ARTstor Mobile

February 23rd, 2011

The ARTstor Digital Library is now accessible to registered ARTstor users through the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, providing read-only features such as searching and browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. ARTstor also introduced the Flashcard View for ARTstor Mobile, which allows users to test their knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record. This new view can be found under the “Views” menu as “Flashcard.” ARTstor Mobile is only available through the Safari browser, just go to from your mobile device. For more details, visit our Help page at

FORM VIDEO INTERVIEW: Thom Mayne on Inspiration

February 16th, 2011

FORM now gives you Enhanced Issue Content at Issues will link to video, images, and additional content that did not fit into the print edition.

The Wednesday, February 9, 2011 issue links to a video interview on inspiration with Thom Mayne and publisher/architect Ann Gray, a surprise visit to his Morphosis LA gallery, and SCI-Arc’s 2010 Graduate Thesis work.

HyperCities Egypt Featured on NBC LA

February 16th, 2011

An NBC news crew visited UCLA to do a story about HyperCities Egypt and the story was featured on NBC LA. The story contains a video interview with Yoh Kawano explaining the project.

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

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

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.

Book Collection Competition

January 25th, 2011

The UCLA Library Announces the Sixty-third Annual Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Book Collection Competition, with over $5000 in prizes available. See for more information and a link to the application form.

Application deadline: February 25, 2011

Good Design 2010

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.

MADCAD database trial

January 24th, 2011

We now have trial access to, until 02/07/2011.

To access MADCAD, simply go to:
from workstations on the campus network (or through the VPN or proxy server).

Here is a description of MADCAD:

“ is the only web-based subscription service that provides online access to a searchable database of building codes and standards from all major content providers in HTML format. users can:

- access codes and standards online 24/7 – no downloads or installations are required!
- create custom subscriptions
- share concurrency based access with their co-workers
- perform full-text keyword searches within a single book, selected books, or the entire eLibrary
- navigate efficiently with cross-referenced hyperlinks
- copy and paste excerpts into reports
- find state amendments and building products provides online access to more than 20,000 codes and standards from the following publishers:

  • ASCE [American Society of Civil Engineers]
  • ASHRAE [American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers]
  • ASME [American Society of Mechanical Engineers]
  • ASTM [ASTM International]
  • BHMA [Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association]
  •  IAPMO [International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials]
  • ICC [International Code Council]
  • IEEE [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers]
  •  NFPA [National Fire Protection Association]
  • CA state codes”

Please let me know what you think of this resource!

Professor Deborah Landis featured in the Daily Bruin

January 24th, 2011

The Daily Bruin featured an article about a workshop at a film school in Cuba led by Professor Deborah Landis, founding director of UCLA’s Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design.
Costume design Professor Deborah Landis fashions workshop from history and student experiences while teaching in Cuba.

Casey Fashion Plate Collection Online

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.