By Lucinda Breeding
Professors Liss LaFleur and Martin Back say the students in the University of North Texas New Media program are “astronauts.”
“I told my students that just the other day,” LaFleur said. “They’re charting new territory. They’re explorers.”
New Media is a fledgling program in the College of Visual Arts and Design. It’s a heady name for a program that merges the theoretical and conceptual with the long-standing disciplines within visual art: painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, craft and sculpture.
But New Media, they said, is also about tying ideas and fine arts to the digital...