Assistant Professor Ryuta Nakajima, Art and Design will be exhibiting his work in two exhibitions

1. "Project Cephalopod - Images and Documentations from Cephalopod Research featuring  Dr. Berned Budelmann, Dr. Yuzuru Ikeda, Dr. Jesse Purdy and Dr. Shuichi Shigeno" at The Phipps Center for the Arts. 

2. "Cross-Disciplinary Productions: A Visual Arts Department Exhibition" at University of California San Diego Dean's Office Space curated by Tatiana Sizonenko.  This exhibition includes  Artists such as David Antin, Rebecca Baron, Harold Cohen, Manny Farber, Allan Kaprow, Kim MacConnel, Jerome Rothenberg, Italo Scanga and others.  
3.Nakajima is also organizing a symposium at the Institute of Advanced Study (UMTC) entitled "The Origin of Image Making: Behavioral Ecology of Cephalopods and Art"   

Please see the attached information for the events listed above. 

Nakajima's work is also  featured in "Census of Marine Life" website.


2,700 scientists 80+ nations 540 expeditions US$ 650 million 2,600+ scientific publications 6,000+ potential new species28 million distribution records and counting   -    These numbers only begin to describe the scope of the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year international effort undertaken in to assess the diversity (how many different kinds), distribution (where they live), and abundance (how many) of marine life--a task never before attempted on this scale. The Census stimulated the discipline of marine science by tackling these issues globally, and engaging some 2,700 scientists from around the globe, who participated in 540 expeditions and countless hours of land-based research. The scientific results were reported on October 4, 2010.