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"Three L.A.S.E.R. talks: Genomic Mosaicism, Movement-based Music, Virtual Reality Art"

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This evening will feature three presentations:

* Doga Cavdir (Stanford CCRMA) on "Movement-based Music making"

* Jerold Chun (Sanford Burnham Prebys) on "Our Genomically Mosaic Brain"

* Kris Paulsen (Ohio State Univ) on "Virtual Surrender: Agency and Embodiment in Artists’ Virtual Reality"

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Doga Buse Cavdir, a doctoral student at Stanford’s CCRMA, is an artist, designer, and researcher whose work integrates body movement and expression into music performance. Her artistic process actively engages with kinesthetic, immersive, and shared experiences for inclusivity as a way to bridge diverse abilities. Doga performs with her custom-made instruments solo, in collaboration with dancers, and in an interdisciplinary female-identifying artist group fff.

Jerold Chun is Professor, Senior Vice President, and Director of Translational Neuroscience at Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, CA where he conducts basic and translational research, and oversees development of neuroscience programs having commercial and/or philanthropic potential.   He has made important scientific contributions including the discovery of genomic mosaicism and somatic gene recombination in the brain.

Kris Paulsen, associate professor in Ohio State University's Department of History of Art, is a specialist in contemporary art, with a focus on time-based and computational media. Her work traces the history of technology in the arts from photography to new media, with a particular emphasis on telepresence, virtuality, interface studies, and early video art. She published the book Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface (2017) .

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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"