Art + Technology Lab

Art + Technology Lab

A Report on the Art & Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971
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Jonathon Keats and the Roadable Synapse

In 2015, LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab awarded Jonathon Keats a grant to explore how wearable technology could enhance, diminish, or alter the identity of the wearer. The artist worked with Lab advisor John Suh and his team from Hyundai Motor Company to extend his ideas about wearables into the automotive realm...

Coming Soon: Neural Exchange

Art + Technology Lab grant recipient John Gerrard came into our program with a proposal to use gaming technology to render a large-scale image in real time. After meeting with advisors John Suh of Hyundai, Brian Mulford of Google, and Bryan Catanzaro of NVIDIA, Gerrard became interested in neural networks...

Inspired by the spirit of LACMA's original Art and Technology program (1967-1971), which paired artists with technology companies in Southern California, the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA supports artist experiments with emerging technology. Through our sponsors, the Lab provides grants, in-kind support, and facilities at the museum to develop new artist projects. To date, more than a dozen artists from around the world, including Ghana, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland, have received awards through the Art + Technology Lab.

The 2017 request for proposals is now closed. We anticipate issuing our next call in December, 2017.

Project documentation, ranging from code repositories to video archives and project websites, are available here.

The Hereafter Institute at the Art + Technology Lab

Over the weekend of August 27–28, 2016, Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Gabriel Barcia-Colombo launched the Hereafter Institute. Part performance, part sculpture, the experience invited audience members to participate in rituals exploring the digital afterlife.

 

The Hereafter Institute at the Art + Technology Lab