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Graphic Novellas

Students in the Art Department’s winter 2014 Graphic Novel course at UC Irvine created graphic novellas, doing all the work from writing and artwork to final publication. The students started by choosing a myth or folktale from any world culture and then updated it in some way. In the course …

A Different Engine

Art Department graduate student Silvie Deutsch is premiering a new media performance-installation project in UCI’s Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL). Entitled A Different Engine, this large-scale work investigates weaving as the foundation of modern technology. A Different Engine directs string to draw lines through space; in turn, mindless repetition amounts …

A Meditation on Plagues

The students in Antoinette LaFarge’s fall Design for Print class (Art 106c) are having an exhibition of the artist’s books they made hosted by Langson Library, thanks to Special Collections librarian Steve MacLeod, who has put up a page about the project here, with installation photos. The students’ challenge was …

Brett Doar for GoldieBlox

After the success of the OK Go music video “This Too Shall Pass” with its big-box sized Rube Goldberg machine¬† (now with 4 million hits), ACE alum Brett Doar has gone on to make other contraptions, the most recent being for an ad for GoldieBlox engineering toys for girls. Eric …

Winter 2014 EAD courses

In Winter 2014, EAD faculty members will be teaching the following undergraduate and graduate courses in the Art Department: Arts 11 (J Jackson)* Art 133 The Graphic Novel (LaFarge) Art 110B Mechatronics II (Penny) Art 215 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (Penny) In addition, the following courses that count as electives …

“Interactive Space to the Max”

The students of S.A. 106A Programming for Artists are holding a public end-of-year project showing on the evening of June 6th, 2013, from 6 to 8 pm in Room 2200 (the Game Lab) on the second floor of the ACT Building. All are invited to see this exciting range of …

“Six Sides” Exhibition

On Thursday, June 6th, the students of this spring’s Foundations in Media Design class are holding an exhibition of their class projects on the 3rd floor of the ACT (Art Culture Technology) building, just down the hall from the Art Department offices. The show is entitled “Six Sides” because all …

Fall 2013 Courses in EAD

For the Fall Quarter 2013, the following courses have been scheduled: 65A Foundations of Media Design (Jackson) 65B Internet Art & Design (LaFarge) 106B Game Studies (Nideffer) 106C Design for Print (LaFarge) 110A Mechatronics I (Penny) In addition, the following course in the Digital Arts Minor will be offered: Arts …

Pintour Makes Kickstarter Goal

A project spearheaded by students in the school’s Digital Arts Minor has reached its goal of raising $4500 in an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. Pintour will bring audio walking tours and wayfinding guideposts to the UC Irvine campus. The large map-pin-shaped sculptures dotted around campus will serve as Pintour landmarks for …

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 …