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DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 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.

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 5:30p.m. EST.

This month, DASER explores the theme of drones.

Program

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Check in

6:00 to 6:05 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Niels Van Tomme, Visiting Curator, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

6:05 to 6:10 p.m. 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 7:00 p.m. Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

Missy Cummings, Visiting Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and Director, Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Duke University, Durham, NC

Marko Peljhan, Artist, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Director Systemics lab, MAT/ART, University of California, Santa Barbara

Peter Singer, Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

7:00 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 foster community and discussion arounf 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 relfect the postions of the National Academy of Sciences nor of Leonardo

This month, DASER is co-organized with the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) within the framework of the exhibition "Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen," on view at the CADVC from October 24, 2013 until February 22, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.umbc.edu/cadvc/

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