Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Green Art / Sustainable Gallery

Calit2's new art exhibit for their gallery here in UCSD's Atkinson Hall opens this Friday, April 2, 2010.

An excerpt is below. Read and see all about sustainability, art and UCSD here on the Calit2 site.

The goes green this spring with an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Sabrina Raaf, whose custom-built robotic sculptures and site specific installations include a series of experiments that address issues of sustainable practice, the construction of social spaces, and prototyping for modular green architecture.

Curated by Steve Dietz, "A Light Green Light: Toward Sustainability in Practice" opens Friday, April 2, 2010, with a 6 p.m. panel discussion moderated by UC San Diego visual arts professor Jordan Crandall, followed by a reception.

Cryptographer/ Computer Scientist Honored

Congrats to computer science professor Mihir Bellare. He and Phillip Rogaway won the ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award , for their development of practice-oriented provable security. Their contribution resulted in high quality, cost-effective cryptography, a key component for Internet security in an era of explosive growth in online transactions. (Who doesn't shop online!?)

Check out the ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award Web page here. BTW, ACM stands for Association for Computing Machinery.

I interviewed Bellare in 2007 regarding a TR35 award that one of his students, Tadayoshi (Yoshi) Kohno, won.