CHAIR: Maryam Razi
/Skype/ Frieder Nake is a mathematician, computer scientist, and pioneer of computer art. He is one of the early trailblazers of computer and algorithmic art, as well as generative works. From the 1960s to the present, Nake has established himself as one of the leading voices in the field. Nake is also a professor of interactive computer graphics and digital media at The University of Bremen and The University of the Arts Bremen, Germany. He was nominated for the Visionary Pioneer of Media Art award of Prix Ars Electronica in 2014.
/Skype/ Max Kazemzadeh is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Art & Media Design in the Art, Communication & Theater Department at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Kazemzadeh uses a syncretic approach to investigate connections between art, technology, and consciousness in his research, experiments and interactive installations. For the last ten years, his work investigated the influence constructed, semi-conscious interfaces had on human perception and interaction. Directly connected to elements within machine perception and sense-based
recognition, his work feeds naturally into the focal point of his recent research, investigating the significance and value of errors within the process perception and identification (via the senses) as essential contributions to creativity, inspiration, innovative thought, and learning.
Hamid Naderi Yeganehis an Iranian mathematical artist and a graduate student of mathematics at the Sharif University of Technology. Naderi Yeganeh received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Qom. He is known for using mathematical equations to create drawings of real-life objects, intricate illustrations, animations, fractals, and tessellations. His artwork "9,000 Ellipses" was used as the background cover image of The American Mathematical Monthly – November 2017 (the most widely read mathematics journal in the world). His work has been featured on the American Mathematical Society's website, the London Mathematical Society's website, CNN Style, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Science and more. His artworks have been exhibited at ART ∩MATH presented by Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) (March 1- April 14, 2018). In this talk, he would explain the mathematical methods he used to create works of art.
Marzieh Zareis a Complexity Science Researcher. She was awarded her Ph.D. degree from the University of North Texas. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for research in fundamental sciences (IPM). Her long-term project has been modeling the brain as a complex system that generates fascinating signatures comparable with those of the real brain. Her work has been published in prestigious journals and presented in many national and international conferences. The record of her publications includes various aspects of the brain behaviors, artificial intelligence for neurodevelopmental disorders as well as the brain-to-brain interface. She has guided around ten students through their graduate degrees and has always been interested in working with people from different backgrounds and different disciplines. In this talk, she will guide us through brain signals and the beauty of the brain research.
Ali PanahiAKA Ali Phi is a media artist and interaction designer based in Tehran. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. The works of Ali Phi depict the relation between point, line, plane, light, and darkness. The digital process and flexibility in his works are an interrelation and a diverse and growing alteration between today's media and capacities of presentation. He has performed and exhibited his works in international festivals e.g. Ars Electronica, Patchlab, Tadaex, as well as several media art installations and performances in public spaces.
In this talk, he will talk about his ongoing project which is based on his own way of reading brain activities. Through EEG recordings, in this case, war-related traumatic brain injury would be converted into an immersive environment filled with audio and visual components.
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.
Farzan Alley, Naji Alley, Zafar Ave.
Iran, Islamic Republic Of