Environmental Design : EMERGING
February 17 thru March 12, 2004
Events + Exhibits
Los Angeles Times Media Center

Los Angeles Times Media Center
Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Toyota Lecture Series
Dave Hickey

Dave Hickey is a free-lance writer of fiction and cultural criticism. He has served as owner-director of A Clean Well-Lighted Place gallery in Austin, Texas, as director of the Reese Palley Gallery in New York City, as Executive Editor of Art in America Magazine in New York City, and as Contributing Editor to The Village Voice. He has written for most major American cultural publications including The Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Interview, Harper's Magazine, Vanity Fair, Nest, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. Hickey has lectured and taught extensively at universities and institutions in
America and abroad.

Los Angeles Times Media Center
Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Fox

Short for Ocean Design Collaborative, Odesco, in Venice, California, is a multidisciplinary architecture, design and consulting office led by principals Michael Fox and Juintow Lin. In 1998, Fox founded the Kinetic Design Group at MIT to investigate the design and application of behavioral kinetic systems in architecture. Odesco continues the early pioneering work of the Kinetic Design Group.
Michael Fox has lectured internationally on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture and environments. He has won numerous awards in competitions, and his masters’ thesis at MIT received the outstanding thesis award for his work on computation and design processes. Fox’s work has been featured in various international publications and books, and has been exhibited globally. His research awards include the Graham Foundation, the Tappi Foundation, LEGO, the MIT Space Planning and Organization Research Group (SPORG), and Adobe Systems. Prior to founding OdescO, Fox served as a personal assistant to engineer and inventor Chuck Hoberman in New York, and as a design team leader for Kitamura Associates in Tokyo, Japan. Fox has taught on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture extensively; he is currently teaching a studio on interactive environments in the Department of Environmental Design at Art Center College of Design.

Los Angeles Times Media Center
Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Toyota Lecture Series
Eric Zimmerman
Founder & CEO: GAMELAB

Eric Zimmerman just can't stop making games. After a childhood of roping friends and family into playtesting his game experiments, Eric has spent the last ten years in the game industry. Before founding gameLab with Peter Lee, Eric collaborated with on the underground online hit, SiSSYFiGHT 2000 ( Other titles include the PC CD-ROM games Gearheads (Philips Media, 1996) and The Robot Club (Southpeak Interactive, 1998). An unapologetic part-time academic, Eric has taught game design at MIT, NYU, Parsons School of Design, and School of Visual Arts . In the Fall of 2003, MIT Press and Peter Lang Press will each publish a book by Eric about game design and game culture. Eric has exhibited non-computer game projects at galleries and museums in the US and abroad.


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