Talk: Technology Time—Studio Drop-ins

3 pm | Mon, October 29, 2018
Art of the Americas Building

Participate in 2017 Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Julia Christensen’s project, Upgrade Available, during her upcoming “residency” at LACMA. Christensen is examining how upgrade culture affects our personal electronics and archives, our institutions, and space travel. Her fellowship at LACMA has led her to collaborate with scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on an artwork to be embedded on a spacecraft bound for Proxima b, a planet in the Alpha Centauri star system, over 4 light years away. Christensen’s conversations with scientists and engineers at JPL have inspired her to also open the door to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss ideas with her about art, technology, space travel, and the future.

Photographs and drawings from Upgrade Available will also be on view in the Art + Technology Lab.

LACMA | Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building | 3–5 pm
Free and open to the public
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Image: From Technology Time, a series of digital photographs by Julia Christensen of obsolete technology in a range of contexts: personal media collections, institutional museum collections, and e-waste processing markets in India.

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