Using the framework created by Ernest Becker, celebrated American anthropologist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Denial of Death, the film examines unexpected consequences that stem from denaturing children’s formative years. Increasingly, cultural & virtual environments are replacing our actual, natural environment. Part film essay, part verité study, the narrative interleaves Becker’s profound insights, contemporary interviews on the re-patterning power of screens, and scenes from a boyhood ages birth to 13.
Illumaverse: a unique 2023 Austin immersive holiday art experience, inspired by Nelda Buckman's love of Christmas, where Earth’s cherished holiday traditions are remixed, reimagined, and reinterpreted.
Karl and Nelda Buckman are proud to support the largest after-school theater arts training program in the nation. Save the date and join us for our 2024 Gala.
Congrats to Executive Producer Nelda Buckman, co-founder of Nelda Studios, and the Nelda Studio and PBS teams on winning a Lone Star Emmy for Muraliing Austin.
We're once again proud to sponsor BuzzFest, an award-winning annual tech-art festival featuring nationally acclaimed electronic music performers and immersive light and sound art installations.
Sven Ortel takes projection art to new heights. He blends traditional lighting and projection with the latest technology to create stunning original imagery for live performances. His work enraptures audiences and has landed him multiple Tony Award nominations.
Linda’s seminars attract business leaders, educators, scientists, artists, clergy, and activists worldwide. The demand for seminars became so great that we've partnered to bring Linda's courses to you in an online self-study setting.
Screaming, the kind that makes you sit up in your chair, and thunderous clapping greeted the artist as she arrived for the university's Buckman Speaker Series. The series is part of the still-to-be-opened Buckman Center at UT.
Renowned science fiction author and activist Cory Doctorow visited the University of Texas as part of the Buckman Speaker Series to share his vision for a tech-driven future that prioritizes user empowerment and autonomy.
Muraling Austin showcases the city's public art and the cultural infrastructure that makes it a part of daily life. Produced by Nelda Studios in collaboration with Austin PBS, the series will highlight large-scale murals and the stories behind them.
We celebrate many area artists who create interactive works and immersive art experiences. We believe exploring the frontiers and convergence of design, sound, and technology creates wonderous expressions of the human experience.
Design touches everything, according to celebrated curator, author, editor and architect Paola Antonelli. As Senior Curator for Architecture and Design at the MOMA in New York City, Antonelli focuses on the intersection of art and design.
Nelda Studios sponsored the Bee Cave BUZZFEST 2022! This award-winning tech-art street festival showcases edgy immersive light and sound art installations alongside performances from nationally acclaimed electronic music artists.
Did you know that Nelda Studios creates educational content? We believe in the transformative power of knowledge and innovative ways of learning new skills in creative technology, art-making, personal development, and more.
Steve Roach, the twice-Grammy nominated electronic musician and ambient music pioneer, dropped by Nelda Studios to chat about his artistic process, inspirations from his natural surroundings, and how music can lead to deeper self-awareness.
While synths can be found in the tracks of most pop songs today, synth-pop is still a distinctive genre that has been around for decades, and Anything Box founder and synth musician Claude S. has been along for the entire ride.
Look up—there's art happening all around you! Next time you’re strolling through downtown, stash your phone, unplug your earbuds, and take in the public art being created all over Austin.
My husband Karl and I have been longtime philanthropists supporting grassroots arts education. We have now taken that to a much higher level. Nelda Studios is a production house as well as a philanthropic organization focusing on the arts and creativity.
Philanthropists Karl and Nelda Buckman created an incredible resource for artists to fully commit to their passions.
Karl and Nelda Buckman are igniting creativity through immersive, experiential art at The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Fine Arts.
Bee Cave Buzzfest 2022 blasted lights and sound across The Hill Country Galleria! As a first-time sponsor of the event, Nelda Studios was excited to support all that the tech art street festival had to offer. Under the night sky, crowds filled the plaza enjoying a variety of immersive tech art installations. The festival featured towering light structures choreographed to innovative soundscapes, a 360 tech art booth with psychedelic patterns, interactive LED artworks that responded to touch, and an open metallic stage with shooting fog to dance around. At the center of the plaza, people of all ages lounged on a wide lawn for performances from some of the hottest electronic music performers in the country and local contemporary dancers, all backed by huge projected digital art and laser lights. You won't want to miss the next Buzzfest 2023!
Nelda Studios hosted a fabulous kickoff for Austin Design Week 2021! We were delighted to bring creatives and designers from all over the capital city to the Doty Fine Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin to meet and greet plus have fun with interactive games and projection designs.
Karl and Nelda Buckman have translated their personal success and innovative legacy into a force for creative empowerment. Their journey began with grassroots initiatives, such as funding arts programs for disadvantaged Texas schools and nurturing small-town theater, laying the groundwork for their larger vision. The creation of Nelda Studios marked a significant leap, aiming to produce diverse and meaningful content across various media platforms. In parallel, they established The Karl and Nelda Buckman Fund in 2021 to further champion creativity and the arts. A testament to their commitment is the upcoming Buckman Center at the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin, poised to be a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration among educators and creators. Together, the Buckmans stand as benefactors of the arts, weaving their philanthropic work into the fabric of underserved communities, with the belief that access to the arts is not a luxury, but a necessity for all.