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DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)

NAS Building, Auditorium, 2101 Constitution Ave., 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. This month, DASER explored the theme of SciArt Research. 

Access a recording of the Livestream webcast.

 Access the YouTube videos.

 Download the September 22, 2016 DASER event report.


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). 

An Exquisite Morass: Reimagining our experience of online news and Google search: Liese Zahabi, Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, University of Maryland, College Park

Reconstructing the Scientific Paradigm: Rieko Yajima, Research Scholar, Center for Design Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The Future of Paper Engineering or Saving the World with Folding: Matthew Shlian, Artist, Paper Engineer, and Visiting Research Scholar, Material Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Thirdspace. 3rd Space. ThirdSpace. thirdspace: Bridging Boundaries to Surface and Support Transdisciplinary Arts Research and Production: Laurie Baefsky, Executive Director, ArtsEngine/ a2ru, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

JD Talasek, Facilitator, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

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

8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reception


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 have not been endorsed by the National Academy of Sciences or Leonardo.

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