Image: Katherine Behar, Roomba Rumba, 2015. Roombas, rubber tree plants, indoor/outdoor carpet tiles, sound. Variable dimensions. Photo: Soohyun Kim. Image courtesy of the artist.
What’s Automation Between Friends? with Katherine Behar
February 9, 2023 - 2:00pm
Would you ask a friend to do work you don’t want to do yourself? In automation, robots and other nonhuman devices perform labor that would otherwise have to be done by humans. This continues troubling histories of offloading unwanted work onto those considered less-than-human, including exploited people. Acknowledging these legacies, this lecture brings together examples of Behar’s artwork alongside episodes from media history and popular culture, all of which compel us to approach automation differently—as a matter of friendship. We are familiar with popular media that portrays automation...
Difference Machines: Curator's Tour
March 16, 2023 - 6:00pm
Join a guided tour of Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art with Buffalo AKG Art Museum Curator Tina Rivers Ryan. Register here.
Difference Machines: Curator's Talk
March 2, 2023 - 2:00pm
Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art addresses the complex relationship between the technologies we use and the identities we inhabit. The exhibition asks some of the most urgent questions we face today: How is technology changing the way we see ourselves, and each other? In what ways does it contribute to—or allow us to resist—prejudice and systemic forms of oppression? What role should it have in our lives and in our communities? Buffalo Professor Paul Vanousse and Buffalo AKG Art Museum Curator Tina Rivers Ryan will discuss how artists respond to these inquiries...
Image: Cesar & Lois, Degenerative Cultures: fire and water, 2022 (project series 2018–2022); Book with Physarum polycephalum (microorganism) growth. Courtesy of the artists.
Computational Poetics: Language and Technology
January 12, 2023 - 2:00pm
Computational Poetics: Language and Technology Organized by Beall Center for Art + Technology Supported by UC Illuminations Anteater Learning Pavilion (ALP), Room 1300 Thursday, January 12 2PM PST   Language has met the challenge of computation by accelerating, leaping off the page, expressing its embodied nature, abbreviating itself, visualizing, manifesting via sonification and then joining the landscapes of the Anthropocene. Since the 1960s, artists and poets play a critical role in this transformation by exploring and exploiting the ever-expanding misalignment between...
Beall Center Art + Ecology Series: Ocean Research-Creation
April 11, 2022 - 4:30pm
Organized by Lauren Lees and Raechel Jasmine Hill  Moderated by Jesse Colin Jackson Sponsored by UCI Illuminations Monday, April 11, 2022 4:30-6:30 p.m. PST In-person: Natural Sciences I, Room 1114 —!m/83373 Online: Zoom — In anticipation of Pacific Standard Time 2024—a forthcoming series of exhibitions focused on intersections between science and art—this panel conversation brings together artists, scientists, and curators pursuing interdisciplinary research and creation in, on, around, and...