Laser Talks in Santa Fe

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Why Knot? Susan Latham on Knots in Nature and Art, with Tom Greenbaum. 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.



Biocultura and UNM College of Fine Arts present "Why Knot?" a LASER talk by Susan Latham on knots and the power of knots in science and art. Susan will be in conversation with Tom Greenbaum discussing how she integrates science and art.

Date/Time: December 13, 2019 starting at 6PM, Doors open at 5:30PM.         

Location: EVOKE Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

For more information: visit Biocultura website.              Susan Latham sculpture Knit Knot

Susan Latham will share her moments of amazement at the wild and wondrous knots found in nature and how she integrates science and art in her artistic endeavors, and especially in the creation of fiber knot sculptures and jewelry designs. Latham is a metal and fiber art sculptor with a keen eye for photography, a member of the arts community since 1996. Spurred on by her lifelong attraction to both science and art, she founded and directed The Forum for Science and Art which brought artists and scientists together to explore  the creative process for 14 years. Her work has been represented in various galleries in Santa Fe and Truchas, currently by The Freeman Gallery, 201 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.


Susan received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois, her masters in art education from Goddard College, thesis,“Science and Art in the Learning Process.” She is now retired from Occupational Therapy, which brought her to Santa Fe and our public school system. 

Currently she is a local coordinator and advocate for LEONARDO/ISAST (LEONARDO’s International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology), a local organizer of LEONARDO Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) gatherings, where artists, scientists and the public meet to present on art/science integrated topics and projects, and the co-founder of SciArt Santa Fe, a non-profit focusing on art and science integration.


Tom Greenbaum’s artwork incorporates science and math including mathematical algorithms, the golden ratio, and geometric forms found in biological organisms. Working in a broad range of media such as glass, silk, digital media, or interactive installations involving projection mapping and microprocessors, Tom’s work engages viewers in an exploration of art, science and math as well as the concepts of wabi-sabi, mindfulness, and beginner’s mind. Tom is the manager of The Intel Innovation Center in Rio Rancho, NM.

Presented in coordination with Leonardo / ISAST (International Society of Art, Science and Technology), Biocultura Santa Fe, and The University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts. Hosted by EVOKE Contemporary, at the Railyard in Santa Fe. 

CHAIRS: Andrea Polli and Madeline Rowene



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.

December 13th, 2019 6:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
550 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States

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Phone: 505-600-1150

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