Cryto in LA Review

Posted by peterlunenfeld on December 19th, 2023 filed in Uncategorized
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The Los Angeles Review of Books published my essay on crypto and the history of the American long con.


Launch of .able

Posted by peterlunenfeld on March 23rd, 2023 filed in Uncategorized
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Excited to see .able launch this week. I’m on the editorial board and have a piece titled “Solve for (x)Futurisms” in the first issue. This peer-reviewed publication makes research accessible through images. Created at the initiative of La Chaire Arts & Sciences of the École Polytechnique, the École des Arts Décoratifs – PSL, and the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, the journal is published by Actar Publishers. [The image above by UCLA undergraduates in my Design Futures hybrid seminar/studio.]


Crypto and Cons on YouTube

Posted by peterlunenfeld on December 14th, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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My talk “Null Demos: The Long Confidence Games of Crypto Currencies” from the International Colloquium on Demonstrations sponsored by the Centre de Recherche Français à Jérusalem is online. Thanks to fellow participants and organizers Claude Rosental (CNRS, Paris), Samuel Bianchini (ENSAD, Paris) and Émile de Visscher (Humboldt University, Berlin).


Good Neighbors

Posted by peterlunenfeld on July 14th, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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Nice to be on the rack featuring books about Los Angeles at my local, Book Soup, in the company of Anna Deavere Smith and John Fante.


Summer Reading

Posted by peterlunenfeld on July 11th, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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Michel Foucault, left, and Michael Stoneman in a photo from the book "Foucault in California."
For the 20th anniversary of Roy Christopher’s summer reading list, he asked his contributors to limit themselves to one book. I chose Simeon Wade’s very trippy  Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death]. Pictured, the man himself and his guide to Southern California’s very ’70s desert vibes.


Checked Off the List

Posted by peterlunenfeld on July 11th, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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Thanks to Stuart Candy who was a Berggruen Institute Fellow this year, I was finally able to ride the elevator and get to the top of the Bradbury Building in DTLA.


Cinema, Alpha to Omega

Posted by peterlunenfeld on May 2nd, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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In the May issue, Artforum published my Focus review of “City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907,” which runs through July 10, 2022 at LACMA.


EcoLA class Podcast

Posted by peterlunenfeld on March 23rd, 2022 filed in Uncategorized
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At the UCLA Arts site, Avishay Artsy put together a great multi-media piece about my Winter 2022 DMA hybrid seminar studio on design research. So proud of the work the students did looking at ecological justice, environmental racism, and the political-economy of Southern California over the past half century.

Collage by DMA 160: EcoLA student Janie Wang


Peter & Tom Explore LA

Posted by peterlunenfeld on October 5th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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I’m featured in the latest episode of the YouTube series, Tom Explores Los Angeles, interviewed about the mysterious life and even more confusing death of the co-founder of JPL, the rocket scientist and magus Jack Whitesides Parson.


DMA Grad Show

Posted by peterlunenfeld on October 5th, 2021 filed in Uncategorized
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Emma Akmakdijian, Carrie Chen, Jodi Cheung, Don Edler, Leslie Foster, Berit Gilma, Yuchi Ma, Harvest Moon, Iman Person and Isaac Ruder

The department of Design|Media Arts at UCLA is proud to announce Perspective Slip, an exhibition of new work by second-year MFA candidates within the department. The exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, at the New Wight Gallery and the EDA in the Broad Art Center, UCLA.