Arts + Culture

UCLA Dept. of Design|Media Arts announces winter 2009 events

The UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts (DMA) offers a variety of events for the public's enjoyment each year, including public lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions.
Exhibitions are at the New Wight Gallery, located in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center at UCLA. Admission is free. All lectures are free and 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
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, gallery hours and confirmation of events, call 310-825-9007 or visit
Tuesday, Jan. 13
6 p.m.
Clay Shirky
Clay Shirky is the author of "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations." The book is about blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 developments that are revolutionizing the social order; it explores what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without traditional organizational structures. Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, Web services and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the traditional wired client–server infrastructure. Shirky has been called the finest thinker on the Internet revolution. For more information on Shirky, visit

Wednesday, Jan. 28
6 p.m.
Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the author of "Iron Fists: Branding the 20th-Century Totalitarian State," the first illustrated survey of the propaganda art, graphics and artifacts created by the totalitarian governments of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy and the Communist regimes of the U.S.S.R. and China. The book sets the disturbingly powerful graphic devices in historical context. Heller spent 33 years as an art director at the New York Times, originally on the op-ed page and for almost 30 years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the M.F.A. Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a special consultant for new programs to the school's president. He writes the "Visuals" column for the New York Times Book Review and is the author, co-author and/or editor of more than 100 books on design and popular culture. For more information, visit
Tuesday, Feb. 10
6 p.m.
United Visual Artists
United Visual Artists (UVA) is a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation. Research and development is a core part of their process, enabling them to constantly explore new fields. Recent projects include an elaborate concert stage for a Massive Attack tour, a light installation for the new Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport and the award-winning volume installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. For more information, visit

Jan. 8–29
"WE ARE ______",
DMA Undergraduate Exhibition
Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 8, 5 p.m.
New Wight Gallery
This exhibition features the work of UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts undergraduate students. Simply titled "WE ARE ______", the exhibition allows the public to hear the voices of these exciting young creators.
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