LACMA resurrects art and technology program with Google

From the Los Angeles Times: “More than 45 years ago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art created an experimental program to bring artists and technology companies together in the hopes of inspiring innovative thinking in the visual arts. This week, the museum announced that it is resurrecting the program in the form of a laboratory and has partnered with companies including Google and SpaceX.

LACMA said its new Art and Technology Lab will award grants and make museum facilities available to help artists explore new boundaries in art and science. Grants will be made for up to $50,000. The museum said that artists have until Jan. 27 to submit initial proposals.

The lab will allow participants to collaborate with engineers and technology specialists from varied disciplines. Companies supporting the lab include Accenture; DAQRI, an augmented-reality software developer; and chip company NVIDIA.”