Catherine Wagley writes about art and visual culture in Los Angeles. She currently works as an art critic for L.A. Weekly and contributes to a number of other publications, most recently CARLA, Photograph Magazine, X-TRA and L.A. Review of Books. She also teaches courses on experimental 20th and 21st century art and music at University of LaVerne in collaboration with pianist Dr. Grace Zhao.
Closed Circuits: A Look Back at LACMA’s First Art and Technology Initiative by Catherine Wagley
In 1967, Maurice Tuchman, a young LACMA curator, initiated the Art and Technology program: a "hair-raising idea" to pair artists, scientists, and corporations that aimed to envision the future. It was a project so ambitious and optimistic it had to fail.