Emergent Media Lab

The Emergent Media Lab (EML) is a series of ongoing new media art events and exhibitions to serve as a platform for community for critical dialogue, and the showcasing of contemporary new media art in the Bay Area and beyond. EML is dedicated to diversity, research, and radical experimentation of form and content in technology and the arts. We give a priority to showcasing local emerging to established artists who identify as women, LGBTQI2-S, POC, and from other backgrounds that are underrepresented in Media Arts and Technology. The works shown include physical installations, video and screen-based work, performances, experimental artist talks, and more.

EML was founded by Tiare RibeauxMorehshin Allahyari, and Andrew Blanton in 2015. The founders invite one or multiple artists for exhibition focusing on a critical dialogue or thematic content between multiple works. The EML founders also invite guest curators to select the exhibiting artist(s) shown.


Sappho and Sweat

Wednesdays at 6:30pm, April 5th - 26th, 2017

Sappho and Sweat is a queer/feminist dance class party taught by Chani Bockwinkel. This open level event melds aerobics, somatics, poetry and dance choreography. S&S wants to strip "exercise" away from patriarchal ideas of physical success, perfection and transformation and offer participants the freedom to discover their own embodiment while working out, getting sweaty, thinking, pretending to be in a music video, and having fun.