LASER: UC Berkeley
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
UC Berkeley, the Minerva Foundation 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.
7:00-7:25: Danielle Siembieda-Gribben (Visual Artist, Curator) on "The Future of Eco Art/Tech"
The evolution of the Eco Art movement has always borrowed from the sciences and social justice. How is Eco Art adapting to the growth of Green Engineering, CleanTech and Environmental Politics? Danielle Siembieda will explain how and why artists are using Art + Tech to save the planet.
7:25-7:50: Philip Marcus (UC Berkeley/Professor, Mechanical Engineering) on "ZOMBIE Vortices---Self-replication in the DEAD Zones of Stars"
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: Marion O'Leary (Stanford/Advancement Consultant, Department of Global Ecology; pianist; composer) on "Music and Science"
O'Leary will discuss the evolving interaction between his two passions: music and science.
8:35-9:00: Andrea Lingenfelter (poet, scholar, translator) on "TBA"
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.
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 Westminster and UCL), 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), NYC, NY (chaired by Ellen Levy and Patricia Olynyk), Tacoma, WA (chaired by Siddarth Ramakrishnan at University of Puget Sound) and Montreal, QC (chaired by Nina Czegledy and Gisèle Trudel at Hexagram).
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.