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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Halftime Report on Art + Technology

We’re at the mid-way point for the first year of the Art + Technology Lab, and we have six artists who have been hard at work on new projects for the past several months. Tavares Strachan came into the program with a proposal to create and launch glass rockets powered by alternative fuels in the Bahamas and Los Angeles, but...

In Search of Personalized Time

Recently, we had two artists, Taeyoon Choi and E Roon Kang, recipients of an Art + Technology Lab grant, come to LACMA to host a public workshop. Titled the Timekeeper Invention Club, the workshop explored...

Data as Feminist Protest

I am one of the artists participating in this year’s Art + Technology Lab. My project is a robot that puts pie charts onto edible pies. The data on the pie charts depict gender ratios in places where art and technology...

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 April 9, 2014, the museum selected five artist projects to be developed during the inaugural year of the Art + Technology Lab. Chosen from a pool of over 450 submissions, the winning proposals seek to engage artistic practice with emerging technologies in aerospace, astrophysics, augmented reality, robotics, and more. Interested artists and artist groups are invited to join the mailing list to receive future updates. Talks, demonstrations, and prototypes will be presented to the public throughout the year. Watch this space for upcoming events.


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.