Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous of 13 December 2017

Exploring the Frontiers of Knowledge and Imagination, Fostering Interdisciplinary Networking
UC Berkeley, 13 December 2017
Soda Hall (corner of Hearst and LeRoy), Room 310
NOTE: Use the WEST-entrance of SODA Hall entering from Etcheverry Plaza.
Chaired by Piero Scaruffi

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. See the program for the whole series. The event is free and open to everybody. Email me if you want to be added to the mailing list for the LASERs. Like previous evenings, the agenda includes some presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking. This event is kindly sponsored by the Minerva Foundation.
Where: UC Berkeley
Soda Hall, Room 310
NOTE: Use the WEST-entrance of SODA Hall entering from Etcheverry Plaza.
Campus map
Program (the order of the speakers might change):
  • 7:00-7:25: Kristina Dutton (Media Artist) on "TBA" Abstract forthcoming... Read more
  • 7:25-7:50: Jonathan Moscone (Yerba Buena and Institute for the Future) on "TBA" Abstract forthcoming... Read more
  • 7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.
  • 8:10-8:35: Allen Saakyan (Eureka! Science Comedy) on "TBA" Abstract forthcoming Read more
  • 8:35-9:00: Meredith Drum (Video Artist) on "TBA" Abstract forthcoming Read more
  • Discussions, networking You can mingle with the speakers and the audience

See also...
  • Other LASER series
  • Archive of past LASERs
  • Leonardo ISAST
  • Art, Technology, Culture Colloquia
  • Other LASER series
  • ScienceSchmoozer
  • LAST Festival
  • Other recommended events
    • Meredith Drum creates videos and animations as single-screen shorts and multi-screen installations; in addition to her solo work she often collaborates with other visual artists as well as dancers, architects, writers, urban planners, computer programmers and scientists on location-based public projects, movement research, augmented reality apps and books. Her work has been supported by grants and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, iLand, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Paths to Pier 42, the Wassaic Project, the Experimental Television Center, Wave Farm Transmission Arts, ISSUE Project Room, HASTAC and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts. She exhibits frequently in NYC with recent shows at Recess Art; the Film Society of Lincoln Center; Radiator Gallery; the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Scope Art Fair; Galapagos Art Space; and internationally at ISEA Dubai; Rio de Janeiros Environmental Film Festival; Cinema Planeta Film Festival in Mexico City; Museo Valenciano de la Illustracion y la Modernidad, Valencia, ES; and other places. Her research considering mobile media, somatic communication and social critique has been published in scholarly journals including Media-N, spring 2012 (CAAs New Media Caucus). She has co-produced/released seven kinesthetic Augmented Reality iOS apps. With artist Rachel Stevens, she co-created The Oyster City Project - a constellation of projects and events that draw attention to relationships between urban marine ecology, urban planning, neighborhood life, politics, economics and environmental justice. One component of Oyster City is an AR walking tour and game featuring 3D objects and text in real space visible with an iOS device that highlights the history and future of oysters in NYC. Another is Fish Stories Community Cookbook a collection of seafood recipes, local histories, stories, drawings and ecological information contributed by people who live and work in the Lower East Side of New York City. Fish Stories was compiled and produced by the Oyster City Project for Paths to Pier 42 and distributed at the Paths to Pier 42 Fall Celebration on October 25, 2015.
    • Kristina Dutton (Media Artist) is...
    • Jonathan Moscone is...
    • Allen Saakyan is a science educator that bands people together through empathy and truth. He hosts Eureka! Science Comedy show and presents profoundly enlightening talks across universities & corporations. On Wednesday, December 13th at UC Berkeley at 6 pm, he will present The Greatest Story Ever Told which spans across 5 main topics: Spacetime, Evolution, Consciousness, Machine Intelligence, and Simulation Theory. Get your smarty pants on and come enjoy!
    • Piero Scaruffi is a cultural historian who has lectured in three continents and published several books on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, the latest one being "The Nature of Consciousness" (2006). He pioneered Internet applications in the early 1980s and the use of the World-Wide Web for cultural purposes in the mid 1990s. His poetry has been awarded several national prizes in Italy and the USA. His latest book of poems and meditations is "Synthesis" (2009). As a music historian, he has published ten books, the latest ones being "A History of Rock and Dance Music" (2009) and "A History of Jazz Music" (2007). His latest book of history is "A History of Silicon Valley" (2011). The first volume of his free ebook "A Visual History of the Visual Arts" appeared in 2012. His latest book is "Intelligence is not Artificial" (2013). He has also written extensively about cinema and literature.

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