UMLAUF celebrates the intersection of art and science in the second ATX LASER (Austin – Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) event on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Welcoming innovators of all types: artists, scientists, curators, scholars, engineers, designers, and educators, to participate, ATX LASER provides an opportune environment for progressive thought leaders to form a community and explore the intersections of interdisciplinary thinking.
This session will feature four guest speakers: Hayley Gillespie, founder of Art.Science.Gallery; Joe Hanson, Ph.D. biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios’ “It’s Okay To Be Smart;” Brian Newnan, photographer and 3-D printing artist; and Jill Fantauzza, assistant professor of communication design at Texas State University.
Following the speaker presentations, an open discussion will commence where participation is welcomed and encouraged from all attendees.
In partnership with the nonprofit Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), ATX LASER was conceived by J.D. Talasek, UMLAUF scholar-in-residence. Talasek is Director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and the founder of the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) program. His co-organizers for ATX LASER are Katie Robinson Edwards, PhD., UMLAUF Curator, and Diane Sikes, UMLAUF Director of Programs.
ATX LASER sessions are free and open to the public. Future sessions will be held on Tuesdays, September 16, and November 18, 2014.