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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Whispers from Space

Over the past few weeks, 2016 Art + Technology Lab grant recipients Kata Kovács and Tom O'Doherty have been perched on LACMA’s rooftops, tracking the signal of the LES-1, an abandoned satellite launched in 1965. Working together as Kovács/O’Doherty, the artists are preparing to launch their four-day engagement, Signal Tide, on September 21...

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...

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