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  • JUSTIN LUI new sculpture Poly-Mer

    After a long development period, Justin is happy to debut his latest project, a light sculpture piece called Poly-Mer.

    This work takes the single-use plastic trays that disposable contact lenses are packaged in, and repurposes them into a shingled translucent surface. The material surface formed by these trays is animated by an LED video of ocean waves, bringing plastic and water together as a reminder of the perils of ocean plastic pollution.

    More on Poly-Mer:



    https://vimeo.com/268545591

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures in Antwerp, Belgium

    Professor Erkki Huhtamo, who is - among other things - a world expert on magic lantern history has been invited to give a lecture at the "B-Magic: The Travelling Lantern. A Symposium on Mobility and Migration in the Practice of the Magic Lantern." Huhtamo's presentation, titled "Shining through: the role of the lantern slide in the formation of media culture," will close the symposium.

    The event will be held at the M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium May 17-18 2018. It is organized by the University of Antwerp.
    For more, see:

    https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/b-magic/news---events/events/b-magic-symposium--t/

  • CHRISTIAN MOELLER - New Installation "Buttons" at WSECU

    WSECU is adding to the artistic and architectural landscape of the South Sound with the installation of “Buttons”, a large scale public art project designed by artist Christian Moeller. The work re-faces the credit union’s Olympia campus parking structure with an eye-catching treatment and design.

    For more information see link:

    http://www.thurstontalk.com/2018/05/15/wsecu-installs-public-art-building-wrap-by-christian-moeller/

  • FLOAT (KATE PARSONS and Ben Vance) animation premiere at Standard Vision screen at LA Live

    Join StandardVision for a night of curated art programming - Thursday, May 17 from 7pm-11pm on the four story high #SVLA1 screen on the Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles.

    Future, Light, and Space: A program of other-worldly animations and eye-popping graphic abstractions.

    StandardVision will be hosting a free reception on the patio of the Yard House across the street from the screen with artists in attendance.

    SV PRESENTS: BLOOM BY FLOAT: A playful testimony to archetypes of new life and rebirth, BLOOM uses animations and video sources to usher in exuberant, springtime visuals using rich color and rhythm. Watch blossoms morph and animate into a warping, kitschy rainbow of petals. Also featuring work by Pitch Studios and Caroline Geys Design Studio.

    Opening: May 17 (Right after DMA MFA Opening)
    7 PM - 11PM

    The Yard House
    800 W Olympic Blvd A-115, Los Angeles, CA 90015
    (across from the Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/305144963354742/

  • AMY FANG @ UCLA Undergraduate Research Week

    May 23, 2018
    12:00 – 12:50
    UCLA Luskin Conference Center

    Amy Fang, DMA freshman, will be presenting her work at the Undergraduate Research Week. She was nominated by the department for her recent 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition piece. Amy will showcase her work to the campus and broad community. All are invited to attend. No RSVP is required.

  • CASEY REAS Receives Distinguished Teaching Award from UCLA Academic Senate

    Design Media Arts Professor Casey Reas has been honored as one of the best teachers on campus.

    Reas, who was named a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty from the UCLA Academic Senate, has developed an influential curriculum around emerging technology in the arts.

    His revolutionary open-source programming language, Processing — which he co-created created with Ben Fry — is the first software platform of its kind to teach the basics of computer programming in a visual context. The Processing language, along with several seminal publications written by Reas, are taught in visual arts, architecture, computer science, and digital humanities departments at hundreds of institutions around the world. Processing is also used by thousands of designers and artists worldwide.

    http://arts.ucla.edu/single/professor-casey-reas-receives-distinguished-teaching-award-from-ucla-academic-senate/?utm_source=UCLA%20Arts%20Events%20Email&utm_campaign=e6d7fe8920-Week%206%20Spring%202018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1812e4e39a-e6d7fe8920-

  • REBECA MENDEZ celebrating her AIGA Gold Medal with DOT MAGAZINE

    ALUMNA ARTIST AND DESIGNER REBECA MÉNDEZ BREAKS BOUNDARIES

    Walking around her 1937 Richard Neutra-designed apartment in L.A.’s Westwood hills, interdisciplinary artist, designer, teacher and ArtCenter alumna Rebeca Méndez (BFA 84 Graphic Design, MFA 97 Media Design Practices) is a flurry of energy.

    Amid her many plants and collection of Mexican art, she points to a photo of former First Lady Michelle Obama presenting her with the National Design Award in 2012, and smiles. “I had practiced saying, ‘First Lady.’ Instead, I extend my hands and go, ‘Michelle!’” says Méndez, a 2017 AIGA medalist.

    http://www.artcenter.edu/connect/dot-magazine/articles/rebeca-mendez-alumna-breaking-boundaries.html

  • PHAZERO and LENA NW reviewed in the Daily Bruin

    Players can relive high school – and all the angst that comes with it – in an alternate reality within the video game “Super Super Rap Battle Temptation Nightmare Academy.”

    Students can play the game, along with another student-designed game, “Artifacts II,” in an exhibition Tuesday at Broad Art Center. Lena Weissbrot, a graduate student in design media arts who also goes by Lena NW, designed “Super Super Rap Battle Temptation Nightmare Academy.” She said her game is decision-based, allowing the player to decide what the main character will do, while exploring themes like identity in high school.

    Weissbrot said she designed “Super Super Rap Battle Temptation Nightmare Academy” with another designer, who goes by costcodreamgurl. The game features side-scrolling mechanics and takes place in a universe where everyone is a rapper.

    http://dailybruin.com/2018/05/07/student-designed-video-games-explore-themes-of-identity-decisions/

  • GARETH WALSH ET AL, GRAVITY live at Royce Hall, TEDxUCLA link to video

    GRAVITY live at Royce Hall, TEDxUCLA

    This time last year I was honored to create a large-scale immersive audio-visual performance for the famous Royce Hall stage.
    In collaboration with the incredibly talented DMA team:

    Sue Zhou-Walsh (Piano)
    Eric Parren (Electronic Sound)
    Eric Fanghanel (Visuals)
    Jack Turpin (Visuals)
    Will Wharton (Visuals)
    Nate Mohler (Visuals)

    The performance and my brief TED talk is now online. Please check it out!!!

    Special Thanks too:
    TEDxUCLA
    Scott Hutchinson
    Andrew Zepp
    Jen Agosta


    Dimensions: Variable, 45 Feet High Pictured, HD



    http://gareth-walsh.com/GRAVITY

  • JIHYUN KIM (08 DMA grad) chief curator at the D Museum in Seoul

    D MUSEUM presents Weather, an exhibition elevating our experiences of the weather through photographs, video, sound and installation works, from May 3 to October 28, 2018. The exhibition features the works of 26 international artists, each engaging with climatic phenomena such as sunlight, snow, rain, mist and thunderstorms from her or his own unique perspective.

    Participating artists
    Mustafah Abdulaziz, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Olivia Bee, Mark Borthwick, Commonplace Studio, Chris Fraser, GABWORKS, Chosun Hong, Kanghee Kim, Eun Sun Lee, Yoshinori Mizutani, James Nizam, Jungsun Park, Martin Parr, raon records, Marina Richter, Dong Sik Roe, Jari Silomäki, Berndnaut Smilde, Maria Svarbova, Ulrich Vogl, Lukasz Waszak, Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

    Weather
    May 3–October 28, 2018

    D MUSEUM
    5-6, Dokseodang-ro 29-gil, Yongsan-gu
    04419 Seoul , South Korea
    Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
    Friday–Saturday 10am–8pm

    http://www.daelimmuseum.org/dmuseum/eng/index.do

  • AMY-CLAIRE HUESTIS

    Part of Glasgow International 2018

    20 April 2018 - 6 May 2018
    Amy-Claire Huestis performs this week in the Glasgow International Art Festival 2018 at the Hidden Gardens/Tramway with her collaborator Suzanne Dery. In this playful durational piece we "keep time" in a garden -- moving with our installed optical and sound devices, in costume we follow a set of poetic instructions that formalize the bonds of friendship and mutual experience.

    Suzanne Dery (Glasgow) and Amy-Claire Huestis (Vancouver) collaborate through art+life practice and shape the bonds of friendship: secrecy, harmony, play… In their work+art they share signs and geometries which appear in poems, visions, drawings, books, photographs, and sculpture. They incorporate tools and devices, performance and ritual to heighten experience – for example matching pink lenses to "transmit" to each other across oceans. When possible they also meet to participate in research and durational performance with nature/supernature and time, Whatever Time Is.

    In concert, Notes Journal will launch a portfolio of our photographic images on April 27th in Glasgow.


    Bone Meal brings together six Glasgow-based artists to show new work at The Hidden Gardens. Using performance and writing to develop sound and sculptural installations, our work engages with the living and life-supporting elements of the garden.

    Used as a nutritional supplement and fertiliser, bone meal speaks to the bodily resonance and interconnectivity of materials in our cycles of production and reproduction.
    On the 26th of April the gardens will host an evening of readings and performances by Josée Aubin Ouellette, Jennifer Bailey, Suzanne Déry, Lauren Hall, Claire Shallcross, and invited artists Amy-Claire Huestis, Hannah James, Kati Karki, Kate Liston, and Alex Sarkisian.


    Open late for Tramway Exhibition Preview:

    Friday 20th April, 6–8 pm
    Regular Opening Hours:
    20 April 2018 - 6 May 2018

    Tue - Thu: 10 am - 5 pm
    Fri & Sat: 12 noon - 7pm
    Sun: 12 noon - 6 pm
    Mon: closed
    Performance Night:
    26 April from 6 - 9 pm

  • CHELLY JIN presents work at CHI 2018 in Montreal in conjunction with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Towards Design Principles for Visual Analytics in Operations Context CHI 2018
    Presenting 14:30-15:50 514C, Palais des Congrès de Montréal

    Chelly Jin, a 4th year DMA student, her team will be sharing our work in conjunction with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars Exploration Rover team, today at CHI 2018 in Montreal. The presentation will be at 2:30pm in room 514C as the second talk.

    If anyone DMA Alumni is attending CHI this year, it would be a joy to have you come by. Nonetheless, I would be incredibly excited to meet up with anyone throughout the duration of the conference.


    Abstract
    Operations engineering teams interact with complex data systems to make technical decisions that ensure the operational efficacy of their missions. To support these decision-making tasks, which may require elastic prioritization of goals dependent on changing conditions, custom analytics tools are often developed. We were asked to develop such a tool by a team at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where rover telecom operators make decisions based on models predicting how much data rovers can transfer from the surface of Mars. Through research, design, implementation, and informal evaluation of our new tool, we developed principles to inform the design of visual analytics systems in operations contexts. We offer these principles as a step towards understanding the complex task of designing these systems. The principles we present are applicable to designers and developers tasked with building analytics systems in domains that face complex operations challenges such as scheduling, routing, and logistics.

    https://chi2018.acm.org/

  • PETER LUNENFELD cited in Pew Research Centers Study

    The new Pew Internet study, "The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World" features comments from UCLA Design Media arts professor and vice chair Peter Lunenfeld: “In the more than a quarter of a century since the advent of the World Wide Web, and the decade of smartphone-driven social media, we’ve explored and exploited a lot of the worst that the digital can bring into our lives. The next decade will see a pendulum swing to more conscious and deliberate use of emerging and extant technologies.” Others consulted by the study's authors include study include MIT's Sherry Turkle and Google's Vint Cerf.

    http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/04/17/hopes-for-the-future-of-the-digital-life/

  • The Second Episode of "Professor Huhtamo's Cabinet of Media Archaeology" now Online!

    DMA Professor Erkki Huhtamo has uploaded the second episode of his YouTube Series "Professor Huhtamo's Cabinet of Media Archaeology." Please watch it here:

    "Professor Huhtamo’s Cabinet of Media Archaeology” is a series about little known but influential media machines. It is meant for media education at any level and for anyone interested in media archaeology and the early history of the moving image. This second episode discusses "peep media," which is a concept coined by Erkki Huhtamo. Observing visual imagery as if through a keyhole is a centuries old practice within media culture.

    Erkki Huhtamo is a Professor at the departments of Design | Media Arts, and Film, Television, and Digital Media at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). All devices are from his personal collection. New episodes will be added when finished. They are produced as educational collaborations with undergraduate students at the Department of Design | Media Arts, School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRb8Ius0e6A&feature=youtu.be

  • REBECCA ALLEN featured in BBC Radio4 interview

    Rebecca Allen will be featured in an interview about her work with virtual reality with BBC Radio4 on April 23 at 4:00pm London time (8:00am PST) for a show titled: The Art of Immersion.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09zv3m0

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS'"How to Everything" at the Rubell Family Collection

    Theo's "How to Everything" is on view in Still Human at the Rubell Family Collection Miami, FL through August 25, 2018.

    https://rfc.museum/169-exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/still-human/1017-still-human

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS Prometheus inclued in Nature of Justice show at St. Anne's Warehouse

    "Prometheus" will be included in Nature of Justice: A Visual Arts Response to the Birds organized by the Onassis Foundation, USA - curated by Mari Spirito at St. Anne's Warehouse, Brooklyn NY from May 2-13, 2018.

    https://onassisusa.org/exhibitions/nature-of-justice-a-visual-arts-response-to-the-birds

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS presenting an augmented Ork sculpture with the Breeder at Frieze NY

    Theo is presenting an augmented Ork sculpture with the Breeder at Frieze NY, May 3-6.

  • THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS large scale mixed reality installation at Meredith Rosen Gallery

    I am really excited to be presenting my new body and a new body of work this spring! I will be showing a large scale mixed reality installation and an Ork painting in Meredith Rosen Gallery in New York opening April 26th.

    https://www.meredithrosengallery.com

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Talks at Media Industries 2018 Conference, King's College, London

    Professor Erkki Huhtamo has been invited to give an address at the Media Industries 2018: Current Debates and Future Directions Conference, held at King's College, London, April 18-20. Huhtamo will introduce a session celebrating the seminal journal Convergence: The International Journal of New Media Technologies, analyzing its past achievements and looking into future challenges. The event will take place at King's College's Great Hall, 5:30-7pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    Erkki Huhtamo is a longterm editorial board member of Convergence.

    https://media-industries.org/

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