Fonds LA.SC022 - Experiments in Art and Technology fonds

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Experiments in Art and Technology fonds


  • 1965-1977 (Creation)

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60 cm of textual records

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Johan Wilhelm (Billy) Klüver (1927-2004) was an electrical engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories who founded Experiments in Art and Technology.

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Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) was founded in September, 1966 as a not-for-profit organization to promote cooperation among artists, engineers and industry on projects involving both art and technology. Members included Billy Klüver, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Whitman, Fred Waldhauer, among many others. In 1977 the documents of E.A.T. were assembled, reproduced, and distributed to several libraries and museums throughout the world.

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Purchased from J. Wilhelm (Billy) Klüver in 1978.

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Fonds consists of a set of documentation and publications assembled and distributed in multiple copies by Experiments in Art and Technology.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.

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The E.A.T. Bibliography, 1966-1977 (New York: E.A.T., 1978), available at the Library & Archives, forms a detailed finding aid to the fonds.

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Archivist's note

Prepared by Amy Marshall, 2003.
Uploaded and adapted by Nirvana Chainani

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