Noa Kaplan’s ’Pollen’ (lecture April 25)
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Media Arts M.F.A. graduate students, including Joanna Cheung, Minkyung Choi, Jesse Chorng, Mark Essen, Noa P. Kaplan, David Leonard, Seph Li, Gabriel Noguez, Eric Parren, Rhazes Spell and Rexy Tseng.
2012 UCLA Game Art Festival
Hammer Museum (May 9)
EDA Auditorium and Gallery, Broad Art Center (May 10)
This two-day festival will feature experimental games, game art, tournaments, performances, music and presentations. For information, visit http://festival.games.ucla.edu.
The UCLA Game Lab presents the Attic Bits, Bleeds, Kook Skull, Spacetown Savior and Wet Mango live in concert. For information, visit http://games.ucla.edu/resources/chiptune-concert.
Fry is principal of Fathom, a design and software consultancy in Boston. His research focuses on combining fields such as computer science, statistics, graphic design and data visualization as a means of understanding information.
Thomas will give a guest lecture on his work "New Materialities." He is the head of painting for the College of Fine Art at the University of New South Wales and the coordinator of collaborative research in art, science and humanity at Curtin University in Western Australia. (Note: Exhibition opening at CNSI gallery to follow the lecture.)
Media Arts M.F.A. student, will exhibit her piece "Pollen." She uses computer-generated models of a magnified grain of pollen to create a large-scale, three-dimensional sculpture onto which honey is drizzled, revealing complexity, symbolism and micro/macrocosms of everyday objects that surround us. (Note: Exhibition is at CNSI gallery.)
"Going Gray" looks at the seemingly frivolous aspect of dyeing/not dyeing one’s hair to explore questions about aging and current cultural attitudes toward the graying of America. The exhibition includes video clips from a documentary-in-progress, photographs and mixed media.
Sci Exhibition: Kathy Brew, "Going Gray," this symposium plumbs the intersection of genetic science and artistic production to explore the "art of aging." The idea refers to artistic representations of growing older, as well as the projects of adapting gracefully to aging as individuals and as a society. For information, visit http://socgen.ucla.edu/events/?event_id=67 .
AI & Society Symposium: ’Thinking Machines: 100 Years of Turing’
"AI & Society: Knowledge, Culture and Communication" is an international journal focusing on the issues of policy, design and management of information; ; and new media technologies. The event will culminate in the final North