Dr. Dan Jay gave a talk to Prof. Vesna's DESMA 160 Vibrations Matter, visited ALMS CNSI and Dr. Walter Gekelman's Plasma Lab

On Jan 18, 2024, Prof. Victoria Vesna's "DESMA160: Special Topics in Media Arts: Vibrations Matter" class visited the Advanced Light Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ALMS) Laboratory in the CNSI (California NanoSystems Institute) building. Dr. Dan Jay gave a lecture to the DESMA160 Vibrations Matter class about his artistic practice that combined molecular biology and chemistry with painting and installation. We were then led on a tour through the lab, which included learning about the microscopic wonders of a mouse's brain, the dangers of high-powered lasers, a 2000-pound anti-vibration table, how dyes and slide samples help reveal the inner workings of cells, and unpublished (sssh!) research on the movement of certain cancers through the body.

ALMS team:
Haley Marks
Laurent Bentolila
Brian Jeong
Taylor Fujioka

Guest lecture:
Dan Jay - http://www.danjayart.com

DESMA160: Special Topics in Media Arts: Vibrations Matter
https://vibrationmatters.artscinow.org/

UCLA Basic Plasma Science Facility:
https://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/

Advanced Light Microscopy and Spectroscopy Laboratory
https://alms.cnsi.ucla.edu/

Reported By Sagan Yee, TengChao Zhou

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