Archive for October, 2010

MAK Day 2010: Backstage Pass

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Saturday, October 30
Discussion begins at 2:00 p.m.

MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Admission to this event is FREE

Speakers will discuss the current Venice Architecture Biennale. Special emphasis will be focused on the Austrian and American Pavilions, with presentations and discussion from participating architects, critics and curators. Study models of the Austrian Pavilion will also be on view. Additionally, the MAK Center will have free admission all day, and will include docent tours of the Schindler House and free refreshments.

Panel Discussion: Backstage Pass, 2:00 p.m., featuring:

  • Eric Owen Moss, principal of Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, Director of SCI-Arc, and Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion
  • Peter Noever, CEO and Artistic Director, MAK, Vienna
  • Roger Sherman, Co-director of cityLAB, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the US Pavilion
  • Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, LA Times
  • Alexis Rochas, Founder of I/O, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the Austrian Pavilion
  • The panel will be moderated by Kimberli Meyer, Director, MAK Center Los Angeles.

    Important Notice for MAK Day

    This Saturday, October 30, the City of West Hollywood will be closing the 800 block of North Kings Road to through traffic in order to finish pavement repairs.

    When coming to the Schindler House for the MAK Day Panel Discussion, please park in the City of West Hollywood parking structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard. As well, there is street parking on the nearest cross streets, Willoughby Avenue and Waring Avenue.

    e-PUB: A Roundtable on Design, Technology and Meaning-Making in 21st Century Academic Publishing

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    November 5th, 2010; 1:00-5:00
    The EDA at The Broad Art Center, UCLA

    Featuring:
    Peter Lunenfeld, Professor, UCLA Design|Media Arts
    Doug Sery, Editor, MIT Press
    Leah Lievrouw, Professor, UCLA Information Studies
    Brian Roettinger, Designer, Hand Held Heart
    Chandler McWilliams, Artist/Programmer, UCLA Design|Media Arts
    David Ulin, Book Critic, Los Angeles Times

    The impact of new technologies on publishing is inescapable, from e-readers like the Kindle to new platforms like the iPad, printing-on-demand to the growth of electronic libraries. There has been much discussion within the scholarly community about the transformations of journals and textbooks, but less about those two mainstays of academic humanities publishing: the monograph and the edited collection. This roundtable brings together a range of stakeholders — authors, editors, publishers, designers, programmers, and critics – to discuss the future of long form discourse in the 21st century. The roundtable offers the chance for panelists and audience alike to talk about our thoughts on, experiences with, fears about, and hopes for academic book publishing in the coming decades.

    Panelists:
    Leah A. Lievrouw’s research and writing focus on the relationship between media and information technologies and social change. She is the author of Understanding Alternative and Activist New Media, co-editor of the Sage Benchmarks in Communication: New Media as well as The Handbook of New Media.

    Peter Lunenfeld’s books include The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading, USER, and Snap to Grid. He is editorial director of the Mediawork project for the MIT Press, and is involved in UCLA Digital Humanities initiatives.

    Chandler McWilliams, with a background in film, political science, and philosophy, views coding as a new way of making, one that eschews the traditional distinctions between the creative and the logical. He is the co-author of Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture. His current work focuses on themes of non-linearity, affect, repetition, and epistemology.

    Brian Roettinger works primarily as a graphic designer under the moniker Hand Held Heart. He co-edited and designed his most recent book, Touchable Sound: A Collection of 7-inch Records from the USA. A Grammy nominee, he was Rolling Stone’s 2007 Album Designer of the Year. He is the Arts Council Visiting Professor at DMA for 2010-2011.

    Doug Sery is Acquisitions Editor for The MIT Press. He is responsible for, among other areas, the Leonardo book series on art, science and technology and books on New Media.

    David L. Ulin is book critic of the Los Angeles Times, where for five years, he was the paper’s book editor. His new book is The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, other books include The Myth of Solid Ground, and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology. He teaches in UCR’s low residency MFA in Creative Writing.

    The e-Pub Roundtable is organized by Peter Lunenfeld and sponsored by the UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts.

    147 MEMORIA: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE DIRTY WAR

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    Installation of the Chilean artist, Victor Videla Godoy.
    EDA, Broad Art Center, UCLA

    Opening Reception: Monday, October 25, 5 PM
    Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, October 26 and Wednesday October 27.
    11 am to 3 pm

    During the opening there will be a talk in Spanish given by the organizers.

    Videla Godoy was imprisoned and tortured during the Pinochet dictatorship, and later on was kidnapped by Coordination Federal, an Argentinean Police force. After two weeks of torture and interrogation by the Chilean Secret Service, as part of the Plan Condor, he was moved to cell number 147 in the prison of Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, where many other political prisoners were held.

    The event is sponsored by:
    - UCLA Latin American Institute
    - UCLA Center for Argentina, Chile and the South Cone
    - Young Research Library
    - Design|Media Arts Graduate Students
    - UCLA School of Law’s International Human Rights Program

    New in ARTstor: Architecture from Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    New photos of ancient through medieval archaeological and architectural sites throughout Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. The images provide broad and in-depth documentation of the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts. The collection is especially strong in its coverage of religious and Biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Cyprus.

    Based in Israel, Sites and Photos specializes in the digital documentation of ancient archaeology, architecture, and art. Samuel Magal, Owner and Chief Photographer, is a trained archaeologist specializing in Classical and Marine archaeology. Since 1999, he has photographed hundreds of sites and museums throughout the Mediterranean.

    To view the Sites and Photos collection from a workstation at UCLA (or if have an ARTstor account), simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/sitesandphotos.

    For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Sites and Photos collection page.

    Announcing the new Arts Library Access Services Supervisor

    Monday, October 18th, 2010

    We are pleased to announce that William D. Huggins Jr. is the UCLA Arts Library’s new Access Services Supervisor. William received his BA in English from the University of Southern California (USC). Since 2007, he has served as the Night Supervisor at the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library at USC and from 2008-2010, William also worked as the Evening and Weekend Supervisor in the Charles E. Young Research Library’s Access Services Department.

    The Access Services Supervisor’s primary responsibilities are to supervise the library’s circulation, reserves, and stacks operations and help ensure that the library is adequately staffed with trained student circulation and stacks maintenance employees. Please join us in congratulating William on his new appointment!

    Open-Access Week at UCLA: October 18-22, 2010

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    Copyright Criminals Screening
    Thursday, October 21; 6 p.m.
    Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

    Can you own a sound? This 2009 documentary examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It features many of hip-hop music’s founding figures, including Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground, as well as emerging artists.

    The film is by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod. Franzen is an Atlanta-based photographer and video producer, and McLeod is an independent documentary filmmaker and an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa.

    What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know about Creative Commons, Copyright, and Why Rights Matter in Researching, Publishing, Teaching, and Creating
    Tuesday, October 19; 2-3 p.m.
    131 Kerkhoff Hall

    Are you suffering from information overload about open access, Google Books, digital rights management, copyright infringement cases and sampling? Help is at hand; join librarians Angela Riggio and Bonnie Tijerina for a workshop about rights-related choices and decisions you may have to make as you navigate through your graduate work.

    • Will you have to get permission to quote your own work in your dissertation?
    • Should you use the same licensing terms for a YouTube video of your cat and an embedded piece of video in a research article?
    • How do you cite a Creative Commons licensed work in your article?
    • Is Creative Commons the best option for you?
    • Can you show a commercial DVD to your students?

    This workshop is geared toward graduate students, but open to the UCLA scholarly community. Refreshments will be served.

    Please Participate: UC Libraries Academic e-Book Survey

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

    The University of California Libraries are surveying UC faculty, students, and staff about their preferences when using print and e-books for academic work. Your participation in this survey is essential to help the UC libraries plan future purchases and services.

    You can access the survey at:
    http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/aaeg467ab
    This link will be active from Monday, October 11, through Monday, October 25.

    The survey asks several specific questions about Springer e-books. You do not have to have used Springer e-books, or any e-books, to participate; your feedback will be valuable regardless.

    It should take no more than ten minutes to complete the survey. Participation is entirely voluntary, and your responses will be anonymous.

    Participants have the option to enter their name and email address into a drawing for one of five $50 gift certificates to the UC campus bookstore of their choice. Name and email addresses will not be used for any purpose beyond the drawing and will be destroyed after the drawing.

    For more information contact Janet Carter, the UCLA Library’s representative on the task force coordinating this survey. You can reach her by phone at 310.825.5802 or by email at jcarter@library.ucla.edu.