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Next DASER: 20 October 2011, Washington, DC

Attention Washington, D.C. metropolitan area readers! Join us for the next D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 20 October 2011, at the Keck Center, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., with presentations by Kóan Jeff Baysa, David Cantor, Michael Maizels and Richard G. Weiss. Find out more

Leonardo and swissnex San Francisco Present a Special LASER Program for the Bay Area Science Festival

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to present a special LASER program on 2 November 2011 in collaboration with swissnex San Francisco as part of the first annual Bay Area Science Festival. Feature presentations will include: "Geometric Patterns of Change" by John Edmark, "The Art of Recycling" by Deborah Munk, "Photography without the Camera" by Robert Buelteman, "Longing for the Background" by Therese Lahaie and "QUARC - Quantum Art Connection" by Christian Gonzenbach and Martin Pohl. Find out more


The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz
Call for Applications

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (a Leonardo Affiliate Member) is accepting applications for Fall 2012 through 3 January 2012. UC Santa Cruz, located on the stunningly beautiful Monterey Bay, is immediately south of Silicon Valley, allowing our faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities such as participation in ZER01, a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue biennial festival of visual and performing arts at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture. Find out more

The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts
Renews Affiliate Membership

The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts offers undergraduate and graduate studies in Performer-Composer, including African American Improvisational Music; Composition, including Experimental Sound Practices; Jazz; Programs in Performance, including African Music and Dance, Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance, Brass, Guitar, Harp, North Indian Music, Percussion, Piano/Keyboard, Collaborative Keyboard, Strings, Voice, Winds, World Music, and World Percussion; Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence and Design; and Musical Arts Programs. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

International Symposium on Aqua Science, Water Resources and the Arts: A Virtual Event Open to Worldwide Participation

The third International Symposium on Aqua Science, Water Resources and the Arts will be held online as a virtual event from 3-5 November 2011. Attendance is open to anyone with a computer and a high-speed internet connection. A nominal $5USD registration fee permits attendees to view international presenters and performers who will address various perceptions of water and approaches to water-related challenges. Find out more

Call for Participation
Hypothesis: An Art/ Science Fair at The Lab, San Francisco

The Lab invites artists, scientists, writers, musicians, performers, theorists, and other makers to participate in Hypothesis: An Art/Science Fair to be held on 5 November 2011 in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival. Participants will present their practice in the form of a traditional science fair display, using the "scientific method" to: define a question or concept, gather information and observations, form a hypothesis, explain experiments and processes, analyze data or processes, and draw a conclusion. Special guest judges include Paul Stepahin from The Exploratorium, Tami Spector from Leonardo, Edward Morse from UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering, and Gareth Spor. Registration will remain open until November 1 or while space remains. Find out more