The artist wasn’t sure it could be done. When Do Ho Suh first proposed “Fallen Star” to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, he “never thought it would be realized.” A cottage built from scratch and permanently joined to an existing campus building – several stories up in the air? Right, mm-hm.
Books & Culture
The San Diego Book Arts will hold their Fourth National Juried Exhibition of works of art in book form at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library from May 26 through July 8, 2012.
Computers have changed the landscape of humanities research. Innovations continue to make it cheaper and easier to digitize and analyze ever larger volumes of data. But most e-humanities tools focus on manuscripts and other textual records. Now researchers at the University of California, San Diego are working to enable widespread exploration of big image and video collections, too.
It’s the University of California’s oldest arts research center and was one of the University of California, San Diego’s first Organized Research Units. It’s been housed in everything from a converted Marine Corps bowling alley to a state-of-the-art research facility, and in its 40-year history, the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) has been an incubator for myriad experiments at the intersection of culture and computer science research, from computer-spatialized audio and future cinema to video games and virtual reality.
Although perceived as sheer fantasy by many, the magic depicted in the popular Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling can be traced to Renaissance traditions that played a pivotal role in the development of modern science and medicine. The UC San Diego Libraries have been selected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine to host “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” a traveling exhibit that sheds light on the Renaissance traditions featured in the Harry Potter canon.
Each spring, the resources and creative energies of the UC San Diego theatre and dance department focus on producing plays written by students in the MFA Playwriting Program for the Baldwin New Play Festival.
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