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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 […]


The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature

The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature with Beka Economopoulos and Dan Kammen Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature with Beka Economopoulos and Dan Kammen on February 26, 2018 Nowadays a very effective way of understanding and calling […]


Jacob Gaboury on Experiment and Exploration

Jacob Gaboury on Experiment and Exploration Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Barbara Hammer on February 21, 2018. In this week’s lecture, Jacob Gaboury, assistant professor of new media history and theory at UC Berkeley presented the connections between experimentations in Computer Sciences and Art. Focusing on the period of […]


Regents’ Lecture with Emily Jacir

Regents’ Lecture with Emily Jacir Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series The Clock Tower at Jaffa Gate, Sheikh Suleiman Jacir, the Jerusalem Hebron Road, and other disappearance with Emily Jacir on February 12, 2018 Invited to UC Berkeley through the Art Practice 2018 Regents’ Fellowship program, Emily Jacir’s lecture at BAMPFA was […]