Events

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!
Brilliance on the Argyros Plaza
Call for Student Artwork
November 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
*CALL FOR STUDENT ARTWORK* Are you an interdisciplinary artist, game designer, or software engineer? Have your work or a recent project shown at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ upcoming "Brilliance: A Night of Music and Light" event on Saturday, February 23, 2019! "Brilliance" celebrates the intersection of light, music, technology, and art. Artwork or projects should be interdisciplinary in nature, and preferably feature an interactive, projection, and/or digital component. Exhibited projects will be chosen by a selection committee, and shown in the Argyros Plaza at the "...
2016 Luncheon
3rd Annual STEAM Educators Luncheon
November 3, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, November 3, 2018 10am-4pm FREE admission with registration (includes lunch and materials, excludes parking)   Designed for youth educators, program directors, and community outreach coordinators in Southern California, this annual luncheon showcases examples of STEAM-based programs and research happening at UCI, strategies for incorporating STEAM concepts into the K-12 classroom, and includes discussions about STEAM-based research with professionals in the field. Attendees will be treated to a curator-led walkthrough of the Beall Center for Art + Technology...
LASER Talk: "Empathy in Electronic Culture"
October 4, 2018 - 5:30pm
LASER Talk: "Empathy in Electronic Culture" Thursday, October 4, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm UCI Applied Innovation 5141 California Ave #250 Irvine, CA 92617 FREE admission and parking with registration Snacks and light refreshments provided As electronic culture becomes increasingly ubiquitous, how are programmers and developers addressing human-like interfaces, interactions, and decision-making – specifically, when it comes the emulation of empathy? Similarly, how can real human empathy be elicited when users interact through programs and digital platforms, instead of face to...

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