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We exceed boundaries. Our curriculum of self-directed study allows our students to work as successful 21st-century artists work: beginning with an idea and research and adapting the appropriate media from across disciplines to best realize their vision. Throughout our history, we have been a community that challenges the notion that any field is ever beyond rediscovery.

We exceed boundaries. Our curriculum of self-directed study allows our students to work as successful 21st-century artists work: beginning with an idea and research and adapting the appropriate media from across disciplines to best realize their vision. Throughout our history, we have been a community that challenges the notion that any field is ever beyond rediscovery.

Mineral Point: Becoming Part of a History

This past fall, a group of SAIC students and faculty spent a weekend in Mineral Point to meet local artists, research the town's history, and engage with the community.

Remembering Barbara

A new scholarship and recent exhibition pay tribute to a much-loved SAIC professor and artist who influenced everyone who met her.

Appetite for Disruption

A history of the Art and Technology Studies department told by some of the people who were there

Data is the Medium

A new art and science course bring together two schools to develop collaborative visualizations of big data.

The Eyes Have It

An SAIC alum appropriates visual technology to investigate geography, body, and the human story.

Body Talk

An SAIC alum tells the story of disability through wearable art.

Sound Gardener

For the past three decades, Ian Schneller (MFA 1986) has been carving out a career in sound.

Art, Meat, Science

With a successful food website, an SAIC alum teaches the art of great grilling.

MB Labs

A group of SAIC makers and hackers builds a space to tinker with technology.

News from Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory

An interdisciplinary group of international artists, designers, and collaborators presented new possibilities by bringing the end of the world to Chicago.

Romantic Rebellions

SAIC Professor Claudia Hart wages war on the separation between technology and femininity.

Nothing New?

Over the past three decades, SAIC professor and alum Eduardo Kac (MFA 1990) has redefined the avant-garde.

Interdisciplinarity at SAIC

SAIC’s innovative interdisciplinary curriculum is integral to the school’s mission and philosophy.

Lights. Camera. Interaction.

The alumni duo, Luftwerk, is known for their dazzling installation of light and sound.

Open Data, Open City

SAIC artists and designers are forging community technology with the Array of Things project.

Have Passion. Will Travel.

SAIC Professor John W. Kurtich always stressed the value of seeing the world—now his legacy and love of travel endures through his scholars