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DISRUPT the Fowler: Lauren Lee McCarthy

September 24, 2020 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Lauren Lee McCarthy is a DISRUPTOR in tech and academia. An artist and computer programmer, she creates work that invites deep examination of the intimate relationship between technology and human behavior. Lauren actively creates opportunities for WOC, mixed-race, and under-represented groups to present their work in new media fine art spaces, increasing accessibility and visibility for these artists within the art industry. Her development of P5.JS, an open source platform for learning creative expression through code, is a testament to her continuous effort to disrupt the patriarchal systems within the realms of technology.


Lauren Lee McCarthy (she/they) is Associate Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts. An LA-based artist, she examines social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living through a variety of media and techniques, including performance, artificial intelligence, and programmed computer-based interaction. She has received numerous honors, including a Creative Capital Award, Ars Electronica Golden Nica, Sundance Fellowship, Eyebeam Fellowship, and grants from the Knight Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Rhizome.

DISRUPT the Fowler: DISRUPT is a UCLA student design organization that aims to establish inclusive spaces and create opportunities for students of all backgrounds to engage in creative collaborations. The Fowler is honored to partner with DISRUPT to offer programs that break down barriers in the art world, and promote innovative ideation through inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

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