Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Little Tokyo Design Week!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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!

Design|Media Arts Prof. Eddo Stern in ARTnews

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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.)

New Online Interior Design Journal Available to UCLA Users

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

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.

White Paper examines how intellectual property law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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.

UCLA’s game lab in the news

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The Daily Bruin featured an article about the Design | Media Arts Department’s game lab.

UCLA’s game lab, headed by Design | Media Arts Professor Eddo Stern, lets Bruins take the video-game medium to new places.

Good Design 2010

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

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.

Casey Fashion Plate Collection Online

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

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.

Click on this link for an index of all the plates available or browse the collection.


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
  • 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

    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.