Art + Tech Panel: The Prosthetic Imaginary

Thursday May 19, 2016 6:00 PM
Speaker: Sara Hendren, Olin College of Engineering
Speaker: Ken Pickar, Caltech
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)

This series features conversations between artists and scholars on themes related to art, science, and technology. Participants include contemporary artists and scholars from different fields, from the humanities to science and technology, who deal with similar concepts through different means. At each event, the panelists give brief presentations on their own work and participate in a facilitated discussion on the evening's theme. The panels are organized to coincide with ongoing discussions in Caltech undergraduate classes and are intended to be of general interest to Caltech faculty, students, and the community at large.

For more information on the panelists, please visit their websites:

  • Sara Hendren, Artist, Design Researcher, and Assistant Professor of Design, Olin College of Engineering
  • Ken Pickar, Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Caltech

    The Art + Tech: The Prosthetic Imaginary panel will begin with a 30-minute talk by Sara Hendren. Ken Pickar will follow with a brief talk and then lead a conversation with Sara followed by Q&A.

The Art + Tech Speaker Series is made possible through the support of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors program established in 1992 to bring to Caltech "notable, innovative thinkers who will be able to spark the imagination of faculty and students alike and stimulate thought and discussion on a wide range issues," with special emphasis on the "creative interaction between science and the arts."

Series Art + Tech Speaker Series

Contact: Alexandra Katsas at 626-395-4101