October 20, 2017

Art and Technology in Sync

UAT students coach ballet dancers with Ballet Arizona on motion capture techniques as they film their graceful, fluid dance moves. (Killian Davies, Jackson Dwyer, Ethan Price, Kenna Draxton, Josh Milano, Joel Albiter, Khirey Sumerall, and Amber Lewis) At this technology University, digital video and game design students gain experience in tracking and capturing live human motion, and applying those motions to digitally created characters and/or models. Often described as the Juilliard of technology, UAT recognizes the correlation between the art of dance and the art of technology. By offering a half-tuition scholarship to current Ballet Arizona dancers, we are opening…

Try Virtual Reality at Tempe Geeks Night Out

Tempe Geeks Night Out

Come check out a Virtual Reality demo at UAT’s booth at Tempe Geek’s Night Out on Thursday, March 2, from 4:30-8 p.m., at Tempe Public Library. Join Tempe’s Geeks Night Out in its 6th year running, presented by the Arizona Sci-Tech Festival showcasing all things STEAM-related. If you don’t know what STEAM means, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. As technology becomes more and more immersed in today’s world, STEAM jobs will be in extremely high demand and luckily for UAT students, all of our majors offered are 100 percent STEAM. Enthusiasts and Geeks of all ages…

Game Art Alumni Describes Dream Job as AAA Texture Artist

Game Art and Animation Alumni from University of Advancing Technology

Dennis Porter, an alumni who studied Game Art & Animation at UAT, graduated in December 2013. Since gaining experience in the field over the last few years, Dennis has learned a lot about what it takes to break into the AAA Game Industry as an artist. In case you weren’t aware, it’s quite the competitive market to land your dream job. Currently, Dennis is working as Texture Artist at Certain Affinity Game Studio in Austin, Texas, where he works on a team of four members who are responsible for creating physically accurate textures for the studio’s projects. Dennis collaborates with…

Summer Greenlight Celebration for Game Students

Greenlight Celebration

You’re invited to the 2016 Summer Greenlight Celebration, an event for University of Advancing Technology (UAT) to acknowledge the amazing work of its UAT Game Studios students by offering them the opportunity to demonstrate the games they’ve been working on for the last semester to fellow students and to the public. The UAT Game Studios is a multidisciplinary collaboration of students across undergraduate and graduate degrees and on-ground and online programs consisting of mostly game design and game programming students, as well as art and animation majors to form well-rounded game development or game dev teams. What: 2016 Summer Greenlight Celebration…

Greenlight Celebration

You’re invited to the 2016 Spring Greenlight Celebration, an event for University of Advancing Technology (UAT) to acknowledge the amazing work of its UAT Game Studios students by offering them the opportunity to demonstrate the games they’ve been working on for the last semester to fellow students and to the public. The UAT Game Studios is a multidisciplinary collaboration of students across undergraduate and graduate degrees and on-ground and online programs consisting of mostly game design and game programming students, as well as art and animation majors to form well-rounded game development or game dev teams.  What: 2016 Spring Greenlight Celebration…

Animation at UAT | Fruition of the Damned – Book 1: Prelude to Rapture

Fruition of the Damned Web Comic Series

UAT alumni and valedictorian Nicholas Azevedo has created an awesome web comic series entitled, “Fruition of the Damned: A World’s Tale,” which is a character-driven fantasy saga that follows four brothers who come of age in the wake of a global tragedy, sealing their fates in a quest for ultimate revenge. This masterpiece features an in-depth story line, original artwork and interesting characters. We loved the comic and wanted to find out where Nicholas and his team came up with the idea. Find out more in our interview with Nicholas below. What was your major at UAT? (Congrats on being…

International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre – INFANT 2012

International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre

Several UAT students have been invited to present their artwork at International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre (INFANT) this past June, in Novi Sad, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia). I have had a great opportunity to take one student, UAT alum, to this event. We worked on several components that we presented to the international audience there, under the umbrella of our title, Vibes from the Desert: Kyle Jenkins (alum) gave a 3-day-long workshop on basics of open source software, Processing, that is today widely used by artists and designers, for interactive design/art, generative architecture, animation projects, at the Technical University,…

Fabian Oefner: Millefiori

Fabian Oefner Millefiori

Fabian Oefner’s magnificent Millefiori are photographs of Ferrorfluid placed in a strong magnetic field and injected with watercolors. The Ferrorfluid liquid has a very unique property. It is magnetic, caused by the millions nano iron particles in it. When put under a magnetic field, the particles in the solution start to rearrange due to the attraction and repulsion of iron. If now water colors are added to the ferrofluid, the pop-art looking structures start to appear, forming into black channels and tiny ponds filled with rainbow colored surfaces. The reason why the black ferrofluid and the water colors don’t mix is that…