The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival

Friday, March 23, 2018

6:00 pm

Stanford SLAC Map

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

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

Details & Links:

Friday, March 23, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stanford SLAC Map

Plenty of parking at SLAC.

Remember to bring your photo id to enter premises.


Arts Lecture / Reading Engineering Science 

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