Archive for the ‘UCLA Design|Media Arts Dept.’ Category

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.)

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.


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.

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.


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

Book Art Installation

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The new Walnut Creek Public Library lobby features an installation by UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Christian Moeller’s. “Shhh…Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray,” is composed of 3,960 books and displays the image of a woman’s face as she makes a “shhh” signal.

Design|Media Arts Professor Rebeca Méndez has been awarded The Arctic Circle 2010 Art Residency

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Rebeca Mendez, professor in the Department of Design|Media Arts, has been awarded an art residency from the Arctic Circle to join an expedition to the High Arctic Oct. 7-24, 2010. A group of 18 artists, scientists, architects and educators will work collaboratively aboard an ice-class vessel in Svalbard, an international territory near the North Pole.

2010 D|MA Senior Exhibition Opening

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I.R.L. (in Real Life), UCLA’s Design|Media Arts Senior Exhibition, opens June 3 from 5:00-8:00 in the EDA, Broad Art Center, Room 1250. I.R.L. features the work of D|MA’s graduating seniors, and is the culmination of a broad and cohesive curriculum in print, form, programming, video and sound!

North + South = nano + bio + art Exhibition

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Through Monday, June 7, 2010 – 16:00
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Art | Sci gallery
570 Westwood Plaza (5th floor)

Students from Professor Victoria Vesna’s 2010 graduate seminars Data + Flesh, Department of Design | Media Arts, UCLA + Hybrid Worlds: Nano_Biotech + Art Parsons The New School for Design in New York and UCLA Honors class Biotech + Art exhibit their concepts / proposals / presentations of objects, performances / art installations — all responding to how we are changing our bodies, the food we consume, the animals we breed & the environment we inhabit.

HELLO WORLD: 2010 MFA Graduate Exhibition

Monday, May 17th, 2010

May 13 – 25, 2010, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

UCLA Design | Media Arts presents Hello World, a group exhibition featuring the graduating MFA candidates: Christo Allegra, Madeleine Gallagher, Yoon Jung Han, Gautam Rangan, Melissanthi Saliba and Eric Siu.