies professor Yuliya Lanina performing in Italy exhibition

The Russian artist Lanina for the first time in Italy [Translated]

May 10, 2023

Yuliya Lanina, a multidisciplinary Muscovite artist who has been in political asylum in New York since an early age, arrives at Rabataroom for the first time with the solo exhibition Tales We Tell.

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SDCT's Top 10: Year in Review

May 9, 2023

What a year it’s been for our SDCT community! From show-stopping events to nationally recognized students and faculty, there is so much to celebrate. As our sixth year comes to a close, we’ve highlighted 10 of our favorite moments and accomplishments.

Design professor Sam Lavigne speaks with Parsons Design and Technology Cloud Salon

Sam Lavigne | Cloud Salon

May 5, 2023

Parsons Design & Technology Cloud Salon interviews Assistant Professor of Design Sam Lavigne about his work with data, surveillance, cops, natural language processing, and automation.

Image of Growing Spaces painting by Design professor Michael Ray Charles

America Is Reflected in Michael Ray Charles’s Minstrel Show

May 5, 2023

At Templon, New York, artist and professor Michael Ray Charles presents caricatures that illustrate the ever-present violence in contemporary society.

Michael Ray Charles Forever Free Veni Vidi from 2022 Credit via Michael Ray Charles and Templon Paris Hedwig Van Impe Photo by Remei Giralt

What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries in May

May 3, 2023

Want to see new art in the city? Check out Michael Ray Charles's VENI VIDI, Enrique Chagoya’s “reverse anthropology” or King Cobra’s metaphorical butchery.

Lana Schommer MD MA in Dell Medical School lab coat

Dell Med Class of 2023: Lana Schommer, M.D., M.A.

April 27, 2023

Lana Schommer pursued a Master of Arts in Design focused on Health during her third year at Dell Med — gearing up to systemically address gaps in a human-centered and empathetic way, beginning with her residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Screenshot of Assistant Professor Jiabao Li interview with Coin Desk

How Does AI Impact Artists and Their Work

April 26, 2023

Jiabao Li, Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, joins CoinDesk's special program "Hi, AI" to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in the world of art and the ethical questions around authorship and creativity.

The Buckman Center Presents A Conversation with Grimes on April 5 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30pm in LBJ Auditorium

Indie-pop star Grimes talks AI, creativity at UT's Buckman Speaker Series

April 25, 2023

Screaming, the kind that makes you sit up in your chair, and thunderous clapping greeted electronic pop artist Grimes as she arrived for the UT Austin Buckman Speaker Series. The series is part of the still-to-be-opened Buckman Center at the University's School of Design and Creative Technologies.

The Buckman Center Presents A Conversation with Grimes on April 5 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30pm in LBJ Auditorium

Grimes Explained to UT Students Why Artists Should Make Songs With Her AI-Generated Vocals

April 25, 2023

The electronic pop musician Grimes, who has lived in Austin since 2021, was initially booked to speak at UT Austin on April 5. She rescheduled due to illness for April 24. Lucky for the returning crowd, the intervening weeks allowed for percolation of a music industry kerfuffle of particular interest to the speaker.