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"Four L.A.S.E.R. talks: Regenerative Medicine, Dada, Vermeer, More than Human Time"

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Location: LiKaShing LK101 or register

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This evening will feature four presentations:

- Ravi Majeti (Stanford) on "Stem Cells and Reprogramming in Human Acute Leukemia"

-Thomas Haakenson (California College of the Arts) on "Kurt Schwitters and Dada Resistance"

-David Stork (Stanford) on "Computer-assisted lighting analysis of the works by Vermeer"

- Paige Emery (Media Artist) on "On Divinatory Ecologies for More-Than-Human Time"

Show up in person at LiKaShing building - Room LK101  or register here to attend remotely:

Paige Emery is an artist exploring the ecological body and ritual interactions that weave worlds. Her work bridges poetics and praxis, mysticism and theory, healing rituals and critical ecology. This has taken shape recently through art installations for more-than-human divination systems at Biosphere 2 and Mt Wilson Observatory, and performances with gardens as places of nonlinear time in Germany and Italy.

 Thomas O Haakenson is Associate Professor in the graduate Critical and Visual Studies Program, as well as in the undergraduate Critical Studies Program and the Visual Studies Program, at California College of the Arts. He is co-editor of the series German Visual Culture. He has been published widely, including in the anthologies Legacies of Modernism and Memorialization in Germany Since 1945.

Ravi Majeti is Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His laboratory focuses on the molecular characterization and therapeutic targeting of leukemia stem cells in human hematologic disorders, particularly AML. He is a recipient of several awards and a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Task Force on Hematologic Malignancies.

David Stork has held faculty positions in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Computational Mathematical Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Art and Art History variously at several universities. He is a Fellow of seven international technical societies and his eighth book is "Pixels & paintings: Foundations of computer-assisted connoisseurship".

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The LASERs (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, are an international program of evening gatherings that bring together artists, scientists, inventors and scholars in a variety of disciplines for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.

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The Stanford LASERs are co-sponsored by the deans of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering and Medicine