Six-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, the E-Collective, the Turtle Island Quartet, Professor Andrew F. Scott, and the ATEC LightSquad perform Presence of Absence, Gordon Parks: An Empathic Lens at the University of Texas at Dallas on April 9, 2022. The multi-genre collaboration is a fusion of jazz and visual artistry that transforms the concert experience.

Transformational experiences are the norm at the School of ATEC. In their labs, studios, and classrooms faculty luminaries foster artistry, cultivate techniques, and stretch imaginations. ATEC faculty and student creatives form a global network, iterating and elevating to redefine culture and create new forms of expression.

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ATEC Professor Andrew F. Scott is a multimedia artist who directs the 3D Studio and the ATEC LightSquad. Presence of Absence is his latest collaboration with Terence Blanchard. Scott is currently curating the closing night of Aurora Dallas, featuring a lineup of UT Dallas professors.

Professor xtine burrough is a hybrid artist who uses remix to engage networked audiences in critical participation at the intersection of media art and digital poetry. burrough’s solo exhibition with members from LabSynthE, Ceremonial Techne, synthesizes art and technology with participatory methods at NYU’s Mamdouha Bobst Gallery.

Professor Dean Terry is a transmedia artist and creative director of therefore. Terry’s projects have been covered by CNN, NPR, the LA Times, BBC, WSJ, ABC News, Vice, and many others. His project The Alexa Dialogues, an exploration of our growing dependence on artificial intelligence, sold out three nights at AT&T Performing Arts Center.

ATEC faculty produce projects like these in collaboration with student artists like 2019 Sony Alpha Female Creator-in-Resident and MFA student Nitashia Johnson. Together they explore “how to make things better” transforming communities that experience their creativity.

For more information about ATEC at UT Dallas, visit atec.utdallas.edu.

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