Tuesday, September 17

Graduate student Antonia Thornton's documentary "Broken" touches upon themes of imprisonment and advocacy, casting the formerly incarcerated woman Wendy Staggs as the production's protagonist. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)
Graduate student Antonia Thornton's documentary "Broken" touches upon themes of imprisonment and advocacy, casting the formerly incarcerated woman Wendy Staggs as the production's protagonist. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

(Andrew Cooper/ Sony Pictures)
(Andrew Cooper/ Sony Pictures)

(Andrea Grigsby/ Daily Bruin)
(Andrea Grigsby/ Daily Bruin)

Journalist Joseph Menn spoke about his new book “Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World” at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday. He was joined onstage by Brian Knappenberger, a documentarian who made the film “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists” about the international hackers Anonymous. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)
Journalist Joseph Menn spoke about his new book “Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World” at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday. He was joined onstage by Brian Knappenberger, a documentarian who made the film “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists” about the international hackers Anonymous. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)

In alumna and artist Pinar Yoldas' 2016 installation “Global Warming Hot Yoga Studio,” attendees were challenged to do yoga while the words "GLOBAL WARMING" radiated heat into the room. She said her art helps connect the cause-and-effect relationships between actions and climate change. (Courtesy of Pinar Yoldas)

Alumna delivers lecture on role the arts play in environmental awareness

Pinar Yoldas challenged her gallery attendees to an interactive yoga session in a dark, hot room. The necessary heat radiated from a glowing red sign reading “GLOBAL WARMING.” Alumna and artist Yoldas discussed her 2016 installation, “Global Warming Hot Yoga Studio,” in UCLA’s Counterforce Now lecture series Thursday entitled, “Causality is Broken: Can We Fix It With Art and Design?” Her installations use sensory experiences to highlight the relationship between everyday behavior and environmental harm, she said. Read more...

In alumna and artist Pinar Yoldas' 2016 installation “Global Warming Hot Yoga Studio,” attendees were challenged to do yoga while the words "GLOBAL WARMING" radiated heat into the room. She said her art helps connect the cause-and-effect relationships between actions and climate change. (Courtesy of Pinar Yoldas)

(Courtesy of Jeff Lorch)
(Courtesy of Jeff Lorch)

Graduate student Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar displayed his exhibit entitled “Where is the Spirit Today?” at the MFA art showcase. His exhibit draws from his cultural heritage and incorporates the concept of the Mongolian lunar calendar. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Graduate student Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar displayed his exhibit entitled “Where is the Spirit Today?” at the MFA art showcase. His exhibit draws from his cultural heritage and incorporates the concept of the Mongolian lunar calendar. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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