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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 seafaring traditions of the peoples who traversed and settled one-third of the world. Participants considered the centrality of seafaring for pacific island cultures, focusing on the intersections of history, …

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 written, visual or code-based score.  Event scores first developed by John Cage and Fluxus artists are included, as are digital prints generated algorithmically. A highlight is a reconstruction of …

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 …

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 …

Art+Feminism Editathon

March 6, 2016. UC Irvine is hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon in honor of Women’s History Month. It will be held Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2–6 pm, in the Multimedia Resources Center, Room 164, Ayala Science Library. Hosting it are Arts librarian Emilee Mathews, Art graduate student Kelly Donahey, and …

Michele Cheng in the xMPL

March 4, 2016. Michele Cheng, a graduate student in UC Irvine’s Integrated Composition and Improvisational Technology graduate program, is presenting her thesis concert, To Be Heard, in the school’s Experimental Media Performance Lab on March 4-5, 2016. More information.

Body of Knowledge Conference

December 8-10, 2016. UC Irvine will be hosting Body of Knowledge, a conference on embodied cognition and the arts organized by EAD faculty member Simon Penny, with assistance from graduate student Kelley Donahey. The focus of the event is to bring contemporary cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind to bear …