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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

January 23, 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous at SETI Institute

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , , — Kathleen @ 12:55 pm

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

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.

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

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