John Quiñones

Common Experience Distinguished Speaker: John Quiñones

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor  November’s Common Experience event features the distinguished guest speaker John Quiñones. Quiñones is a native Texan from San Antonio and attended Texas State briefly while acquiring his undergraduate degree in Mass Communications at St Mary’s.   Since his humble beginnings as a cherry-picker, Quiñones took … Continue reading Common Experience Distinguished Speaker: John Quiñones

Hostile Terrain at Texas State University.

The Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit: Tracking Migrant Deaths Across The Border

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Hostile Terrain 94 is an interactive art exhibit currently held at the Texas State Galleries. The exhibit is a part of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) founded by anthropologist Jason De León. This project is … Continue reading The Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit: Tracking Migrant Deaths Across The Border

Laurie Hernandez poses in her team USA gymnastics leotard while holding a gold and silver medal.

Laurie Hernandez: Common Experience Insight Series

By Piper Blake and Andrea MauWeb Content Manager and Web Content Contributor  Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez is not just an athlete, but an advocate for mental health and an inspiration to her culture and the world. She seeks to connect with everyone she meets and to be able to … Continue reading Laurie Hernandez: Common Experience Insight Series

The Interactive Art Gallery

By Andrea Mau Web Content Contributor On August 28 I visited the Wonderspaces gallery in Austin. The gallery features 12 pieces from artists all over the world and focuses primarily on interactive or illusion-based fine art. Unlike other art exhibits, at Wonderspaces the viewer must be physically present to fully appreciate the exhibits. Many of the works are cooperative and require one to physically move around the spaces. Personally, my favorite exhibit is the Dinner Party directed by Angel Soto. This artwork is a short film viewed entirely within virtual reality. Dinner Party explores the various visual effects and immersion … Continue reading The Interactive Art Gallery