Art: Man and Machine

Amid the crack of 450-volt xenon strobes, the silent zap of lasers and an unprecedented clicking of turnstiles, the Los Angeles County Museum's exhibition called "Art and Technology" is under way at last. It will run through August, and it affords a revealing spectacle of the stimuli and problems that rise out of a major encounter of art and industry.

The "A. and T." program was conceived five years ago by Maurice Tuchman, the museum's 34-year-old senior curator. His idea was to persuade U.S. firms to place their technical resources and a bit of...

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