Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium: 2015-2016 Series

Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium:

Global Circulations ARCATC Poster

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 partnering with the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium for the 2015/16 academic year. This year’s theme will focus on global circulations and will feature exciting talks by Vito Acconci, Julian Oliver, Hito Steyerl, Sarah Thornton, Adrien Segal, and UC Berkeley Professor Ron Rael.  All lectures will take place on Mondays, at the Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus from 7:30-9:00pm.


9/28: Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air

Vito Acconci, Artist, Architect, Designer, Professor, the Pratt
Institute, NY
Co-presented with the Mellon Sawyer Seminar
on Surveillance Democracies and the Art Practice Department


11/02: Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies

Julian Oliver, Artist and Engineer, The Critical Engineering Working Group
Co-presented with the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Surveillance Democracies


11/30: Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process

Adrien Segal, Artist in Residence, Pier 9 & Visiting Professor, California College of the Arts


02/01: Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists

Sarah Thornton, Writer and Sociologist of Art, CA


02/22: Proxies and Placeholders

Hito Steyerl, Artist and Filmmaker, Germany
Co-presented with the Goethe-Insitut San Francisco
Please note this lecture is at 12pm


04/04: Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in 3 Acts

Ron Rael, Associate Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley



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More Information below:

Contact:, 510-495-3505

ATC Director: Ken Goldberg
BCNM Director: Greg Niemeyer
ATC Assoc. Director: Eric Paulos
BCNM Liason: Lara Wolfe

Additional Sponsors:
• Townshend/Lamarre Family Foundation
• Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
• Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
• ARC/Arts + Design Initiative

Selected events co-presented with:
• Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Surveillance Democracies
• Goethe-Institut San Francisco
• Art Practice Department
• CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative