Archive for November, 2010

GIS Day 2010

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Discovering LA County through GIS.
Free Event!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Headquarters
900 S. Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803

Topic include:
ArcGIS Online
Taking Imagery Integration to the Next Level
Making Your Own Maps (and More!)


Monday, November 15th, 2010

November 16, 2010, 6pm

EDA (Experimental Digital Arts), Broad Art Center, UCLA

Lust is a Typography, Design & Propaganda studio. A showcase for Dutch graphic and interactive design, the studio is based in the Netherlands. Their design philosophy revolves around Process-based and Generative-based Design, interested in exploring new pathways for design at the precarious edge where new media and information technologies, architecture and urban planning, and graphic design overlap.

Rewire :: Liverpool 2011 – Call for Papers now open!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Media Art History 2011 – Rewire
Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
Liverpool, 28th September – 1st October 2011
Call For Papers now open - Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011

Host: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool.
In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Dept. for Image Science.

Rewire is also listed as part of the “McLuhan in Europe” programme, and will take place concurrently with The Asia Triennial in Manchester and Abandon Normal Devices, the North West’s festival of new cinema and digital culture which returns to Liverpool in September 2011.The reviewers especially welcome proposals for presentations that resonate thematically with these events.

They are looking for original research on:

  • The relations between art, science, technology and industry, both historically and now
  • New paradigms and alternative discourses for media art and media art history, such as, for example, craft, design, social media, or cybernetics
  • Local histories and practices of media art, including (but not limited to) Britain
  • Colonial experiences and non-Western histories of media art, science and technology
  • Media art history in relation to the biological, biomedical and ecological sciences
  • Relations between the histories of media art and those of computing and new technologies
  • Writing art history in a technologised and scientific culture, including the documentation of media art and how it is changed in a technologised and scientific culture
  • How the field of science and technology studies (STS) can offer useful models for new paradigms for art history
  • UCLA Department of Statistics Speakers Series: Programmable Cities

    Monday, November 1st, 2010

    Tue, 11/2/2010
    3:00 PM—4:00 PM,
    2258A Franz Hall

    Assaf Biderman, SENSEable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    In this talk, the possible implications of this new condition will be explored through a sample of projects by the SENSEable City Lab: digital traces of cellular networks shed light on human mobility patterns and allow urban systems to respond to demand in real-time, miniaturized location tags highlight the global flows of trash, and hybrid electric bicycles with environmental sensors address a city’s pollution and traffic problems.

    More information about the UCLA Department of Statistics Speakers Series is available at:

    Richard Weinstein Lecture Series: Frank Gehry

    Monday, November 1st, 2010

    Nov. 1, 2010, 6:30pm
    Broad Art Center Auditorium

    Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Mr. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In subsequent years, Mr. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. His work has earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Pritzker Prize. Notable projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

    The UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department’s Weinstein Lecture Series will bring, from a variety of fields, those who have made significant creative contributions that are relevant to the study of Architecture and Urban Design.