E.A.T – Experiments in Art and Technology
The founding of E.A.T. - Experiments in Art and Technology was preceded in 1966 by the performance series 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering in New York. The participating artists (John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, and Robert Whitman) worked hand in hand with engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories to develop groundbreaking performances using the latest technologies, such as video projection, wireless sound transmission, and Doppler sonar.
Subsequently, engineer Billy Klüver and artist Robert Rauschenberg founded the association E.A.T. - Experiments in Art and Technology to promote creative exchange between engineers and artists. In addition to key works of interactive media art, Fujiko Nakaya's Pepsi Pavilion at Expo '70 in Osaka is considered the pinnacle of E.A.T. activities.