Special LASER: Balancing Between Brand & Independently Run Community Nodes

Tami and Danielle

As community managers, we want to be supportive of our members who want to self-organize and support our mission. How can you support decentralized community nodes while protecting your brand? Does your community want to splinter-off and form individual and independently-run sub-communities?

Learn from the #1 art/sci/tech network, Leonardo, as we discuss the success and growing pains of our program - Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) -- an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. This program began in San Francisco in 2008 as a grassroots experimental program and has grown to 30 partner sites globally.

About the speakers:

Tami Spector is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of San Francisco. She also serves on the governing and editorial board of Leonardo/ISAST and co-hosts the bimonthly San Francisco LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous). She publishes and presents work on molecular aesthetics, the visual image of chemistry, and the intersections of chemistry and contemporary visual art.

Danielle Siembieda is the Managing Director of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). Siembieda brings over 15-years of experience in community development and strategic communications. As an active leader in the art, science, and technology community, she has served on the board of the Women Eco Art Dialogue and Emerging Arts Professionals. She has served the art & tech community with multiple roles including Community Engagement Manager for ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network; Co-Project Manager of the San Jose Climate Clock Initiative; Managing Editor of SWITCH the online Journal of New Media (no longer in publication); and has been member of the San Jose Public Art Advisory Committee. Siembieda has an MFA in Digital Media Art at San Jose State University at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media with a focus on green technology and sustainable materials. As the founder of Art Inspector: Saving the Earth by Changing Art, Siembieda has turned this social practice project into a business acquiring funding from Silicon Valley Energy Watch and working with the City of San Francisco Department of Environment to help artists work healthier and safer. She defines her art at “Alter-Eco Art” bridging Eco-Art practice and New Media focusing on intersection of environment, technology and community.
Twitter - @Art_Inspector


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LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 30 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website

The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.

May 23rd, 2018 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
435 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

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