Emily Zimmerman

Opportunities: LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab and an Interview with LACMA’s Amy Heibel on the Art and Technology Program

 “[A]ny technology gradually creates a totally new human environment. Environments are not passive wrappings but active processes.”- Marshall McLuhan The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently announced the revival of its seminal Art + Technology Program on the heels of the New Museum’s launch of an Incubator for Art, Technology, and Design. LACMA’s original Art and Technology (A&T) program ran from 1967 through 1971 under the direction of Maurice Tuchman, and paired major artists from the United States and Europe such as Claes Oldenberg, Robert Irwin, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg, with companies such as the Rand Corporation, Garrett Corporation, Disney Corporation, and Cowles Communication. The A&T program culminated in an exhibition of the artworks at the US Pa...