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UC Berkeley hosts hundreds of lectures, workshops, performances, tours, and exhibitions featuring talented students, faculty, and visiting artists, designer and scholars each week. Events are open to the campus community and general public. Explore our arts and design feed from the main UC Berkeley Campus Events calendar.
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media Leonel Moura, Artist, Lisbon Can a machine create its own art? This question, raised around the year 2000 by Lisbon-born artist Leonel Moura, is at the core of his work with robotics and artificial intelligence. With the development of artificial intelligence in recent years, the possibility of machines being intelligent but also creative is at...
Wed Oct 23 - Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
BAMPFA

BAMPFA AR—Augmented Time explores new modes of narrative and storytelling using augmented reality as a medium. The project unfolds the history of the new BAMPFA, from the building’s inauguration in 1940 as the university printing press, to an abandoned structure covered with graffiti by local artists, to its transformation into a contemporary cultural hub. A narrator guides the user through an augmented timeline, following the history of the construction of the museum.

Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Yanni Loukissas, author Yanni Loukissas delivers a talk drawing on his new monograph from MIT Press, All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society, which is addressed to a growing audience of practitioners who want to work with unfamiliar data both effectively and ethically. Loukissas is an assistant professor of digital media in the School of Literature, Media, and...
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

The practice of composition is common to most creative and scholarly undertakings. Composition is where artistic or intellectual inspiration runs up against the everyday struggle of making. It comes from the Latin for "putting things together” — com-ponere. It involves questions of unity and linkage, of transition, of beginning, of ending. Many artists struggle (some famously) with the practice. Others delight in it. Some make it a theme of their own work.

Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by BAMPFA Nigel Poor, Artist Michael Nelson, Writer and Activist Artist Nigel Poor presents various collaborative projects she has worked on inside San Quentin Prison, including the San Quentin archive project currently on view at BAMPFA, and talks about the award winning podcast Ear Hustle, which she co-created and co-hosts with residents of San Quentin. The exhibition The...
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Artist Paul Chan is the 2019-20 Una’s Lecturer. He is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art.

Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Geballe Hall, 220 Stephens Hall

Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson, James Porter, and Anne Walsh.

Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. 

Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden
Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media Guy Hoffman, Robotics Researcher, Cornell University As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, and replication. In this talk, Cornell University robotics researcher Guy Hoffman links his fifteen years of experience designing social robots with...
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR This week, A + D Thursdays welcomes Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. A contributing columnist to the New York Times since 2006, Arieff writes about architecture, design, and cities for numerous publications including California Sunday, the MIT Technology Review, Dialogue,...