Leonardo Calendar of Upcoming Events

(see also the list of past events)

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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


LASER: NYC: A Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) Rendezvous Event
18 September 2014
LevyArts, 40 E 19th St #3-R, NYC
4:00-7:00pm
Hosted by Ellen Levy on behalf of
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts


The evening will feature two presentations on art and neuroscience by artists Jillian Scott and Nicole Ottiger, followed by responses to the presentations by NYU Biggs Professor of Neuroscience György Buzsáki and author Tim Requarth.

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


LASER: UC Berkeley
8 October 2014
UC Berkeley Extensions, Room TBD
Chaired by Piero Scaruffi

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

Evening Schedule:

7:00-7:25: Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley/Psychology) on "The Philosophical Baby"
Gopnik will outline some of the new discoveries in our scientific understanding of babies and their implications on the way we think about young children and ourselves.

7:25-7:50: Edward Frenkel (UC Berkeley/Mathematics) on "Love and Math"

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 Palmer (UC Berkeley/Psychology) on "Color, Music, and Emotion"

8:35-9:00: John Edmark (Stanford/Art and Art History) on "Geometric Patterns of Change"
Edmark will discuss his transforming and kinetic works influenced by his ongoing exploration into spatial patterns of symmetry and growth, especially on those arising out of logarithmic spiral structures, Fibonacci numbers, and the golden ratio.


LASER: Stanford
9 October 2014
Stanford University
Li Ka Shing Center, Room TBD

Chaired by Piero Scaruffi

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

Evening Schedule:

7:00-7:25: Andrea Stevenson Won (Stanford/Communication Department) on "The Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab" Andrea will discuss the work of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab and some of the larger questions the Lab's research aims towards addressing

7:25-7:50: Margot Knight (Djerassi Resident Artists Program/Executive Director) on "Scientific Delirium Madness"
Margot will share what was learned during the July 2014 retreat that linked artists and scientist for 30 days of collegial interaction and exploration. She will also discuss plants for next year's Scientific Delirium Madness 2.0.

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: Maria McVarish (Stanford/Modern Thought and Literature) on "Mapping the Uncharted: Non-Cartesian Spaces"

TBA.

8:35-9:00: Patricia G. Lange (California College of the Arts/Critical Studies) on "Evaluating Techno-Aesthetics in Video"
Patricia's presentation will explore and ultimately challenge the assumptions often made in distinguishing amateurs from professionals in terms of technical and aesthetic competencies.




 

 

 


Updated 18 August 2014