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UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts announces events for winter 2013

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The UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts (DMA) is offering a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this winter, including exhibitions and lectures.         
 
For events at the UCLA Broad Art Center's New Wight Gallery (Room 1100), EDA facility (Room 1250) or Game Lab (Room 3252), all-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter campus at Hilgard Avenue and Wyton Drive).
 
All-day parking ($11) for events at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is available in Lot 9 (enter campus at the intersection of Hilgard and Manning avenues or Hilgard and Le Conte avenues, or at the intersection of Westwood and Wilshire boulevards).             
 
Visit www.dma.ucla.edu for live streaming coverage of lectures. Programs are subject to change. For updated information, gallery hours and confirmation of events, call 310-825-9007 or visit www.dma.ucla.edu.              
 
FREE EXHIBITION       
 
Jan. 17–31
Design | Media Arts Undergraduate Exhibition: 'U V / U G: 2013'
Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 17, 6–8 p.m.
New Wight Gallery (Room 1100), Broad Art Center
 
This UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts exhibition showcases recent personal and class projects by undergraduate students. The range of these works represents divergent but overlapping trajectories: Each student is exposed to the same set of foundational skills, but chooses combinations that illuminate a unique direction.
 
 
FREE LECTURES & EVENTS    
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29
6 p.m.
Design | Media Arts Lecture
Jürg Lehni
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center
 
Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with the nuances between technology, tools and the human condition.
 
 
Tuesday, Feb. 26
6 p.m.
Design | Media Arts Lecture
Jim Munroe
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center
 
Munroe is a Canadian science fiction author who publishes his works independently under the imprint No Media Kings. This event is hosted by the UCLA Game Lab.
 
 
Tuesday, March 12
6 p.m.
Design | Media Arts Lecture
Natalie Bookchin
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center
 
Bookchin's videos and installations explore new forms of documentary on subjects ranging from globalization, isolation and mass connectivity to labor, technology and online DIY dance videos.
 
 
ART|SCI CENTER LECTURES, EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS 
 
For updated information on Art|Sci programs, please visit http://artsci.ucla.edu.     
 
Thursday, Jan. 17
Art|Sci North | South Mixer
UCLA Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
Art|Sci Presentation Space, California NanoSystems Institute (5th floor)
 
This is the Art|Sci Institute's inaugural event for artists, scientists and humanists to present work that crosses art/science boundaries. The first event topic will be Art|Sci collaborations.
 
 
Thursday, Jan. 24
4–7 p.m.
Art|Sci Workshop
DIYbio: Romie Littrell
Room 5240, Broad Art Center
 
DIYbio is an organization dedicated to making biology an accessible pursuit for citizen–scientists, amateur biologists and biological engineers who value openness and safety.
 
 
Thursday, Feb. 7
4–8 p.m.
Art|Sci Exhibition + North | South Mixer
'Dog Nose Knows' + UCLA LASER
Art|Sci Gallery and Presentation Space, California NanoSystems Institute (5th floor)
 
Conceptualized by UCLA professor Victoria Vesna and neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan, with graphics and game design by Adeline Drucker, "Dog Nose Knows" is a card game played from the point of view of a dog. The exhibition will be followed by a UCLA Leonard Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on the topic of games.
 
 
Thursday, Feb. 14
4–7 p.m.
Art|Sci Workshop
Christina Agapakis: 'Chemical Romance'
Room 5240, Broad Art Center
 
For information on this event, visit http://artsci.ucla.edu.
 
 
Thursday, March 7
6–8 p.m.
Art|Sci Exhibition and North | South Mixer
Blanka Buic: 'Sci-Eye Apparatus' + UCLA LASER
Art|Sci Gallery and Presentation Space, California NanoSystems Institute (5th floor)
 
Blanka Buic presents "Sci-Eye Apparatus." Following the exhibition, join videographer and professor Madeline Schwartzman and others for UCLA Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER). The topic will be microscopy and imaging.
 
 
Thursday, March 28
5–7 p.m.
Art|Sci Exhibition and North | South Mixer
James Gimzewski: 'Duality'
Art|Sci Gallery and Presentation Space, California NanoSystems Institute (5th floor)
 
Gimzewski is a UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry and a researcher with the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.
 
 
UCLA GAME LAB LECTURES & EVENTS 
 
Game Lab programs are held in the UCLA Game Lab at the Broad Art Center (Room 3252) unless otherwise noted. For updated information, please visit http://games.ucla.edu/.     
 
Thursday, Jan. 24
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Game Lab Lecture
Scott Lee: 'The Independent Startup'
 
Lee is CEO of Smilu Inc. and executive producer of ICON: Area. He will discuss his experiences at Riot Games and Smilu and highlight the differences between indie and AAA.
 
 
Thursday, Feb. 7
6 p.m.
Game Lab Workshop
Chad Takenaka: 'Fabrication Workshop'
 
Hear master mold-maker Takenaka talk about his more than 20 years of experience fabricating models for clients such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Mattel.
 
 
Friday, March 1
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Game Lab Workshop
Jim Munroe: 'Starting to Make Interactive Fiction'
 
Munroe is the founder of the Hand Eye Society and an independent science fiction author. He will demonstrate a couple of tools and approaches to get you started with interactive fiction.
 
 
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