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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 …

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 …

Beatriz da Costa: ex•pose

The Laguna Art Museum is featuring some of the last projects by UCI Art Department faculty member Beatriz da Costa, who died of cancer in December 2012.  This exhibition, curated by Grace Kook-Anderson as the fourth in the museum’s s ex·pose series, features Beatriz’s triptych video installation Dying for the …

Simon Penny in Barcelona

EAD faculty member Simon Penny is presently in residence at the Hangar in Barcelona, Spain, teaching a graduate seminar in a masters program in Cognitive Systems and  Interactive Media. He will also be running a workshop on Interdisciplinary Research for EU project Soft Control later in June, a well as …

Building a Therabot

Studio Art faculty member Simon Penny and ICS faculty member Judith Gregory are mentoring a team of UCI students who have received funding to build ‘Therabot’, a remote-controllable robot avatar designed for bedridden kids. The team leaders are Emanuel Sakzlyan and Katie Tilford (Studio Art, CTSA), and the team members …