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UTSA New Media Collective presents one-night exhibit-performance April 18

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(April 17, 2014) -- The UTSA New Media Collective will host "A Show Titled, Like Symbol, Like Prince," a group exhibition and performance lasting one night only. The show is 7-10 p.m., Friday, April 18 at High Wire Arts, 326 W. Josephine St. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is an original, evening-length art experience with themes focusing on personal stories, experimental rituals and "binary juxtapositions." The event will feature live performances, video art, a painting battle, multimedia installations and a host of innovative content. The viewer will be left to consider direct engagement with the sensorial experience.

Between 7 and 8 p.m., installation and duration-based works will be exhibited throughout the space. Beginning at 8 p.m., there will be a series of scheduled live interdisciplinary performances that will include a group sound-and-movement ensemble of "Beauties and the Beasts."

The UTSA New Media Collective is headed by Assistant Professor Mark McCoin and includes advanced undergraduate and graduate students from the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. Students in the collective explore the integration of live digital sound, video performance, movement, sculpture and combinations of space-time creativity with technologies they wish to explore in an intermedia format.

For more information, email Mark McCoin.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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