Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous of 12 July 2010

Constructive Interference of the Arts and Sciences

San Francisco, 12 July 2010
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. Feel free to invite relevant acquaintances but please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com . Admission is limited.

Like previous evenings, the agenda includes some presentations of art/science projects, 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
  • 2010 01SJ Biennial
  • 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:
      • Linda Gass (Artist) on "Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?" A visual presentation on textile-based art informed by site, maps, aerial photography and environmental activism. The artwork portrays aerial views of the human marks on our landscape in an effort to draw attention to concerns about water, using beauty to encourage people to look at the hard issues we face.
      • 7:10-7:35:
      • Peter Foucault (SFAI) on "Systems and Interactivity in Drawing" A discussion on how drawings are constructed through mark making systems, and how audience participation can influence the outcome of a final composition, focusing on an interactive robotic drawing installation
      • 7:35-7:50: BREAK
      • 7:50-8:15:
      • Cindy Stokes (Photographer) on "Dynamic Form" A discussion of photographs and comments on some of the universal principles involved in the image structures
      • 8:15-8:45:
      • Imin Yeh (Zer01 Artist in Residence) on "Downloadable Mahjong" A discussion and craft circle based upon print media in the digital age and contemporary possibilities for "La Perruque"
      • 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:
      • Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. He has created a series of Drawing-Projects, which utilize systems developed by the artist that produce complex abstract compositions. Viewer interactivity plays an integral part in his drawing installations, large-scale artworks in which participants influence the outcome of a drawing that is created by a small robot over the duration of an event or exhibition. Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide and has curated several art events.
      • Linda Gass is an Artist in Residence at the Palo Alto Cubberley Studios. Textiles have been an important part of her life since childhood when her grandmother taught her to sew doll clothes. In her early adult life, she took a detour through the software industry. Linda returned to making textiles 14 years ago, this time for the wall, and now exhibits her work internationally in galleries and museums. She is an avid backpacker and travels extensively in the wilderness areas of the West where she finds much of the inspiration for her work.
      • 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.
      • Cindy Stokes is a photographer and systems biology consultant living and working in the Bay Area. She focuses closely on the curious details of the world, having fun with structural and spatial complexity and ambiguity in her abstracts and still-lifes.
      • Imin Yeh (San Francisco, CA) is fresh off of an Irvine Fellow at the Lucas Artist Programs of Montalvo Art Center. She is a recipient of the 2009 Barclay Simpson MFA Award, the San Francisco Foundation's Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship (2008) and the Yozo Hamaguchi Endowed Scholarship in 2007. BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MFA, California College of the Arts. She is a Zer01 artist in residence.

      Address and directions:


      University of San Francisco
      2130 Fulton Street
      SF, CA 94117

      See the campus map and directions

      McLaren building, Room #251

      University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton Street SF, CA 94117


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