Art + Technology Lab
Art + Technology Lab
If you visit the Art + Technology Lab this weekend, you'll be invited to participate in artist Annina Rüst's project, A Piece of the Pie Chart. After signing a waiver, you'll pick up your "pie" (really more like a cookie, to ensure a long shelf life) and place it on a sensor that lets the robot know it's there...
There’s Big Time, small time, Einstein’s space time, game time, mealtime, playtime. In a real sense, time is knitted into the very fabric of our social lives as the relentless four-dimensional universe suggests. But in truth, we play with time and fantasize our imagined advantage.
Desi Gonzalez is a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Her dissertation research includes investigating art and technology programs in museums, among them, our Art + Technology Lab. Recently, she talked to artist John Craig Freeman, one of the Art + Technology Lab grant recipients. Freeman is working on a project called EEG AR: Things We Have Lost...
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. The Lab provides grants, in-kind support, and facilities at the museum to develop prototype projects.
On December 9, 2014, the museum issued the call for proposals from artists interested in developing projects commencing in the spring of 2015. Awards will be announced in May, 2015.
Art + Technology Lab Video
The Art + Technology Lab is located in LACMA’s newly renovated Balch Research Library, transformed to house the project thanks to support from the Los Angeles County Productivity Investment Fund. The area is used for hands-on workshops and public programs, including talks and demonstrations by artists and technologists in residence. Additional Art + Technology programming will take place throughout the campus, including lectures, film screenings and activities for students and families.