Research, yes, it’s research

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on August 2nd, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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If you recognize who I’m with, great. If not, you can wait for my new book, tentatively titled City on the Edge of Forever: Los Angeles Beyond the Screen for more. Also, happy to say that Viking will be publishing it in 2020.


Coffee with Isis Aquarian

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on July 18th, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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Isis Aquarian

My wife and I had coffee in Los Feliz with the Source Family‘s archivist and historian Isis Aquarian. I’ve been writing about the Source restaurant and Jim Baker/Father Yod for my forthcoming book on LA’s cultural lives, so it was fantastic to connect with Isis on one of her visits back to Southern California from her home in Hawaii.


How Apple Got the World to Speak Emoji

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on July 18th, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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Phaedon celebrated World Emoji Day by excerpting my discussion of Aldous Huxley, the Doors of Perception and the emergence of “non verbal humanities” from their catalogue for the London Design Museum’s California: Designing Freedom catalogue


Summer Reading List

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on June 28th, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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Happy to be included in Roy Christopher’s 15th annual summer reading list alongside Rick Moody, Zizi Papacharissi, Paul D. Miller and others. Some of my picks include Johanna Drucker’s new books and Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter’s Organization After Social Media, a detail of which is pictured above.


New Chinese translation of D_H

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on January 27th, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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China Renmin University Press just published a translation of Digital_Humanities.


Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on January 14th, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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Looking forward to getting my copy of Tim Durfee and Mimi Zeigler’s Made Up: Design’s Fictions coming out from Actar this Spring. I’d want this book even if I didn’t have a short piece in it!


California Design Ideology @ CAA

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on January 14th, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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My talk “The California (Design) Ideology: Information Wants To Be Free (To Make Money)” will be part of Arden Stern and Sami Siegelbaum’s panel “Design and Neo-Liberalism” at the College Art Association’s 2018 conference.


DMA UG Show 2018

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on January 14th, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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The UCLA Design Media Arts Undergraduate Show this year bears the title “Dis-,” which is a prefix that the students point out has three meanings: 1. indicating reversal; 2. indicating negation, lack, or deprivation; 3. indicating removal or release. Come to see which, if any, of these meanings predominates. Opening in the New Wight Gallery at 5:00 on Thursday, January 18th.


California!

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on May 30th, 2017 filed in Uncategorized
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My essay, “State of Transcendence: Spiritual Technologies and the California Dream,” is included in the new catalogue, California Designing Freedom, for the show of the same name at the Design Museum in London. The show run through October 15th, 2017.


Wikipedia’s Sweet 16th!

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on February 20th, 2017 filed in Uncategorized
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Had fun giving intro talk, “Facts are not White Noise,” at Wikipedia Day at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA on Saturday, February 18th. Other panelists included Jessica Yellin, former CNN Chief White House correspondent, and Juliet Lapidos, Sunday Opinion and Op Ed editor, LA Times.
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