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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.

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  • January 27 · 5:00 PM

    Berkeley Salon Happy Hour

    4 SciArt Junkies

    The Berkeley Salon Happy Hour is a monthly gathering bringing together artists, scientists, poets, philosophers, and other dreamers, doers, and creators of all kinds.... Learn more

  • Oct 31, 2016 · 7:00 PM

    Virtual Reality Art

    10 SciArt Junkies

    The Art of Dying is an interactive art exhibit featuring new work by pioneering virtual, augmented, and mixed reality artists. We invite you to explore a new kind of art... Learn more

  • Jun 14, 2015 · 8:00 PM

    BAASICS.6: The Edge Effect

    5 SciArt Junkies

    BAASICS, in collaboration with AAAS Pacific Division and SFSU, presents: BAASICS.6: The Edge Effect Sunday, June 14 Showtime: 8:00 – 9:30 pm Knuth Music Hall | SF State... Learn more

  • Feb 19, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    It's Complicated

    100 SciArt Junkies | 5.00

    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

  • Oct 27, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    BAASICS @ BASF: Monsters!

    3 SciArt Junkies | 6 Photos

    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

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Founded Feb 28, 2012

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