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Colloquium with Alan Potkin on Virtual Reality, 243 Royce Hall

February 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

More information: http://www.international.ucla.edu/cseas/events/11027 This graphics-intensive presentation will focus on several of Dr. Potkin’s ongoing projects in Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, including the eclipse of Rakhine Buddhist art, architecture and monuments in Bangladesh and Myanmar; the textual and visual record of the Phralak-Phralam (the Lao Ramayana) at Vat Oub Mong (Vientiane); the especially-revered Buddha images at Wat Pathumwanaram in Bangkok looted from Wiang Chanh/Vientiane; and visualizing Wat Chong Klan, a Shan temple in Mae Hong Son, Thailand with an altogether unique assemblage of mid-19th century reverse glass paintings and sculptures depicting the Vessantara Jataka and the Life of Buddha. Alan Potkin usually describes himself as an “artisanal digital designer.” Trained originally as a limnologist specializing in tropical rivers, he holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley’s program in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The object of his practice — then and n…


February 9, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm