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Casey Reas speaks at Design Dialogues in the Media Design Program at the Art Center College of Design. Friday November 19th 2010.


Design Dialogues Fall 2010: Computation After New Media

Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California


Guest Curator: Garnet Hertz


This lecture series explores key concepts in computational media to empower individuals to imagine, collaborate, provoke, and prototype through computing.


As a result of its widespread adoption, digital media has transitioned from "new media" to a ubiquitous part of contemporary life. This shift from novelty to familiarity has considerable ramifications for academic institutions working in the fields of media arts and digital culture. Exploring the formal potentials of information and networked technologies is no longer of significant interest: information technologies need to be understood as an embedded part of culture and history. Digital cultural practices must also work to extend their parent disciplines, including the studio arts, media history and theory, design, computer science and engineering.


Each speaker in the "Computation After New Media" series will focus on one word— a single term they feel is a core part of their work within the framework of computation. These lectures will be aimed at exploring the underlying structures of computationalism, providing an important leverage into the philosophy, languages, and principles of digital media.


October 1: Sharon Daniel, UCSC

October 8: Eddo Stern, UCLA

October 22: Paul Dourish, UCI

October 29: George Legrady, UCSB

November 19: Casey Reas, UCLA,

December 3: Celia Pearce, Georgia Tech


Design Dialogues brings provocateurs from the worlds of design, art, academia, and technology into the MDP Studio. Each term, a guest curator is invited to build a series around a theme of their choosing.


Meetings: 12-2 pm. Talks: 3-6 pm in the Wind Tunnel Gallery. Open only to Media Design students, alumni, and faculty.

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