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DATA BURIAL: IN LIVING DUNES
SYMRIN CHAWLA + DAVID ERTEL
Design|Media Arts graduate students Symrin Chawla and David Ertel present their collaborative work in Data Burial: In Living Dunes, an installation and vision system that tests the limits of privacy and the site-specificity of networked data. A camera installed in remote desert location sends images and metadata to the cloud in real time, dramatizing the entropy of data and matter in the face of natural forces.
The piece will be complete when the camera is buried by the dunes and loses both solar power and its cellular data signal.
Following the opening reception, invited interdisciplinary speakers present their work pecha kucha style. Afterwards, socializing and a gathering of minds ensue. Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER speakers to be announced soon!
6:00–7:00pm | Exhibition viewing
7:00–9:00pm | Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
Hans Barnard, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archeology
Stefanie Volland, Post-doc researcher, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
Claudia Schnugg, Visiting Scholar, Art Sci center
Tamira Elul, Visiting Associate Professor, University of Berkeley
Behnaz Farahi, Architect and Interaction designer
Associate Professor, Touro University California and Visiting Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley. Holds a PhD in biophysics and research on morphogenesis in the developing nervous system.
Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
Dr. Claudia Schnugg is an independent researcher in intersections of art and aesthetics with science, technology, and business, and producer of art and science collaboration.Claudia produces media art projects as well as art and science programs. She also holds workshops, runs research projects, and gives talks about developments on the intersection of art, science, technology, and business.
Behnaz Farahi is an architect and interaction designer whose work explores the potential of interactive environments and their relationship to the human body.
Hans Barnard MD PhD is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures as well as Assistant Researcher at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. As an archaeological surveyor, photographer and ceramic analyst he has worked on sites in Armenia, Chile, Egypt, Iceland, Panama, Peru, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. He is currently involved in a project studying the interaction of the Tiwanaku and Wari polities with the local population in Vitor Valley (Peru) and a research project into the agricultural development over time in the Fayum Oasis (Egypt).
LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 20 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website.
The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.
Fifth Floor Presentation Space, California NanoSystems Institute
University of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095