LASER Stanford: Three L.A.S.E.R. talks: STEAM Magic, Micropoetics, Immersive Virtual Reality
When: 21st September 2022, 6:30pm PDT. Find your timezone HERE
Where: Stanford LiKaShing LK101
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This evening will feature three presentations:
* Suyash Joshi (Engineer and Magician) on "S.T.E.A.M. Magic"
* Marjorie Perloff (Stanford Univ) on Infrathin: An Experiment in
* Julia Scott (Santa Clara Univ) on "Biofeedback Integration into
immersive Virtual Reality Experiences"
Suyash Joshi is a creative technologist, magician and STEAM evangelist
based in San Francisco. He has been passionate about magic and
technology since childhood and has blended the two in a one of a kind
"STEAM Magic Show" for online and in-person performance at schools,
maker faire, hackerspaces, and industry conferences. His magic involves
emerging technologies - AI, IoT, Augmented Reality with optical
illusions, and math-based tricks that not only entertain but also
inspire audiences about STEAM subjects.
Marjorie Perloff is Sadie D. Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita at
Stanford University. She is also Florence Scott professor Emerita of
English at the University of Southern California. Perloff is the author
of many books and articles on 20th and 21st century Poetry and Poetics,
including, "Frank O’Hara: Poet among Painters" (1977), "The Poetics of
Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage" (1981), "The Futurist Moment:
Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture" (1986), "Radical
Artifice" (1992), "Wittgenstein’s Ladder" (1996), "21st Century
Modernism" (2002), and "Unoriginal Genius" (2011), while "The Edge of
Irony" (2016) enlarges on the theme of her 2004 memoir "The Vienna
Paradox". "Circling the Canon: The Collected Book Reviews of Marjorie
Perloff, 1969-2016" has been published in two volumes by the University
of New Mexico Press in 2019, and her most recent book is "Infrathin: An
Experiment in Micropoetics".
Julia Scott is director of the Brain and Memory Care Lab at Santa Clara
University. The research program partners with external
stakeholders--companies, clinicians, community organizations--to
co-design healthcare innovation projects for numerous disciplines, from
public health to engineering. The primary technologies engaged are in
non-invasive brain sensing and stimulation in application to cognitive
decline or impairment and neurobehavioral conditions. Successful
integration of EEG derived signals into virtual reality (VR) experiences
has seeded ongoing development of VR biofeedback applications that
enhance the sense of presence and train self-regulatory skills.
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