ATS Grad Student Lectures

Posted in ATS, Events, General Announcements, Graudate Students, Lecture on Friday, October 10th, 2014

Check out these awesome lectures by our fellow Grad students!
All talks are from 12:10-12:50PM in the Black Box Room, 4th Floor in the 112 Michigan building unless otherwise noted on their respective dates.

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Event: “From Field to Performance: Adapting Oral History and Ethnographic Field Research for the Stage”

Posted in General Announcements on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Come join us on September 25th at 6PM in the SAIC Ballroom for a special event!


“Scholar and performance artist E. Patrick Johnson has published widely in the areas of race, class and gender, and performance. He has written two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity (Duke University Press, 2003), which won the Lilla A. Heston Award and the Errol Hill Book Award as well as Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History(University of North Carolina University Press, 2008), which was recognized as a Stonewall Book Award Honor Book by the LGBT Round Table of the American Library Association. He is the editor of Cultural Struggles: Performance, Ethnography, Praxis by Dwight Conquergood (Michigan University Press, 2013) and co-editor (with Mae G. Henderson) of Black Queer Studies—A Critical Anthology(Duke University Press, 2005) and (with Ramon Rivera-Servera) of solo/black/woman: scripts, interviews, and essays (Northwestern University Press, 2013). In addition to his published work, Johnson is also a performing artist. His staged reading “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales” is based on his book, Sweet Tea, and has toured to over 100 college campuses from 2006 to the present. In 2009, he translated the staged reading into a full-length stage play, Sweet Tea—The Play, which was co-produced by About Face Theater and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College, Chicago. The show premiered in April 2010 and a month run to rave reviews. He won a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Solo Performance for the show.

Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research to the stage. The lecture will also engage questions of ethics, advocacy, and aesthetics.” – Courtesy of the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism: News and Events article

This event is sponsored by the Departments of Art History, Visual and Critical Studies, Performance, and Art Education.


io Lab

Posted in ATS, ATS Resources, iolab, News on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The io Lab is a new ATS digital fabrication facility for students interested in 3D scanning/printing, and CNC technology. The lab is located in the Art and Technology Department, a department that encourages the DIY culture in art, engineering and code. The space is available to both ATS undergraduates students and graduate students, and supports all classes in the ATS department.

The lab consists of the following digital fabrication tools:



MakerBot 2 Replicator 3D Printers
The MakerBot is a favorite in the lab because of its friendly interface and simplicity when it comes to multi-colored detailed 3D prints.

The ATS front-loading solution to ABS clogs

Graduate student Intae Hwang building a gearbox

Replicator 2x finishing a pattern

Afinia H-Series 3D
The Afinia H-Series is popular when it comes to quick 3D model  prototype, it uses the same ABS material that is used for the MakerBot, making its prints versatile, but doesn’t require as much time to heat-up to start printing.

The Afinia H-Series in their fume hood.

The Afinia DSC00100

The Next Engine 3D Scanner
The Next Engine 3D scanner allows students to capture any object and incorporate it into a screen-based project or replicate it using the 3D printers.

Shapeoko Desktop CNC Mill
The Shapeoko CNC mill is an Arduino based CNC  that allows cutting into a variety of woods and materials using the XYZ axis. It’s open-source hardware design also allows for experimental rigging making it more than just a tool. One of the lab’s Shapeokos will be dedicated those endeavors.


The Form-1
The Form-1 by Form labs is one of the most unique 3D printers in the lab. It 3d prints by the process of stereo-lithography, utilizing an UV optical laser to cure liquid resin. Students use this printer for finalization once they are confidant with the prototypes.




Hidden in Plain Site – Opening

Posted in Exhibition Opening, Graudate Students on Friday, November 15th, 2013


Hidden in Plain Site

Opening Reception:

November 21

6-10 pm

I AM Logan Square Gallery

Samuel Swope – Grad Talk

Posted in General Announcements on Friday, November 15th, 2013

Samuel Swope
Grad Talk
4:15 Room 417

Stephen Kwok – Grad Talk

Posted in General Announcements on Friday, November 8th, 2013



Stephen Kwok

Grad Talk

11/13 4:15pm

Room 417

Andrew Kaye – Grad Talk

Posted in General Announcements on Friday, November 1st, 2013

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Andrew Kaye
Grad Talk
4:15 Room 417

Sarah Knudtson

Posted in General Announcements on Friday, October 25th, 2013



Sarah Knudtson
Grad Talk
4:15 Room 417

Coffee & Atomic Fireballs will be served.

Edward Muela

Posted in General Announcements on Friday, October 18th, 2013

Light Up Your Life


Edward Muela
Grad Talk
4:15 Room 417

Christine Shallenberg & Joshua Patterson

Posted in General Announcements on Friday, October 11th, 2013

Christine Shallenberg & Joshua Patterson Grad Talks 4:15 in 415  Wednesday October 16

Christine Shallenberg & Joshua Patterson
Grad Talks
4:15 in 415
Wednesday October 16

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