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GADGET OK! Device Art in Japan Symposium Lecture, Performance & Exhibitions

Maywa Denki

February 18, 2010, 5:30 pm   » 

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GADGET OK! Device Art in Japan Symposium Lecture, Performance & Exhibitions
February 18 & 19, 2010

Device Art challenges traditional paradigms of art. The borders between art and other related fields are no longer clear-cut. Device Art explores new ways of bridging art, design, technology, science and entertainment by using both latest innovations and everyday technology. It also introduces elements derived from the Japanese
traditional culture such as the appreciation of tools and materials. Device art is often playful and can be realized as gadgets. Some of them are even turned into commercial products meant to make our lives a little more interesting and to help us understand what it means to live in a media society. While it reflects elements of the Japanese culture, Device Art is also influences by worldwide phenomena in art, design, fashion, architecture, etc, and the do-it-yourself technology movement.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Frederik Schodt, (Writer, Specialist of Japanese popular culture)
ÔÇťAstro Boy and Robot Love in Japan: The Nexus of Fantasy and Technology"
5:30 pm, Feb. 18, 2010 at EDA, Broad Art Center

Maywa Denki New Product Presentation (Art Unit by Novmichi Tosa)

"Otamatone"

6:30pm, Feb 18, 2010 at EDA, The Broad Art Center

Exhibition Gadget OK! : Feb. 18 - 24 Bermant Grad Gallery, Entrance,
The Broad Art Center

Exhibiting Artists: Novmichi Tosa (Maywa Denki), Kazuhiko Hachiya,
Sachiko Kodama, Hiroo Iwata, Ryota Kuwakubo

Selected gadgets from Japan:TENORI-ON (by Toshio Iwai and Yamaha), USB
gadgets, miniature robots, cell phone straps, etc.

FRIDAY , February 19, 2010 Symposium, beginning at 10am - 5pm, CNSI Auditorium

Speakers & panelists: Victoria Vesna, HIroo Iwata, Masahiko Inami,
Sachiko Kodama, Erkki Huhtamo, Eddo Stern, Kazuhiko Hachiya, Machiko
Kusahara, Novmichi Tosa, Peter Lunenfeld, Casey Reas, Frederik Schodt

Exhibition D|MA2 (Device | Machine Arts X Design | Media Arts):
Feb 18 - March 4, 2010, Art | Sci center Gallery, CnSI
(Opening: 5:15pm, Feb 19)

Artists: Jonathan Cecil, Megan Daalder, David Elliot, Michael Kontopoulos, Lauren McCarthy, Eric Siu, Pinar Yoldas

Thanks to our generous sponsors: DMA, Art | Sci center, CREST program of Japan Science and Technology
Agency

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.