Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Come and Make It

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A 3D printed statue of a T-rex skill with a unicorn horn

New technology available in The Foundry is sparking creativity and expanding opportunity.

Crowdsourcing medical data through gaming

Friday, January 13, 2017   |  Austin Chronicle
Paul Toprac and Matt O'Hair study a computer screen.

The Simulation and Game Applications (SAGA) Lab, an R&D initiative of the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies, is testing how crowdsourced data-gathering in mobile game apps can help obtain medical data that would be prohibitively expensive otherwise. 

AET students create group to build community

Wednesday, October 26, 2016   |  Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Students give a thumbs up sign at a table with baked goods on it.

Students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies degree program have created an AET student council to connect students in the program with one another.

Maker Space to Support New Program, Creativity in the Library

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Foundry will support students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies major.

The University of Texas Libraries and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin are launching a new productivity space that will allow users to take ideas and turn them into reality. “The Foundry,” a new maker space set to open in the Fine Arts Library (FAL), will provide tools for pursuing creative impulses and ideas within a space where students can gather to create independently or collaboratively.

Grant Supports Creation of Makerspace in Fine Arts Library

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The University of Texas Libraries hosts a maker demonstration event at the The Perry-Castañeda Library on campus. A creative makerspace is expected to open in the Fine Arts Library in fall 2016. Photo courtesy of University of Texas Libraries.

The Hearst Foundations have awarded a $200,000 grant to the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the College of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin to help create a common makerspace — called the Foundry — where students can create 3-D objects, videos, apps and other creative projects in the digital arts.

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