Hybrid Practices in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology from the 1960s to Today: An International Conference, March 10–13, 2015


As part of the Arts Research Collaboration initiative sponsored by the University of Kansas Research Investment Council, the Spencer Museum of Art is hosting an international conference on hybrid research practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today.

The conference — which will be held March 10–13, 2015, in Lawrence, Kansas — will explore three major aspects of hybrid artistic research: key hybrid projects from the past 50 years, including Experiments in Art & Technology, Art & Technology, and the Artist Placement Group; shared vocabularies and the role of language in cross-disciplinary collaboration; and the impact of interdisciplinary work on the identity of the hybrid practitioner.

The conference will feature four keynote presenters:

  • Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and past CAA president;
  • Mark Dion, internationally renowned artist;
  • Craig Richardson, Scottish artist, curator, and scholar; and
  • D. Graham Burnett, editor of Cabinet magazine.

Together with papers and keynote presentations, the conference will incorporate performative and event-based creative projects grounded in hybrid art-science-technology research.

Thanks to generous support from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at KU, this conference is free and open to the public.

All presentations and sessions will be livestreamed on the conference website.