ATEC Kudos – February 2019 2019-04-30T15:07:03-05:00

Project Description


The ATEC Communications team won two Gold awards at the CASE District IV accolades. The ATEC brand video, Intentional Future-Making, won in the Television Spot category. The ATEC Overview Brochure, Intentional Future-Making, and Accompanying Inserts + ATEC Folder won in the Brochures/Flyers/Booklets category. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is an international organization for professionals in alumni relations, marketing, communications, and development. CASE District IV represents nearly 3,000 members from 261 institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.


ATEC Associate Professor Andrew Scott has been shortlisted in two important public art projects for the City of Dallas Public Art Program. For the final round, he will create a detailed proposal and maquettes of the proposed sculptures to committees composed of agency and community representatives.


The University of Texas at Austin School of Design and Creative Technologies and Texas Performing Arts are co-sponsoring a visit by ATEC Associate Professor Andrew Scott. The visit will highlight professor Scott’s artistic practice with an emphasis on how it is informed by digital fabrication, his teaching and student projects that have come out of the 3D studio. A special emphasis will be placed on his collaborative work with Terence Blanchard, Rennie Harris,  and the conceptual ideas behind CARAVAN which will be performed at Bass Hall on April, 11 2019.


ATEC Assistant Professor Angela Lee’s article "Audience Fragmentation and Journalism in the U.S. Context" has been approved for publication in the Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies.


ATEC Assistant Professor Juan Llamas-Rodriguez was invited to participate in the 7th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference, a gathering of scholars and industry professionals co-hosted by Texas Tech University and UT Arlington. Dr. Llamas-Rodriguez contributed to the "Teaching Latin American Cinemas" workshop and spoke about the importance of including Latin American perspectives into media theory courses.


ATEC Assistant Professor Josef Nguyen published his article "How Makers and Preppers Converge in Premodern and Post-apocalyptic Ruinopens in a new window" in the online open-access journal Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Dr. Nguyen critically examines maker culture magazines, survival reality television, prepper websites, and other related US media to investigate how US maker and DIY cultures converge with future-oriented apocalyptic preparation practices. In so doing, he offers a critique of how mainstream US maker discourses operate through persistent racial and gendered ideologies of American exceptionalism.


ATEC Lecturer Spencer Keralis published "Disrupting Labor In the Digital Humanities; or The Classroom is Not Your Crowd" in Disrupting the Digital Humanities, edited by Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel, punctum books, 2018. Keralis's chapter examines unpaid and uncredited student labor in the DH classroom as an ethical problem. Challenging comparisons to crowdsourcing, which relies on informed consent for participation, he concludes that labor in the classroom is never not coerced and that grades are neither credit nor compensation.


ATEC Undergraduate Students Ayah Lopez, Katarina Perez, Jordan Turner, and Jared Lascurain are working for Reel FX on the upcoming film, UglyDolls. Lopez, Perez, and Turner are working as Junior Lighting and Compositing Artists, while Lascurain serves as Junior CG Generalist. UglyDolls is scheduled to be released in May 2019.


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