Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium

Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium:

Global Circulations 2016-2017

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.

ARC | Arts + Design is once again partnering with the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium for the 2016/17 academic year. This year’s theme will focus on Digital  Immersions and will feature exciting talks by Tom SachsMike Tyka & Josette MelchorReuben Margolin,Pamela & Richard KramlichLawrence RinderTanya Zimbardo, Andrew & Deborah Rappaport and Tiffany Chung.  All lectures will take place on Mondays, on the UC Berkeley campus, from 6:30-8:00pm.


2016 Talks will take place at 6:30pm in the Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, CA


10/17: Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual

Tom Sachs, Sculptor, NY
In partnership with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Art Practice Department


11/28: Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka, Artist & Engineer, Google, Seattle WA in conversation with
Josette Melchor, Executive Director & Founder, Gray Area, CA


12/05: The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture

Reuben Margolin, Sculptor, Berkeley CA


2017 Talks will take place at 6:30pm in the Osher Auditorium, BAMPFA, Berkeley CA


02/06: Collecting the Uncollectible

Pamela & Richard Kramlich, Collectors, CA in conversation with
Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)


03/06: Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini

Tanya Zimbardo, Assistant Curator of Media Arts, SFMOMA, CA


03/20: Designing Spatiality for New Media Art

Andrew & Deborah Rappaport, Collectors and Founders, Minnesota Street Project, CA


04/03: Remapping History: the Unwanted Population

Tiffany Chung, Artist, Vietnam/USA
Co-sponsored with the Global Urban Humanities Initiative and the Center for South East Asian Studies


For updated information, maps, please see:

More Information below:

Contact:, 510-495-3505

ATC Director: Ken Goldberg
BCNM Director: Nicholas de Monchaux
ARC Arts + Design Director: Shannon Jackson
ATC Assoc. Director: Greg Niemeyer
ATC Assoc. Director: Eric Paulos
ARC Assoc Director: Lauren Pearson
BCNM Liason: Lara Wolfe

Additional Sponsors:
Townshend/Lamarre Family Foundation
Office of the Executive VC and Provost
Center for Information Technology in the
Interest of Society (CITRIS)