CHAIR: Stephen Nowlin and Robert Crouch
is an artist, theorist, curator and professor in the field of Digital Cultural Practices at UC Irvine where he founded the Arts, Computation and Engineering (ACE) graduate program.
is an internationally active installation artist, sculptor, and painter acclaimed for her ephemeral and permanent artworks focusing on astronomical relationships and alignments.
is a physicist and member of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology. Since 2006, he has hosted a video podcast called The Hidden Universe and often speaks on the subject of using new media to communicate science and astronomy.
is a photographer and media artist living in Los Angeles. His current research project Cloud Chambers studies the aesthetics of cosmology through documentary photographs, and algorithmically generated visualizations.
Is a Los Angeles-based artist and poet working with video, sound, and performance, whose practice includes a focus on human-technology relationships. Her work in progress is SYZYGY, an astronomical term used to describe objects "yoked to the sun."
is a Caltech experimental particle physicist who in recent decades has been involved in several of the highest-profile physics projects in the country, and was most recently the executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
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 20 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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