Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 7 December 2011, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 7 December 2011, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)

 7 December 2011

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
Stanford University
Geology Corner (Bldg 320), Room 105
Palo Alto, CA

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art DepartmentArizona State University Art MuseumSrishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.


6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

7pm - 7:25pm: Shona Kitchen (San Jose State Univ's CADRE) on "Speculation of an Alternative Today"

A fresh outlook at technological adaptations and how they can enhance and enrich our surroundings rather that distract us from them.

7:25-7:50pm: Carlo Sequin (U.C. Berkeley) on "Knotty Sculptures"

Simple knots can be used as constructivist building blocks for abstract geometrical sculptures.

7:50-8:05: BREAK

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.

8:05-8:30pm: Margarita Marinova (NASA) on "The Dry Valleys of Antarctica as an Analogue for Mars"

The Dry Valleys of Antarctica are a unique place on Earth: the coldest and driest rocky place, with no plants or animals in sight. Studying the Dry Valleys allows us to understand how the polar regions on Earth work, what the limits of life are - and to apply these ideas to the cold and dry environment of Mars.

8:30pm-8:55pm: Peter Foucault (SFAI) on "Systems and Interactivity in Drawing"

A discussion on how drawings are constructed through mark making systems, and how audience participation can influence the outcome of a final composition, focusing on an interactive robotic drawing installation.


Find out more by going to: www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html