Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous of October 13, 2010

Constructive Interference of the Arts and Sciences

Mountain View, October 13, 2010
c/o SETI Institute
Mountain View, California

An event about Artists and Scientists who work/think/imagine/engage at the intersections of the Arts and Science.

Chaired by Piero Scaruffi (p@scaruffi.com)
Part of a series of cultural events
Sponsored by:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
the University of Illinois' eDREAM Institute,
the University of Calabria's Evolutionary Systems Group,
Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology,
SETI Institute

Leonardo ISAST and SETI Institute invite you to a meeting of the Leonardo Art/Science community. See below for location and agenda.

The event is free and open to everybody. Feel free to invite relevant acquaintances.

Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com . Admission is limited.

Like previous evenings, the agenda includes some presentations of art/science projects, and time for casual socializing/networking.

In order to facilitate the networking, feel free to send me the URL of a webpage that describes your work or the organization you work for. I will publish a list on this webpage before the day of the event so that everybody can check what everybody else is doing. (Not mandatory, just suggested).

See also...

  • Art, Technology, Culture Colloquia
  • Wonderfest
  • Art/Science Fusion at UC Davis
  • Previous Art/Science Evenings
    When: October 13, 2010

    Where: SETI Institute

    NOTE NEW LOCATION: 189 N. Bernardo Avenue, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043 What:
    • 6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. During the evening anyone in the audience is welcome to present their work in 30 seconds.
    • 7:00-7:30: 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.
    • 7:30-8:00:
    • Henrik Bennetsen (Katalabs) on "What the next phase of the web could mean" In its first two decades the web has had a profound impact on how we work and collaborate. With the emerging HTML5 and WebGL standards we are poised to see a broad wave of change in the coming years. The inclusion of richer technologies such as 3D in the population of native web citizens is likely to see us truly move beyond the Gutenberg paradigm.
    • 8:00-8:30: BREAK
    • 8:30-9:00:
    • Chris Palmer (Artist) on "Tradition Meets Modern Digital Fabrication" Custom software tools (rhinoscripts | grasshopper definitions) developed to serve the expression and fabrication of Middle Eastern styles combining structure and ornament
    • 9:30: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening I will simply preview the line-up of speakers for the next Leonardo evening.
    • 9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing You can mingle with the speakers and the audience

    • Henrik Bennetsen is the CEO of Katalabs and maintains a strong interest in 3D collaborative spaces and open source technology. In a previous life Henrik was a professional musician and still has a strong side interest in creative self expression augmented by technology.
    • Chris Palmer is a Fine Artist who has specialized in traditional and modern geometric art, textile design, traditional ornament and folding. After four years teaching Digital Fabrication in schools of architecture in Chicago (IIT) and the University of Colorado at Boulder he now works with Rob Bell in a design build studio in San Francisco CA. He is a member of an international design team doing architectural ornament in middle eastern styles for the American Institute of Mathematics Research Conference Center in San Jose.
    • Piero Scaruffi is a cognitive scientist who has lectured in three continents and published several books on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, the latest one being "The Nature of Consciousness" (2006). He pioneered Internet applications in the early 1980s and the use of the World-Wide Web for cultural purposes in the mid 1990s. His poetry has been awarded several national prizes in Italy and the USA. His latest book of poems and meditations is "Synthesis" (2009). As a music historian, he has published ten books, the latest ones being "A History of Rock and Dance Music" (2009) and "A History of Jazz Music" (2007). He has also written extensively about cinema, literature and the visual arts. An avid traveler, he has visited 121 countries of the world.
    • Renetta Sitoy is a Filipino-American new media artist who graduated in Design + Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she was the recipient of the San Francisco Art Institute MFA Fellowship from 2005-2007.

    Address: 189 N. Bernardo Avenue, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043
    Phone: 650-961-6633
    Confirmed so far:

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