in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), founded in New York in 1967 by artists
Robert Whitman and Robert Rauschenberg and engineers Billy Kluver and Fred
Waldhauer, was the premier art-and-science organization of its time. Twenty-eight
regional E.A.T. chapters were established throughout the U.S. in the late
1960s to promote collaborations between artists and engineers and expand
the artist’s role in social developments related to new technologies.
E.A.T. chapters founded in Seattle and Portland in 1968 brought together local artists and engineers from regional companies such as Boeing and Weyerhaeuser. "E.A.T. Reunion 1966-2002" at the University of Washington October 25-26 celebrates the history of these regional liaisons and considers the legacy of E.A.T. for artists working with new technologies in the twenty-first century.