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 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.