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Cultural creator and graphic design guru Ben Barry at FLC

By David Holub

It sounds like a beeping and booping, retro flash-forward operation from a 1970s sci-fi flick. But Ben Barry’s Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal graphic design and print studio and art program, was responsible for defining and developing the internal culture and brand at the social networking behemoth.

One of the first communication designers at Facebook, Barry brings his show, “100 Patterns,” to Fort Lewis College’s Art Gallery, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The show runs through Oct. 7.

Barry’s geometric and...

New Media program at UNT to give studio a digital-age makeover

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...

5 digital mapping projects that visualize literature

By William Fenton

In my previous column, I considered how learners could use digital mapping projects to explore history. This week I observe another way that maps serve humanistic inquiry: the study of texts.

While it's comforting to think of texts as fixed artifacts, digital mapping projects illuminate their various social, historical, and economic contingencies. How did Darwin's Origin of the Species change through its six editions? Who corresponded with and influenced Voltaire? What did Leopold Bloom's Dublin actually look like? The forthcoming projects don't seek to resolve these questions, but...

Music for the soul

By Jessica Pounds

Inside the Nolan River Mall, the sound of children singing and playing instruments echoes throughout the halls. The joyful noise comes from Arts Unlimited Southwest, an art center established by a Keene woman with a desire to provide an outlet for at-risk children.

Hortensia Bryce, who was adopted by her uncle when she was 5 months old, said her love of music began while she was living in Kingston, Jamaica.

“It was in high school that I discovered I loved singing in the school’s choir, singing solos and acting,” Bryce said. “The drama club was an after school activity and I found that I had...

Tiffany Dale Hunter to receive UNT Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

The University of North Texas Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni at the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in UNT’s Gateway Ballroom. Reception starts at 6 p.m.

This is the 50th anniversary of the alumni awards program, which showcases the caliber of the university’s alumni and celebrate the depth and breadth of their professional accomplishments and service to the community. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards were moved from spring to better coincide with the university’s homecoming...

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