The MATRIX Program for Contemporary Art is an experimental platform that supports networking between artists, museums, and viewers. It was founded in 1978 by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA ), the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The publication Matrix / Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art was designed in 2008 by Project Projects with the help of Elizabeth Thomas as a co-curator. The book presents archival documents, ephemera, and images mixed with newly-commissioned interviews. This big volume book consisting of 560 pages reflects the huge archive that was collected for many years by the MATRIX program. The Project Projects design team used collage as a central concept to present this collected material. They merged scraps of texts, images, and various scans on each page. Every exhibition created by Project Projects also had an accompanying brochure, and each brochure is presented in the book as a thumbnail to tell the story of a related point in the history of design, technology, and institutions.