BAASICS envisions a culture in which the fine arts and sciences are complementary parts of our popular discourse, together able to provide an exceptional understanding of our world and of what it means to be human.
BAASICS is a San Francisco based nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring contemporary topics through the juxtaposition of art and science. With the aim of making fine art and science personally meaningful to a general audience, we produce entertaining and informative live programs, exhibitions, and digital media. Additionally, we aim to foment interdisciplinary exchange and a new genre of experimentation that will move beyond what one of these disciplines can achieve on its own.
BAASICS.1: A Live Animal (July 2011) examined the human/non-human animal relationship. BAASICS.2: The Future (June 2012) considered where we are headed as a species in light of nascent or developing technologies. BAASICS.3: The Deep End (May 2013) explored mental illnesses, spectrum disorders, and their links to creativity. BAASICS.4: Watershed (January 2014) focused on the ecology of the San Francisco Bay watershed. BAASICS.5: Monsters (July 2014), BAASICS Monsters Happy Hour @ Helix (July 2014), and BAASICS @ BASF: Monsters (October 2014) pondered monsters of all shapes and sizes, both real and imagined.
BAASICS was conceived and is produced by Selene Foster & Christopher Reiger, with support from Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program. BAASICS is proud to have presented its first four events in conjunction with ODC Theater and Root Division, and its fifth program in continued partnership with ODC Theater.
BAASICS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. The generosity and enthusiasm of our sponsors, individual donors, and grantees makes our programming possible.
Salutations, SciArt Junkies!
February 19 · 7:00 PM
Help us welcome the Museum of Broken Relationships back to San Francisco!
In conjunction with the return of the Museum of Broken Relationships to Root Division, BAASICS... Learn more
October 27, 2014 · 7:00 PM
BAASICS @ BASF: Monsters!
It's high time you considered how you’re going to celebrate Halloween this year. We guarantee you can't go wrong with our upcoming Bay Area Science Festival event, where... Learn more
October 3, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Experimental Space: An Exhibition of Evidence
We've teamed up with Aggregate Space Gallery to present an exhibition of scientific evidence that we find particularly beautiful. Join us for the opening reception!... Learn more
July 18, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Monster Happy Hour @ Helix
We’re collaborating with Helix to bring a night packed with art, science and monsters! Enjoy a glass of wine as we explore topics ranging from Zombies to ZomBees. 18+... Learn more
July 14, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Monsters are everywhere. They lurk in the shadows and stalk our imagination. They terrorize and fascinate us. But what, exactly, are they? Scholars differ on whether the... Learn more