Mark Pauline and Ken Goldberg Talk

Being Human in a World of Robots

LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building
Los Angeles, CA
November 18, 2014 7pm



"I want to be a robot." -Andy Warhol


Can experiencing the world as a robot give us insight into human nature? Mark Pauline creates machine performances that vividly convey a dystopian vision of a culture on the verge of chaos. Ken Goldberg juxtaposes the natural and the artificial in installations involving plants, industrial robots, and machine learning algorithms. Join these San Francisco–based artists for a compelling visual presentation and in-depth discussion about our collective fear and fascination with the most human of our machines.


Mark Pauline is the founder and director of the large-scale machine performance art group Survival Research Laboratories. Ken Goldberg is an artist and professor of robotics at UC Berkeley, where he also directs a robotics research lab; he is also an advisor at LACMA's Art + Technology Lab.


LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building

Free; reservations required


Note: This program was listed previously as "Robot as Symbolic Form."


STANDBY ONLY: Reservations for this event are no longer available in advance. A standby line will form at 6:30 pm outside of the Art + Technology Lab in the Director's Roundtable Garden, east of the Art of the Americas Building on the night of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of space being made available to guests in this line.

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