LASER Talks in Tel Aviv

The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world.

 

TRANSMEET

19-20 November, International Live Online Festival

Intersections between science and art

Register - www.transmeet2020.org

 

LEONARDO: TOWARD AN ECOLOGY OF COURAGE 

 

With Diana Ayton-Shenker, Roger F. Malina, Dr. Sha Xin Wei

 

This panel explores Leonardo's legacy, leadership, and learning from over five decades as an experimental nexus of Art, Science, and Technology. The conversation will share how Leonardo has witnessed and contributed to the emergence and resurgence of this hybrid, creative field, leading from an "Ecology of Interdisciplinary, Creative Knowledge" through an "Ecology of Experimental, Creative Practice" toward an "Ecology of Collaborative, Creative Courage."

Followed by  Q&A with the audience

 

The launch of the first LASER Talk Tel Aviv will take place at 21:15 IST (Israel Standard Time) Find your timezone HERE

 

The Festival is free of charge and open to the general public with advance registration.

 

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PANELISTS BIOS: 

Diana Ayton-Shenker is CEO, Leonardo/ISAST (International Society of Arts, Science, Technology); Executive Director, ASU-Leonardo Initiative; and ASU Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Arts, Media, & Engineering.  Diana has published four books, including, A New Global Agenda, produced NewBabel, a 10-story tall A.R. public art installation (Union Square Park, NYC). As Fast Forward Fund founder, and CEO of Global Momenta, she was honored by President Bill Clinton, named among “25 Leading Women Changing the World” (Good Business NY), and featured among 31 Inspiring Women in Nonprofit Management (UNC). Diana speaks four languages and holds an LLM  (International Human Rights Law, University of Essex Law School), and a BA with Honors (International Relations, University of Pennsylvania). She was inaugural Social Innovator in Residence at Wharton, Global Catalyst Senior Fellow at The New School, Senior Fellow at Bard College, and has worked with Human Rights Watch, P.E.N., Mercy Corps,  and the United Nations.

Roger F. Malina is a hybrid artscience researcher; astronomer, editor, and educator. His UTDallas ArtSciLab focuses on close collaboration between scientists and artists. Research areas include data performance, transdisciplinary research and apprenticeships, experimental publishing and curating. Former NASA PI for the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer satellite. Former Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence. Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press. BS in Physics from MIT, PhD in Astronomy from UC, Berkeley . Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica. Member of International Academy of Astronautics.

Sha Xin Wei PhD is Professor at the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University, and directs the Synthesis Center for transversal art, philosophy and technology.   He is a professor at the European Graduate School, Fellow of the ASU-Santa Fe Institute Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, and Senior Fellow of Building21 at McGill University. Dr. Sha's core research concerns a topological approach to poiesis, play and process.  His art and scholarly work range from gestural media, movement arts, and realtime media installation through experiential design to critical studies and philosophy of technology.  Dr. Sha has published in the areas of computer science, human computer interaction, philosophy, media arts, experimental music and performance, science and technology studies, including the book Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter (MIT).  He is an associate editor for AI & Society, and serves on the Governing Board of Leonardo International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

 

SPONSORS:

TRANSMEET Art & Science Festival

The Fetter Museum of Art and Nanoscience

Bina institute of Nanotechnology

Bar Ilan University


The TRANSMEET Science and Art Festival, a first of its kind in Israel, is designed to reveal collaborations between science and art. The festival will present interdisciplinary research, while expressing the fascinating encounter between art and science and will include live performances, in-process research demonstrations, lectures, workshops, panels and more. Leading scientists, artists and curators from around the globe, will present the joint research process and the challenges of creating new knowledge and forging a new common language.

Steering team and curators: Visual artist and curator Tal Yizrael -The Fetter museum of nanoscience and art, Bar Ilan University, Choreographer Sharona Florsheim, and Tel Aviv University Prof. Tomer Volansky.

The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks

 

When
November 19th, 2020 9:15 PM   through   10:03 PM
Location
Online / Tel Aviv,
Israel

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