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October 16, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, November 10th

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , — Kathleen @ 5:39 pm

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

November 10, 2008, 6-10PM

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Please RSVP to p (at) scaruffi (dot) com to attend. Admission is free but limited.


6:00pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:15: Sam Bower, executive director of the the Green Museum, on “Rebuilding a Sustainable Culture”

7:15-7:45: Nomi Talisman, video and photography artist, on “Cultural Objects and their Relationship to Everyday Life”

7:45-8:15: Frank Pietronigro, co-founder and director of the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, on “Humanities and Culture in Space”

8:15-8:45: Hasan Elahi, San Jose State University’s CADRE Lab for New Media, on “Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project”

For more information, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

October 1, 2008

Digital’08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet

Filed under: — Torrey Nommesen @ 11:57 am

Digital’08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet
The 10th International Digital Print Exhibition

Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
at the New York Hall of Science
October 4, 2008 – January 25, 2009
Reception: Sunday, October 5, 2008

Online Exhibition: http://www.asci.org/artikel994.html

New York, NY — One of the world’s leading art-science organizations, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), opens their 10th annual, international, digital print exhibition, this year dedicated to exploring the use of imagination on behalf of our planet.

The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation.

– Albert Einstein.

By utilizing the almost limitless possibilities of digital imaging technologies, the artists in Digital’08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet are contributing new perspectives on the diverse issues surrounding our planet’s current environmental crisis.

On view from Saturday, October 4, 2008 through January 25, 2009 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, Digital’08 is the result of an international “open call” that invited entrants to examine their environmental concerns, indulge their fantasies, and then share their digital visions of how a sustainable future might look.

… we hoped that artists might propound possible solutions to environmental issues. Instead, by and large, we were presented with fresh approaches to framing the problems. But the reframing of a problem can often be a first step towards a solution

– Digital’08 co-juror, John Michael Gorman who is an author, curator, and Director of The Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Artists today play an important role in society by creating art that: provokes thought, helps raise awareness, provides new perspectives, gives hope, seeks a higher consciousness, and on occasion, proposes new solutions.

Cynthia Pannucci, Digital’08’s other juror, and the artist-Founder/Director of ASCI

In this exhibition, you are presented with images reflecting on our environmental stewardship [or lack thereof] that explore topics running the gamut from: physical and digital recycling, as well as an imaginative, new alternative energy source; the fragility of nature in relation to its sustainability and ours; the promises of science and biotechnology, and even the healing power of music; the sad loss of our “natural heritage” marked in time; while from less down-to-earth perspectives come suggestions of there being more to “matter” than meets the eye; as well as the celebration of a more holistic, cosmic consciousness that sees man as “part of” rather than “separate from” nature.

Participating artists & scientists include: Lindsay Bloxam, Christine Chin, Roger Ferragallo, Nathaniel Freeman, Jessica Gross, Stephen Harrison, Nicole Hatanaka, Joseph Ingoldsby, Katherine Kollins, Robin Michals, Steve Miller, Edward Ramsay-Morin, Hugh O’Donnell, Ruth Parish, Rachel Simmons, Lily Smernou, and Mark Stock.

The New York Hall of Science is one of our country’s most renowned hands-on science and technology centers, featuring more than 400 hands-on exhibits exploring the wonder and excitement of biology, chemistry and physics.

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