Tuesday 09/21/21 1PM
Conversations · Exhibition-Related · Exhibition-Related

Experiments in Art and Technology: Then and Now

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“Ed Atkins: Get Life/Love’s Work,” 2021. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni

This program will be presented via Zoom, register online, here.

This panel discussion reflects on the legacy of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the influential, genre-defying program founded by Bell Labs engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman. Originally formed in 1967, E.A.T. pioneered cutting-edge collaborations between scientists and contemporary artists including legendary figures such as John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Marta Minujín, and Stan VanDerBeek, among many others.

Recently relaunched by Nokia-Bell Labs, the program resulted in a series of collaborations with the New Museum, culminating in the recent major commission “Ed Atkins: Get Life/Love’s Work,” now on view at the New Museum.

Join curator and director of Acute Art Daniel Birnbaum; former Head of E.A.T. at Nokia-Bell Labs, Domhnaill Hernon; co-founder of E.A.T., Julie Martin; and artist Philippe Parreno for a conversation moderated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum. Panelists will examine the history of E.A.T. programs and discuss how its creative and critical approaches can inform contemporary debates around art and technology.

Accessibility: We strive to make our programs as accessible as possible. For full accessibility information, including services available by request, please click here.


New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.

We gratefully acknowledge the Research & Residency Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special thanks to the American Chai Trust.

Support for “Ed Atkins: Get Life/Love’s Work” can be viewed here.

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