Leonardo Calendar of Upcoming Events

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LASER: UC Davis
4 December 2014

University of Califoria, Davis
3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences

This LASER event will feature 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: Venkatesan Sundaresan (UC Davis/Professor, Plant Biology and Plant Sciences) on "Mysteries of the Silent Kingdom: Sticking to One's Roots, Managing Hormones and Spreading Genes"

7:25-7:50: Robin Hill (UC Davis/Professor, Art Studio) on "Idea Cultivation in the Studio"

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: Chris Dewees (UC Davis/Professor, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology) on "Passion for Fish: When East Meets West"

8:35-9:00:
Nanette Wylde (California State University, Chico/Professor, Art and Art History) on "Instigatnig Some Kind of Action: Interactive Projects Online and Off"


LASER: UC Berkeley
10 Dec 2014
UC Berkeley Golden Bear Extension Center
1995 University Ave., Room 202
Berkeley, CA 94704

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, New Media Art, The History of Art and Technology, Curating Media and the Politics of Production) on "Counterculture, Collectivity, and the Aesthetics of Early Communications at the Western Front and Beyond"

7:25-7:50: Carlo Sequin (UC Berkeley/Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) on "Hyperbolic Hexagon to Evolving Trefoil"

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: Paula Birnbaum (University of San Francisco/Associate Professor, Arts History and Arts Management) on "Contemporary Feminist Art and Globalization"

8:35-9:00: Laetitia Sonami (Kinetic and Sound Artist) on "Your Presence is Required"


LASER: Stanford
11 December 2014
Stanford University
Li Ka Shing Center
291 Campus Dr
Palo Alto, CA 94305

7:00-7:25: Catherine Radford Zoi (Stanford/Engergy Transformation Collaboration) on "Human Ingenuity: The Renewable Resource that Really Can Halt the Climate Crisis." Details forthcoming.

7:25-7:50: Lucia Jacobs (UC Berkeley/Professor, Psychology) on "How the Brain Evolved from the Nose"
Jacobs suggests that the first fundamental revolution in the evolution of the brain was the ability to map space.

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: Rachna Nivas (Chitresh Dash Dance Company) on "India's Meditation in Motion: The Philosophical, Mathematical, and Spiritual Aspects of Kathak Dance." Details forthcoming.

8:35-9:00: Chris Chafe (Stanford/Director, CCRMA) and Josef Parvizi (Stanford/Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences) on "Music from (your) Brain." Chafe and Parvizi discuss a collaborative project between Stanford's departments of Neurology and Music in which brain waves are translated into sound.


DASER
11 DECEMBER 2014
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Register here

5:30 - 6:00pm (registration)

This month, DASER explores the theme of art and environment in conjunction with the exhibition Collapse, an installation created in response to the global crisis occurring in the world's fisheries and the current threat for the unraveling of the Gulf of Mexico's food chain following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

5:30 to 6:00 pm Check in and time to view Brandon Ballengee's Collapse exhibition in the Upstairs Gallery.

6:00 to 6:15 pm Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience working at the intersection of art and science will have 30 seconds to 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.

6:15 to 7:15 pm Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)
Brandon Ballengee, artist, biologist, and environmental educator, New York City
Benjamin Dubansky, University of North Texas, Department of Biological Sciences, Developmental Integrative Biology Cluster, Denton
Ariel Trahan, director of education, Anacostia Watershed Society, Washington, D.C.
Kim Waddell, senior program officer, Gulf Research Program, The National Academies, Washington, D.C.
JD Talasek, facilitator; director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

7:15 to 8:15 pm Discussion

8:15 to 9:00 pm Reception in the Great Hall and time to view Brandon Ballengee's Collapse exhibition in the Upstairs Gallery

To register, visit http://www.cpnas.org/events/daser-112014.html


LASER: NYC
14 December 2014
LevyArts
40 E 19th St #3-R
New York City, NY

NY LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, in support of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum).  Former 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.  There will be two feature presentations by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles and Joann Ebenstein.

Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles is a graduate of Vassar College with a Master's Degree in History from Columbia University, She has written about science, technology and art as a columnist and book reviewer for Los Angeles Times and was on the faculty of the Art Center College of Design. In 2000 she held the Charles Lindbergh Chair at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. In 2001 before she moved to Yale where she was a Senior Lecturer in History Department through 2014. She is the author of five books including Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space, Basic Books, New York, 2003 and Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997. Her LASER presentation: Have images replaced reality in the Operating Room? will address how surgeons trust an image when they enter the living body, and how one artist engages in this "operation".

Joanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, blogger, and graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the creative director of The Morbid Anatomy Museum and founder of the Morbid Anatomy blog. Ebenstein photographs, curates, and collects artifacts, images, and texts relating to curious collections, early museums and cabinets of curiosity, collectors and collecting, medical museums, and museums of natural history. Her photography has been shown internationally and has appeared in a variety of publications. Her recent solo exhibition, Anatomical Theatre, explored the art and culture of medical museums around the world through photographs of their artifacts. Another recent exhibition, Private Cabinets, featured a collection of photographs of privately held collections around the world. She also acted as curatorial advisor and designer for the London based Wellcome Collection’s recent Exquisite Bodies: or the Curious and Grotesque History of the Anatomical Models exhibition.


Updated 24 November 2014