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Los Angeles LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous)

When: Thursday, January 17th, 7–9pm
Location: UCLA CNSI Presentation Space

FREE + open to the public

The UCLA Art|Sci Center is launching Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous — monthly evening salons showcasing movers and shakers in art and science. LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST, and meetings were started by Piero Scaruffi in San Francisco; now there is one in New York and Washington D.C. and…Los Angeles! UCLA Art|Sci center is extending our social networking from North / South campus mixers to the Los Angeles megalopolis, the UC, and anyone involved with Art Sci collaborations who happens to be in LA during the monthly meetings. To start with, we are gathering at the California NanoSystems Institute presentation space but we are planning future meetings off campus. Art|Sci director Victoria Vesna will lead the LASER meetings.

The inaugural LASER will showcase the work of:

Christina Agakapis (post-doc, bio)
M.A. Greenstein (CGI Inc)
Jonathan Arnou (UCLA SPIN lab)
Erkki Huhtamo (UCLA media history)
Robert Bilder (UCLA neuroscience)
David Familian (UCI Beall gallery)
Rita Blaik (PhD, material sci)
Siddharth Ramakrishnan (Puget Sound, Seattle)
Mark Cohen (UCLA neuroscience)
Douglas Campbell (MindShare LA)
Marcos Novak (UCSB, media art)
Joyce Cutler-Shaw (artist)
Julie Pate (independent artist)
James Gimzewski (UCLA nanotech)
Eric Parren (independent artist)

Everyone invited will introduce their work in 3 minute pecha-kucha style presentation. This is followed by drinks and food / socializing and making new connections.

Are you working on a cool project? From this point on, we invite you to submit your name for the next LASER scheduled for February 21st. Send your title and 3-5 images to

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