Author Archives : Lauren Pearson


ARC Fellows: Ice

ARC Fellows: Ice Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Zachary Blinkinsop (Department of Scandinavian) and Karin Sanfers (Department of Scandinavian) A few months before the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, 1,000 small ice sculptures of human bodies were placed by the Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo under the Berlin sun to melt […]


On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall

On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall on April 23, 2018 Eric McDougall, designer and advisor for tech companies and artists across the Bay Area, adopts the term “Social […]


Porpentine Charity Heartscape on Experiment and Exploration

Porpentine Charity Heartscape on Experiment and Exploration Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Porpentine Charity Heartscape on April 18, 2018. Porpentine Charity Heartscape’s works show us how open and collaborative video games can be. Their role as a designer, programmer, curator, and writer is an example of the […]


ARC Fellows: Exploring critical alternatives for biosensing in daily life

Exploring critical alternatives for biosensing in daily life Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Noura Howell (School of Information) and Greg Niemeyer (Art Practice) Biosensory data, and the data-driven categorizations it supports, are increasingly present in daily life, measuring our behavior, physiology, and the environment. Data-driven categorizations of safe/criminal, healthy/unhealthy, or normal/pathological often masquerade […]


Lynn Hershman Leeson on Experiment and Exploration

Lynn Hershman Leeson on Experiment and Exploration Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Lynn Hershman Leeson on March 21, 2018. Lynn Hershman Leeson’s work as a new media experimental artist was always ahead of its time. “My work is waiting for your generation to be born, because it […]


Amateurism Across the Arts Conference

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference Laura Belik on the Amateurism Across the Arts Conference on March 9, 2018 “We are all experts in amateurism”, stated ARC Director Julia Bryan-Wilson during her introductory remarks for the “Amateurism Across the Arts” Conference. The events were hosted at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and that was a special addition to […]


Carme Pinós: Recent Works

Carme Pinós: Recent Works Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Carme Pinós: Recent Works on April 2, 2018 Acclaimed Spanish architect and recent Berkeley-Rupp Prize recipient Carme Pinós shared some of her work and thoughts on architecture with a packed audience that Monday night at BAMPFA. “The first part […]


ARC Fellows: Tech Landscapes as Art and Research

Tech Landscapes as Art and Research Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Marcus Owens (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning) and Louise Mozingo (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning) Until recently, Silicon Valley was known as a diffuse agglomeration of unprepossessing office parks stretched out along the freeways extending some 100 miles down the peninsula between San Francisco and […]