Friday, January 15, 2010

Structural Engineering Professor Featured in 10 News story about Earthqake Safetey and Differences between construcion in California and Hati

Check out the 10 News story about construction practices in California and in Hati. (Watch the video here.) The story includes insights from UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering structural professor Jose Restrepo.

Read the full story here. Below is an excerpt from the story.

"In Haiti, we are dealing with structures that are similar in a way to the construction we used to do 100 years ago here in the U.S.," said Jose Restrepo, professor of structural engineering at UCSD. "Those are structures that do not incorporate any seismic design provisions that are very precarious where they are built."

Restrepo talked to 10News about seismic advances being made in schools throughout the University of California system. "Every one of us chips in and we are working in a collaborative environment to see what is best for our region and trickle down to all the regions in the world," he said.

Overheard Cell Phone Conversations = Raw Material for Art Project


Inspired by overheard snippets of cell phone conversations that most people
would ignore, Wendy Richmond and collaborator Michael Chladil have taken
background noise and turned it into interactive artwork.
I am definitely going to check this out...and will report back with my thoughts.
Did you go see the exhibit? Thoughts on the show? leave comments here.
More info from the Calit2 announcement below.

"Overheard" opens Jan. 15, 2010 and runs through March 12, 2010 at the gallery@calit2. The installation consists of multiple displays of textual graphics, based on overheard New York City cell phone conversations ranging in subject matter from the poetic to the banal. The audio, made up of recordings of conversations spoken by actors, is triggered as the audience moves through the gallery space. In addition, two interactive rope&pulley systems allow visitors to interface with the displayed graphics, changing their shape and size. The visual elements of the fragmented conversations continue onto the gallery display walls on the first floor of Atkinson Hall. The artists hope that the installation will provide viewers an opportunity to reframe the barrage of private and public expression that they navigate in their everyday lives.
Friday, January 15, 2010

Panel Discussion: Ramesh Rao, Ricardo Dominguez, Benjamin Bratton, Wendy Richmond and Michael Chladil6pm-7pm Calit2

Theater Opening Reception:
Hours 11am-5pm Monday-FridayJanuary 18-March 12, 2010
Free Admission
* gallery will be closed January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman DriveLa Jolla, CA 92093