The video recording of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium lecture by Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga is now live! It can be viewed below. The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, hosted by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Arts Research Center, and the David Brower Center, was proud to host Peruvian artist José Carlos Martinat and collaborator and engineer Enrique Mayorga on April 6, 2015.
Martinat described for the audience a variety of his projects that used technology to make viewers interact with the world in a new way. For example, in one piece a microphone in a room would follow or move away from viewers, while in another, the curator was forced to write or stop writing based on lighting cues. Enrique Mayorga then contextualized Martinat’s work, explaining how Martinat plays with the notion of “thing” and “personhood.” He seeks to make people act like things, and things like people, to question our relationship with the objects and activities of our daily life.