Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER Series)

The LASER series, organized by Leonardo ISAST and chaired by author Piero Scaruffi, began in 2008 as a local forum for presenting art and science projects underway in the Bay Area. They now alternate between USF and Stanford, with a parallel series in DC at the National Academy of Sciences. The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking. Each evening presents four artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors, scholars
who are working on paradigm shifts. Each evening also allows the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their work.

Evening's program:

* 6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.
* 7:00-9:00: Presentations
* Multimedia artist Renetta Sitoy will describe an artistic practice that turns
online experience into a process of self-discovery
* Spanish-born filmmaker, engineer and serial entrepreneur Javier Ideami will
discuss the symbiosis of artistic fiction and technological reality
* Berkeley Center for New Media's cultural historian Abigail De Kosnik will
describe how fan fiction archives document the evolution of user experience on
the Internet
* Italian-born composer Luciano Chessa will deliver a collage of his own music
inspired by the work of 20th century futurist Luigi Russolo, the creator of "The
Art of Noises"

Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the
intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work.
Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek
you out during social time following the event.

More details at http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/

When:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012. 6:45 PM.
Approximate duration of 2.25 hour(s).
Where:
History Corner (Building 200), Room 203 (Map)
Audience:
General Public
Faculty/Staff
Students
Alumni/Friends
Members
Tags:
Arts
Lecture / Reading
Visual
Drama
Engineering
Music
Sponsor:
Continuing Studies
Contact:
p@scaruffi.com
Admission:

Free and open to public

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