What: Leonardo Arts Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
Each evening, in a casual academic setting free of charge and open to
the public, presents up to four artists, scientists, philosophers,
historians, inventors and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts.Where: Fromm Hall, Maier RoomWhen: 7:00pm-9:00pmChaired/Hosted by: Tami I. Spector (USF Dept. of Chemistry) and Piero Scaruffi7:00-7:25: Terry Johnson (UC Berkeley) on "Synthetic Biology: Teaching Old Cells New Tricks"Synthetic biology aims to design cells capable of drug synthesis.7:25-7:50: Chhoti Rao (USF) on "India's Contemporary Art Scene"In our age of globalization much attention is focused on Asia.7:50-8:10: BREAK. 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 following the event.8:10-8:35: Bruno Olshausen (Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley) on "Modeling the Neural Basis of Visual Perception, and Implications for Technology and Art"Biological vision systems have evolved the ability to acquire information about the environment from measurements of light intensity.8:35-9:00: Ashley Bellouin (Musician) on "In Search of an Eternal Present"Music that invites the audience to experience an eternal present.
Sponsored by The Leonardo/International Society for Arts, Science and
Technology (www.leonardo.info) in collaboration with the USF Dean's
Office of Arts and Sciences