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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 […]


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 […]


Intertwined Threads

Intertwined Threads Laura Belik on Making as Research | Artist Talk with Angie Wilson, November 2, 2017 Artist Angie Wilson inspired the audience with her approach to textile art and the idea of “making” as a tool of empowerment. From “introspection rugs” to “protest curtains”, everyday objects are transformed through their materiality and meanings. Questions of […]


Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew

Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Black Futures: On Race in Art, Curation, and Digital Engagement with Kimberly Drew and Stephen Best, October 16, 2017 It was hard to find an empty seat that evening in the auditorium. Kimberly […]


Visibility and recognition: Assembling the Native Commons

Visibility and recognition: Assembling the Native Commons with Tony Abeyta Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Assembling a Native Commons | Assembly and Activism through the Indigenous Artist’s Eyes with Tony Abeyta in conversation with Corrina Gould, October 9, 2017 Tony Abeyta and Corrina Gould’s presentation had a […]


Curation as research and resistance

Curation as Research and Resistance Laura Belik on Curation as Research | Contemporary Art in Central America: Miguel López and Emiliano Valdés in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, September 19, 2017 The work of a curator is one of great responsibility, but often in different ways. Not only does the curator construct stories and introduce different […]


Creative Assembly Assembling on Mondays

Creative Assembly Assembling on Mondays Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series On Public (Re)Assembly with Shannon Jackson (Arts + Design and TDPS, Rhetoric), joined by Julia Bryan-Wilson (History of Art, ARC), Stephen Best (English), Ken Goldberg (Industrial Engineering), Nicholas de Monchaux (Architecture, BCNM), and Deirdre English (Journalism) As I […]


ARC Fellows: Neurodiversity, Autistic Semiosis and Acts of Translation

  Neurodiversity, Autistic Semiosis and Acts of Translation Submitted by our 2016 ARC Fellow Team: Shari Paladino (Art Practice) and Laura Sterponi (Graduate School of Education) Against the backdrop of dominant medical characterization of autism as disease and increasingly alarmist discourses on autism as a crisis and an epidemic, our project advances a view of autism […]