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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, …

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. In “Alive in the Now: Ekphrasis in Philip K. Dick and William Gibson”, she takes a close look at how descriptions of art function in the work of …

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 …

EAD Welcomes Stefani Byrd

Fall 2016: EAD welcomes new media artists Stefani Byrd as an adjunct faculty member.  Stefani works in video and interactive technologies, especially public installations that bring together media and performance. Her work is playful and thoughtful, examining aspects of contemporary culture haunted by stereotypes,  miscommunication, and distorted power relationships. Her …

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 by George Lewis and Ben Piekut, with essays by Simon Penny and Antoinette LaFarge (2016) Social Media Archeology and Poetics, edited by Judy Malloy, with an essay by …

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 …

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 …