Leonardo Calendar of Upcoming Events

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LASER: Special Open House at Djerassi 27 July 2014
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
2325 Bear Gulch Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Please join us for the one day of the year that the Djerassi Program’s Artists’ Barn and private grounds are open to the general public! Meet our resident artists, walk the stunning natural landscape, and view panoramic ocean vistas!

General Public, Alumni & Children: Reservations required
General Admission: $50 per person
Alumni & Children: free
Alumni of the Djeassi Program and children 12 & under are admitted free of charge.
All guests must reserve. All tickets held at the door. Space is limited. Reserve early.

No Pets Please.

The Day
Open studios, dance and music performances, and literary readings. Self-guided tours of our site-specific sculpture collection, most created by past artists-in-residence, located on winding mountain trails among ancient redwoods, oak trees, rolling hills and fern-shaded glens.

Devavani Chatterjea, Saint Paul, MN. Biologist
Jim Crutchfield, Davis, CA. Physicist
Curtis Frank, Stanford, CA. Chemical Engineer
Ari Frankel, New York, NY. Composer
Charlotte Jacobs, M.D., Stanford, CA. Writer
Natalie Jeremijenko, New York, NY. Engineer/Artist
Sasha Petrenko, Richmond, CA. Media Artist
Budi Prakosa, Bogor, Indonesia, Industrial Engineer
Andreas Siagian, Bogor, Indonesia, Industrial Engineer
Donna Sternberg, Santa Monica, CA. Choreographer
Dawn Sumner, Davis, CA. Geo-Biologist
Pireeni Sundaralingam, San Francisco, CA. Poet
Meredith Tromble, Oakland, CA. Media Artist

Light Refreshments
Delectable light fare by the Djerassi Program’s gourmet chef, Dan Tosh


LASER: UC Berkeley
6 August
 2014
UC Berkeley Extension Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave, Berkeley - Room 208 
Chaired by Piero Scaruffi 

UC Berkeley, the Minerva Foundation 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: Danielle Siembieda-Gribben (Visual Artist, Curator) on "The Future of Eco Art/Tech"
The evolution of the Eco Art movement has always borrowed from the sciences and social justice. How is Eco Art adapting to the growth of Green Engineering, CleanTech and Environmental Politics? Danielle Siembieda will explain how and why artists are using Art + Tech to save the planet.

7:25-7:50: Philip Marcus (UC Berkeley/Professor, Mechanical Engineering) on "ZOMBIE Vortices---Self-replication in the DEAD Zones of Stars"

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 share6heir 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: Marion O'Leary (Stanford/Advancement Consultant, Department of Global Ecology; pianist; composer) on "Music and Science"
O'Leary will discuss the evolving interaction between his two passions: music and science.

8:35-9:00: Andrea Lingenfelter (poet, scholar, translator) on "TBA"
TBA.


LASER: Stanford
7 August 2014
Stanford University 
Li Ka Shing Center, Room LK101 
Chaired by Piero Scaruffi 

Stanford University 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: Lynn Rothschild (NASA Astrobiologist) on "Synthetic Astrobiology"
TBA

7:25-7:50: Jonathon Keats (conceptual artist, experimental philosopher) on "A Dilettante's Guide to the Universe"
Keats will discuss what a dilettante can achieve in an age of expertise, and what the combination of unrelated interests can reveal about ourselves and our world.

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: Stuart Kendall (California College of the Arts/Chair, Critical Studies) on "Domestic Arts: A Fable"
Kendall re-imagines the domestic arts on the model of the aesthetics of everyday life, wherein objects of design, arranged by design, enable us to cultivate our care for the self.

8:35-9:00: Indrani Baruah (Architect, Visual Artist) on "Cultural Re-imaginations: Experiments in Creative Placemaking"
Baruah will speak about the constantly evolving process, methodology and forms as manifested in her current experiments on the River Brahmaputra in Assam, India.
  


Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH 2014
10-14 August 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, BC

Join Leonardo at the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, BC, 10-14 August 2014. Leonardo events include a presentation of SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Papers, a Leonardo Education and Art Forum panel, “The Zen of Collaboration,” moderated by LEAF Chair David Familian; a reception for the SIGGRAPH Gallery: Acting in Translation (Tuesday, 12 August, 2-3:30 PM, hosted by Leonardo and MIT Press); and the Leonardo Community Meeting (Birds of a Feather meeting) (Wednesday 13 August, 1-2:30 PM). At the gallery reception, you will have a chance to meet the artists and authors featured in the SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Catalog, published as a Leonardo special issue (Vol. 46, No. 4, 2014). At the Leonardo community meeting, you will have a chance to exchange ideas with other members of the Leonardo community as well as several Leonardo journal editors. Additional information to come.

Find out more about SIGGRAPH: http://s2014.siggraph.org/


LASER: University of San Francisco
8 September 2014
University of San Francisco
Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room
Chaired by Piero Scaruffi & Tami Spector

Evening Schedule:

6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

7:00-7:25: Loren Frank (UCSF) on "What is a memory?"

7:25-7:50: Lia Cook (Visual Artist) on "TBA"

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: Birgitta Whaley (Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center)

8:35-9:00: Marcy Darnovsky (Center for Genetics and Society) on "The Case for a New Biopolitics"
New practices in the life sciences are raising profound challenges to social justice, the public interest, and the human future.

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


 

 

 


Updated 21 July 2014