Bio+Hacker+Art-Space Tour California 2012

From Hackteria Wiki
Revision as of 09:46, 16 August 2012 by Gaudi (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Los Angeles


Los Angeles, 71km x 41km, 80 districts and neighborhoods. A huge flat grid. You need to get into the network to understand. We spent most time in Westwood (UCLA), Silver Lake (hippster and creative space), Venice (where the locals hang).

University of California

UCLA is the largest UC campus in terms of enrollment, and one of the few public research universities located in a major city. UCLA is located in the Westwood, West L.A.

UCLA campus.jpg

The UCLA campus (like your brain) is divided in south campus (nano, engoineering, life science) and a north campus (art and the more social stuff). The south is crowded with buildings and labs while there are parks and trees in north campus.

California NanoSystems Inštitute - CNSI

Dusjagr CNSI.jpg

The NanoSystems Institute is a research facility at UCLA. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nannotechnology. The new complex built in 2007 is equipment with electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes, X-ray diffraction microscopes, specialized optical microscopes, high throughput robotics for molecular screening and class 100 and 1000 clean rooms.

The Art|Sci Center

Cal ArtSci.jpg

The Art|Sci Center is dedicated to pursuing and promoting the evolving “Third Culture” by facilitating the infinite potential of collaborations between (media) arts and (bio/nano) sciences. Victoria Vesna is a media artist and director of UCLA Art|Sci center. Her work can be defined as experimental creative research that resides between disciplines and technologies.

Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute

The Sci|Art Center hosts the Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute for high school students by introducing them to the vast possibilities in the quantum field (infinite number of degrees of freedom) of art|science for the present and future generations.

Cal CNSI Workshop.jpg

Hackteria Microscopy Workshop as part of the ArtSci Summer School

Cal CNSI Workshop2.jpg

Field Trip to the Botanical Garden, looking at collected samples

Cal CNSI Workshop Daalder.jpg

CNSI Workshop on "Interaction" by Magan Daalder

Cal brain workshop.png

Report on "Brain Storming: neuroscience discussion" by Victoria Vesna in Marseille

ArtSci Gallery

Cal ArtSci Gallery.jpg

The Art | Sci gallery is located on the 5th floor of the NanoSystems Institute. It is a small space dedicated to work that is in progress and allows for a dialogue.

UCLA Media Arts Fablab

Cal FabLab.jpg

Kind of a well equiped FabLab at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (DMA). However the lab is not realy open access...

Oblong Industries, inc

Cal Oblong.jpg

Oblong Industries, inc. is remaking the world of computers... These include turnkey products for enabling collaborative and distributed workspaces.

Null Space Labs

Cal NullSpace.jpg

Oblong Industries, inc. is remaking the world of computers... These include turnkey products for enabling collaborative and distributed workspaces. Null Space Labs, a place for people who do interesting things with tech to save the world. Null Space Labs is located in downtown Los Angeles (look for a laser cutter exhaust tube looming out of a window).

Machine Project

Cal MachineProject.jpg

Machine Project is a storefront space in the echo park neighborhood of Los Angeles that hosts events about all kinds of things – scientific talks, hackteria workshops, wine tasting with artists, group naps, cheese tastings and so forth.

The Museum Of Jurassic Technology

Cal JurassicTech.jpg

A museum that demonstrats unusual or curious technological qualities..something between a natural history museum and a freak-show. Ex. Theories of Forgetting and the Problem of Matter by Geoffrey Sonnabend (whos wife Madelena Delani had no short term memory): Forgetting, he believed, not remembering is the inevitable outcome of all experience and leading to true memory.

The Vapor Spot

Cal VaporSpot.jpg

While exploring technology and society we found the amazing Vapor Spot. A lovingly designed and run store for Electronic Cigarettes, Herbal Vaporizers. How to turn a soldering iron into a vaporazor?