Art in the Age of the Singularity: How Technology is Informing Contemporary Art
As we consider the possibilities of a post-human future, what might art have to offer technologists in terms of more fully understanding what it means to be human and therefore what it might mean to transcend the human condition? How are issues surrounding social justice, ethics, surveillance, open-source culture, and intellectual property coming into play as we interface with technology? This panel discussion, hosted by Yael Lipschutz, is the culmination of her 2013–14 Curator in Residence fellowship awarded by 18th Street Arts Center, and will develop themes of her current research by exploring how artists are grappling with such questions.
Speakers: Zhang Ga, Artistic Director/Curator, International New Media Art Triennial; Amy Heibel, Vice President, Technology at LACMA; Marcos Novak, Director of transLAB, Department Vice Chair at UCSB Media Arts & Technology; Sterling Crispin, Artist and Technologist, Santa Barbara, CA
Attendees are welcome to visit the new Art + Technology Lab at LACMA, adjacent to the Brown Auditorium, immediately following the panel.
Image: Marcos Novak, Turbulent Topologies (2008-present), Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain