Ghost Catching
April 6, 2000 - 2:39pm
Ghost Catching is a virtual dance installation created by multimedia artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar in collaboration with renowned dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones, Ghostcatching premiered at New York’s Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in January 1999. Among many laudatory reviews, Austin Bunn of the Village Voice heralded Ghostcatching as a “groundbreaking work... a marriage of science and art that poetically and magically fused drawing, dance, and computer composition." This unique blend of performance, filmmaking, drawing, and computer composition is...
Think Tank Marathon
March 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
American Monument THINK TANK MARATHON Friday March 6 - Saturday March 7 12-7pm   Beall Center for Art and Technology  Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI   RSVP Think Tank Marathon - March 6 RSVP Think Tank Marathon - March 7   In recent years, evidence of police violence has reached a new level of exposure, allowing increased public access to formal investigations of police brutality. In 2014, artist/cultural organizer lauren woods began to examine police records and court transcriptions in cases where a police officer killed an unarmed...
The New Culture of Surveillance
May 6, 2019 - 5:30pm
Monday, March 5, 5:30-7:30pm UCI Applied Innovation 5141 California Ave #250, Irvine, CA 92617 Free parking on site Thee fear of an Orwellian existence has made us highly suspicious of surveillance for decades, but what happens when you invite “Big Brother” into your home? Many consumers unknowingly participate in implicit surveillance by corporations in exchange for convenience. What are the unintended consequences of digital utilities in the age of Siri, Alexa, and “Hey Google,” and how are we grappling with these concerns? Speakers will be recruited from the departments of...
Interactive Plant Growing, 1992 / Installation View
LASER TALK: "ARTificial Life + Intelligence"
February 7, 2019 - 5:30pm
Since meeting in 1992, artists Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau have created interactive computer installations that apply scientific principles to art, such as artificial life, complexity, and generative systems. In celebration of their first retrospective in the United States and a newly created artwork that will debut at UCI, the artists will discuss their work in conversation with experts from these fields. Speakers include:   Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau Contemporary, intermedia artists and researchers   Jeff Krichmar Professor in the...
Holiday Closure
December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
The Beall Center for Art + Technology will be closed for the campus holiday recess starting on Monday, December 17th, 2018, and will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 7th, 2019. The administrative office will be open during this time, with the exception of its own holiday closure (December 24, 2018-January 2,2019). We look forward to seeing you in 2019!