See you in Denton, Texas Oct 6 for Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for the upcoming LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) at University of North Texas on October 6, 2016!

Bonding with Bots | The Art + Science of Human-Robot Interaction
Light refreshments.

DATE Thursday, October 6, 2016

TIME 5:30P – 7:30P
— 5:30 PM Mix & Mingle  – meet new collaborators and others that share your interests!
— 6:00 PM Speakers followed by Q&A

LOCATION  UNT Willis Library Rm. 140 (The Forum)
1506 W Highland St,
Denton, TX 76205

RSVP so we have enough seating and refreshments

LIVESTREAM Can’t make it in person? RSVP for the live stream:

Pre-paid or hourly options

Justin Holder is the Director of Content at RoboKind, a company designing advanced social robots with life-like facial expressions and social interactions to supplement autism therapy, special education and STEM instruction. Online:
Holder was previously the production manager at Robokind, and he is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Dallas school of Arts, Technology, Engineering and Communication. Learn more about Justin:

Julienne Greer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre, Social Robotics and Performance at the University of Texas at Arlington and a multi-disciplinary scholar artist who produces, directs, performs and writes in the theatre, robotics, cinema, humanities, and game studies disciplines. In 2014, Greer presented her paper, “Building emotional authenticity between humans and robots” at the International Conference for Social Robotics in Sydney, Australia. Learn more about Julienne:

Ray Baughman is a Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and current director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2008, Baughman was ranked one of the top 100 high-impact materials scientist by Thomson Reuters and continues to grow with 76 U.S. patents and over 400 publications. Learn more about Ray:

… More speakers will be announced soon!
Visit the NT LASER page to learn more!

FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The North Texas LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous
) is hosted at University of North Texas ( in Denton by the xREZ Art + Science Lab (  LASER is an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together with the public for informal presentations and lively conversations!  NT LASER @ UNT events have powerful themes addressing issues of importance on both local and global scales and include presenters from the sciences, technology, industry, and the arts.

The NT LASER is made possible by the generous assistance and support of our community partners (Business Council for the Arts, Digital Frontiers, Dallas Contemporary, and Blaffer Art Museum), faculty and student partners, and sponsors (UNT Libraries, CVAD CENG, CAS) at UNT! We’re adding more community partners and sponsors soon! Visit to learn more about our partners and sponsors.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions or if you’d like to propose a future LASER topic or speakers! email: ruth.west at

Looking forward to seeing you on October 6th!

— Ruth

Associate Professor and Director, xREZ Art + Science Lab
College of Visual Art and Design
College of Engineering
College of Information
College of Arts and Sciences

Chair, Art Papers, SIGGRAPH 2017

— cell: +1 310.386.2902
— email:

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