Keynote Lecture by Roger Malina
Friday, November 6
6:00-7:00 p.m. reception, with live music by Nicholas Yrizarry
7:00-8:00 p.m. lecture
Laguna Art Museum
$5 museum members and students, $10 all others
Renowned space scientist and astronomer Roger Malina delivers this year’s Art & Nature keynote lecture. Dr. Malina is currently Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas and Directeur de Recherche for the CNRS in France. He is a publisher and editor in emerging research fields that connect the sciences and engineering to the arts, design, and the humanities. Since 1982 Dr. Malina was Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press. He also served as director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and NASA Principal Investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Satellite project at the University of California, Berkeley.
In the fall of 2013 Dr. Malina founded the ArtSciLab in the ATEC Program at UT Dallas. This trans-disciplinary research lab hosts projects that involve in-depth collaboration between artists and scientists. The collaboration results in the creation of works of art and scientific data analysis tools, in addition to being a testbed for technology. The lab also develops education activities involving the integration of the arts, design, and humanities with science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEAM). The ArtSciLab hosts the ATEC Leonardo Initiatives project in collaboration with the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology in San Francisco, the Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences in Paris, and MIT Press. Through the Experimental Publishing and Knowledge Curation project, the ATEC Leonardo Initiatives project develops innovation in scholarly publishing.