The Department of Visual Arts Presents an Artist Lecture by

Richard Pell

Thursday, 13 November 2014 // 5PM

UC San Diego, Center Hall Room #119
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Richard Pell is a Pittsburgh-based artist and professor of electronic media art at Carnegie Mellon University working at the intersections of science, engineering, and culture.

He is the founder of the Center for PostNatural History, an outreach organization dedicated to the collection and exposition of life-forms that have been intentionally altered through selective breeding or genetic engineering. The Center for PostNatural History operates a permanent exhibition facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and produces traveling exhibitions that have appeared in science and art museums throughout Europe and the United States. The CPNH has been awarded a Rockefeller New Media fellowship, a Creative Capital fellowship, a Smithsonian research fellowship, support from Waag Society and ongoing support from the Kindle Project.

In 1998 he co-founded the highly acclaimed art and engineering collective, The Institute for Applied Autonomy. Pell's work with IAA includes several robotic, web and biologically based projects that call into question the imperatives that drive technological development. IAA projects have been exhibited in art and engineering contexts such as the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Mass MoCA, Ars Electronica, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Hackers On Planet Earth and the International Conference On Robotics And Automation. IAA projects have been presented with an Award of Distinction and two Honorable Mentions at the Prix-Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and were selected for RES Magazine’s “10 Best New Artists of 2005″.

Related Links:

Richard Pell
Assistant Professor of Art, School of Art
Carnegie Mellon University
http://www.cmu.edu/cas/people/pell_richard.html

Center for PostNatural History
http://www.postnatural.org/

The Institute for Applied Autonomy
http://www.appliedautonomy.com/

 

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