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"It Passes like a Thought" Art Exhibition - Beall Center for Art + Technology

Presented by Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine and Imagination Celebration at UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine CA

Mar 03 2018
May 26 2018
"It Passes like a Thought" Art Exhibition - Beall Center for Art + Technology

An group art exhibition of interdisciplinary artists that explores our fascination with birds.

"When an individual [bird] is seen gliding through the woods and close to the observer, it passes like a thought… trying to see it again, the eye searches in vain; the bird is gone."  –– John James Audubon

Perhaps there is no better metaphor for the fleeting world around us than birds. Before we had various technologies and methods to capture birds visually or to record their song, we only had our memories and our imaginations to represent their ephemeral presence. Considering that

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Free Admission

Parking Fees range from metered parking at $2/hour, $7/half day, to $10/14 for all day. Parking is available in the Mesa Parking Structure (4000 Mesa Rd., Irvine, CA 92697).

Contact: 949-824-6206


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LASER TALK: "The Art of Conservation"

May 7, 2018


FREE admission and parking with registration

UCI Applied Innovation

5141 California Ave., Suite #250

Irvine, CA 92617


In the face of such dire environmental realities, how are artists and scientists concerned with conservation using data and creativity to fuel their work? This talk will delve into the division between popular opinion and scientific evidence of our global sustainability issues, and how various industries/disciplines are seeking new, creative ways to address a mounting problem - both conceptually and in practice. Speakers will be recruited from various UC Irvine departments and research centers, and also include a selection of professional artists. A full speaker list will be published two weeks prior to the event.

The 2017/2018 LASER Talk series is generously supported by UCI Illuminations. Admission is free with registration; snacks and light refreshments provided.

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



  • Opening Reception for "It Passes like a Thought"


UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology

712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697

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