Past Events

ATS Chicago Garden - Ars Electronica Festival 2021
September 8—12, 2021
The Art & Technology Studies Department at SAIC is proud to present the Chicago Garden for this year's edition of Ars Electronica Festival for Art, Technology, and Society. The festival will be home delivered, and exhibitions and events will take place both online and in person in each participant city.

Synthetic Futures @ Bio Design Challenge 1
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Please join us on Tuesday, June 22 as two students from the ATS Course Synthetic Futures, Sara Selmić and Kelly Xi, present their work and innovation at Bio Design Challenge 1, an international educational program and competition that fosters high school and university students to explore future applications of emerging biotechnologies. Over 60 schools from five continents are competing to show off the best and brightest at the crossroads between biology and design. 

ATS x ANAH presents - Dr. Eugenia Cheng
Friday, November 20, 2020
Please join us for the discussion: Math, Art, Social Justice. Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician, educator, author, columnist, public speaker, pianist, and artist. She is a Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK and is now Honorary Visiting Fellow at City, University of London.

ATS x ANAH presents - Christopher Cutrone
Friday, November 13, 2020
Please join us for the discussion: The Critical Theory of Art as Technology. Chris Cutrone teaches in the departments of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an instructor at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and was a longtime lecturer in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago.

Art and Technology Studies Remote Talks: Kristin McWharter
Monday, November 9, 2020
Kristin McWharter is an artist whose practice uses multidisciplinary approaches to interrogate the relationship between competition and intimacy. She often integrates novel technologies and unexpected material forms to conjoin viewers within immersive sculptural installations and viewer-inclusive performances.