The 5th LAST Festival

date:March 23-24th, 2018
location: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ( Menlo Park, CA)

Schedule

Friday, March 23, 2018

6pm-9pm Opening of the Art Exhibition

7pm-8pm Performances

Saturday, March 24, 2018

11am-6pm Talks

10am-9pm Art Exhibition

6pm-9pm Workshops

12pm, 3pm, 7pm Performances

Art Exhibition


ART CURATOR Joel Slayton, founder of SJSU's CADRE and former executive director of ZERO1.

Joel Slayton teaches Digital Media Art at San Jose State University and was Executive Director of ZERO1 The Art and Technology Network in San Jose, California, between 2008 and 2016. Previously he was the founding director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University, the second oldest academic media arts center in the USA.

Artist1: Artwork title

Artist is a sculptor, engineer, musician and dancer

This piece represents the future of humanity

Artist2: Artwork title

Artist is a sculptor, engineer, musician and dancer

This piece represents the future of humanity

Artist3: Artwork title

Artist is a sculptor, engineer, musician and dancer

This piece represents the future of humanity

Workshops

Workshops will be announced soon.

Saturday March 24: Melissa Merencillo: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Saturday March 24: Xiaohan Zhang: Machine Learning, Chaos, etc

Saturday March 24: Workshop3

Performances

Performances will be announced soon.

Friday March 23: Performer1

Saturday March 24: Kinetech Arts

Saturday March 24: Performer3

Saturday March 24: Performer4

Homo Digitalis: Talks and Panels

Saturday March 24

CURATOR
Piero Scaruffi (LAST Festival founder)

M.C.
Anna Davidson (UC Davis & SFAI)

Speaker1

12:30-13:00

What happens when we edit your genes?

Speaker2

12:30-13:00

What happens when we edit your genes?

Speaker3

12:30-13:00

What happens when we edit your genes?

Our Mission

The L.A.S.T. (Life Art Science Technology) festival celebrates the confluence of art with the new media technologies and nascent sciences that are transforming sociality and experience in the 21st century.

Creativity does not happen in a vacuum, whether it's art, tech or science. They all coexist, influence each other and interact. Silicon Valley did not happen in a vacuum, it happened within the intense cultural ecosystem of the Bay Area. The L.A.S.T. festival aims at presenting art, tech and science within the same venue. The art expo features a dozen interactive high-tech installations that break the "Do not touch!" taboo of the traditional museum and that are meant to let you experience something you never experienced before. The speakers features talks on Artificial Intelligence, Graphics/Animation, Nanotech, Space Exploration, Computer Graphics, etc by leaders of today's science and technology.

Click here for a history of the festival, which has been held at Zero1 in San Jose (Spring 2014), Stanford University (Fall 2014), The Lab (2015), and San Jose State University's Hammer Theater in San Jose (2017).

Join the Team

Join the team and help make this happen! The festival is totally nonprofit and we always need volunteers. Calling all college level students in the Bay Area! You can help with the actual days of the festival, with designing this website, with curating the art expo, with managing the speakers and panels, with P.R., and with the setup.

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