• NOVA JIANG part of Defining Line featured in the LA Times

    Defining Line is an AR exhibition exploring how lines connect, divide and define communities. Co-curated by Nancy Baker-Cahill (Founder of 4th Wall) and Debra Scacco, the exhibition places powerful, site-relevant works in AR along the Los Angeles River, encouraging visitors to explore, reconsider and interact with the river, and to recognize the key role this vital line plays in shaping the history and experience of moving through Los Angeles. Artists include: Tongva Elders Julia Bogany and her great-granddaughter Marissa Aranda, Carolina Caycedo, Andrea Chung, Beatriz Cortez, Nova Jiang, Gala Porras-Kim, Star Montana and Debra Scacco.

  • JOHN CARPENTER collaborated with Yves Peitzner Lab and Justin Shrake for new media installation

    A work that John Carpenter collaborated on in munich with Yves Peitzner Lab and Justin Shrake just got published in this collection of new media installations... lots of great projects in it and probably interesting for DMA students/faculty
    New Media Installation by Sandu Publishing
    photo is courtesy of YPL + wolfgang stahl

  • DAVID ERTEL at Queercore, Cyberpunk, and Networked Communities

    A one-night event focusing on the past, present, and future of queer communities online, featuring artist and technologist Tom Jennings, creator of the FidoNet and prominent figure of the Queercore movement, Avery Dame-Griff, a lead curator of the Queer Digital History Project, and the artist Jasmine Nyende.

    Thursday, Dec 6 at 7:30PM
    Free with RSVP

    1611 S Hope Street, LA, CA

  • VICTORIA VESNA opens with Hox Zodiac the Applied Microperformativity:Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn conference and exhibitions

    Victoria Vesna opens with Hox Zodiac the Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn conference and exhibitions

    Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL)
    Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna / tel: +43-1711-332-007

    December 12th, 7-10pm.

  • NOVA JIANG in Archaeology of the Present

    Archaeology of the Present presents selected findings by artists Rebecca Bruno, Nova Jiang and Debra Scacco created during AIR, a six-month residency at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). AIR provided access to a state-of-the-art prototyping facility and leading minds working in climate-related issues. Through varying approaches, each artist engaged with a deep study of humans in relation to their surrounding environments, highlighting agricultural regeneration, urban erasure, and city infrastructure. November 29 - December 15, 2018 Wednesday through Sunday, 12 - 5 Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) 411 S Hewitt Street, Arts District


    Bloomberg ART + TECHNOLOGY
    Technology is changing the way we make, experience and share our ideas. But how do artists use it to shape their craft and the way their audiences experience it? ART + TECHNOLOGY explores how creatives are bringing the disparate fields of ART + TECHNOLOGY together to reveal surprising works that belong to a whole new genre.
    Yiyun Kang Episode 23: “Why use mixed reality in art? ”

    Yiyun Kang uses spatial projection mapping installations to explore boundaries. Internationally recognized for her projection mapping installations, and exhibited in a number of museums and galleries in Europe, Asia and the United States, Yiyun’s art explores the borders between the real and the virtual.

  • JUSTIN LUI'S LED piece 'Poly-Mer' on view at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire

    Justin Lui’s LED piece 'Poly-Mer' will be on view at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire on Sat. Dec 1, for one day only at the Los Angeles Central Public Library. There will also be a talk at 12:30pm on the making of the piece.

    DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018
    Saturday Dec 1

    Los Angeles Central Library
    630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

    event: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    ‘Poly-Mer’ talk: 12:30pm

  • REBECA MENDEZ's video art installation Ascent of Weavers in BAJO LA BÓVEDA AZUL COBALTO, a group exhibition at MACO,

    Rebeca Méndez’s video art installation Ascent of Weavers in BAJO LA BÓVEDA AZUL COBALTO, a group exhibition at MACO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca. Curated by Marietta Bernstorff.
    Opening reception: November 30, 2018. Open to the public.

    Ascent of Weavers / Ascenso de Tejedoras, 2018.

    By Rebeca Méndez with the Hernández-Quero, a family of weavers from Mitla.
    Three channel video installation
    Duration: 30:17 minutes

    For a world facing social and environmental crises, Ascent of Weavers is a call for awakening and action for collective healing of the earth. Entities of white, red, blue, and black embody cycles of the sun, the heavens, and the underworld and directions of human life in pre-Hispanic Zapotec civilization. The entities undertake a journey into Mictlan (Lyobaa in Zapotec)—the underworld of the Mixtec mythology—aided by Xolotl (a canine god), who leads them through the underworld’s nine levels. Here they are challenged by piercing winds and crushing mountains, finally crossing rivers of blood to emerge as goddesses of weaving (Tlazolteotl, or Nohuichana in Zapotec)—warriors leading us to a more just, equitable, and sustainable relationship with our planet.

  • BRENDA G WILLIAMS Exhibition, Pretty Big Things, Exhibit explores optimism, beauty amid political climate

    Brenda Williams canceled her art exhibition emphasizing optimism when she realized Donald Trump was on his way to winning the 2016 election.

    Williams, the assistant to the chair of UCLA’s design media arts department, said the show’s cancellation allowed the Walter Maciel Gallery to instead show pieces more pertinent to the election, like portraits of immigrants. But two years later, Williams’ vision of an optimism-driven exhibition materialized into “Pretty Big Things,” which features artwork created by six different California-based artists and runs through Dec. 22 at the Walter Maciel Gallery. Williams said although many of the featured pieces radiate positivity and beauty, others have more political undertones and are intended to remind viewers of the social justice issues at play amid the current political climate.

  • KRISTIN McWHARTER's is proud to present Party Rituals at CULTUREHUB

    CultureHub is proud to present Party Rituals, the culmination of Kristin McWharter's residency. The event will consist of two elements: a physicality and virtual reality workshop and a culminating work in progress showing.

    Party Rituals
    Join us in a VR celebration exploring Kristin McWharter's works!
    Party Rituals is CultureHub LA's Resident Artist Kristin McWharter's culminating showcase. McWharter explores speculative celebration rituals using VR headsets and improvisational performance. Kristin McWharter's new body of work examines how physical contact within virtual space and physical form manipulates social behaviors through party objects and games such as party blowers, noise makers, pin the tail on the donkey, etc.
    Join us to participate in a hands on workshop to explore the physical implications of working with virtual reality! Participants will be introduced to Aframe and cannon.js to create simple mobile VR experiences and explore the VR app's influences by the physicality of mechanical restriction, gravity, and balance. Your personal phone will be used as your own VR device so come and join in on the fun!
    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    CultureHub LA
    The Reef / Maker City LA
    1933 S Broadway, Suite 1128
    Los Angeles, CA 90007

  • LAUREN McCARTHY part of AI: More Than Human exhibition at the Barbican Centre

    This highly interactive exhibition explores the world of artificial intelligence. Examining the boundaries between human and machine, it poses big questions of life itself with which you are invited to engage head-on.

    May 16 - August 29, 2019
    Barbican Centre
    London, UK

  • LAUREN McCARTHY awarded ZERO1 American Arts Incubator Residency

    American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. AAI was created to support the collaboration of American artists and underserved communities abroad to create impactful, community-driven public art projects that address local social challenges. The six American artists will act as cultural envoys, using artistic collaboration to foster new relationships built upon common social values and the collective exploration of differences. They will share their technological skills and aesthetic sensibilities with international creative explorers working in the burgeoning fields of social entrepreneurship and arts-based community engagement. Lauren will travel to South Korea to lead a public art project that addresses changing understandings of private space in the face of new technologies.

    Gwangju Cultural Foundation
    Gwangju, South Korea

  • PETER LUNENFELD Detective Pikachu, and the Uncanny Valley

    In the Huffington Post, Peter Lunenfeld weighs in on the eerie qualities of three-dimensional, computer-generated Pokemon characters in the forthcoming film, Detective Pikachu.

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures in Marburg, Germany

    No turkey for Professor Huhtamo!

    In Thanksgiving time he will be lecturing in Marburg, Germany at the international conference "Lehrmedien der Kunstgeschichte / Media in the Teaching of Art History" (Nov. 22-24, 2018). Erkki Huhtamo's lecture is titled "Media Archaeology as Topos Study." It will take place on November 22, 2018 at 5:30pm.

    The conference is held at Marburg's famous Phililpps-University, founded in the time of the Renaissance in 1527. It is among the oldest in Germany. Marburg is a historical town which was largely undamaged by the bombings of World War II. The conference is organized by the German Documentation Center for Art History - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg.

  • REBECCA ALLEN - New VR Work and Retrospective

    QUAD presents a solo exhibition of new and exciting work by the American artist and digital pioneer Rebecca Allen including new VR commission Life Without Matter, that will premier in the new exhibition QUAD Gallery one.


    Honey Mustard & Diesel Fuel (Live!) V.1.0
    Friday, November 2nd
    Los Angeles, CA

    **Pop up backyard birthday dance art party extravaganza hosted by SADBOYS POETRY CLUB ft. media artist + poet @mjamesbecker** (DMA class of '17)

    screening new works!
    prying open new technologies!
    performing lots of poetry!
    playing a lot of v funky tunes!

  • BRENDA G WILLIAMS curates Pretty Big Things at Walter Maciel Gallery

    Pretty Big Things, Curated by Brenda G. Williams
    3 November - 22 December 2018
    Artist Meet and Greet: Saturday, November 10, 4-6pm
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6-8pm

    Pretty is defined as being attractive in a delicate way. Big connotes a considerable size or intensity. Thing is an object that often has no specific identity but for this exhibition the thing is art.

    Pretty Big Things represents the energy of optimism and possibility while embracing beauty, meditation and positive anticipation. After a couple of tumultuous and emotional years in our political spectrum, the desire to experience the simple joy and satisfaction of engaging art work becomes the focus of this exhibition putting aside our thoughts of despair, revolt, anger and fear. The selection of artworks by six California-based artists generates a conversation of personal intent and working styles that will hopefully result in a movement of high optimism, reflection, action and mobilization for change as a way to empower our community.

    Participating artists: Lavialle Campbell, Carolyn Castaño, Martin Durazo, Duane Paul
    Lisa Solomon and Lava Thomas

    walter maciel gallery
    2642 s. la cienega blvd.
    los angeles. ca 90034
    310 839 1840

    Gallery hours
    Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

  • ZEYNEP ABES in VRScout Art Show

    Experience a night of tech, art and music. VRScout is teaming up with the sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg and their new exhibition Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR to celebrate LA's vibrant creative community and explore the cutting edge of art, music, and technology. Join us on October 25th, where we’ll bring together original works from VRScout, immersive art from talented female artists, and a curated exhibit by Jesse Damiani that explores our understanding of space through art and storytelling.

    October 25th, 7:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sp[a]ce Gallery
    39 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91103

  • DMA MFA student exhibition merges STEM, art to explore consciousness through senses

    “Convolution” explores consciousness through light, sound and the scent of a kombucha scoby.

    Hosted by UCLA Design Media Arts, the “Convolution” exhibition will feature the works of 11 2019 MFA candidates at the New Wight Gallery in UCLA’s Broad Art Center. The fall preview show, a precursor to the spring thesis show, bridges the gap between science, technology, engineering and math, and art by incorporating technical aspects into the artists’ broader messages about consciousness, said artist and MFA student Samuel Congdon. Taking place Thursday, “Convolution” will display immersive virtual reality pieces, as well as more traditional projections, onto screens or television sets. The artists explored concepts of consciousness through the senses with performative art and scent-based installations.

  • DMA Alumna KATE PARSONS part of Stanford Arts VR Residency Initiative

    FLOAT (Kate Parsons and Ben Vance) invited to Stanford University for Stanford Arts VR Residency initiative. Parsons and Vance will work with Stanford faculty in art, film, architecture and philosophy to create VR experiments within various University laboratories.
    Sponsored by Stanford Arts.

    October 15-22

    Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

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