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Art + Tech: Salon

Building community at the intersections of art and technology

Stanford’s Art + Tech Salon is a quarterly get-together where Stanford affiliated artists, researchers, scholars, and students who work at the intersection of art + tech gather to share work and resources, engage in discussion and build community. The goal of the Salon is to become a go-to forum where Stanford faculty, students, visiting artists, and interested community members can locate and learn about the broad range of art + tech activities happening on campus.

The quarterly meetings are a shared space to develop an ongoing dialog about our ideas and work, as well as to get to know each other. Typically, at each salon, 2-3 faculty members, visiting artists, and/or students will share their work and pose discussion questions to the group.

Time will also be reserved for open mic, general announcements and smaller group socializing. To help further visibility for the exciting work taking place at the intersection of art + tech on campus, each Salon presenter will be asked to create a 1-minute video introducing their work. These videos will be posted and archived on the Art + Tech website, so that this repository becomes an ongoing and expanding resource for people to find and learn about each other and our work as well.

Sponsored by Stanford Arts, the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), in collaboration with the Stanford Arts+Tech faculty.


January 17, 2023, 5:00-6:00pm, Gates Computer Science Building, 119
Visiting Artists Lauren Lee McCarthy and Anicka Yi, moderated by Michele Elam

Lauren Lee McCarthy is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. Recent collaborations include Unlearning Language, an interactive installation and performance exploring futures beyond persistent monitoring. McCarthy will share her ongoing project concerning human reproduction in the age of AI. This residency is in partnership with the Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), for artists working at the intersections of art and artificial intelligence.

Working at the intersection of politics and macrobiotics, Anicka Yi’s practice questions the increasingly hazy taxonomic distinctions between what is human, animal, plant and machine. Yi will discuss the recent Metaspore project as well as the Hyundai Commission installation at Tate Modern. This residency is hosted by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and the Office of the Vice President for the Arts, working in collaboration with the Doerr School of Sustainability.


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