Wednesday, July 18

The Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA groups students together based on common interests as they work toward creating a video game by the end of the school year. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Club provides platform where students can create video games together

Behind every “press any button to start” is a team that started with nothing and ended with a video game. Students work together to design, write and program their own video games in the Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: The Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA groups students together based on common interests as they work toward creating a video game by the end of the school year. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

The Collaborative Game Development Club at UCLA groups students together based on common interests as they work toward creating a video game by the end of the school year. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)


Graduate student Hena Ashraf’s feature film “The House of Mariana y Gabriel” explores the specific ways immigration impacts family relationships and focuses on interactions between two siblings. 
(Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student’s short film depicts sibling tension, experiences of immigrants

This post was updated June 7 at 1:22 p.m. Siblings Mariana and Gabriel struggle to see eye to eye in “The House of Mariana y Gabriel.” The short film, directed by graduate student Hena Ashraf, will premiere Tuesday at the James Bridges Theater. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Hena Ashraf’s feature film “The House of Mariana y Gabriel” explores the specific ways immigration impacts family relationships and focuses on interactions between two siblings. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Hena Ashraf’s feature film “The House of Mariana y Gabriel” explores the specific ways immigration impacts family relationships and focuses on interactions between two siblings. 
(Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Sarah Rosalena Brady, a graduate student in design media arts, will debut her exhibition “Coyotes in Two Directions” on Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibition includes three art pieces which feature 3D scans of coyote paws, eagle talons and rattlesnake tails. Brady said she hopes to explore the inequalities embedded within various power structures with her art. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA art student creates pieces melding ancient myths, technology

Sarah Rosalena Brady drew inspiration from both artificial intelligence and ancient sculptures for her upcoming exhibition. The design media arts graduate student will debut “Coyotes in Two Directions,” an art gallery featuring three technological works, Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA’s Art | Sci Center gallery. Read more...

Photo: Sarah Rosalena Brady, a graduate student in design media arts, will debut her exhibition “Coyotes in Two Directions” on Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibition includes three art pieces which feature 3D scans of coyote paws, eagle talons and rattlesnake tails. Brady said she hopes to explore the inequalities embedded within various power structures with her art. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Sarah Rosalena Brady, a graduate student in design media arts, will debut her exhibition “Coyotes in Two Directions” on Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute. The exhibition includes three art pieces which feature 3D scans of coyote paws, eagle talons and rattlesnake tails. Brady said she hopes to explore the inequalities embedded within various power structures with her art. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)


Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster ventured to Chinatown to visit Ooga Booga, an art print bookstore, for the tenth installment of her column “Bookmarked.” Wurster enjoyed the eclectic mix of products the store offered, but found the store’s environment uninviting. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bookmarked: Ooga Booga’s uninviting aura, stark aesthetic left something to be desired

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mystery to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster ventured to Chinatown to visit Ooga Booga, an art print bookstore, for the tenth installment of her column “Bookmarked.” Wurster enjoyed the eclectic mix of products the store offered, but found the store’s environment uninviting. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster ventured to Chinatown to visit Ooga Booga, an art print bookstore, for the tenth installment of her column “Bookmarked.” Wurster enjoyed the eclectic mix of products the store offered, but found the store’s environment uninviting. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus Justin Lui created a multimedia art piece out of contact lens packaging, light and moving images of waves in Los Angeles. The piece aims to convey the importance of environmental sustainability. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Artist’s light-sculpture project offers lens to view consumption, sustainability

This post was updated June 5 at 12:07 p.m. Justin Lui’s optometrist switched his monthly disposable contact lenses to daily ones a few years ago. The ensuing plastic waste inspired a multimedia project aimed to convey the importance of environmental sustainability. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Justin Lui created a multimedia art piece out of contact lens packaging, light and moving images of waves in Los Angeles. The piece aims to convey the importance of environmental sustainability. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Justin Lui created a multimedia art piece out of contact lens packaging, light and moving images of waves in Los Angeles. The piece aims to convey the importance of environmental sustainability. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)