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Three L.A.S.E.R. talks from Europe: Artists working with/inside New Tech

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This lunch-time event will feature three presentations live from Europe

* Christina Jauernik (Architect and Artist) on "Touching Distance - Inter-Views with the Virtual"

* Hanna Haslaahti (Media Artist) on "Storytelling with Personal Avatars"

* Javier Ideami (Filmmaker and A.I. Scientist) on "Encounters of the third kind with Generative Artificial Intelligence"

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Christina Jauernik is an architect, artistic researcher and performance artist based in Austria. She studied contemporary dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam, choreography and visual arts practices at Dartington College of Arts (UK), art and architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Arts Berlin. She is Senior Scientist at the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Currently, she collaborates with Wolfgang Tschapeller and Vicki Kirby on the artistic research project  Unstable Bodies  funded by the Austrian Science Funds.

Hanna Haslaahti is an artist based in Finland who creates new participatory narratives for the age of avatar with AI and face capturing technology. Together with an international network of artists, technologists and producers, she is striving towards an imaginative, ethical and empowered integration of technology in our lives. She is based in Helsinki and studied in Medialab at Aalto University (MFA 2003). Her recent installation "Captured" premiered at BFI London Film Festival Expanded in 2022 and is currently touring the world.

Javier Ideami is a multimedia artist and computer scientist based in Spain, who has founded tech startups in Silicon Valley and Europe, created art installations, produced videos and composed music utilizing leading-edge technologies. His projects have taken him to many locations worldwide and his work has been exhibited in three continents. Among his current projects are: "Geniverse", one of the world's first generative AI platforms, "LL Explorer", a tool to explore loss landscapes of deep learning optimization processes, and "Lucy", which visualizes the parameters of neural networks in real time. His forthcoming film "Hamelin 77" combines storytelling about prompt engineering and generative AI.

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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"


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