Representing Pacific Islander Communities through Digital Story Maps: Collaborations with Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)

While often invisible in histories of Los Angeles, Pacific Islanders have been celebrating their heritage and contributing to the fabric of California for over 200 years. California has one of the largest populations of Pacific Islanders in the United States, second only to Hawai'i. The founding and development of port cities and military bases in Los Angeles are intimately intertwined with the history of Pacific Islander communities.

Feature Extraction: Algorithmic Culture under Algorithmic Capitalism

This collaboration is a series of two public, weekend programs that bring together artists and academics who engage machine learning algorithms in their work. This interdisciplinary collaboration will explore the social, political, and generative dimensions of machine learning through recent arts and scholarship. We envision the weekend as a way to connect UCLA's arts and technology community and the larger Los Angeles public with an accessible and exciting primer on machine learning and how algorithms are changing finance, media, and society.

Forensic Architecture and Radical Practices in a Post-Truth World

The arena of human rights documentation has never been more explosive, thanks in great part to a new evidentiary movement inspired by the development of human rights technology applications and geospatial satellite imagery. Geospatial technologies represent a range of tools used in the collection, presentation, analysis, and management of location-based data.

Professor Relebohile Moletsane, Dube Chair in Rural Education, University of Kwazulu-Natal

Proposal to bring Professor Relebohile Moletsane, Dube Chair in Rural Education at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, to UCLA to lead and participate in a number of discussions to explore commonalities between disadvantaged communities in the Los Angeles area, the U.S., South Africa, and other countries of the global south. The sponsors also propose to develop a collaborative research agenda focusing on health promotion, human rights, policy, and girls' education.

Digital Media Archives

This year-long program on issues surrounding digital media archives and collections brings to UCLA representatives from twelve different universities and archiving institutions. The series will include four three-hour public roundtable discussion sessions as well as a final, post-series planning discussion to develop plans for future actions and continuing collaborations.

Art Restoration: Philosophy, Materiality, Aesthetics

Two workshops to be held in Spring 2016 to engage interdisciplinary discussions and exchange of views regarding art, its restoration from the the perspectives of philosophers, conservators, restorers, art historians, materials scientists and artists. From the two workshops, a new interdisciplinary collaboration will be forged with the aim of holding a regular series of seminars on art and restoration which will be a cross-campus activity, ranging from Materials Sciences in the School of Engineering to Philosophy in the Division of Humanities.