Announcing the 2014-2015 Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

02 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

The Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), The Arts Research Center (ARC), and The David Brower Center present:

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Theme:

Art, Activism, and Technology:
Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement

Monday Evenings, 7:30-9:00pm
The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA
Lectures are free and open to the public.

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

For the first time ever, the 2014/15 lecture series will be co-presented by the Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and The David Brower Center, and will focus on the legacy of the Free Speech Movement here on the Berkeley Campus.

The Death Throes of the Desert God
John Perry Barlow, Co-Founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation & Lyricist for the Grateful Dead, San Francisco

What is Missing?
Maya Lin, Artist & Architect, New York

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing
Brett Cook, Artist and Organizer, Oakland

Creative Interventions and Social Activation
Cheryl Haines, Exec. Director, FOR-SITE Foundation and Curator of "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz”

Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial
Rick Lowe, Artist and Community Organizer, Houston
(co-presented with the Regents Lecturer Program)

What is a work of art in the age of $120,000 art degrees?
Caroline Woolard, Artist and Organizer, Brooklyn
(co-presented with the Art Practice Department)

The Way Things Go
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Artist, New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai
(co-presented with the Art Practice Department and in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments
Tarek Atoui, Artist, Paris
(Co-presented with the MATRIX program at BAM/PFA)

Reality Environments: Persons as Things, Things as Persons
Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga, Artists, Peru

A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat
Jesse Drew, Cinema and Technoculture, UC Davis
Glenda Drew, Design, UC Davis
(co-presented with the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative)

For updated information, maps, please see:

Contact:, 510-495-3505


ATC Director: Ken Goldberg
ARC Director: Shannon Jackson
ATC Assoc. Director: Greg Niemeyer
ATC Assoc. Director: Eric Paulos
ARC Assoc. Director: Lauren Pearson
BCNM Liaison: Lara Markstein

Additional Sponsors:
Townshend/Lamarre Family Foundation
ARC's Hoffman/Yee Speaker Fund
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Global Urban Humanities Initiative
Regents Lecturer Program

Selected events co-presented with:
Art Practice Department
CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative

ATC Home Page (list of speakers, directions, mailing list):

ARC Home Page

ATC Highlight Video from F10-S11 Season (2 mins)

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