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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 …

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 …

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 practices linking art, technology and design across the entire campus. “21C” is Directed by Professor John Crawford, an intermedia artist and technology developer, It supports faculty-led and graduate-student …

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 (CTSA) at UC Irvine. Electronic Art and Design (EAD) students in the department operate at the intersection of art, design, and technology, and are motivated to intervene in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

MFA Applications Are Open!

Graduate Study in Electronic Art and Design at the University of California, Irvine Electronic Art and Design (EAD) students in the Department of Art at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) operate at the intersection of art, design, and technology, and are motivated to intervene in society beyond …

Applications Open for Art MFA Program

Applications are now open for the UC Irvine Art Department’s 3-year MFA program. Electronic Art and Design (EAD) graduate students in the Department of Art at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) operate at the intersection of art, design, and technology, and are motivated to intervene in society …