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NOWCASTING: Design Theory and the Digital Humanities

Symposium

October 16, 2009, 9:00 am   » 

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NOWCASTING is the first conference to apply design theory to emerging issues in the digital humanities. Showcasing digital humanities projects at every level from Google mapping to super computing visualization, the Nowcasting seminar proposes that learning from communication design, interaction design, and industrial design will be vital to 21st century humanistic inquiry.

The Nowcasting Seminar is organized by Peter Lunenfeld + sponsored by University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), UCLA Design|Media Arts ,Digital Humanities + Media Study

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2009 / 8:30-9:00 COFFEE

9:00-12:00 WORD + IMAGE:

"DESIGNING KNOWLEDGE."
ANNE BURDICK (ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN)
Chair, Media Design Program / Designer, Electronic Book Review

"THE OTHER NIGHT SKY: SECRET SATELLITES AND ‘GEOGRAPHIES’ OF ORBIT."
TREVOR PAGLEN (UC BERKELEY)
Department Of Geography

"MAKERS OF THE 1960S: QUENTIN FIORE + JEROME AGEL."
JEFFREY SCHNAPP (STANFORD)
Rosina Pierotti Chair In Italian Literature / Co-Director, Stanford Humanities Lab

"DIAGRAMMING INTERPRETATION."
JOHANNA DRUCKER (UCLA)
Martin + Bernard Breslauer Professor In Information Studies

12:00-2:00 LUNCH BREAK / DEMOS

2:00-5:00 MOTION + INTERACTION:

"SAUL BASS AND FILM HISTORY."
JAN-CHRISTOPHER HORAK (UCLA)
Director, Film + Television Archive / Moving Image Archive Studies Program

"SUSHI, ROBOTS, HUMANS, AND THE CULTURE OF INTERACTIVITY."
ERKKI HUHTAMO (UCLA)
Design Media Arts / Co-Editor, UC Press Technoculture + The Arts Series

"INTERACTIVE SOCIAL MAPPING."
WARREN SACK (UCSC)
Film + Digital Media + Digital Arts / New Media

"CULTURAL ANALYTICS."
LEV MANOVICH (UCSD)
Visual Arts Department / Director, Software Studies Initiative CALIT2

5:30-7:00 RECEPTION

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2009 / 8:30-9:00 COFFEE

9:00-12:00 MESSAGE + MEANING:

"DESIGNS FOR THE HUMANITIES: OBJECT, METHOD, INTERFACE."
JULIA REINHARD LUPTON (UCI)
English + Comparative Literature / UCI Design Alliance

"AMBIENT INTERFACE."
BENJAMIN H. BRATTON (UCSD)
Visual Arts Department / Director, Design Policy Program CALIT2

"GOOGLE EARTH?"
TODD PRESNER (UCLA)
Germanic Languages + Jewish Studies/ Director, Hypercities: Berlin Los Angeles

"UNIMODERN UNIMEDIA."
PETER LUNENFELD (UCLA) DESIGN MEDIA ARTS
Director, MIT Press Mediawork Project

12:00-1:30 LUNCH / DEMOS

1:30-4:00 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

RESPONDENT: LORRAINE WILD (CALARTS)
Graphic Design / Principal, Green Dragon Office

More info

EDA  (Map)
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
+Parking is $12 all day, and is available in structure 3, adjacent to the building. For more information, call 310.825.9007.