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  • ERKKI HUHTAMO'S Book Published in China

    Professor Erkki Huhtamo has traveled to Wuhan, China to speak at a symposium organized to honor the publishing of the Chinese edition of his book Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications. The book, which Huhtamo edited with Jussi Parikka, was originally published by the University of California Press in 2011. It has become a cornerstone for the field of media archaeology. A Korean language edition is in preparation.

    Erkki Huhtamo will speak in the Roundtable Forum of Media Archaeology & Chinese Communication Research and the Launching Ceremony of Translated Collection of Media and Civilization on April 21, 2019 at the School of Journalism and Information Communication, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan. He will give another lecture on April 25, 2019. Of the books authors, Professors Machiko Kusahara and Paul deMarinis will also be lecturing.

    The Chinese edition of Media Archaeology was published by Fudan University Press.

  • IVANA DAMA A MICROSCOPE AS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

    April 21st
    8pm
    Barker Hangar- Performing arts theater in Santa Monica, California
    3021 Airport Avenue
    Studio 106

    A MICROSCOPE AS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

    Using an optical microscope as an Audiovisual instrument, Ivana Dama will give a unique improvisational performance at Studio 106. Microscopic images will be analyzed and transformed into projected visuals and sound. We hope you will join us for this exploratory and immersive experience.



  • REFIK ANADOL - Breakthrough Award - WDCH Dreams

    The "Digital Dozen Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards" is a program by the Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab

    We would like to make you aware that the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab is announcing the 2019 Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards this evening in a presentation at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

    This annual awards presentation celebrates 12 exciting projects at the intersection of story and technology released in the previous year.

    Our committee has awarded the Breakthrough Award (top award) this year to Refik Anadol for WDCH Dreams, his phenomenal collaboration with the LA Philharmonic.

    Please see press release attached (embargoed until 9pm EDT), and let us know if you’d like to learn more.

    http://digitaldozen.io/

  • REBECCA ALLEN’S collaboration with Nam June Paik discussed in NYTimes article.

    Many of the works in “Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018,” an exhibition at the Whitney Museum, require an electrical outlet. The presentation — drawn mostly from the museum’s collection — involves much in the way of video projections, lights, television sets, voice-overs, soundtracks, computers, computer programs and, in the most recent efforts, touch screens.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/arts/design/whitney-museum-nam-june-paik.html?

  • BEN LERCHIN BEN LERCHIN “Spatial Erratic" in Daily Bruin

    UCLA graduate student critiques human interaction with nature in innovative exhibit

    Ben Lerchin uses 3D printing technology to explore the relationship between humans and nature in their solo exhibition.

    The exhibition, entitled “Spatial Erratic,” is part of a series of exhibitions by graduate students in UCLA’s department of Design Media Arts. Lerchin said the title is a play on “glacial erratics,” a geological term used to describe large boulders transported by glaciers to a landscape they don’t fit into. Open Tuesday through Thursday at the Broad Art Center, “Spatial Erratic” relates the human body with ideas connected to the dynamic rocks, Lerchin said. By utilizing 3D printing, the exhibition creates an intersection between environments and the technology Lerchin uses to recreate them.

    https://dailybruin.com/2019/04/01/ucla-graduate-student-critiques-human-interaction-with-nature-in-innovative-exhibit/

  • Chandler McWilliams new project with Sming Sming books available at LA Art Book Fair April 12-14, 2019

    Working with publisher Sming Sming Books and Objects, McWilliams created a limited edition nylon tote bag with embroidery pattern, needle, and thread.

  • GOTTFRIED HAIDER x Maywa Denki Akihabara Store Opening

    Gottfried Haider x Maywa Denki Akihabara Store Opening

    Opening: March 30, 10am
    Location: Tokyo Radio Department Store, 2nd floor, Akihabara

    New circuits by Gottfried Haider (DMA '13) will be on view at Maywa Denki's Akihabara store, in the historic Tokyo Radio Department Store building.

    Opening Saturday, March 30, 10am.

    https://gottfriedhaider.com/

  • DALENA TRAN Gives Artist Talk and Conducts Interferences III Workshop @ Knowlton School of Architecture

    Dalena Tran will lead the third and final installment of the Interferences Workshop series focused on open-source technologies to employ 3D assets, interactivity, and sound for the web.

    The Interferences Project aims to investigate emerging digital fabrication tools and related technologies in architecture and how these means might weave, reframe, or disrupt contemporary modes of digital design.

    March 22-25

    Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    275 W Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

    https://interferences.co/

  • GELARE KHOSHGOZARAN and Jimena Sarno: The International Expanded Field

    In the spirit of transnational dialog in times of heightened fragmentation, competition and isolation, The International Expanded Field brings members of different diasporic communities of Los Angeles for a three day event at Human Resources. With a critical and contemporary look at the late 1960s and 1970s third world solidarity movements, the three day event creates a platform for sustained dialogue, and collective joy and pleasure. Through storytelling, film and video screenings, discussion, personal archives, collective dinners, dance and music, we come together from histories of coups, colonization, military dictatorships and interventions, to collectively think about what prepares us to carry on.

    The event is organized by Gelare Khoshgozaran and Jimena Sarno with contributions by Carmen Amengual, Carolyn Castaño, Gary Dauphin, Sandra de la Loza, iris yirei hu, Andre Keichian, Roshanak Kheshti, Sara Mameni, María Montenegro, Jennifer Moon, Amitis Motevalli, Sarah Naim, Perwana Nazif, Aria Safar, Hande Sever and more.

    Opening: Saturday, March 23
    Start: March 23 - End: March 25
    Human Resources LA
    410 Cottage Home
    Los Angeles, 90012

    See link for more information:

    http://humanresourcesla.com/event/international/

  • KATE PARSONS AND DAHN GIM with Femmebit x Anna Luisa Petrisko @ Dublab Creative Cultivation Salon

    A night of live music, video, VR, and performances benefitting Dublab’s mission and programming. Ft. live video performance by Femmebit artist Anna Luisa Petrisko.
    Cargo Collective Studios: 3006 N. Coolidge Ave
    March 23: 6-10pm
    Tickets

    https://projects.dublab.com/salon/

  • AMANDA STOJANOV, DAHN GIM, KATE PARSONS and TARA DILLOUGHERY @ THE OTHER ART FAIR

    The Other Art Fair and Saatchi Arts present Femmebit: VR (Amanda Stojanov, Dahn Gim, Kate Parsons, Tara Dilloughery, DMA Alumni)

    VR work, digital prints, and paintings that explore simulated parallel worlds. Ft. artists Amanda Stojanov, Tara Dilloughery, Kate Parsons, and Janna Avner.
    The Magic Box @ Reef, DTLA: Booth 116
    March 28-31
    Tickets link below| Contact us for discount codes!

    http://la.theotherartfair.com/

  • Los Angeles Metaphysical Library Release Party x Femmebit KATE PARSONS and DAHN GIM

    Join FEMMEBIT for the release party of the Los Angeles Metaphysical Library's second quarterly journal SEED. Features a special screening of Femmebit artists, including: Anna Garner, Ahree Lee, Kate Parsons, Anna Luisa Petrisko, Justine Melford-Colegate, Nina Sarnelle, and Sarah Zucker.

    XIX Studios, 3650 North Eagle Rock Boulevard
    March 23rd: 8pm-midnight
    Free with RSVP

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laml-presents-journal-release-party-fundraiser-tickets-58341510027

  • Femmebit x Makingout.la DAHN GIM and KATE PARSONS

    Femmebit x Makingout.la (Dahn Gim, Kate Parsons, DMA Alumni)
    Imagine Grapefruits: A Tribute to Yoko Ono at the LA Phil
    March 22 5:30pm-8pm
    Femmebit is participating in the pop-up for BREATHWATCHLISTENTOUCH: The Work and Music of Yoko Ono at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ft. video, augmented reality and virtual reality artwork by: Jennifer Bolande, Rachel Mason, Nancy Baker Cahill, Eve Weston, and more.
    Tickets

    https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/546/2019-03-22/breathewatchlistentouch-the-work-and-music-of-yoko-ono/

  • Femmebit x Makingout.la DAHN GIM and KATE PARSONS

    Femmebit x Makingout.la (Dahn Gim, Kate Parsons, DMA Alumni)

    Imagine Grapefruits: A Tribute to Yoko Ono at the LA Phil
    March 22 5:30pm-8pm

    Femmebit is participating in the pop-up for BREATHWATCHLISTENTOUCH: The Work and Music of Yoko Ono at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ft. video, augmented reality and virtual reality artwork by: Jennifer Bolande, Rachel Mason, Nancy Baker Cahill, Eve Weston, and more.
    Tickets

  • FLOAT LAND with KATE PARSONS x Petra Cortright at Satellite Art Fair in Austin TX

    FLOAT LAND (Ben Vance, Kate Parsons, Daniel Lisi), will show the first collaboration with artist Petra Cortright, a Virtual Reality art experience titled Airsworld” b2streamlines softwear industry 2.4. On view at Satellite Art Fair, Austin TX.
    March 13-17

  • FLOAT LAND with KATE PARSONS x United Nude

    United Nude Pop-up at Westfield Century City Mall
    March 21-May 5

    Magic Leap Augmented Reality pop-up ft. designs by FLOAT LAND (Ben Vance, Kate Parsons, Daniel Lisi). Layers of abstract architecture, video, and nature-themed imagery are presented alongside United Nude’s architecture-inspired designer shoes for Lady Gaga, Issey Miyake, The Hunger Games and more. Also featured: The Lo Res Lamborghini.
    Opening event March 21, 6-10pm
    Open to the public

  • NEIL MENDOZA'S "Fish Hammer", interviewed in YOUFAB

    The winner of the Grand Prize at 2018’s YouFab Global Creative Awards, titled “Fish Hammer,” gives a harmless (seemingly harmless, anyway!) goldfish the power to smash miniature pieces of human furniture. In other words, it allows the fish to turn the tables, destroying a human environment the same way humans have been doing to fish for years. At the same time, its use of humorous, almost cartoonish images gives “Fish Hammer” a light touch.

    https://www.youfab.info/2018/neil-mendoza-interview.html

  • TRANSFER IS PLEASED TO PRESENT ARTIFACTS II A SOLO PRESENTATION OF PHAZERO

    In partnership with Wallplay #ONCANAL, a corridor for new ideas, this exhibition is part of the ‘International Womxn’s Day’ programming curated by Terry Lovette and AnnaLisa Benston.

    Artifacts II is a first-person exploration adventure game, set in surreal environments representing memory spaces in the character’s mind. The game is about the character’s mental health journey and the entanglement of trauma in the mind and body.
    Artifacts II uses elements of exploration (or walking sims), RPG, and Survival MDA to reveal the fragments of a character’s broken past.

    You can download and play the Demo on itch.io. The game was an Indie Cade Official Selection in 2018 and was featured at the Game Art Festival at the Hammer Museum, LA.

    March 7th - 31st

    TRANSFER pop-up #ONCANAL
    312 Canal Street
    New York, NY 10013

    http://transfergallery.com/artifacts-ii-phazero/

  • NATE MOHLER: Project Noctis Lux

    Nate Mohler, in conjunction with Res Life and the Student Committee for the Arts, is occupying the hill during the late nights of finals week with a light installation to physically and metaphorically bring the dorm walls to life.

    In an effort to support mental health, we be collecting poems, quotes, and words of wisdom from the UCLA Community to be incorporated into the project. We will also be inviting the public to digitally paint on the facade of Covel Commons, and have their art recorded and saved.

    Come make your mark as a UCLA community at one of two launch events and digitally spray paint your source of inspiration that will give light to your fellow classmates during those late nights of studying. You can participate in this project by submitting your quotes online at NoctisLux.Club or in person at the light pole in front of BCafe. Your drawings and your words will be projected onto the facade of the walls of The Hill, all throughout the night during finals week. See your words of wisdom inspire others for a healthy finals week. Go bruins!

    See more information at NoctisLux.club or the facebook event link.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1188857144616842/

  • Call for Proposals: Contemporary Image Collections

    The Contemporary Image Collections symposium invites both poster and oral presentation submissions about the collection of images today. While bringing together academic and professionals from the Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences, this symposium aims to redefine the "collection" in a present-day context. Direct submissions, questions, and interest to: gradsymposium@paris.edu Submissions due March 29, 2019.

    April 29, 2019
    Paris College of Art
    15 Rue Fenelon
    Paris France 75010

    https://paris.edu/

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