Ylem Rode the Wave –– Its History
YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology, a non-profit group in the San Francisco Bay Area, was active from 1981 to 2009. Publications: the YLEM Newsletter (later, the YLEM Journal). In the 1990s, it published the Directory of Artists Using Science and Technology, illustrated with members' work, and established its website, www.ylem.org. Programs: public YLEM Forums introduced artists to science, scientists to art and the general public to new artistic and technological expression. It organized field trips to laboratories, industrial sites and artists' studios, and mounted exhibitions of members' work. Members made fast friends who encouraged each others’ work in this new arena.