- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
The site is a change from the usual meeting place. (See Asmundson Hall on campus map)
The event, free and open to the public, will begin with socializing and networking from 6:30 to 7.
The lineup of speakers:
7 to 7:25: John Albeck, UC Davis assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology, will speak on "The Deep Thoughts and Inner Lives of Cells." He will discuss living cell cinemotography.
7:25 to 8:10: Elia Vargas, an Oakland-based artist, will cover "Signal Flow: Bodies, Boundaries and the Phenomenology of Information." Vargas investigates new technologies of human identity, and is interested in culture, code, cities and cells as new landscapes and new organisms--or the narrative byproduct.
8:10 to 8:35: Danielle Tullman-Ercek, UC Berkeley professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering will discuss "Synthetic Biology: The Challenge and Potential of Engineering Living Systems."
8:35 to 9 p.m.: Rhonda Holberton, Oakland-based artist, will cover "From the Other Side of the Screen." She will discuss the complex relationships that arise when technologies developed for combat are integrated into civilian applications.
The LASERS are an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.
The UC Davis LASER is affiliated with the UC Davis Art Science Fusion Program, which was co-founded and co-directed by entomologist/artist Diane Ullman and artist Donna Billick. Ullman is a professor of entomology with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Mosaic-ceramic artist Billick of Davis, a self-described "rock artist," holds a master's degree in genetics from UC Davis.
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