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Ten MFA students from Texas A&M-College Station’s Department of Visualization mounted a pop-up exhibition exploring the relationship between art and technology called eMERGE in the big barn at Land Heritage Institute on Saturday, November 5, 2016. There were also artist talks and presentations about climate change.

Director of Texas A&M’s Institute for Applied Creativity in College Station, artist and professor Carol LaFayette, spearheaded reGEN—conceived as an annual collaboration between Land Heritage Institute (LHI), Texas A&M-College Station and Texas A&M-San Antonio devoted to regeneration and sustainability in a time of climate change. eMERGE is this part of this year’s iteration of reGEN.  Lafayette’s own art practice involves collaborations with scientists and engineers to invent ways of experiencing interconnectedness between flora, fauna and phenomena in rural areas.

Philadelphia-based visiting artist Lynn Palewicz - whose own work is self-divided into skin drawings, living room photos, torso photos and girl photos - mentored this Visualization class’ preparation for the pop-up show and will help guided the artist talks.  

This year’s reGEN project will take place at the Land Heritage Institute 5th Biennial Art-Sci Symposium on November 10-11, 2017. 

For more information, visit the College of Architecture facebook page or the Renewable Art page.





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Plastics: Call for Collaborators 

We are building a team of collaborators from art, design, engineering, and related fields to develop processes for recycling plastics. Anticipated outcomes include art and design projects as well as innovations of benefit to manufacturing and recycling industries. 

Our team will explore:

Prior work:

Plastic Poetry

Milky Way

Cloud Igloo 

If you are interested in joining our team, or can recommend someone, please contact Weiling He, PhD, Associate Professor Coordinator of Foundation Design Studios, by September 1, 2016.  Thank you for our consideration. Sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity.





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Visualization prof's NSF-funded STEM-to-STEAM effort prompts Academies to green-light study

"The green-lighting of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study investigating the value of integrating arts and humanities into science and technology education is a milestone in the global transdisciplinary education movement," said Carol LaFayette, a visualization professor at Texas A&M University and founder of an advocacy network on the vanguard of the movement.

With initial support from the National Science Foundation, LaFayette created the Network for Sciences Engineering, Arts & Design (SEAD Network) to advocate for STEM to STEAM — namely, adding art and design components, the "A," to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning.

(read full article here)