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Erkki Huhtamo

BEING IN BETWEEN: DESIGN | MEDIA ARTS FACULTY

November 22, 2004, 12:00 pm   » 

BEING IN BETWEEN: DESIGN | MEDIA ARTS FACULTY
November 22nd, 12 noon -- 2pm
Erkki Huhtamo

11000 Kinross Avenue (Kinross North Building - EDA Room)

You are invited to join us for Monday lunchtime lecture series, October -- December '04

The diverse backgrounds and expertise of the D|MA senate faculty reflect the direction and philosophy of the department. This unique group of media artists, designers and theorists all make connections between design but then branch off into art and science, architecture, sculpture, performance, technological innovations, sensors and robotics, information spaces, database aesthetics, fashion and technology.

Lectures by Victoria Vesna, Casey Reas, Vasa Mihich, Jennifer Steinkamp, Rebeca Méndez, Robert Israel, Christian Moeller, Erkki Huhtamo, Katherine Hayles, and Mark Hansen.

All lectures are free. Refreshments will be provided.

If you are not able to join us physically, log on to the live stream: <<http://www.eda.ucla.edu/main/index.php>>

BIOGRAPHY FOR ERKKI HUHTAMO:

B.A., M.F.A., Phil. Lic., University of Turku, Finland. Media Archaeologist, Writer, and Exhibition Curator. Numerous publications on media archaeology and media arts, published in 12 languages. Most recent book “Mariosophy: The Culture of Electronic Games” (in Finnish). Recent articles in "Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film," (2004) “Handbook of Computer Game Studies,” (2005) and “Allegories of Communication.” (2005) Director and scriptwriter of three acclaimed TV series for YLE, the Finnish national television. Curator of several international media art exhibitions, including Alien Intelligence (2000), Paul DeMarinis (2000), Perry Hoberman - Unexpected Obstacles (1997), Digital Mediations (1995), Toshio Iwai (1994), The ISEA 94 Exhibition (1994), The Interactive Garden (1993). Creator of media-archaeological installation The Ride of your Life (ZKM, 1998). Member of many media festival juries and organization committees worldwide, including ISEA 2004, the ICC Biennale (Tokyo), The Interactive Media Festival (Los Angeles), and Portraits in Cyberspace (The MIT Media Lab). Research topics include the moving panorama as a forgotten mass medium of the 19th century, peep media and the archaeology of interactivity.