LASER Talks in Hong Kong

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LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.


CHAIRS: Dr. Lam Yun Wah and  Mariana Pérez Bobadilla

Jan Schnupp graduated from University College London with a Bachelor in Genetics in 1990 and obtained a doctorate in Neurophysiology from the University of Oxford in 1996 and a bachelor in mathematical sciences from the Open University in 2006. He was a junior research fellow at Christ Church, Oxford and a visiting research fellow at the University of Wisconsin at Madison before joining the faculty of the University of Oxford in 2002, where he was promoted to Professor in 2010. In 2016, Jan joined the faculty of City University of Hong Kong. Jan is interested in how sensory processing interpret auditory inputs to the brain are transformed to underpin subjective perceptual qualities of sound such as pitch, timbre and sound source location, and how the brain learns to adapt to the statistical structure of the sounds in our environment to form efficient neural representations of sound and to support auditory scene analysis.

Wong Kit Yi lives and works between Hong Kong and New York. Her artistic interest has long centred on odd scientific findings and the dysfunctional marriage between science and pseudoscience science. Recently she has focused on basic units— cells, digital bits, genes, microseconds—and the systems in which time, space, and information are organized. Her latest research concerns genetics, DNA technology, mythology, Japanese manga, models of ownership/leasing, and biology of ageing and immortality. Wong’s solo shows include Magic Wands, Batons and DNA Splicers (Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018), and Futures, Again (P!, New York, 2017). Her works have been included in group projects at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (Riga), Para Site (Hong Kong), and the Queens Museum (New York). Reviews have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Art in America, Contemporary Art Daily, e-flux conversations, ArtReview, ARTnews, Asian Art News, The Art Newspaper, ArtAsiaPacific, China Daily, LEAP and Modern Painters et cetera. Wong received her MFA from Yale University in 2012. She speaks native Cantonese, fluent English, and hysterical Mandarin.



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April 1st, 2019 7:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
83 Tat Chee Ave
Lecture theatre 1. Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong, CW
Hong Kong

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Phone: + 852 6736 5494