DASER: D.C. LASER

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: J.D. Talasek and Alana Quinn

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In March, the discussion will focus on The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.

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American Sign Language interpretation provided.

PROGRAM

6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Check-in

6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community share.

6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Speakers' Presentations

Using Art to Communicate Climate and Disaster Risk: Simone Balog-Way, Disaster Risk Management Analyst, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery Labs, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.

Arctic Collaborations: Cy Keener, Artist and Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Emerging Technology, Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park

The ETERNAL Plastic Problem: Maris Polanco, Biologist, Artist, and Adjunct Professor, Biology, Henry Ford College and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Force Majeure: Wildfire and Wheat: Adrien Segal, Artist, Oakland, CA

7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Discussion moderated by JD Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

8:30 to 9 p.m. Networking reception in the West Court and West Gallery with time to view Maris Polanco's ETERNAL jellyfish sculpture and Adrien Segal's exhibition Force Majeure: Wildfire and Wheat

About DASER

DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.

Visit CPNAS's website for more information www.cpnas.org

This program is part of The ETERNAL Experience series taking place throughout spring 2020 at NAS, organized by LabX and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

SPONSORS:

CPNASD.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)  is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.

More about LASER Talks:

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.

When
March 19th, 2020 6:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
Location
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Room 120 & West Court
Washington D.C., DC 20418
United States

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