Arts + Culture

UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts announces events for fall 2008

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The UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts offers a variety of events for the public's enjoyment each year, including public lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions. Lectures take place in the EDA (Experimental Digital Arts) facility, located on the first floor of the Broad Art Center tower. The EDA was conceived for talks and short-term fluid events and installations. For live streaming coverage of lectures, visit www.eda.ucla.edu. Programs are subject to change.
 
All-day parking ($9) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3. For updated information and confirmation of events, call 310-825‑9007 or visit www.dma.ucla.edu.
 
DMA 2008–09 LECTURE SERIES
 
Tuesday, Sept. 30
6 p.m.
Kenya Hara — "Emptiness"
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center
Free
 
Hara, a graphic designer and a professor at Tokyo's Musashino Art University, has been the art director of MUJI, a Japanese retail company emphasizing design minimalism, since 2002. He is interested in designing "circumstances" or "conditions," rather than "things." Hara incorporated traditional Japanese cultural features in designing the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as well as in the promotion of the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. He has received numerous design accolades, including the Japanese Cultural Design Award. His book "Design of Design" (Iwanami Shoten, 2003) received the Suntory Art Prize, and its new, revised and expanded English edition, "Designing Design" (Lars Mller Publishers, Switzerland, 2007), has found readers around the globe.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 29
5:30 p.m.: Reception
6 p.m.: Lecture
Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid — "Sound Unbound"
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center
Free
 
Miller explores the overall theme of sound in contemporary art, digital media and composition. He reconstructs the history of sound and recorded media by some of the best known artists in their fields — ranging from Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Moby, Chuck D and Pierre Boulez to artists, writers and theoreticians like Jonathan Lethem, Bruce Sterling, Manuel Delanda, and even explores Islamic culture's relationship to hip hop. Miller's lecture is complemented by his use of historic texts, audio recordings and film, which demonstrate the complex relationship between text and art in a multimedia context.
 
Thursday, Nov. 20
6 p.m.
The Yes Men — "Correcting Identities With The Yes Men"
EDA (Room 1250), Broad Art Center
Free
 
The Yes Men are a merry troupe of impostors who have poked fun at some of the world's biggest corporate names. They are best known for impersonating officials of the World Trade Organization — the subject of a feature film and book — but they have had dozens of other escapades fighting corporate crime with words, glue and rubberbands.
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