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40 Under 40 Art and Tech

Joel Ferree

26 August 2021

Programme Director, Art + Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Since Joel Ferree became programme director of LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab in 2015, the year after its launch, the lab has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s leading initiatives that connects artists with innovators in technology. Previous and current projects have involved artists working on projects with both NASA and SpaceX, and with companies working across machine-learning, robotics and 3D printing and more. With the aim of fostering artistic experimentation, and furthering the relationship between technology and culture, recent grants from the Art + Technology Lab have been awarded to projects that document ancient Polynesian techniques of navigation with new imaging technology and that explore non-binary muxe identities in Mexico through VR and 3D video. Prior to joining LACMA in 2011, Ferree was the director of Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York from 2006–11.

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