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Presentation at BEARS
Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, 2015

This talk was delivered at the Berkeley EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) Annual Research Symposium amongst other — very serious — research presentations, see schedule below. Performing to an audience of over 250 engineers, venture capitalists, and startup entrepeneuers, I leveraged the startup pitch to infiltrate tech spaces as a form of performance art.

BEARS Schedule

Gallery Presentation

BEARS Schedule

Installation, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, 2015

Other Installations/talks/performances include:

  • Murphy-Cardogan Exhibition (installation and performance), SOMArts, SF, 2015
  • San Francisco International Arts Festival, (installation and performance), Fort Mason, SF, 2015
  • LASER Art and Science Series (artist talk), University of San Francisco, CA, 2016
  • Living Room Light Exchange (artist talk), Oakland, 2017

This startup pitch was also performed in the context of art galleries and artist talks. Surprisingly, art audiences were slower to grasp the satire in the deadpan pitch, and I engaged with several arguments with audience members over the ethics of the product.