LASER Talks at Augusta
The Department of Art invites you to LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.
James Elkins PhD - Art-Science Interactions: A Survey
The E.C. Chadbourne Chair of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Some of his books are exclusively on fine art (What Painting Is, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?). Others include scientific and non-art images, writing systems, and archaeology (The Domain of Images, On Pictures and the Words That Fail Them), and some are about natural history (How to Use Your Eyes).
Kelli Braun MD, FACOG - Low Fidelity Simulation Models
Associate Professor, Director of Simulation and Virtual Education, Co-Director of Quality Assurance Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is the Director of Simulation Training and Virtual Education for the Residency Program. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy as well as gynecologic office procedures.
Brian Rust - Physical Metaphor: Working with Natural Materials in a Digital World
Brian Rust is a sculptor of large-scaled sculpture and temporary installations as well as doing extensive work with drawing and collage. Brian was born and raised in Washington State. He received a B.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle and his M.F.A. from the University of California in Berkeley. Brian presently teaches foundation and upper division sculpture classes at Augusta University.
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.