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<nettime-ann> GADGET OK! Device Art from Japan, UCLA Feb 18 & 19
Lunenfeld, Peter B. on Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:38:06 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> GADGET OK! Device Art from Japan, UCLA Feb 18 & 19

UCLA at the EDA and CNSI, February 18 and 19, 2010

Device Art challenges traditional paradigms of art. The borders between art and other related fields are no longer clear-cut. Device Art explores new ways of bridging art, design, technology, science and  entertainment by using both latest innovations and everyday technology. It also introduces elements derived from the Japanese traditional culture such as the appreciation of tools and materials.  Device art is often playful and can be realized as gadgets. Some of  them are even turned into commercial products meant to make our lives  a little more interesting and to help us understand what it means to  live in a media society. While it reflects elements of the Japanese  culture, Device Art is also influences by worldwide phenomena in art, design, fashion, architecture, etc, and the do-it-yourself technology movement. 

THURSDAY, February 18, 2010 at EDA, Broad Art Center

5:30 pm, Frederik Schodt, (Writer, Specialist of Japanese popular culture)
?Astro Boy and Robot Love in Japan: The Nexus of Fantasy and Technology"
6:30pm, Maywa Denki New Product Presentation (Art Unit by Novmichi Tosa),"Otamatone"

Exhibition Gadget OK! : Feb. 18 - 24 Bermant Grad Gallery, Entrance, 
The Broad Art Center. Exhibiting Artists: Novmichi Tosa (Maywa Denki), Kazuhiko Hachiya, Sachiko Kodama, Hiroo Iwata, Ryota Kuwakubo
Selected gadgets from Japan:TENORI-ON (by Toshio Iwai and Yamaha), USB gadgets, miniature robots, cell phone straps, etc.

FRIDAY , February 19, 2010 at CNSI Auditorium

Symposium, beginning at 10am - 5pm, CNSI Auditorium 
Speakers & panelists: Victoria Vesna, HIroo Iwata, Masahiko Inami, Sachiko Kodama,  Erkki Huhtamo, Eddo Stern, Kazuhiko Hachiya, Machiko Kusahara, Novmichi Tosa, Peter Lunenfeld, and Frederik Schodt

5:15pm, Opening Exhibition:  D|MA2 (Device | Machine Arts X Design | Media Arts):
Feb 19 - March 4, 2010, Art | Sci center Gallery, CnSI
Artists: Jonathan Cecil, Megan Daalder, David Elliot, Michael Kontopoulos, Lauren McCarthy, Eric Siu, Pinar Yoldas

Thanks to our generous sponsors: DMA, Art | Sci center, CREST program of Japan Science and Technology Agency


Peter Lunenfeld, Professor
UCLA Design Media Arts 
4252 Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Dr.
Suite 2275, Box 951456
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1456
<lunenfeld {AT} ucla.edu>


Affiliated Faculty
Digital Humanities & Media Studies


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