Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous of January 2011

Constructive Interference of the Arts and Sciences

San Francisco, 10 January 2011
c/o University of San Francisco
See below

An event about Artists and Scientists who work/think/imagine/engage at the intersections of the Arts and Science.

Chaired by Piero Scaruffi (p@scaruffi.com) and Tami Spector
Part of a series of cultural events
Sponsored by:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
the University of Illinois' eDREAM Institute,
the University of Calabria's Evolutionary Systems Group,
Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology,
and USF Dean's Office of Arts and Science.


Leonardo ISAST and USF invite you to a meeting of the Leonardo Art/Science community. See below for location and agenda.

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.

In order to facilitate the networking, feel free to send me the URL of a webpage that describes your work or the organization you work for. I will publish a list on this webpage before the day of the event so that everybody can check what everybody else is doing. (Not mandatory, just suggested).

See also...

  • Art, Technology, Culture Colloquia
  • Art/Science Fusion at UC Davis
  • Previous Art/Science Evenings


    Program:
    • 6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. During the evening anyone in the audience is welcome to present their work in 30 seconds.
    • 6:45-7:10:
    • Mathias Crawford (Institute for the Future) on "The Future of Games, and Games for the Future" Games that help us think about the world, and our place in it, in new and profound ways. How to harness a massive amount of attention in order to create games that help change the world.
    • 7:10-7:35:
    • Robert Buelteman (Photographer) on "Photography Without the Camera" The application of high-voltage electrical currents and hand-delivered fiber optic light can create fine-art photographs of living plants through a creative process inspired by Japanese ink-brush painting and improvisational jazz
    • 7:35-7:50: BREAK
    • 7:50-8:15:
    • Suzanne Husky (Recology artist in residence) on "Sleeper Cell Hotel" A conceptual craft public art proposal and past projects that involve "Off The Grid" living, plant perception, and how humans engage with nature in our complex environmental times.
    • 8:15-8:45:
    • Robert Horn (Human Science and Technology Advanced Research Institute & Stanford) on "Investigating social issues via fine-art murals" Addressing the extremely complex issues of the contemporary world via a new field of graphic design that incorporates science, social science, and the humanities.
    • 8:45: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening I will simply preview the line-up of speakers for the next Leonardo evening.
    • 8:45pm-9:30pm: Discussions, more socializing You can mingle with the speakers and the audience

    Bios:
    • Robert Buelteman has published 4 books of photographs and thirteen limited-edition portfolios of his work. He has been honored with three residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the subject of his monograph Eighteen Days in June (2000), as well as a three year residency at the Santa Fe Institute. He is currently working on a new collection of images as a guest of Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. His work is found in the permanent collections of he Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Santa Fe Institute, Yale University Art Museum, Stanford University and numerous corporate and private collections as well.
    • Mathias Crawford is a researcher in IFTF's Technology Horizons program. Mathias has written extensively about changing patterns of urban mobility, the future of education, and using games to change real world behaviors. He has participated in research into the technological forces that are contributing to changing structures of community support; the nature of collaboration, especially as it is practiced in open source communities and by youth; and the future of mobile communications devices. Mathias has also been integrally involved in development of the Foresight Engine, IFTF's platform for massively collaborative thought experiments that address provocative scenarios about the future.
    • Robert Horn did did not start out to be an artist. He have had several previous careers: political scientist; entrepreneur; CEO; futurist; cognitive science researcher; author. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Human Sciences and Technology Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR) and the author of Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century. His mural work was represented in the first-ever exhibits of information design as a fine art at the Stroom Museum in The Hague and at the Coventry (UK) School of Art and Design in 2000. One of his info-murals - for Nirex, the British government agency that regulates nuclear waste disposal - incorporates the history and future plans of the agency going out twelve thousand years, and hangs in its cafeteria. You can view the Vision 2050 poster and mural.
    • Suzanne Husky is a French American visual artist that has been living and practicing in the Bay Area since 2000. She obtained my MFA from the Beaux-Art school of Bordeaux, France, spending half of the program duration at CCAC. The socialist ideologies and the rural environment of 1970s France molded her upbringing and became important components of her work. Our intimate relations with plants, animals, the earth, and how we interact together in poetic and political ways, are examined through sculpture, installation, drawing, documentary photography, and film. Problems relating to the exploitation of natural resources, landscape use and globalization are the persistent backdrop of her multimedia practice.
    • Piero Scaruffi is a cognitive scientist 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). He has also written extensively about cinema, literature and the visual arts. An avid traveler, he has visited 121 countries of the world.

    Address and directions:


    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    SF, CA 94117

    See the campus map and directions

    McLaren building, Room #251


    Confirmed so far:


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