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October 27, 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
SF, CA 94117
McLaren room #251

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST)

This event is FREE but space is limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com.

Schedule:

6:15pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:10: Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) on “Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design”

Since software design is a process of writing, the “computer revolution” can be understood as the rewriting of the world. One can identify a minor literature, within computer science, that has been premised on an understanding of software designers as writers, as essayists, as those who articulate ideas in code to communicate with other people. In other words, within this minor literature, computers are understood not just as tools but also as media that connect and separate people. Software studies is an emerging area in which code is examined as a digital medium.

7:10-7:35: Jim Campbell (artist) on “More is Less: Delving Into Lo-fi”

I’ll discuss how my work over the last few years has gone from looking at very low-resolution visual image representations to looking at almost no-resolution non-image visual representations. I’ll show different ways of distilling time and rhythm information from an event, ways that , when successful, present an essential and felt (as opposed to analytic) extremely minimal representation.

7:35-7:50: BREAK

7:50-8:15: Phil Ross (artist) on “It’s Alive!: Curating life into the art realm”

An introduction to the ideas and ambitions that gave rise to BioTechnique, a 2007 show that traced the history of life as a cultured thing; the complicated logistics in curating living works into galleries and museums; a larger view of the bio-culture industry.

8:15-8:45: Renetta Sitoy (artist) on “The Internet as Media”

Employing a range of strategies for acquiring, organizing, and re-contextualizing information found on the World Wide Web; exploring themes such as online communities (in which participants communicate through mediated, self-defined personas), “cyber-stalking,” as well as using the Internet as a means of self-discovery and recollecting personal histories.

8:45-9:30: More Socializing/Networking

Find out more about past LASERs: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

September 8, 2009

Leonardo, Vol. 42, Number 4 (2009)–Special SIGGRAPH Issue–Now Available from The MIT Press!

Filed under: ,Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , , , — Kathleen @ 12:18 pm

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This special issue of Leonardo (published by The MIT Press), produced in collaboration with the world-renowned, annual SIGGRAPH Conference, presents the peer-reviewed SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and documents the projects on exhibit in the BioLogic gallery at the SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference in New Orleans, LA, August 3-7, 2009.

View the Table of Contents and Abstracts: http://leonardo.info/isast/journal/toc424.html

This issue is part of the 2009 subscription volume of Leonardo Journal. It can also be purchased as a single issue from The MIT Press. To order a copy, visit: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/leon

January 23, 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous at SETI Institute

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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SETI Institute
515 N. Whisman Road, Mountain View, CA 94043

February 11, 2008, 6:30-10PM

LASER is a monthly 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.

Schedule:

6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:15pm: Amy Ione of the Diatrope Institute on “Perception, Photography, and the Art/Sci Equation”

7:30-8:00pm: Frank Pietronigro, co-founder and director of the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, and Lowry Burgess, former Dean and Professor, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, on “I See The Earth and it is Beautiful”

8:00-8:30pm: break

8:30-9:00pm: Daniel “Cosmo Kichman” Grupp (Artist in residence at DeYoung Museum) on “Yielding to Irony: Understanding the Illusion of Importance in Art and Science.”

9:00-9:30pm: Robert Rich, Electronic and Digital Composer, on “Microtonal Music and Just Intonation”

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

October 16, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, November 10th

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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.

Schedule:

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

September 3, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, September 8, 2008

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , — Kathleen @ 12:12 pm

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations in the San Francisco Bay Area organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. Space is limited. To RSVP email p (at) scaruffi (dot) com

6:00pm-6:30pm: Socializing/networking

6:45-7:15pm: Thomas Zimmerman IBM Almaden Research Center, on “Music as the Mother of Invention”

Many of my inventions started as input devices for musical instruments. The DataGlove was a means to play air guitar. The Personal Area Network was a means to play air drums. I shall discuss the development of input devices for electronic musical instruments and how they contributed to inventions.

7:15-7:45pm: William Hsu and Matt Heckert of the Multimedia & Visualization Lab at SFSU on “Sound Machines and Computer Control”

An overview of several mechanical sound installations and performances they have collaborated on over a 5 year period: the Rotifiers/Centripetal Sound, the Fencers, and the Chainboxes.

7:45-8:00pm: Break

8:00-8:20pm: Sharon Siskin, of WEAD

Over the past 20 years my studio art has had clear and sometimes subtle overlaps with science. Some recent projects make visual the detritus our family produces in the process of raising twin daughters. I will be showing documentation of a variety of recent and past gallery projects; from work that resulted in the creation of a garden at an AIDS hospice, to installations that combined reused, altered X-rays and scientific paraphernalia to address issues related to food and my ethnic identity, loss, memory and healing.

8:20-8:40pm: Deborah Munk, of the San Francisco Dump

An overview of the Artist in Residence Program at SF Recycling & Disposal and will focus on a few of the 70 artists who have had residencies. I will also discuss recycling, the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and sustainability.

8:40pm: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening

8:45-9:45pm: Discussions, more socializing

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

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