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Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER Series)

The Stanford LASERs are part of a national program of gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with the audience. Each evening event, free of charge and open to the public, will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. Each evening also allows the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi.
The evening of June 11th will feature presentations by:

  • Tito Jankowski (Biocurious) on "TBA" Abstract forthcoming...
  • Bruno Olshausen (Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley) on "Modeling the Neural Basis of Visual Perception, and Implications for Technology and Art" Biological vision systems have evolved the ability to acquire information about the environment from measurements of light intensity...
  • Paul DeMarinis (Stanford) on "Erased Dots and Rotten Dashes"
  • Maria McVarish (Stanford/ Modern Thought and Literature) on "Mapping the Uncharted: Non-Cartesian Spaces" San Jose's Winchester Mystery House offers a rich case study in how ghosts come to haunt the spatial and psychical "hollows" of popular culture.

Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge at Stanford University School of Medicine, Room LK120. There should be ample parking in the structure on corner of Campus Drive West and Roth Way. This event is free and open to the public.

Details

When:

Thursday, June 11, 2015. 07:00 PM

Where:

Lika Shing Room 120

Sponsor:

Office of Science Outreach
scaruffi@stanford.edu

Admission:

This event is free and open to the public.