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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IDEIA Interview

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on January 8th, 2017 filed in Uncategorized
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The latest edition of the Brazilian magazine, IDEIA, has an interview with me by Pâmilla Vilas Boas about the state of contemporary image making and digital photography. The article is illustrated with images of UCLA DMA colleague Rebeca Méndez‘s work and starts on page 42. [in Portuguese]


The New Year

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on January 2nd, 2017 filed in Uncategorized
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Shot this from the top of Runyon Canyon on Christmas Eve. Dark and bright, LA at night, diamonds on black velvet both apt and clichéd.


IAAC Criticism Award

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on December 10th, 2016 filed in Uncategorized
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I am honored to have been selected as one of the winners of the International Awards of Art Criticism (IAAC). This €2,000 prize is adjudicated by international jury and organised by the Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21), in partnership with the Royal College of Art (RCA), London. The principal sponsor is the China Minsheng Banking Corporation Ltd (CMBC). The essay awarded is “CAL TECH” originally published in Artforum.


Props and Edges

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on December 10th, 2016 filed in Uncategorized
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Thanks to Mark Marino for this pic of me presenting my alchemical props (they’re still in the box) at the UCLA symposium, “Compositions Across/Between Edges, Surfaces and Materialities.”