UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts announces events for fall 2012

Sepbember 14, 2012 - The UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts (DMA) is offering a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this fall, including exhibitions and lectures.          

For events at the UCLA Broad Art Center's New Wight Gallery (Room 1100), EDA facility (Room 1250) or Game Lab (Room 3252), all-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter campus at Hilgard Avenue and Wyton Drive). All-day parking ($11) for events at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is available in Lot 9 (enter campus at the intersection of Manning Avenue or Le Conte Avenue with Hilgard Avenue, or at the intersection of Westwood and Wilshire boulevards).              

www.dma.ucla.edu for live streaming coverage of lectures. Programs are subject to change. For updated information, gallery hours and confirmation of events, call 310-825-9007 or visit 


Oct. 18–25 
Design | Media Arts M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition 
Opening reception: Thursday, Oct. 18, 5–8 p.m. 
New Wight Gallery (Room 1100), Broad Art Center   

This group exhibition features works by UCLA Design | Media Arts M.F.A. graduate students Gottfried Haider, Nicholas Hanna, Phoebe Hui, Kian Peng (Ben) Ong, Christopher Reilly, Dennis Rosenfeld and Richard Wheeler.   

Monday, Oct. 8 
12:15 p.m. 
Design | Media Arts Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series 
Erkki Huhtamo — "Accidents on the 'Walking Road,' or, A Media Archaeology of the Moving Walkway"  
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center  

Speeding through LAX toward our departure gate, we routinely step on the moving walkway, paying hardly any attention to it. In 1900 things were different. "Le trottoir roulant" was the most sensational novelty of the Paris Universal Exposition. It circled the exposition grounds, challenging the visitors' ideas of mobility and vision, causing accidents and invoking wild fantasies about future societies where everything would be in motion. This lecture excavates the early history of the moving walkway, demonstrating how it became interwoven with ideas of modernity and the evolving urban space.   

Tuesday, Oct. 9 
6 p.m. 
Design | Media Arts Lecture 
Erwin Redl — 'Structures of Time and Space'  
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center  

Working in both two and three dimensions, Austrian-born artist Erwin Redl uses LEDs as an artistic medium, redefining interior and exterior spaces. His installations, videos, graphics, computer art and electronic media have received national and international attention and have been featured in Matrix VI at the 2002 Whitney Biennial, Fade I at the Eglise Sainte-Marie Madeleine, and Matrix II, which was shown in New York, Germany, France, Austria and Korea.     

Monday, Oct. 15 
12:15 p.m. 
Design | Media Arts Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series 
Jennifer Steinkamp — 'Panspermia'  
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center  

Jennifer Steinkamp is an installation artist who exhibits internationally and works with new media and video to explore ideas about architectural space, motion and perception.    
Tuesday, Nov. 13 
6 p.m. 
Design | Media Arts Lecture 
Suzanne Anker 
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center  

Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. Her works include digital sculpture, installations and large-scale photography. (Hosted by the UCLA Art|Sci Center.)   


Art|Sci programs are held in the Art|Sci Gallery and Presentation Room (fifth floor) at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, unless otherwise noted. For updated information, please visit 

Thursday, Oct. 4 
5 p.m. 
Art|Sci Lecture + Demonstration 
Katherine Moriwaki and Angelo Vermeulen   

Interaction designer Katherine Moriwaki and art-scientist Angelo Vermeulen present their collaborative projects, which cross boundaries between biotechnology, interface design and community activism.   

Thursday, Oct. 25 
5 p.m. 
Art|Sci Exhibition + North | South Mixer 
Rita Blaik — Art|Sci Fellow  

Rita Blaik, an Art|Sci fellow, IGERT clean-energy fellowship recipient and doctoral student in materials science, presents her ephemeral photographs that cross the boundaries on materiality. The exhibition will be followed by the North | South Mixer and the introduction of the newly formed Undergraduate Art and Science Club. 

Thursday, Nov. 15 
5 p.m. 
Art | Sci Exhibition 
Suzanne Anker + molecular cuisine tasting  
Art | Sci Gallery, California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)  

Suzanne Anker, a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences, will present her work.    

Game Lab programs are held in the UCLA Game Lab (Room 3252) of the Broad Art Center at UCLA, unless otherwise noted. For updated information, please visit 

Thursday, Sept. 27 
6–9 p.m. 
Game Lab Lecture 
Chris Solarski on Art in Games  

Join UCLA Game Lab for a talk with Chris Solarski, author of the new book "Drawing Basics and Video Game Art: Classic to Cutting-Edge Art Technigques for Winning Video Game Design."   

Monday, Oct. 1 
6–9 p.m. 
Game Lab Lecture 
'The Game of Sunken Places'  

The Game Lab is proud to present "The Game of Sunken Places," an educational meta LARP (live action roll playing game) by Live Game Labs. Skills learned from this experience will be applied to the LARP Design Workshop to take place the same week.     

Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 4 
6–9 p.m. 
LARP Design Workshop   

Participants will collaboratively design a live action roll playing (LARP) game to be featured at the Fairfax High Swap Meet. This workshop will be led by Seekers Unlimited, a new nonprofit organization specializing in educational LARPing.   

Thursday, Oct. 11 
6–9 p.m. 
Game Lab Lecture 
Intro to Video Game Design and Development with Brad Nelson   

Brad Nelson, independent developer of Lone Wolf, will lead a hands-on workshop that provides information on designing and developing a video game.  
Thursday, Oct. 25 
5–9 p.m. 
Game Lab Workshop 
Lea Schönfelder — 'The Most Boring Audio Play'  

UCLA Game Lab visiting scholar Lea Schönfelder leads a workshop on converting a mundane topic into a wonderful story. Participants will collaborate on making a thrilling audio play from the most boring scenario imaginable. Activities will include collaborative brain storming, script-writing, voice acting and audio production. No prerequisites, everyone is welcome.   

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