Ant Farm, Beyond Things Past [Scenic View] , 1971–1972 (detail); collection SFMOMA, gift of Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier; © Ant Farm


Access to Technology: California Design Today

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

6 p.m.

California is at the center of new developments in design and technology. The state has pioneered an approach to design driven by collaboration, environmental and social awareness, and new digital capacity. Through conversations with curators and scholars, this course will critically examine the history and future of design in California, tackling topics from the counterculture and the birth of personal computing to smart cities and big data.


April 5

Wim de Wit, architectural curator and historian

April 12

Fred Turner, Harry and Norman Chandler Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University

April 19

Lynn Spigel, Frances Willard Professor of Screen Cultures at Northwestern University