GENEVIEVE QUICK, ERIC PAULOS, + Alex Cruse
TUE Sep 20, 2016 @7pm
Genevieve Quick is a San Francisco based artist and arts writer. Her sculptures, photographs, videos, and drawing reference the wide history of image making devices like early telescopes, Victorian projectors, space satellites, and telescopes. While relatively simply fabricated, Quick’s sculptures approach the complexity and functionality of machines. Quick received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown her work in galleries in the Bay Area. She has been awarded residencies at the de Young Museum, MacDowell, Djerassi, and Yaddo. Quick has received a CCI Investing in Artists grant and a Kala Fellowship. She has contributed writings to Shotgun Review, The Present Group, and Temporary Art Review. Quick regularly contributes to Art Practical.
Eric Paulos is the founder and director of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab, an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley, Director of the CITRIS Invention Lab, Chief Learning Officer for the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, a Co-Director of the Swarm Lab, and faculty within the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM). Previously, Eric held the Cooper-Siegel Associate Professor Chair in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University where he was faculty within the Human-Computer Interaction Institute with courtesy faculty appointments in the Robotics Institute and in the Entertainment Technology Center. Prior to CMU, Eric was Senior Research Scientist at Intel Research in Berkeley, California where he founded the Urban Atmospheres research group. His areas of expertise span a deep body of research territory in urban computing, sustainability, green design, environmental awareness, social telepresence, robotics, physical computing, interaction design, persuasive technologies, and intimate media. Eric received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Eric is also the founder and director of the Experimental Interaction Unit and a frequent collaborator with Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories.
Alex Cruse teaches, writes, and makes art in and around Oakland, California. She and her husband Kevin Lo are DROUGHT SPA, a performative entity that combines poetry+critical theory with live, iterative visuals and sound. Her work abstractly investigates modes of surveillance, and articulations of governmentality within architectural/digital space. Cruse co-curates the Artists Television Access gallery; in 2014, she was made the curator and convener of Lost Landscapes of Oakland, an archival film project originated by Rick Prelinger. Her writing, illustration, collage, video, new media, and installation work have been exhibited nationally and abroad. Her first book of poetry, CONTRAVERSE, is forthcoming on Timeless, Infinite Light.
Support for the Living Room Light Exchange is generously provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program. The Exchange is also fiscally sponsored by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.
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