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TAMU initiative draws renowned researcher to visualization faculty

Viz program hires renowned scholar

posted December 6, 2013
Francis Quek, who joined the Department of Visualization in the fall 2013 semester as part of an initiative by The Texas A&M System to attract top-notch faculty, will heighten the department’s involvement regarding the interaction between people and technology.
Art questions gender stereotypes of American western mythology

Prof's art questions gender stereotypes from American West

posted November 19, 2013
A series of large-scale paintings by Felice House, assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M, invites viewers to question gender stereotypes in American western mythology in “Re•Western,” an exhibit at the Wright Gallery, Langford A, through Feb. 14.
Vizzers thank DreamWorks’ Friedman for her support

Vizzers say 'thanks' for DreamWorks’ Friedman's support

posted November 19, 2013
Some of the most memorable characters in animated movie history such as Shrek and Po the Panda have been created at DreamWorks Animation, which employs approximately 35 former Texas A&M visualization students.
Vizzers contribute to 'Free Bird,' Reel FX's first animated feature

Film's time-traveling turkeys created by former Vizzers

posted October 31, 2013
Turkeys time travel to the first Thanksgiving in an effort to prevent their brethren from becoming the day’s main menu item in “Free Birds,” the new animated movie that includes 12 former visualization students in leading animating roles.
‘Designist’ discussed art’s role in transforming urban, rural sites

'Designist’ discussed changing urban, rural sites at Nov. 6 lecture

posted October 29, 2013
Frances Whitehead, a self-described “designist,” talked about how she combines art and design to help transform distressed urban and rural sites at a Nov. 6 public lecture.
Viz students’ interactive artwork exhibited at regional art center

Viz students’ art showcased at regional art center

posted October 22, 2013
Visitors interacted with art created by students at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization in “PLAY inside the box,” an exhibit on display at in October at the Art Center of Brazos Valley.
College spotlights faculty research at fifteenth annual symposium

College’s 15th annual research symposium held October 21

posted September 23, 2013
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 15th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” took place Oct. 21 in the Langford Architecture Center.
Schiffhauer’s exhibit portrays 20th-century European activists

Schiffhauer's portrait exhibit features 20th century activists

posted September 23, 2013
Portraits of Europeans who publicly opposed anti-Semitism and genocide in the 20th century, many of whom lost their lives because of their writings and actions, are on exhibit through Oct. 16 in the College of Architecture's Wright Gallery.
Movement to integrate science, art education gathering STEAM

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.
Vizzers' short film earns screening at NYC film fest, SIGGRAPH nod

Vizzers' animated short film earns NYC festival screening

posted June 6, 2013
A student-made animated short film about a boy who crashes into reality after a fanciful, albeit harrowing sled ride down a towering mountain earned a screening a the New York City Film Festival and a SIGGRAPH 2013 award.
Undergrad Viz students’ murals reflect style of Mexican masters

Viz students craft Mexican-styled murals for play

posted June 4, 2013
Collages echoing a style of art born in an early 20th century Mexican cultural renaissance were created by visualization students at Texas A&M in a collaboration with their counterparts in the university’s performance studies program.
MFA student work shown at semester-culminating exhibit

Asterisk* multimedia exhibit showcases MFA-Vizzer's work

posted May 29, 2013
“Asterisk*,” a multimedia exhibit May 2013 in the College of Architecture's Wright Gallery, showcased artistic explorations by students in VIZA 631 Contemporary Art Studio/Seminar, offered through the Master of Fine Arts in Visualization program.
SEAD conference champions integrating art, science learning

Prof organizes art, science education national confab

posted May 3, 2013
Strategies for incorporating art and design in science and technical education and vice versa were discussed at a May 16 Washington D.C. conference organized by the network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD).
College of Architecture biennial faculty art show opens March 21

Faculty art show opens March 21 at Stark Galleries

posted March 6, 2013
A diverse array of artwork including interactive multimedia installations, sculptures, photographs, video, drawings and paintings created by faculty from the Texas A&M College of Architecture will be exhibited March 21 – May 19 at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries.
20th Viz-a-GoGo exhibition takes 'Viz to the Future'

Viz-a-GoGo 20 takes 'Viz to the Future'

posted February 27, 2013
Celebrating its 20th year, Viz-a-GoGo, the annual showcase of student work from the visualization programs at Texas A&M University, took its audience on a time-traveling adventure — in a DeLorean, no less — with a series of interstitial stories paying tribute to the program's heritage.