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LASER: Stanford

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous - LASER Talks

Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

LASER: Stanford

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Stanford University and Leonardo/ISAST invite you to the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, an evening of art and science presentations, chaired by Piero Scaruffi.


The evening includes four presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking. Free and open to the public.


Evening Schedule:


7:00-7:25: Lynn Rothschild (NASA Astrobiologist) on "Synthetic Astrobiology"



7:25-7:50: Jonathon Keats (conceptual artist, experimental philosopher) on "A Dilettante's Guide to the Universe"

Keats will discuss what a dilettante can achieve in an age of expertise, and what the combination of unrelated interests can reveal about ourselves and our world.


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: Stuart Kendall (California College of the Arts/Chair, Critical Studies) on "Domestic Arts: A Fable"

Kendall re-imagines the domestic arts on the model of the aesthetics of everyday life, wherein objects of design, arranged by design, enable us to cultivate our care for the self.


8:35-9:00: Indrani Baruah (Architect, Visual Artist) on "Cultural Re-imaginations: Experiments in Creative Placemaking"

Baruah will speak about the constantly evolving process, methodology and forms as manifested in her current experiments on the River Brahmaputra in Assam, India.

The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking. For details about other LASER events please visit us online or contact us.

When & Where

Li Ka Shing Center, Room LK120
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous - LASER Talks

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.


Bay Area LASER Talks:

The Bay Area LASER series was started by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi in January 2008 as a local forum for presenting art and science projects underway in the Bay Area. The Bay Area LASER talks now alternate between San Francisco (USF), Silicon Valley (Stanford University) and the East Bay (UC Berkeley).


Global LASER Talks and Chairs

Sister series, coordinated by Leonardo ISAST include Washington D.C. (chaired by JD Talasek at the National Academy of Sciences), Los Angeles, CA (chaired by Victoria Vesna at UCLA), Santa Cruz, CA (chaired by John Weber at UCSC), Northern California (chaired by Anna Davidson at UC Davis), London (chaired by Heather Barnett at University of the Arts London and University of Westminster), Austin, TX (chaired by Diane Sikes and JD Talasek at UMLAUF), North Texas (chaired by Ruth West at University of North Texas) Kansas (chaired by Carlos Castellanos at KSU),  Zurich, Switzerland (chaired by Jill Scott and Boris Magrini, at the University of Applied Science), Toronto, ON (chaired by Roberta Buiani at ArtSci Salon), and NYC, NY (chaired by Ellen Levy and Patricia Olynyk), Tacoma, WA (chaired by Siddarth Ramakrishnan at University of Puget Sound). 

Interested in speaking at or attending one of the global LASER events? Contact us.

Please visit us online for more information about our programs and opportunities including becoming a LASER host.

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