MADE [at] UCSB exhibition opening

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Monday, June 03, 2019 10:00 AM

MADE [at] UCSB is the Media Arts and Technology Program’s (MAT) End of Year Show at UC Santa Barbara. Showcasing graduate student work that connects media art, design, and engineering, MADE [at] UCSB represents the mission of MAT: to enable the creation of hybrid work that informs both scientific and aesthetic discourses.

The exhibition features over 50 installations, performances, concerts, and technical presentations by artists, scientists, and engineers from the MAT community and beyond. A diverse selection of work spans themes such as virtual reality, robotics, quantum physics, machine learning, electronic music and many other transdisciplinary subjects.

This year, two special tracks will present work at the cutting edge of art and engineering: the artificial intelligence special track, curated by Fabian Offert, will investigate the recent intersection of machine learning and the arts. The fabrication special track, curated by Mark Hirsch, will feature new modes of fabrication with novel materials and machines. The exhibition will also offer the opportunity to tour the AlloSphere: a three story, large-scale, audio and visual immersive instrument and laboratory.

As a pre-opening event on Thursday, MADE [at] UCSB is proud to present a guest lecture by Meredith Hoy (ASU), and a special panel discussion on The Future of 1994: 25 Years of Second Wave Media Art, featuring MAT Faculty and invited guests. Opening remarks will be given by department chair Professor Marko Peljhan, who is currently representing Slovenia at the 58th Venice Biennale. All events are ​FREE and open to the public.

Guest lecture and panel discussion: Thursday, June 6th, 3pm, Room 1605
Exhibition Opening: Friday, June 7th, 2019, 5-9pm
Location: California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), University of California, Santa Barbara, Elings Hall