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DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)

Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100

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

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 explores the theme of robots and theater. Access the live webcast. It begins streaming at 5:30 p.m. EST.


5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Check in 

6:00 to 6:10 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 second to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

6:10 to 6:15 p.m. Opening remarks by Hannah Hessel Ratner, Audience Enrichment Manager, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

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

Dennis Jerz, Associate Professor of English, New Media Journalism, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Adrienne Mackey, Founder and Artistic Director, Swim Pony Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Saltz, Director, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and Executive Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration, University of Georgia, Athens

Peter Torpey, Postdoctoral Associate, Opera of the Future, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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. 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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