Leonardo Calendar of Upcoming Events

(see also the list of past events)

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LASER: University of San Francisco
9 March 2015
University of San Francisco
Fromm Hall, FR 115, Bermann Room
7-9:30 p.m.

7:00-7:25: Indrani Baruah (Architect and Visual Artist) on "Cultural Re-Imaginations: Experiments in Creative Placemaking"

7:25-7:50: Christine Metzger (California College of the Arts) on "Lights, Camera...Fiction?"

7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

8:10-8:35: Stephen Bailey (Lawrence Berkeley Labs)

8:35-9:00: Weidong Yang (Kine-tech) on "Data insights through gestural interactive 3D visualization"

9:00pm-9:30pm: Discussions, networking
Mingle with the speakers and other members of the audience


LASER: UT AUSTIN
12 March 2015
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
7–9 p.m.

Together scientists and engineers with artists and designers from across Texas will address the needs of the burgeoning community of researchers and practitioners that bridge disciplines.

Guest lecturers

Moderator: Roger F. Malina is a space scientist and astronomer, with a specialty in extreme and ultraviolet astronomy, space instrumentation and optics.

Gagan Wig is the director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab based at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for Vital Longevity. .

Carol LaFayette is an artist who collaborates with scientists and engineers to invent unique ways to experience interconnections of flora, fauna and phenomena in rural areas.

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo is an interactive artist/researcher focusing on aesthetics of interactive experience.

Ruth West is an artist-scientist—a creative catalyst.

ATX LASER is a series that encourages dialogue between diverse perspectives on innovation within the art and science communities both locally and internationally. This collaboration fosters innovation and learning that affects community sustainability, culture and economic growth. The series is free and open to the public.


London LASER 08
17 March 2015
6.30 - 9.00pm (registration from 6.00pm)
D115/117, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square,
Kings Cross, London
N1C 4AA

The eighth London LASER hosts Anna Dumitriu on ethical considerations of artists working with bioscience, Nicola Triscott on recent work by Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, and CUBE London resident artists/scientists Ideographic on possible correlations between spikes in cultural evolution and the alliance of art and science.

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Featured Presentations by Anna Dumitriu, Nicola Triscott, and Ideographic.


LASER: STANFORD
18 March 2014
Stanford University
Alway M106, 291 Campus Drive
7-9:30 p.m.

Please join us for a Special LASER: Stanford, taking place as part of Imagining the Universe, a year-long project organized by an interdisciplinary consortium drawing on departments and programs from across Stanford University. The goal of this project is to explore the nature of the universe through exhibitions, performances, public conversations and courses. Find out more

Guest speakers will include:

Roger Malina, Space scientist, astronomer and Leonardo Executive Editor, on "Art and Science for the Space Age"

Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist with the Space Science Division of NASA Ames on "Imagining Life in the Universe"

Piero Scaruffi, Cognitive scientist, historian, author and Founder of the LASER series, on "TBA"

Katharine Hawthorne, Dancer and choreographer, on "TBA"

Allison Leigh Holt, Interdisciplinary artist, on "The Beginning was the End: Hybrid Reality in Japanese Culture"

*This event is free and open to the public.


DASER
19 March 2015
Keck Center
500 5th St., NW, Room 100
5:30-9:00 p.m.

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region fostering interdisciplinary networking. This month, DASER explores the theme of mathematics, art, and culture in conjunction with The Phillips Collection's exhibitions, Man Ray: Human Equations and Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models.

Access the live webcast. It begins streaming at 5:30 p.m. EST

PROGRAM

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Check-in

6:00 to 6:10 p.m. Community sharing time. Anyone in the audience working at the intersection of art and science will have 30 seconds ot share their work. Please present work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

6:10 to 6:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Dorothy M. Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Panelists presentations (15 minutes each)

Florence Fasanelli, Independent Scholar, Former Mathematician-in-Residence, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.

Wendy Grossman, Curatorial Associate, Curator of Man Ray: Human Equations, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Vijaya R. Nagarajan, Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco

Manil Suri, Professor of Mathematics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

JD Talasek, Facilitator, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

7:15 to 8:00 p.m. Discussion

8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reception


LASER: UC SANTA CRUZ
31 March 2015
UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center, Rm 108
6:45–9 p.m.

The evening includes four presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking. Free and open to the public.

Evening Schedule:

7:00-7:25: Catherine Wagner (Mills College/Professor of Studio Art, conceptual artist, photographer)

7:25-7:50: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor (UC Santa Cruz/Assistant Professor of Social Documentation, documentary filmmaker)

7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

8:10-8:35: David Dunn (UC Santa Cruz/Assistant Professor of Music, composer, artist, bio-acoustic researcher)

8:35-9:00: TBA


LASER: UC DAVIS
2 APRIL 2015
3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building
UC Davis Campus, CA

Feature presentations Matt Gilbert, Alison Van Eenennaam, Thomas Gordon, Evan Clayburg and Sally Hense.


LASER: UC BERKELEY
8 APRIL 2015
Soda Hall, Rm 306 (HP Auditorium)
UC Berkeley Campus, CA

7–9 p.m.

UC Berkeley and Leonardo/ISAST invite you to the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, an evening of art and science presentations, chaired by Piero Scaruffi.

The evening includes four presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking. Free and open to the public.

Evening Schedule:

7:00-7:25: Lily Alexander (UC Santa Cruz/Ph.D. student in Visual Studies) on "Counterculture, Collectivity, and the Aesthetics of Early Communications Art at the Western Front and Beyond"
In her talk, Lily Alexander will explore the role of countercultural movements, specifically the move to collectivity, and the subsequent confluence of avant-garde performance, postmodern dance, experimental video and sound in the early development of communications media projects of the 1960s and 1970s.

7:25-7:50: Melanie Swan (Institute for Blockchain Studies/Founder) on "Bitcoin/Blockchain Technology Explained"
In explaining bitcoin and blockchain technology, Melanie Swan will also discuss the importance and broader applications of these technologies.

7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

8:10-8:35: Amy Ho (projection artist) on "The Space We Inhabit"
Amy Ho will delve into the history of the topic of space from an artist's perspective.

8:35-9:00: Nicholas de Monchaux (UC Berkeley/Associate Professor, Architecture and Urban Design) on "Spacesuits and Cities"
Description TBA.


LASER: University of San Francisco
11 May 2015
University of San Francisco
Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room
Chaired by Piero Scaruffi and Tami Spector

7:00-7:25: Marjorie Schwarzer (USF/ Museum Studies) on "The Museum Boom in the United Arab Emirates"
Teaching contemporary museum practices in the United Arab Emirates.

7:25-7:50: Laura Maguire (Stanford & Philosophy Talk) on "A New Theory of Bullshit."

7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

8:10-8:35: Tami Spector (USF) on "The Molecular Elusive." The ways in which chemists represent the elusive and transient.

8:35-9:00: TBA

9:00pm-9:30pm: Discussions, networking. You can mingle with the speakers and the audience.


6th LEONARDO SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM AT NETSCI2015
2 June 2015
World Trade Center Zaragoza (WTCZ), Spain

We are pleased to invite you to Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks, the 6th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2015, taking place at the World Trade Center Zaragoza (WTCZ) in Spain, on Tuesday, 2 June 2015. The 2015 symposium will follow our established recipe, leveraging interaction between those areas by means of keynotes, a number of contributions, and a high-profile panel discussion. In our call, we are looking for a diversity of research contributions revolving around networks in culture, networks in art, networks in the humanities, art about networks and research in network visualization. As in previous years, selected papers will be published in print, both in a Special Section of Leonardo and in a dedicated Leonardo eBook. Deadline to submit: 29 March 2015. Find out more.


Updated 17 March 2015