• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

Arthur Rodrigues @ Catalyst

October 2017: Honors student Arthur Rodrigues showed his new sculptures and prints in Catalyst Gallery. He has been working with magnetic ferro-fluid …

An Ocean of Knowledge

In October, EAD faculty member Simon Penny organized a two-day symposium focused  on the remarkable – but almost lost – navigation and …

Science fiction and art

Fall 2017. EAD faculty member Antoinette LaFarge has a new essay on science fiction out in the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction. …

Drawn from a Score

The Beall Center for Art and Technology is currently hosting “Drawn from a Score”, an exhibition that features works developed from a …

Institute for 21st Century Creativity

UCI’s School of the Arts has recently launched an exciting new initiative, the Institute for 21st Century Creativity, designed to support interdisciplinary …

Alex Smith @ Catalyst

February 2017: Honors student Alex Smith installed Timeless Ephemeral, an interactive video sculpture in Catalyst Gallery. Run by Max software, this haunting …

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 …