LASER Talks at Stanford: Xenobots, Crypto, Virtual Art, Soul-Assemblage Media | Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

LASER Talks at Stanford: Xenobots, Crypto, Virtual Art, Soul-Assemblage Media

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The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world.


CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi

Event Info:

When: February 16 @ 6pm PST (UTC-8) Find your timezone HERE

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This evening will feature 3 presentations

Program
Sam Kriegman (Harvard Medical School) on "Computer-designed Organisms"
Rachel Rossin (Media Artist) on
"The vocabulary of art in the age of virtual and crypto cultures"

Laura Marks (Simon Fraser Univ) on "Soul-Assemblage Media"

SPEAKERS BIOS

Sam Kriegman is a computer scientist with a joint postdoctoral appointment at the Wyss Institute at Harvard and the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts. His research draws inspiration from the origin and subsequent evolution of life, and applies the underlying mechanisms of self-organization ("order for free") and natural selection ("survival of the fittest") to the creation of novel autonomous machines: robots, in all manner of shapes and sizes, that act on their own, without remote control. These machines can in some cases perform useful work, or they may be used as scientific tools to understand how animals evolve, grow, move, sense, and think. A Cozzarelli Prize recipient, he is the co-creator of the world's first computer-designed organisms ("xenobots"), co-developer of the ultra-low-cost robot kit Voxcraft, and a leading expert on AI-driven design as applied to robotics and biology.

Rachel Rossin, who lives and works in New York, is a multimedia artist and self-taught programmer who works in painting, installation and virtual reality. In her work she draws together traditional art-making techniques, such as painting, with new technologies such as virtual reality and hologram projections to examine the slippage between the real and the digital, between perceptual and embodied space.

Laura U. Marks works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus and an emphasis on appropriate technologies. She is the author of four books, most recently Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image, and her Enfolding-Unfolding Aesthetics: From Your Body to the Cosmos is under contract with Duke University Press. Marks is co-founder of the Substantial Motion Research Network. She led the research group Tackling the Carbon Footprint Streaming Media and founded the Small File Media Festival. She programs experimental media art for venues around the world. Marks teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. www.sfu.ca/~lmarks

 

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The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website@lasertalks

When
February 16th, 2022 6:00 PM through  7:30 PM
Location
Stanford University
Online / Palo Alto, CA 94305-5101
United States
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