The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest space for innovation and creativity, the Lab for Immersive Media (LIM). The LIM is an interactive and immersive media laboratory that enables novel research and entertainment experiences in virtual and physical spaces.
On October 21, the Elisabet Ney Museum hosted Re-Imagining the Ney: A Community Art Bash. German-American sculptress Elisabet Ney’s mission was brought to life by Austin contemporary visual artists Agustina Rodriguez, Lisa B. Woods, and SDCT’s very own Yuliya Lanina. The AET Assistant Professor presented four sets of artwork that showcased the struggles, creativities, and common lived experiences of womanhood.
The Creative Research Award was presented to Professor Kate Catterall for “Drawing the Ring of Steel.” The one-day theatrical event in Belfast commemorated the 30-year ethno-nationalist conflict known as the Troubles in Northern Ireland, specifically focusing on the 2.2-mile security cordon of 12-foot-tall steel, concrete and barbed wire barricades that encircled Belfast.
Arts and Entertainment Technologies professor Shannon Murray sits down with AET students Melody Geiger, Will Sords, Joseph Horak, Connor Blankenship, Karina Teruya, and Ethan Godwin to talk about their original video game Re:Fresh.
The new 3,400-square-feet Alienware Longhorn Esports Arena outfitted with high-performance Alienware equipment transformed the historic Texas Union Underground into a place to game, compete and find community. Listen to this 3-minute story featuring Arts and Entertainment Technologies Chair Michael Baker to hear why Longhorns and academic partners are excited about the arena’s possibilities to unlock learning opportunities in creative technologies and other industries.
Last week, Shields returned to the Forty Acres to discuss his 408-page book The Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection: A History and Catalog at the Harry Ransom Center. In his book and research blog, Shields explores Kelly’s history with the collection, the stylistic development of wood type, and the textual history of each typeface.
The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) recently announced the 2023 and 2024 Texas State Musicians, Poet Laureates, and Artists. These designations are made for “the exceptional quality of their work and for their outstanding commitment to the arts in Texas.”
Sydney Parks is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of virtual and physical space. Currently an Assistant Professor of Practice at The University of Texas in Austin, she has previously taught as a Teaching Fellow in painting, drawing, and virtual reality art at the University of Houston. Learn more about Sydney in this Q&A.
Daphne Hancock, M.D., MPH, was inspired by the compassionate care delivered by residents and faculty members during her time as a medical student at Dell Med. Now she has the opportunity to continue to provide care for and invest in the Austin community as an internal medicine resident.