CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi
This LASER event will feature talks by
- Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley) on "The Novel after the Scientific Revolution"
- Anastasia Raina and the Posthuman Mobility team (Rhode Island School of Design) on "Microbial Cosmologies"
- Christian Kohler (Lawrence Berkeley Labs) on "Environmental Building Technologies"
March 11 @ 6pm California time PST, Find your timezone HERE
Ian Duncan teaches English literature at UC Berkeley. Fields of research and teaching include the theory and history of the novel, literature and the natural sciences, and literature and other storytelling media (opera, film). He is the author of Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel (Cambridge, 1992), Scott's Shadow - The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh (Princeton, 2007), and "Human Forms - The Novel in the Age of Evolution" (Princeton, 2019).
Anastasia Raina is a multidisciplinary designer, researcher, and an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design department at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is interested in exploring the aesthetics of technologically mediated Natures through machine vision and computer-generated forms, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and the incorporation of biomaterials into the artistic vernacular. She draws upon scientific inquiry and collaborations with scientists as a means for generating new methodologies and forms in design.
Christian Kohler is the department head for Building Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley Labs. For over 20 years he has been involved in all aspects of building energy efficiency research such as simulation, measurement and technology development. His activities include algorithm development, user support, training, developing embedded controllers and experimental work on highly insulating and dynamic windows.
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