Art in the Age of the Singularity: How Technology is Informing Contemporary Art

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 7 pm

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, Los Angeles, CA

LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building
Free and open to the public; reservations required
STANDBY ONLY: Reservations for this event are no longer available in advance. A standby line will form at 6:30 pm outside of the Art + Technology Lab in the Director's Roundtable Garden, east of the Art of the Americas Building on the night of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of space being made available to guests in this line.   
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Image: Marcos Novak, Turbulent Topologies (2008-present), Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

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