Friday, October 19

Fourth-year philosophy student Cale Schoenberg created a hand-written, visual art piece titled “Padwon.” Schoenberg refers to the piece as the work of a fictional character named Padawan. The piece consists of 16 poems, which are all nailed to a wooden board in the shape of a human. The poems are also broken up into three sections titled “Here,” “Heaven” and “Hell,” which reflect the complexities of Padawan’s personality. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student creates alter ego to narrate personal meditations in poetic artwork

Cale Schoenberg expresses his life story through his alter ego, a charismatic yet troubled young man named Padawan. Schoenberg, a fourth-year philosophy student, developed the character who he said he used to created his written and visual art project called “Padwon.” In speaking about the project, Schoenberg refers to it as Padawan’s creation, although the experiences and artistic choices are actually his own. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year philosophy student Cale Schoenberg created a hand-written, visual art piece titled “Padwon.” Schoenberg refers to the piece as the work of a fictional character named Padawan. The piece consists of 16 poems, which are all nailed to a wooden board in the shape of a human. The poems are also broken up into three sections titled “Here,” “Heaven” and “Hell,” which reflect the complexities of Padawan’s personality. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year philosophy student Cale Schoenberg created a hand-written, visual art piece titled “Padwon.” Schoenberg refers to the piece as the work of a fictional character named Padawan. The piece consists of 16 poems, which are all nailed to a wooden board in the shape of a human. The poems are also broken up into three sections titled “Here,” “Heaven” and “Hell,” which reflect the complexities of Padawan’s personality. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Nonesuch Records)

Album review: ‘American Utopia’

David Byrne’s “American Utopia” keeps listeners on their toes right from the first minute of the album. Wistful piano melodies begin the first song before delving into hard industrial beats, giving listeners a taste of how Byrne turns musical norms on their heads throughout the album. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Nonesuch Records)

(Courtesy of Nonesuch Records)

Alumna Kay Mouradian wrote a novel and released a documentary describing her mother's experiences during the Armenian Genocide, both titled "My Mother's Voice." (Courtesy of Kay Mouradian)

Alumna’s book shines light on forgotten history of Armenian genocide

Kay Mouradian’s mother survived the Armenian genocide at the age of 14. However, while Mouradian heard stories of her mother’s experiences as a child, the alumna wouldn’t really learn about the details of the horrific event until she began writing a book on the subject called “My Mother’s Voice” in her 50s. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Kay Mouradian wrote a novel and released a documentary describing her mother's experiences during the Armenian Genocide, both titled "My Mother's Voice." (Courtesy of Kay Mouradian)

Alumna Kay Mouradian wrote a novel and released a documentary describing her mother's experiences during the Armenian Genocide, both titled "My Mother's Voice." (Courtesy of Kay Mouradian)

Alumnus Meleko Mokgosi painted 21 works as a part of his series "Bread, Butter, and Power, using various nontraditional techniques,
such as painting directly on the canvas and using different oils for skin tones, in order to more accurately depict African skin tones.
(Courtesy of Meleko Mokgosi and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles)

Alumnus’ art uses novel techniques to portray southern African feminism

Meleko Mokgosi condensed one year of research into 21 paintings. The alumnus’ series of paintings, “Bread, Butter, and Power,” which is on view at the Fowler Museum until July 1, explores the theme of feminism in postcolonial southern Africa. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Meleko Mokgosi painted 21 works as a part of his series "Bread, Butter, and Power, using various nontraditional techniques, such as painting directly on the canvas and using different oils for skin tones, in order to more accurately depict African skin tones. (Courtesy of Meleko Mokgosi and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles)

Alumnus Meleko Mokgosi painted 21 works as a part of his series "Bread, Butter, and Power, using various nontraditional techniques,
such as painting directly on the canvas and using different oils for skin tones, in order to more accurately depict African skin tones.
(Courtesy of Meleko Mokgosi and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles)


In the art installation "Brainstorming: Empathy,"
 participants wear EEG-equipped headpieces, allowing them to see each other's brain wave activity through colored LEDs, resulting in wordless communication. (courtesy of Victoria Vesna)

Design media arts professor creates neuroscience-based installation

It may not be possible to read other people’s minds, but viewers can now see what two people are feeling through the art installation “BrainStorming: Empathy.” Victoria Vesna, a design media arts professor and Mark Cohen, a neuroscience professor in residence created “BrainStorming: Empathy,” a piece of performance and experiential art, after four years of work. Read more...

Photo: In the art installation "Brainstorming: Empathy," participants wear EEG-equipped headpieces, allowing them to see each other's brain wave activity through colored LEDs, resulting in wordless communication. (courtesy of Victoria Vesna)

In the art installation "Brainstorming: Empathy,"
 participants wear EEG-equipped headpieces, allowing them to see each other's brain wave activity through colored LEDs, resulting in wordless communication. (courtesy of Victoria Vesna)

Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student, is working on a new song titled "chosen," which references football and UCLA's own quarterback Josh Rosen. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student’s new song showcases upbeat style, fosters football spirit

Bruins will soon have a new song they can sing along to at gameday tailgates. Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student who produces music under the pseudonym “cenzo,” is currently working on an R&B, hip-hop song called “chosen” that will be released in late December. Read more...

Photo: Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student, is working on a new song titled "chosen," which references football and UCLA's own quarterback Josh Rosen. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Christian Stockwell, a fourth-year philosophy student, is working on a new song titled "chosen," which references football and UCLA's own quarterback Josh Rosen. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)


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