PAUL CHAN Artist Talk | University of Washington

Paul Chan for The New York Times. Photo: Todd Heisler

PAUL CHAN | Artist Talk
Machina Aesthetica, or Reflections on Art In and Out of the Machine Age

Nov 8 | 6:30–7:30 PM, PST

University of Washington
Town Hall Seattle

In this talk, Paul will reflect on his experiences as an artist working in and out of the domains of technology. He will talk about the various kinds of technology he has used to make work, from truetype fonts and pirated software, to datasets and machine learning frameworks. He will recount periods of his artistic life when he abandoned technologies as instruments of production. And he will offer an idiosyncratic account of a lineage of artists and writers he admires who used and abused technology in aspects of their work, and how their dynamic and at times contentious relationship with technology proved vital to their understanding of what art under the influence of historical and social progress looks like.

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