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LASER: Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous

Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 6:45 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), Room 108

Presented by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Arts Division

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERS) are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Please join us January 28th for another great line-up of stimulating speakers delivering short talks on the arts and sciences.

Exploring the Arts and Sciences with:

Jeanne C. Finley "On-Site: The Locus Between Public and Private"
Jeanne C. Finley is a media artist who works in experimental and documentary forms, including film, video, photography, installation, Internet, and site-specific public works.  Her work has been exhibited in such international institutions as the Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, and the George Pompidou Center.  

Rita Mehta "When Life Imitates Science Fiction"
Rita Mehta is an assistant professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her research explores morphological, physiological, and behavioral evolution.  Mehta focuses on the mechanisms guiding diversification in vertebrate clades whose members have evolved an elongate and limb-reduced (or complete loss) body plan such as snakes, anguilliform fishes, and other eel-like vertebrates.  

Warren Sack "Using Software (Art) to See the World"
Warren Sack is an associate professor in Film & Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He is a software designer and media theorist whose work explores theories and designs for online public space and public discussion.  His field of expertise is social computing.  

Erika Zavaleta "Conserving Nature's Services in An Age of Extinction"
Erika Zavaleta is an associate professor in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She and her research group study the drivers and consequences of changing biological diversity and the role of ecology in guiding effective conservation practice.   

Please join us at 6:45pm for refreshments followed at 7pm by presentations.  

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Image Credit: Rita Mehta