CHAIRS: Ellen Levy and Patricia Olynyk
NY LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, in support of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). Former LEAF Chairs, Ellen K. Levy, former IDSVA Special Advisor in the Arts and Sciences and Patricia Olynyk, Director, Graduate School of Art, Washington University co-direct these presentations to promote dialogue at the highest level among artists, scientists, scholars, and historians. Space is limited, so please rsvp by sending an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be feature presentations by Jim Cogswell, Nene Humphrey, and Noah Hutton.
Jim Cogswell is a painter on faculty at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. He has collaborated in performance works, videos, and installations with poets, dancers, musicians, composers, cosmologists, astronomers, a biostatistician, a computer science engineer, and a mechanical engineer. Jim will discuss Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible, his collaboration with cosmologist Gregory Tarle and composer Stephen Rush, an immersive visualization and sonic landscape based on a simulation of a billion dark matter particles in a cube the size of the universe.
Nene Humphrey is a New York-based sculptor and installation artist. Her work focuses on sensory experiences of the world, human psychology and craft. She a long-term artist-in-residence at NYU’s Center for Neural Science. She will discuss her recent work: Nene Humphrey: Transmission, which was on view at Lesley Heller Workspace in New York. The exhibition “examined ritualized spaces and the products of grief; how the two combine as meditations on muscle memory and the way loss and recovery coexist” (exhibition press release). Her work explores the visual connections between Victorian mourning braids and the brain's amygdala, which processes emotions.
Noah Hutton is a film director and founder of The Beautiful Brain. In 2015 he was named a Salzburg Global Fellow in Neuroscience & Art, and created Brain City, a multi-platform installation in Times Square commissioned by the Times Square Arts Alliance. Previously, he directed the documentary films Crude Independence (SXSW 2009) and Deep Time (SXSW 2015). Noah will present his film project Bluebrain, a documentary begun in 2009 about simulating the human brain on supercomputers, as well as intersections of aesthetics, politics, and neuroscience that he writes about for his website The Beautiful Brain.
NY LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, in support of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). Former LEAF Chairs Ellen K. Levy and Patricia Olynyk co-organize these presentations on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively.
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.
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