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D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

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Keck Center

500 Fifth St NW

Keck 100

Washington, DC 20001

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D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In November, the discussion is organized in conjunction with the release of David Edwards' new book, CREATING THINGS THAT MATTER (Henry Holt, 2018).

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ASL Interpretation provided.

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6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
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6:30 to 6:50 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community share. Anyone in the audience working at the intersection of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

6:50 to 7:25 p.m.

Presentation: Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations that Last, David Edwards, Harvard University professor, founder of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, National Academy of Engineering Member.

Every year, Harvard professor David Edwards teaches a wildly popular class entitled “How to Create Things & Have Them Matter” to his nervous students. They are taught to generate, develop and realize breakthrough ideas for social and cultural change. Drawing on his experience in applied mathematics and as a radical innovator in the medical technology field – including inventing inhalable insulin – Professor Edwards hopes to scare his students away from typical ways of thinking about inventing new products and services. CREATING THINGS THAT MATTER (Henry Holt; October 16, 2018) is David Edwards’s manifesto.

By going through a series of in-depth case-studies ranging from the restaurant world to the Italian renaissance, Edwards argues for a new path that favors an “aesthetic” approach over a commercial one. His three part cycle of creation teaches a sense of discovery that leads to a more lasting impact.

7:25 to 8:00 p.m. Discussion and Audience Q & A.

8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reception and book sales and signing in the Keck 100 lobby.

About DASER

DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. Generous support for this DASER comes from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.

Visit CPNAS's website for more information www.cpnas.org

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