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SCI-Arc Awarded Getty Foundation, NEA Grants

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) today announced it has received two major grants that will be used to create the SCI-Arc Digital Lecture Archive. This free web archive will contain more than 1,000 hours of key architectural and design lectures and symposia from 1974 to the present that will be accessible online, via phone applications, e-readers, and other new media channels. A transformative $200,000 grant from The Getty Foundation and a significant $70,000
grant from the National Endowment for the Arts—their largest award this year in the Design category

DOT Magazine Interview

I got a chance to discuss some of my recent projects and collaborations for this interview in DOT Magazine. It explores the possibilities for art in the context of a DIY approach to tool-building and open-source concepts. It is my hope that art can find a substantial place in a variety of worlds – scientific, mathematical, and otherwise – by the merits of artistic knowledge.

Interactive Architecture – Quasar – at SCI-Arc

February 11, 2008 – Quasar: Aaron Bocanegra, Jean-Michel Crettaz, Duly Lee, Mark-David Hosale. SCI-Arc presents, Quasar, a new site-specific installation by the LA/NY-based design/media firm slap!, founded by architect Jean-Michel Crettaz, and produced in collaboration with the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Stanford’s Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. “Quasar is an immersive light and sound space made from prototype membranes realized as an interactive light/sound object and comprised of a dense array of interlinked elements describing an intricate three-dimensional structure.”

Rusty Minivan, Green Message for Filmmakers. Edmonton Journal Article.

July 19, 2007 – They are bound for the Arctic Circle in a rusty silver minivan, rickety filmmaking studio in tow, to raise awareness about the changing North. The 1973 Trillium trailer is a little beaten up, no doubt, but it will be the “office” for Drew McIntosh, Aaron Bocanegra and Rob Lutener, an artistic collective making a documentary about the social and economic impacts of climate change on the North’s people.

Michael Markowsky

(Artist: Michael Markowsky, Video camera: Greg Kucera. Still Photography by Kory Kinder. Drivers: Aaron Bocanegra and Zachary Stadel)I only Drove the car, but this was a hell of a fun project to work on. At sunrise on Saturday, August 26th, 2006 I put on a mountain climbing harness, and secured myself to the roof of my blue BMW. For two and half hours I painted the desert landscape with oil paints on linen panels, while a friend drove my car at speeds up to 75 miles per hour (120kmph) on the highway, near Joshua Tree National Park, two hours east of Los Angeles, California.