The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival

Sponsored by Medicine and the Muse, Continuing Studies, Office of the Vice President for the Arts, Office of Science Outreach, Dean of Engineering, Dean of Humanities & Sciences, Dean of Medicine, Dean of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Dean of Research


Friday, March 23, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Event Details:

The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival on March 23-24, in the 

futuristic setting of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will combine a 

program of science talks and art installations to discuss how technology is 

changing the nature of humanity and what role Silicon Valley is playing: How far 

can biomedicine extend life? Can a machine make art? Can we hack consciousness? 

What will virtual worlds do to our real world?

Speakers include:

  • Michael Snyder, Genetics, Stanford University
  • Ken Goldberg, Robotics, UC Berkeley
  • Maya Ackerman, Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University
  • Melissa Merencillo, Virtual/Augmented Reality Evangelist
  • Piero Scaruffi, Cultural Historian & Festival Founder
  • Dave Deamer, Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
  • Mikey Siegel, Consciousness Hacker
  • Alison Gopnik, Psychology, UC Berkeley
  • Jennifer Dionne, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • Steve Omohundro, Institute for Blockchain Studies
  • Vivienne Ming, Theoretical Neuroscientist

Art installations include work by:

  • Jonathon Keats, Experimental Philosopher
  • Kal Spelletch, Kinetic Artist
  • Amy Karle, Bio-artist
  • Scott Kildall, Cross-disciplinary Artist
  • Purin Phanichph, Interdisciplinary Artist 
  • Curated by Joel Slayton, Digital Media Art Pioneer

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