Saturday, February 22



Investigative journalist discusses his new book about a ‘hacktivist’ collective

The Cult of the Dead Cow collective started in Texas in 1984. Although its title sounds like a fitting name for a slaughterhouse, the group actually specialized in online hacking, said journalist Joseph Menn. Read more...

Photo: 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)


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...

Photo: 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)



MFA candidates showcase artwork inspired by unique backgrounds and interests

Student artists featured a camera-shaped candle and body parts made of plywood for an exhibition in the New Wight Gallery. The UCLA department of art presented the first of four MFA art showcases March 7, exhibiting the works of graduate students Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar, Maccabee Shelley and Shevaun Wright. Read more...

Photo: 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)


‘Vice’ follows Dick Cheney’s career using humorous detours, in-depth research

“Vice” jolts its audience from a straightforward White House cabinet meeting into an animated game board showing the powerful players of Washington, D.C. Along with rolling dice, officials in the George W. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Jason George worked as a producer for “Vice” and conducted research for the film. George used personal anecdotes from people who knew Dick Cheney to connect his research to the film’s comedic digressions. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)