50 Years of Art and Technology Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The past several years have witnessed a surge of interest in practices at the intersection of art and technology, a phenomenon well documented by the proliferation of exhibitions and edited volumes being produced on the subject. This broad institutional embrace also casts new light on art and technology practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), illuminating the significant contributions made by faculty and alumni throughout fifty years of uninterrupted experimentation, as well as the lack of precedent for such a milestone in the field at large. In order to celebrate its rich history and ongoing contribution to SAIC and the larger art and technology community, the Art and Technology Studies department is organizing several initiatives, including a series of exhibitions, publications, and public programs.


ats@50: Art and Technology Studies 1969–2019 


An 80-page publication interweaving personal, historical, and scholarly accounts of the department, faculty, and alumni. To receive a copy of ats@50 please write directly to: ats@saic.edu

If you prefer to download the publication in a digital format, you can download the pdf HERE

24 hr Art Hackathon


April 6, 2019 (Saturday) 8PM - April 7, 2019 (Sunday) 10PM

MacLean Building, 112 S. Michigan Ave., Ballroom 


Space Art Symposium


April 11, 2019 (Thursday) - 4:15-5:30PM

Sharp, 37 S. Wabash Ave., The LeRoy Neiman Center




April 12, 2019 (Friday) - 4:30-8:00PM

A Celebration of 50 Years of Experimentation

MacLean Building 112 S. Michigan Ave., ATS facilities on the 4th floor and basement


Artist Talk: Tamiko Thiel 


April 30, 2019 (Tuesday) - 4:30-5:30PM 

MacLean Building, 112 S. Michigan Ave., ATS Black box Rm 402



Olfactory Art Exhibition 


May 10, 2019 - June 11, 2019 

Opening Reception May 10, 2019. 4:30-5:30PM, MacLean Building, 112 S. Michigan Ave., ATS Flex Space, Rm 400 


Ars Electronica 2019 

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Sept 5 - Sept 9 2019 

ATS Exhibition at Ars Electronica 2019, Linz, Austria