LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.
6:30pm-6:55pm: Mark Wagner (Street painter) on "Drawing on Earth: Street Painting, World Records, Satellite Photographs"
Street Painting, aka chalk drawing/pavement art has recently come to the front of the global art world. The largest chalk drawing that set the Guinness World Record required working on the streets with tens of thousands watching.
6:55-7:20pm: Melanie Swan on "Natural Aesthetics: GenArt, BioArt, Biomimicry, SynBio, CrowdArt"
Philosophy provides an interesting lens for understanding activities where art, technology, and biology converge
Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.
7:40-8:05pm: Robert Rich (Composer) on "Slow Music in a Manic World"
Sound focused on a listener's state of mind rather than the composer's ego
8:05pm-8:30pm: Kal Spelletich (Kinetic Artist) on "Interactive Art as a Catalyst Towards an Engaged Life"
Machines and robots that challenge phenomenologicaly those who activate and interact with them by challenging their perceptions about the role of technology, its roles in their lives and, what is fear and play.
8:30pm-9:00pm: Discussions, networking