July 14-17, 2011
Little Tokyo Design Week,
featuring work of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty and students.
Check out the schedule of UCLA events!
Artist and programmer Eddo Stern’s gamer-inspired animations displayed in February at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston received a mention in “Let the Games Begin: Artists are designing or adapting video games to comment on politics, art, and games themselves,” by Carolina A. Miranda, in ARTnews, April 2011, p. 78-85.)
UCLA Users now have online access to a new journal: Interiors : design, architecture, culture.
This Journal attempts to bring together the best critical work on the analysis of all types of spaces, and aims to investigate the complexities of the interior environment’s history, orchestration and composition, and its impact on the inhabitant from a trans-disciplinary perspective.
Interiors aims to challenge divisions between theory and practice, and seeks to be a place of inspiration and information for practitioners, historians and theorists of the interior.
Check out: It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology for links to an interesting White Paper and some videos.
The Daily Bruin featured an article about the Design | Media Arts Department’s game lab.
The Chicago Athenaum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies recently announced the 2010 Good Design Award recipients.
Over 500 awards were given to designers and manufacturers in fields such as building products / materials, graphics / identity / packaging, electronics, environments, floor and wall coverings, furniture, lighting, office products, robotics / bionics, textiles, transportation, and more.
Over 6,200 hand-colored, finely detailed fashion illustrations produced between 1780 and 1880 for British and American fashion magazines have been digitzed by the Los Angeles Public Library. The plates depict fashionable styles of dress for men, women and children, and constitute valuable source material on the history of dress during this period in history.
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.
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:
November 5th, 2010; 1:00-5:00
The EDA at The Broad Art Center, UCLA
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.
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.