Ever wonder where your last cell phone ended up or why you only kept that cell phone for a matter of months? For nearly a decade, artist and writer Julia Christensen has investigated the phenomenon of “upgrade culture” - the notion that we need to constantly upgrade our electronics to remain relevant, and how this impacts our personal lives and the environment.
Now Upgrade Available, an exhibition of nearly fifty artworks by Christensen, goes on show at the Merle Mullin Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design. Some of the works were collaborations with LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab and JPL’s Innovation Foundry.
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