March 12 Leonardo LASER in San Francisco

Leonardo ISAST in collaboration with USF invites you to the next Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous, an evening of art and science presentations.
Like previous LASERs the agenda includes four presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking.
When: march 12, 2012 at 6:45pm
Where: USF campus, San Francisco – Room: UC 222
* Composer and neuroscientist Indre Viskontas will explore how music engages the brain and why it continues to be a worldwide addiction
* Rebecca Kamen of Northern Virginia Community College will discuss the notion of scientist as artist and artist as scientist, highlighting historic images from prestigious library collections.
* Shamit Kachru, a Physicist at Stanford Unviersity, will discuss how extra dimensions of space dimensions may help to explain some of the puzzles of modern physics.
* Performance artist Scott Kildall will explain how he plans to beam Twitter messages from participants worldwide to Gliese 581d – an exoplanet 20 light years away that can support extraterrestrial life.

More details at with links to the presenters’ websites, campus map, etc.

Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working on exciting projects can have 30 seconds to share their work.

Feel free to forward to relevant acquaintances.
NO RSVP required.
Past and future LASERs are listed at

piero scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo ISAST
Sponsored by: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois’ eDREAM Institute, the University of Calabria’s Evolutionary Systems Group, the School of Visual Arts Computer Art Department, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, and USF Dean’s Office of Arts and Science.