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D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6 p.m.

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

Photo ID and reservations required. No charge.

Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) at the D.C. Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This month, the discussion's theme is Brain Science and the Cyborg: Ethical Issues, Utopian and Dystopian Depictions and the Realities of Policy. This series is organized in collaboration with Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. This event is organized in collaboration with The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences.

The event will be live streamed online at mms://stream.nas.edu/webcast.asx

Click here for webcast instructions

NOTE: American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.


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 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.

6:10 to 7:10 p.m. Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)
James Giordano, neuroscientist and neuroethicist, Director, Center for Neurotechnology Studies,
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA
Anya Meksin, director of "Temma", a short film inspired by recent developments in computational neuroscience, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Jill Scott, artist, professor for art and science research, Institute Cultural Studies, University of the Arts, Zurich, and co-director and founder of the Artists-in-Labs Program
Michael Swetnam, CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA

7:10 to 7:45 p.m. Discussion

7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Reception

DASER Community Engagement

YouTube Channel
Facebook Group

DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of disciplines. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions neither of the National Academy of Sciences nor of Leonardo.

Leonardo fosters collaborative explorations both nationally and internationally by facilitating interdisciplinary projects and documenting and disseminating information about the intersection of art, science, and technology.

DASER's sister program, LASER, is based in San Francisco.

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