ATX LASER Launch
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ATX LASER (Austin- Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is a salon series celebrating the intersection of art and science. Each bi-monthly session will explore a different theme within this wide scope, and will include engaging multimedia presentations, innovative speakers, and an inclusive discussion that encourages attendee participation.
UMLAUF is excited to partner with Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST)a non-profit organization that serves a multidisciplinary network of scholars and innovators, through programs focused on creative output and collaboration.
The series launch will feature four guest speakers: Roger Malina, Arts and Technology distinguished chair at the University of Texas at Dallas, executive editor of Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, physicist and astronomer; Andrew Blanton, research fellow in the ATEC ArtSciLab, senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas, composer and media artist; Francesca Samsel, assistant research professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and interactive artist; and Kathy Ellins, program manager at the Institute for Geophysics in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin and trained geochemist.
ATX LASER, created by J.D. Talasek, UMLAUF’s Scholar-in-Residence, and the founder of Washington, D.C.’s DASER program, is intended to further the education and appreciation of the Texas public on the significant and dynamic relationship that Art and Science share, and how this related directly to Charles Umlauf and the museum’s educational mission.
When & Where
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture, and exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting.