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DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

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

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 and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking.  Click here to access the live webcast. It begins streaming at 6:30 p.m. EST.

This month, DASER will explore the theme of science fiction.


6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Check in

7:00 to 7:10 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds 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.

7:10 to 8:10 p.m. Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

Catherine Asaro,
Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics; Science Fiction and Fantasy Author; Author of Saga of the Skolian Empire
Joel Garreau, Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture, and Values, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; and Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Lee Konstantinou, Author of Pop Apocalypse and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace; Assistant Professor of English, University of Maryland, College Park
Celia Peters, Filmmaker and Visual Artist, Columbus, OH and New York City 

Guest Moderator
Kevin Finneran,
Director, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP); and Editor-in-Chief, Issues in Science and Technology, The National Academies, Washington, D.C.

8:10 to 9:10 p.m.

9:10 to 10:00 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 panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of sciences nor of Leonardo.

This month, DASER is organized in collaboration with the Koshland Science Museum and Issues in Science and Technology.

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