Art Technology Psyche celebrates human expression at the intersection of technology and the arts. For the 6th year, Harvard Library in collaboration with Academic Technology for the FAS invites you to participate in a day of immersive digital experiences, art exhibitions, technology demos, and visionary speakers on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Cabot Science Library.

Explore the creative process and its impact on emerging technologies. Discover the ways in which technology shapes us, and conversely, how the artist continually challenges and informs technological development. Interact with cutting edge art installations and software demos to experience the world in new ways. Meet like-minded faculty, staff, students, researchers, and colleagues of any skill level while exploring new projects and collaborations on and around campus.


  • AR Artists’ Books from the Fine Arts Library

    Stop by and try out the AR enhanced features on a selection of artists’ books from the Fine Arts Library. Selections will include: Acqua Alta: Crossing the Mirror by Adrien M & Claire B (2020) Ultra HD premium features by Bobby Davidson (2019) See No Evil by Adrianne Wortzel (2022) Jessica Evans Brady Jessica Evans Brady is […]

  • Caitlin Foley & Misha Rabinovich

    Caitlin Foley & Misha Rabinovich

    Shrine to Fallen Microbes Caitlin & Misha will be talking about their current project Shrine to Fallen Microbes. They say “The need for a diverse microbiome is for us a potent analogy for the need for cultural diversity among people.” Shrine to Fallen Microbes is an interactive website stored on Arweave, the “permaweb.” Artist duo Caitlin & Misha […]

  • Jeffrey Pomerantz

    Jeffrey Pomerantz

    Virtual Field Trips to the Past Jeffrey Pomerantz is a recovering academic and a founder of Proximal, an educational technology company democratizing experiential learning by building immersive learning experiences, and tools to help you build your own. In a previous life, Pomerantz was a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Information and Library Science […]

  • Heli Tuomi

    Heli Tuomi

    Time to Flow 9 tools for making time to create optimal experience wherever you work, whatever you do Being ‘in flow’ is a state of optimal experience, where time disappears as you focus. People who experience flow report higher levels of happiness and life satisfaction. Flow helps you not only be more productive and efficient […]

  • Matt Cook

    Matt Cook

    As Digital Scholarship Program Manager for Harvard Library, Matt supports diverse scholarly efforts with emerging computational methods, engaging learning spaces, and a campus-wide network of technological expertise. Matt’s personal research interests include 3D technologies (e.g. photogrammetry, VR, etc.) and embodied cognition. After studying philosophy at the undergraduate and graduate, Matt began working full time in libraries and developing new tools and […]

  • The Harvard Plate Stacks Collection

    The Harvard Plate Stacks Collection

    Capturing the Intangible Universe Learn more about the Harvard Plate Stacks, a world-renowned collection of Glass Plate Negatives of the night sky, and the generations of early women at Harvard who created, stewarded, and researched this collection that spans over 100 years. Make your own cyanotypes from some of the most famous images in our […]

  • Tristan Cunha

    Tristan Cunha

    Kinetic Chandelier Tristan’s annual holiday light show is a highlight on the Somerville Illuminations Tour, and a beloved neighborhood tradition. The Kinetic Chandelier uses the same programmable LEDs, but trades music for motion. The piece is made with 3D printed parts, woodworking, and custom designed circuit boards. It’s run by 6 arduino microcontrollers running 35 […]

  • EL Putnam & Leonie Bradbury

    EL Putnam & Leonie Bradbury

    PseudoRandom Contemporary art curator Leonie Bradbury and performance artist  EL Putnam discuss their collaborative work on the recent exhibition PseudoRandom at Emerson Contemporary, considering the challenges and possibilities of creating and presenting digital art. The exhibition explores aesthetic encounters through digital performance by implicating the artist, technology, and the viewer. Putnam examines performance art beyond lens based media, while questioning the ways time […]

  • Tupac Martir

    Tupac Martir

    Technology as a Character The use of technology as not only something that enhances a show, but rather, how it is seen as a character in the story. The decision made in the creative process of the technology creates an ephemeral character that helps drive the story. Tupac is a light magician, creative visionary and […]