LASER Talks in NYC
Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
NY LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, in support of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). Former LEAF Chairs Ellen K. Levy and Patricia Olynyk co-organize these presentations on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively.
Carter Hodgkin is a painter who explores a new language of abstraction created by the intersection of physics and algorithms. Her current work transforms atomic particle collisions into line and color to create animations, paintings, beading, and large-scale mosaic installations. Hodgkin’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries in the U.S., Europe, Japan and India. She has been awarded fellowships from the Adolph & Esther Gottieb Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Americans for the Arts cited her permanent Public Art Project “Electromagnetic Fall” as one of the best public art projects for 2010. She teaches at Parsons/The New School.
Donald Lipski is a sculptor known for his poetic combining and altering of existing things and for his enigmatic installation works. His public works often involve novel engineering solutions. Since coming to prominence with his Museum of Modern Art installation “Gathering Dust” in 1979—thousands of tiny sculptures pinned to the walls—his work has been shown in galleries and museums around the world. He is represented in the permanent collections of dozens of museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Menil Collection, and The Art Institute of Chicago. He has been written about extensively, and is included in the college text “The History of Modern Art" by H. H. Arneson.
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
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 Timothy Hyde, Jiayi Young, and Breanne Sparta 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), 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), Augusta, GA (chaired by Scott Thorpe at University of Augusta), Irvine, CA (chaired by David Familian and Caitlin Moore at the Bealle Center at UC Irvine).
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.