Wetware Art/Agency/Animation – Beall Center for Art + Technology, 2/6/16-5/7/16

wetwareContemporary artists who employ laboratory methods in the context of Synthetic Biology are getting particularly “close to life” today. This exhibition features international artists who have increasingly extended their work towards wetware practices: Adam Brown, Gilberto Esparza, Thomas Feuerstein, Lucie Strecker & Klaus Spiess and Orkan Telhan. In addition Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand and Anna Dumitriu present new works developed during their three-week residencies at the Beall in collaboration with the UCI Center for Complex Biological Systems and the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society.

WETWARE is curated by Beall Center Artistic Director David Familian and Jens Hauser, a Paris and Copenhagen based art curator, writer and media studies scholar who focuses on the interactions between art and technology.

For more information, see http://beallcenter.uci.edu/exhibitions/wetware-art-agency-animation.

Dystopian Visions and New Technologies – a conversation with Cory Doctorow and Misha Glenny – 2/2/16

Dystopian Visions and New Technologies – a conversation with Cory Doctorow and Misha Glenny, moderated by Kavita Philip

Date and Time: February 2, 2016 – 5:00 PM
Event Location: Donald Bren Hall 6011

Do new technologies of communication make us freer or more tightly controlled? How concerned should we be about the way the Internet can be used by surveillance states? These kinds of questions, which combine concerns explored in novels on Orwellian dystopias and in non-fiction works alike, will be addressed in this dialog. Moderated by UCI specialist in the history of technology Kavita Philip, the event will feature two acclaimed visiting authors: Cory Doctorow, whose books range from the young adult dystopian novel Little Brother to the recent non-fiction publications Information Doesn’t Want to be Free; and Misha Glenny, a journalist and historian whose publications include DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops, and You and the brand new Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio.

This event is presented by the Forum for the Academy and the Public, and is co-sponsered by the Humanities Commons, and Illuminations, with additional support from the Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and the School of Information and Computer Sciences.

For more information : https://www.humanities.uci.edu/SOH/calendar/events.php?recid=5569&dept_code_val=all&event_cat=current&file_name=events