Leonardo Calendar of Upcoming Events

(see also the list of past events)

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LASER: UC Los Angeles 1 May 2014
7:00-9:00pm
5th Floor Presentation Space in the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

This LASER event will feature a talk given by artists/biologists Christina Agapakis and Ellie Harmon, who will be opening their exhibition for Art|Sci from 5–7 p.m. just prior to LASER.

To present your idea at the upcoming LASER, email: artscicenter@gmail.com
The event is FREE and open to the public. Made possible in part by the David Bermant Foundation.

Directions and Parking: www.cnsi.ucla.edu/attachments/DirectionsCNSI.pdf

For more information about the Art|Sci center, see their website: http://artsci.ucla.edu

 


 

LASER: University of San Francisco 5 May 2014
6.45–9.30pm
University of San Francisco: Fromm Hall - FR 110 - Maier Room
San Francisco, CA


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

7:00-7:25: Terry Johnson (UC Berkeley) on "Synthetic Biology: Teaching Old Cells New Tricks"
Synthetic biology aims to design cells capable of drug synthesis.

7:25-7:50: Chhoti Rao (USF) on "India's Contemporary Art Scene"
In our age of globalization much attention is focused on Asia.

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: Bruno Olshausen (Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley) on "Modeling the Neural Basis of Visual Perception, and Implications for Technology and Art"
Biological vision systems have evolved the ability to acquire information about the environment from measurements of light intensity.

8:35-9:00: Ashley Bellouin (Musician) on "In Search of an Eternal Present"

Music that invites the audience to experience an eternal present.

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


LASER: UC Santa Cruz 6 May 2014
6.45–TBA
University of Santa Cruz: DARC 108
Santa Cruz, CA

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

7:00pm: Paul Koch (Dean of Physical and Biological Sciences and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UCSC), Elaine Sullivan (Assistant Professor of History, UCSC), and other exciting speakers.

Find out more about the LASER series


Updated 1 April 2014