D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking. Reservations and a Photo ID are required for admittance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m.
This month, DASER will explore the theme of drones. The panel will discuss society's current obsession with unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, and the ways in which they transform our landscape and imagination. How will they alter our lives and what will they ultimately come to represent for the popular consciousness?
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Check in
6:00 to 6:05 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Niels Van Tomme, Visiting Curator, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
6:05 to 6:10 p.m. Community sharing time. 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
6:10 to 7:00 p.m. Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)
Missy Cummings, Visiting Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA;
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
and Materials Science, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and Director,
Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Duke University, Durham, NC
Marko Peljhan, Artist, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Director
Systemics lab, MAT/ART, University of California, Santa Barbara
Peter Singer, Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence,
The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Discussion
8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reception
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. 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 panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions neither of the National Academy of Sciences nor of Leonardo.
Visit CPNAS's website for more information www.cpnas.org
This month, DASER is co-organized with the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) within the framework of the exhibition "Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen," on view at the CADVC from October 24, 2013 until Febriaru 22, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.umbc.edu/cadvc/
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Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences
Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) organizes exhibitions and special events exploring relationships among art and science.