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History Associates: Patrick McCray, “Making Art Work: Artists and Engineers in the Age of Apollo”

April 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

6 adults in front of a system of light bulbs

Join the History Associates this Sunday for an engaging presentation from UCSB History Professor Patrick McCray.

Artwork as opposed to experiment? Engineer versus artist? We often see two different cultural realms separated by impervious walls. But some fifty years ago, the borders between technology and art began to be breached. In this talk UCSB history professor (and former engineer) W. Patrick McCray shows how in this era, artists eagerly collaborated with engineers and scientists to explore new technologies and create visually and sonically compelling multimedia works. Today, we are in the midst of a new surge of corporate and academic promotion of projects and programs combining art, technology, and science. Making Art Work reveals how artists and technologists have continually constructed new communities in which they exercise imagination, display creative expertise, and pursue commercial innovation.

Zoom link: ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149


April 25, 2021
4:00 pm
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