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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, …

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 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 …

Body of Knowledge Conference

December 8-10, 2016. UC Irvine will be hosting Body of Knowledge, a conference on embodied cognition and the arts organized by EAD faculty member Simon Penny, with assistance from graduate student Kelley Donahey. The focus of the event is to bring contemporary cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind to bear …

EAD courses 2015-16

Below are the courses being taught by Electronic Art and Design faculty  and teaching associates in the school year 2015-16. The courses for Fall are already open for enrollment; the courses for Winter and Spring are provisional and may change between now and then. Fall 2015 Art 50A: Matter and …

Simon Penny in Paris

In April 2014, Professor Simon Penny was Labex Arts-H2H 2014 International Professor at Université Paris 8. He spent the month in residence at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where he gave classes, seminars and public lectures, and taught a two week robotics workshop entittled “Code, Morphology …

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 …

Evolution Haute Couture

Art Department faculty member Simon Penny has an essay in the recently published second volume of Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age (Kaliningrad, Russia: BB NCCA, 2013). The first volume,  published in 2009, focused on artists’ practices and won the National Innovation Prize in Russia. 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 …