Leonardo Calendar of Upcoming Events

(see also the list of past events)

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21 October 2014
University of Westminster, Fyvie Hall
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2UW
6.30–9.00pm (registration/drinks from 6pm)

The next LASER: London focuses on people, processes and play, with Anaïs Tondeur and Jean-Marc Chomaz reflecting on their collaboration ‘Lost in Fathoms’, Sally Annett presenting an interactive contemplation, and Liane Fredericks facilitating interdisciplinary interactions. Be prepared to participate! The event is free but booking is essential.

Reserve your place here: <http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-laser-05-tickets-13259468427>

25 October 2014
LevyArts in New York City
40 E 19th St #3-R, NYC
4-7 p.m.

This LASER event will feature presentations by founder and Executive Director of SciArt Center Julia Buntaine discussing the founding and evolution of SciArt; cancer biology Ph.D. student Dhruba Deb on the unpredictability of cancer and a visual arts approach to cancer research; and art historian and curator Nina Samuel on J. William Littler, his drawings and their broader meaning for images as a means of knowledge production at the intersection of art and science.

Former Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) chairs Ellen K. Levy and Patricia Olynyk co-organize these presentations on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively.

Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to <levy@nyc.rr.com>.

LASER: UC Santa Cruz
28 October 2014
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108
Santa Cruz, CA
6:45-9:00 p.m.

Please join us for LASER: UC Santa Cruz in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:45 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by:

Carolyn Dean, History of Art and Visual Culture professor at UC Santa Cruz, on "Moving Stones: An Inka Perspective"

David Glowacki, Royal Society Research Fellow currently holding joint appointments in both chemistry and computer science at Stanford University and the University of Bristol, on "Modeling Humans as Energy Fields"

Stacy Philpott, associate professor in Agroecology at UC Santa Cruz, on "Urban garden insect biodiversity: fascinating and functional"

Karen Tei Yamashita, professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the UC Santa Cruz, reading from her new work Anime Wong: Fictions of Performance

6 November 2014
UCLA Art|Sci Center + Lab

240 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
7:00-9:00 p.m.

This LASER event will follow the opening of The Secret Life of Birds, a sound art project born out of the multi-year collaboration of director Victoria Vesna and evolutionary biologist Charles Taylor. Aimed at understanding the language of birds, this special exhibition is based on the NSF sponsored research, "Mapping Acoustic Sensor Array of Bird Communication Networks." Read more about the project here.

Speakers will include BIRDS collaborators artist-inventor-professor Aisen Caro Chacin, sound and media artist Joel Ong, and Charles Taylor, researcher and professor of evolutionary biology at UCLA. Joining the them will be Allison Carruth, professor of English at UCLA whose recent projects include the collaborative public art event/initiative Play the LA River, professor of Reparative Materials at Kyoto University Hiroo Iwata, professor of radiology and medical physics and professor at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Chicago Kenji Suzuki, and John Brumley, graduate student in Design Media Arts.

LASER will be held in the presentation space adjacent to the Art|Sci Gallery on the 5th floor of the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA.


Updated 20 October 2014