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Sonic R/evolutions: Listening in the 21st Century

Sonic R/evolutions: Listening in the 21st Century

The first of what we hope will become an annual conference curated and hosted by iMAP PhD students took place on Friday, September 29, 2017, and investigated the art, science, theory and technology of contemporary sound. Titled Sonic R/evolutions and organized by Juri Hwang and Brian Cantrell, the conference brought together an amazing group of artists, historians and technologists to consider new permutations and possibilities of sound. The event also featured a terrific array of demos and VR experiences in the SCI Lobby, and a reception to end the event.

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iMAP Representation at Ars Electronica Festival 2017

iMAP Representation at Ars Electronica Festival 2017

Four iMAP PhD students recently traveled to Linz, Austria, for the prestigious Ars Electronica festival held annually in September. Juri Hwang presented Somatic Echo, a bone conduction sound installation for which she received Honorary Mention. Behnaz Farahi presented Synapse, a helmet that illuminates based on brain activity, and Bodyscape, a top that tracks bodily movement with LED lighting. Nonny de la Peña and her company Emblematic presented the VR experience Out of Exile, which earned an Award of Distinction. Noa Kaplan participated in the Feminism and Climate Change: Beyond the Binary event with a piece titled Cyborg Portraits.

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IML 475 Students Participate in Microsoft Design Challenge

IML 475 Students Participate in Microsoft Design Challenge

Patrick Bender, Satrio Dewantono, Catherine Griffiths and Keshav Prasad, students from USC Media Arts + Practice and USC Interactive Media and Games, presented their project "XR Studio" this summer at the 14th annual Microsoft Design Expo in Redmond, Washington. "XR Studio" was created as part of the Media Arts Research Lab class taught by professors Scott Fisher and Todd Richmond.

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Welcome to our new PhD candidates!

Welcome to our new PhD candidates!

As we begin a new semester, we'd like to welcome and introduce our three newest PhD candidates in Media Arts + Practice.

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Media Arts Around Town: September 2017

Media Arts Around Town: September 2017

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Still from Video Art in Latin America exhibition. Image from LAXART website.

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PhD Candidate Samantha Gorman's

PhD Candidate Samantha Gorman's "Virtual Virtual Reality" Shortlisted at VR Awards 2017

"Virtual Virtual Reality," a game co-created by MA+P PhD candidate Samantha Gorman, has been shortlisted in the Game of the Year category at the 2017 VR Awards.

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PhD students honored at Prix Ars Electronica

PhD students honored at Prix Ars Electronica

Media Arts + Practice PhD candidates Nonny de la Peña and Juri Hwang recently received awards for their creative work at the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica.

de la Peña received an Award of Distinction in the Computer Animation/Film/VFX category for her project Out of Exile. Hwang received an Honorary Mention in the Digital Musics/Sound Art category for her project Somatic Echo.

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PhD student receives Rome Prize Fellowship

PhD student receives Rome Prize Fellowship

Media Arts + Practice PhD candidate Aroussiak Gabrielian, along with her partner Alison B. Hirsch, was awarded a 2017 Prince Charitable Trusts/Rolland Rome Prize in the category of Landscape Architecture for the project Rome Real-and-Imagined: Cinematic Fictions and Future Landscapes.

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize Fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and individual work space at AAR’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

Image courtesy of Foreground Design Agency.

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Media Arts Around Town: April 2017

Media Arts Around Town: April 2017

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Perry Hoberman and Julia Heyward, 29SpaceTime. Image from REDCAT website.

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Media Arts Around Town: March 2017

Media Arts Around Town: March 2017

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Artist Tony Oursler. Image from The Broad website.

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Media Arts Around Town: February 2017

Media Arts Around Town: February 2017

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Peggy Ahwesh, Lessons of War (2015). Image from REDCAT website.

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Media Arts Around Town: January 2017

Media Arts Around Town: January 2017

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Meg Stuart, Hunter. Image by Iris Janke, from REDCAT website.

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Slamdance DIG 2016

Slamdance DIG 2016

DIG (Digital, Interactive, and Gaming) is an exciting and innovative new showcase from the Slamdance Film Festival. Co-curated by iMAP PhD candidate Samantha Gorman, the show is dedicated to spotlighting emerging independent artists working in hybrid, immersive, and interactive forms of digital art.

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Media Arts Around Town: December 2016

Media Arts Around Town: December 2016

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Chanelle Pearson, 195 Lewis, 2014. Image from Hammer Museum website (How to Love a Watermelon Woman).

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iMAP Student Emilia Yang Co-Produces

iMAP Student Emilia Yang Co-Produces "Downtown Browns" Interactive Series

The series won first prize in the Challenge of Diversity competition organized by Interlude, Games for Change and Tribeca Film Festival.

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Media Arts Around Town: November 2016

Media Arts Around Town: November 2016

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Buki Bodunrin and Ezra Claytan Daniels, The Golden Chain, 2016. Still frame from REDCAT (Let It Be Known).

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MA+P Professor John Carpenter Exhibits at LA Arboretum's Digital Nature

MA+P Professor John Carpenter Exhibits at LA Arboretum's Digital Nature

John Carpenter, professor of the IML 404: Tactical Media course, will be exhibiting work as part of Digital Nature at the LA Arboretum on October 21-22, 2016.

Photo: Projection test for Digital Nature, LA Arboretum, October 2016. Photo by John Carpenter.

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Media Arts Around Town: October 2016

Media Arts Around Town: October 2016

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Installation view of Miwa Matreyek, This World Made Itself, 2013. Photo by Miwa Matreyek.

Media Arts Around Town: September 2016

Media Arts Around Town: September 2016

A list of upcoming exhibitions, screenings, lectures and other relevant media arts events in Los Angeles.

Photo: Installation view of Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011, at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, July 9–September 27, 2015. Photo by Norbert Miguletz.

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iMAP alum micha cárdenas published in Duke's Transgender Studies Quarterly

iMAP alum micha cárdenas published in Duke's Transgender Studies Quarterly

The new issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly from Duke University Press includes an article by MA+P alum Dr. micha cárdenas titled "Pregnancy: Reproductive Futures in Trans of Color Feminism".

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AnthropoScene Short Film Competition: Call for Submissions

AnthropoScene Short Film Competition: Call for Submissions

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in partnership with the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, invites the submission of 3–4 minute short films on the general subject of the new epoch of the Anthropocene.

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iMAP Student Clea T. Waite Exhibiting at ISEA 2016

iMAP Student Clea T. Waite Exhibiting at ISEA 2016

Big Moon Hong Kong, a new site-specific video by iMAP PhD candidate Clea T. Waite, premieres at the Open Sky Gallery in Hong Kong in May on the ICC Tower LED façade as part of the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2016.

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