Experiments in Art and Technology
In 1966 engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman founded Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), a not-for-profit service organization whose goal was to promote collaborations between artists, engineers and scientists.
The website begins with the history of E.A.T. from Billy Klüver’s first collaboration with Jean Tinguely on Homage to New York in 1960, through the performance series 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering in 1966 and the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology the same year, It presents E.A.T.’s activities and projects in its most active years 1966 to 1975 and carries the story up to the present day. It chronicles the birth and early years of what has come to be called the art and technology movement, which has grown and developed in many directions, involving thousands of artists, engineers and scientists in all fields, producing works that reach and inspire an ever-growing audience.