Leonardo Calendar of Upcoming Events

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SIGGRAPH conference
9-13 AUGUST 2015
Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA

Leonardo will be hosting several events at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference, taking place 9–13 August 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Leonardo will host events at the conference itself as well as a couple of invitation-only social events. Don’t miss this chance to mix, mingle and catch up with all-things-Leonardo. If you will be at SIGGRAPH, let us know!

1. Art Gallery Reception:  Tuesday, 11 August , 2–3:30 PM. In collaboration with the SIGGRAPH Art Program, Leonardo publishes the SIGGRAPH art catalog each year as a special issue of Leonardo journal. Join us to celebrate the SIGGRAPH Art , the Art Papers and the Leonardo special issue at this gala reception, co-hosted by MIT Press. Open to all conference attendees.

2. Leonardo Community Meeting (Birds of a Feather meeting):  Wednesday, 12 August, 2:30–4 PM, Room 506 in the Convention Center. Come, listen and share about your involvement in art-science, whether as a practitioner, educator, student, writer, researcher, program developer . . . Open to all conference attendees.

3.  Invitation-Only Events: (1) Social gathering at the home of Leonardo Co-Editor Sheila Pinkel on the evening of Tuesday, 11 August. You can expect to meet a fascinating array of innovative thinkers at this invitation-only event. (2) SIGGRAPH Art Party, co-hosted by the SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and Leonardo/ISAST, Wednesday 12 August, 6-9 pm.

RSVP to isast@leonardo.info to receive your invitations to these stellar events! 

Also of interest: Check out the SIGGRAPH 2015 Art Papers presented in two sessions, Tuesday, 11 August, 9-10:30 am and 10:45 am-12:15 pm, Room 153A-C in the Convention Center.  Session Chairs: Edward Shanken and Victoria Szabo. Presenters include Vernelle Noel; Esteban Garcia Bravo and Jorge Garcia; Daniel Temkin; Kayla Anderson; Angus Forbes; and Claude Fortin and Kate Hennessy. The Art Papers are published in the Leonardo/SIGGRAPH special issue, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2015.



LASER: UC BERKELEY
12 AUGUST 2015
University of California, Berkeley
Soda Hall, Room 306, HP Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720
6:45–9:00 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: Therese Lahaie (Artist) on "TBA"
Description forthcoming.

7:25–7:50: Charlotte Jacobs (Professor of Medicine, Stanford University) on "Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio"
Jacobs discusses Jonas Salk, the American scientist who discovered polio vaccine and the subject of her forthcoming book: Jonas Salk: A Life.

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: Greg Niemeyer (Assistant Professor of New Media, UC Berkeley, Center for New Media) on "TBA"
Description forthcoming.

8:35–9:00: Lauren Baines (Choreographer) on "Embodied Knowledge: Mirror Neurons, Kinesthetic Empathy and What Site Dance Can Show Us"
Baines will discuss her investigations into "site dance" -- dance that takes place in urban, public settings -- as a method by which to engage individuals, empower audiences and to recognize places within a community.


LASER: STANFORD
13 AUGUST 2015
Stanford University
Alway M106
Stanford, CA 94305
6:45–9:00 p.m.

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: Tami Spector (Professor/USF, Chemistry) on "The Molecular Elusive"
Spector's talk focuses on the ways in which chemists represent the elusive and transient, and the aesthetics of these representations

7:25–7:50: Speaker TBA
Description forthcoming.

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: James Wall (Assistant Director/Stanford Biodesign) on "Biodesign: Training the Next Generation of Medical Technology Innovators"
Description forthcoming.

8:35–9:00: Weidong Yang (Founder, Kine-tech) on "Data Insights through Gestural Interactive 3D Visualization"
In his presentation, Yang will demonstrate a project that visualizes and compares communication structures among different industries in 3D graphs constructed from meta-data collected from actual usage on the Box collaboration platform.

Free and open to the public!





Updated 23 July 2015