Arts & Humanities

  • Far From Home: Liberal Arts Student Films Refugee Crisis Abroad

    “The Jungle” in Calais, France, which served as a filming location for Batarse and Main, was recently destroyed by the French government. By Heather Rodriguez, Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts “I lost my family in the explosions. Please stop the bombing.” These are the words of one of…

  • Artist Enlists Public To Create Emotional Map Of Bryan-College Station

    A preliminary version of artist Jennifer Chenoweth’s emotional map. By Richard Nira, Texas A&M University College of Architecture This spring, Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth is leading an army of volunteers to create a public art project, the “XYZ Atlas,” a color-coded data-based map that will geographically plot…

  • 15 VizLab Alums Helped Bring Oscar Winner ‘Zootopia’ To Life

    “Zootopia” (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios) By Richard Nira, Texas A&M University College of Architecture From lifelike fur covering the anthropomorphic animal denizens of Disney Animation Studio’s feature, “Zootopia,” to realistic feathers that fluff dry and droop wet on “Piper,” the beachcombing namesake of…

  • Art And Math Collide To Create Visible Sounds

    When you think of art, mathematical algorithms may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Dr. Tim Davis set out to show the world that mathematics can, in fact, be beautiful. He is merging the two disciplines by crafting algorithms that convert songs into something you…