Thursday, January 17

UCLA professor and pioneer of media archaeology reflects on sharing work abroad

Erkki Huhtamo, a professor at UCLA's department of design media arts, gave a series of lectures throughout Japan entitled "Media, Transportations, and the Challenges of Posthuman Culture." (Courtesy of University of Tsukuba)

Erkki Huhtamo, a professor at UCLA's department of design media arts, gave a series of lectures throughout Japan entitled "Media, Transportations, and the Challenges of Posthuman Culture." (Courtesy of University of Tsukuba)

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A manually driven car may be as antiquated as a landline telephone in the future, Erkki Huhtamo said. Huhtamo is a professor at UCLA’s department of design media arts and a founder of the field of media archaeology, the discipline that seeks to understand new and emerging media through examination of the past.


(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)
(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director)

(Photo illustration by Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
(Photo illustration by Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

Crochet tops and floral prints were popular at 2017's festival. (Miriam Bribiesca/ Daily Bruin senior staff)
Crochet tops and floral prints were popular at 2017's festival. (Miriam Bribiesca/ Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)

(Ludi Zhu/Daily Bruin)
(Ludi Zhu/Daily Bruin)

“Stories Of Almost Everyone” is on display at the Hammer Museum until May 6. (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: “Stories of Almost Everyone” exhibit allows art to stand on its own

The Hammer Museum’s advertising copy says its new exhibition “Stories of Almost Everyone” is an attempt to be “skeptical of the conditions of museological mediation and art’s promise to convey meaning.” What this means is that in curating exhibits, displaying them and writing up descriptions of artworks, museums take away from the inherent meaning or narrative of the original art object itself. Read more...

“Stories Of Almost Everyone” is on display at the Hammer Museum until May 6. (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)

“Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” is open at the Hammer until Dec. 31.
 (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)
“Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” is open at the Hammer until Dec. 31.
 (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)


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