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"Three L.A.S.E.R. talks: Silicon photonics, Intergenerational Tech-Art, Accelerating Innovation"

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Location: LiKaShing LK308 or register

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This evening will feature three presentations:

* Jennifer Dionne (Stanford) on "Life-speed reads of biological bits with Silicon photonics"

* Alice Yuan Zhang (Media Artist) on "The Need for Intergenerational Tech"

* Adegboyega Mabogunje (Stanford/ Design) on Accelerating Innovation: Children, Women, Sex, and Bombs

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Adegboyega Mabogunje is an engineering-design scientist at the Center for Design Research in Stanford University, where he explores the interplay between the activities of designing, learning, engineering, innovation, and capital formation. He conducts empirical studies of design teams using Video Interaction Analysis, Immersive Virtual Reality and Computer Simulation.

Jennifer Dionne, Professor of Materials Science and of Radiology at Stanford, is a sculptor of light at the nanoscale. She develops optical methods to detect and direct molecules, emphasizing critical challenges in global health and sustainability. Her research has developed culture-free methods to detect pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility; methods to image and direct photo-chemical reactions with atomic-scale resolution; and materials that enable direct visualization of cellular forces. She is also co-founder of Pumpkinseed – a company dedicated to improving personal and planetary health through protein sequencing. She frequently collaborates with visual and performing artists to convey the beauty of science to the broader public.

Alice Yuan Zhang is a Chinese-born media artist, researcher, and educator based between Berlin and Los Angeles. Her transdisciplinary practice operates on cyclical and intergenerational time. Along the peripheries of colonialist imagination, she works to bring technology down to earth by devising collective experiments in ancestral remembering, interspecies pedagogy, and networked solidarity.

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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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