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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 as his key material, creating works that change over time as the ferro-fluid pathways are shaped and altered by an infrastructure of magnets. The accompanying digital prints are …

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 piece explores perception and memory, especially how we experience trauma in relation to ideological constructs. This is an expansion of a work he began in the fall EAD …

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 …

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 …

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.

A World That Falls Apart in One Hour

December 3, 2015. UC Irvine students in Art 100: Experimental Media Performance presented an evening of interactive and performative installations in the school’s black box Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL). It was an exciting event, with a dozen unique projects inviting audience engagement in many different ways.  The students designed …

Artist’s books 2015

The students in the spring 2015 class Design for Print (Art 106C) taught by Lecturer Lisa Tucker created artist’s chapbooks as their final projects. The range of experimentation with the book form was impressive, with styles including accordion-fold books, box books, and triangular books among more traditional codexes. Below are …

Interactive art projects 2014

In the fall of 2014, students in Art 106A created a set of interactive art projects using the Max graphical programming interface. Below are a selection of projects from the class. James Barnes’s Our Thoughts Shaped By Their Walls is a two-channel interactive video in which the viewer navigates through …

Juan Rubio: “Spatia”

Graduate student Juan Rubio is presenting his thesis show in the School of the Arts’ Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) on Friday, April 4, at 6:30 pm. “Spatia” is a telematic, interactive concert/installation using high-bandwidth Internet2 networks to connect the xMPL at the University of California, Irvine and the Centro …