Chilean-born, Los Angeles-based artist Guillermo Bert will discuss his work Encoded Textiles. This series of hand-woven, large-scale tapestries combines contemporary bar codes, indigenous design methods, and the oral histories of native peoples. The artist's process begins with interviewing and filming members of indigenous communities to collect traditional stories, poems, and first person narratives. Software encodes the native stories into barcode patterns, which are then woven by master weavers. Bert collaborates with craftspeople from the Mapuche of Southern Chile, the Zapoteca of Oaxaca, Mexico, and the Navajo of New Mexico. His work has been shown at the Museum of Latin American Art, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.