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DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)

Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W.

Free and open to the public. Registration and photo ID required.

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. September's theme is Artists in the Lab, Scientists in the Studio.

Livestream webcast begins streaming at 5:30 p.m. EST.


5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Check In, Keck Lobby and First Floor Prefunction Area

6:00 to 6:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience working at the intersection of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Panelists presentations (15 minutes each)

A Means without an End: Process in Science-Art Collaboration: Julia Buntaine, Innovator-in-Residence, Rutgers University; Director & Editor-in-Chief, SciArt Center and Magazine; Neuroscience-based artist, New York City.

Art + Science at Howard University: Anthony McEachern, Chairman, Department of Art, Division of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University, Washington, D.C.; and Sonya T. Smith, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Why Art-Science? João Silveira, Harvard Visiting Research Fellow, Resident Artscientist, Le Laboratoire, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Laboratory Em Formação, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Transgenic Humans as Bioart: Is Human Genome Editing Inevitably an Experiment in Art and Science? Adam Zaretsky, Bioartist who runs a public life arts school: VASTAL (The Vivoarts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd.) with a focus on transgenic humans; Faculty of Media Arts in the School of Communication and the Arts, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

7:15 to 8:00 p.m. Discussion

8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reception in the First Floor Gallery, time to view the exhibition David Harriman: Mariposa


DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. Generous support for this DASER comes from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.

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