Early in November, the Foundry makerspace in the Fine Arts Library welcomed its second artist-in-residence, Russian-born American multimedia artist and AET Lecturer Yuliya Lanina.
Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies
In a move aimed to support the need for creative professionals in the business, nonprofit and government worlds, College of Fine Arts has created the School of Design and Creative Technologies. The new school will be led by design industry thought leader Doreen Lorenzo and will focus on educating students for creative professions in heavy demand across a wide range of industries.
Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies Director Bruce Pennycook was named the 2017 recipient of the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies for his leadership, design and creativity in undergraduate programming.
This summer, the Fine Arts Library will continue to transform its spaces to serve the needs of students in the College of Fine Arts and across the university. This month, contractors will demolish the book stacks and internal walls of the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Library to create large classrooms with adaptable technologies, a high-tech teaching lab, dedicated design studios, a state-of-the-art audio studio, seminar rooms and faculty offices for the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies and the Center for Integrated Design.
Yuliya Lanina is a multi-media artist who is currently teaching AET 102: “Gender, Race and Technology.” The course is designed to expand students' awareness of issues affecting women and minorities in the creative and technological fields, and she has invited guest speakers from around the world to meet with her students. We caught up with her recently to learn more about her AET course.
New technology available in The Foundry is sparking creativity and expanding opportunity.
Artist Yael Kanarek discussed with The Daily Texan her week as The Foundry’s first artist-in-residence.
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.
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.
Studio Art student Jasmine Uy created this stop motion animation video for her AET 325 class, “2D Production Art,” with instructor Neal Daugherty. Below she explains her creative process on the project.