• A Body of Knowledge – Embodied Cognition and the Arts

    8-10 December, 2016 CTSA, UCI Director – Simon Penny Academic manager – Kelly Donahey This conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group including cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers of mind, physiologists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, computer scientists, artists and designers to explore emerging cognitive neuroscience and theories of embodied cognition. The goal …

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  • Orthogonal: Design-Build-Sail with a dash of anthropology

    Orthogonal is a transdisciplinary research project involving anthropology, hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, design prototyping, experimental structures and materials science, traditional and contemporary artisanal practices, sustainability and ‘critical technical practice’ (Agre) Micronesian and other Pacific island communities have a long (and almost lost) tradition of fast asymmetrical multihull sailboats (generally referred to …

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  • Marching Cubes @ xMPL

    October 20-22, 2016. EAD professor Jesse Colin Jackson presented the first interactive installation of Marching Cubes at UCI’s world-class black box theater, the Experimental Media Performance Lab. Marching Cubes are modular units derived from a historic graphics algorithm of the same name. Marching Cubes units are connected by matching the colored faces. In a …

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  • Embodied Encounters

    Exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, co-curated by Simon Penny and David Familian. Oct 1 2016 -Jan21, 2017 http://beallcenter.uci.edu/exhibitions/embodied-encounters

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  • SPL Undergraduate Wins Brower Youth Award

    Sept. 6, 2016. Undergraduate Will Amos, manager of professor Jesse Colin Jackson’s Speculative Prototyping Lab. has been named one of six national winners of the 2016 Brower Youth Award recognizing outstanding youth leaders making a difference in the environmental movement. Amos, an environmental engineering major, leads a UC Irvine team …

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  • Everything But the Monkey’s Head

    June-July 2016.  EAD faculty member Antoinette LaFarge was the third participant in the Los Angeles-based Institute of Cultural Inquiry’s ongoing residency series entitled With Everything But the Monkey’s Head. The project goal was to build a theory of visual research by examining actual practice-based research projects in progress. Professor LaFarge …

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  • Jesse Jackson talk at Harvard

    April 22, 2015. EAD professor Jesse Colin Jackson gave a talk entitled “Radiant city, twice removed: Toronto’s tower neighborhoods, aesthetically considered” at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Professor Jackson  has been generating representations of Toronto’s tower neighborhoods since 2006. Jackson’s images evoke the designed and lived intensities of …

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  • Simon Penny in Paris

    In April 2014, Professor Simon Penny was Labex Arts-H2H 2014 International Professor at Université Paris 8. He spent the month in residence at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where he gave classes, seminars and public lectures, and taught a two week robotics workshop entittled “Code, Morphology …

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  • Far-Flung follows function

    In mid-October, Art Department faculty member Antoinette LaFarge will be premiering a new media performance project in collaboration with New York artist Ursula Endlicher. It will take place Oct. 10, 11, 12 @ 8 pm and Oct. 12 @ 2 pm in the Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) at UC …

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MFA applications are open

Fall 2016. Applications are now open for graduate study in the Department of Art at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts …

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Marching Cubes @ xMPL

October 20-22, 2016. EAD professor Jesse Colin Jackson presented the first interactive installation of Marching Cubes at UCI’s world-class black box theater, the Experimental …

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Embodied Encounters

Exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, co-curated by Simon Penny and David Familian. Oct 1 2016 -Jan21, 2017 http://beallcenter.uci.edu/exhibitions/embodied-encounters

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EAD faculty publications

Fall 2016. Recent books with contributions by EAD faculty include: The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies from Oxford University Press, edited …

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