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.
Saturday March 24: Melissa Merencillo: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Saturday March 24: Xiaohan Zhang: Machine Learning, Chaos, etc
Saturday March 24: Workshop3
Friday March 23: Performer1
Saturday March 24: Kinetech Arts
Saturday March 24: Performer3
Saturday March 24: Performer4
Piero Scaruffi (LAST Festival founder)
Anna Davidson (UC Davis & SFAI)
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 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.