YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology, a nonprofit group in the
San Francisco Bay Area, was active from 1981 to 2009, publishing
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, .
YLEM’s public 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’ friendships
mutually encouraged their work in this new arena.