Celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s passing UCLA Oct 18/19 2019

Colleagues I am on my way to los angeles for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci. Hope to see you there. I will be speaking on Saturday. Here is the fascinating schedule: https://cmrs.ucla.edu/conference/leonardo/schedule/ On May 2, 1519, a great mind was extinguished. Leonardo da Vinci, polymath and true genius of the …

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Blindfolded Texas chess grand-champion wins chess games blindfolded: just listening to the designed sounds of the pieces and moves

It is with amazement that we report that Zura Javakhadze, https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=13603647 Texas grand master chess champion, in rehearsal was able to win three games totally blindfolded with no-one whispering in his ear. Scot Gresham Lancaster, Sharath Chandra Ram and the Data Stethoscope team used our theoretical taxonomy of data sonification.(details below). Each piece had a …

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Putting Theory into Practice- blinded chess grandmaster zura javakhadre Oct 5 in Dallas

Please come to our re-imagining chess performance in honor of john cage and marcel duchamp details: http://malina.diatrope.com/2019/09/17/oct-5-you-are-invited-to-play-chess-against-blindfolded-texas-chess-champion-zurabi-javakhadre-in-dallas/ And we are proud to announce the publication of our Grey Paper which provides the theoretical taxonomy for the ways we will be sonifying the data from the digital chess board- this is part of our initiative with …

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Oct 5 :YOU are invited to play chess against blindfolded Texas Chess Champion Zurabi Javakhadre in Dallas

Announcing Re-Imagining Chess: Nine Evenings Reunion 3  Oct 5 2011  Nine Evenings Three: Theater and Engineering  GOOD MOVES: A group exhibition and auction dedicated to the game of chess September 6—October 5, 2019  Press Release The Power Station, Dallas  is proud to present ‘Good Moves’, an exhibition dedicated to the game of chess. ‘Good Moves’ features artist made chess sets and other chess related artworks, …

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1 book that made Roger happy, 1 that made him unhappy; 1 that he has yet to read, so his future state of mind is un-prestatable due to constraint closure.

A World Beyond Physics: The emergence of evolution and Life; Stuart A. Kauffman, Oxford University Press, 2019 ISBN 978-0-19-087133-8 Reviewed by Roger F. Malina, Professor of Physics and Art and Technology, UT Dallas https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3399-3865 A book that made Roger happy. It is not often a book just makes me happy. As I read this book …

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INVITATION:Tale of Thirty Thinking Systems: Art Science Education at US National Academy of Science

Colleagues If you are attending the US National Academy of Science Convening on April 12 http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/bhew/branches/ on the Integration of Arts, Humanities, and STEMM in Higher Education We invite you to discuss, critique and collaborate with us on our TOTTS initiative The initiative for teaching and learning art and science in the way that brains …

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Incentivising Transdisciplinary Individuals and Teams: Donate to the Marjorie Duckworth Fund as a nudge

Colleagues Our community of practice, or networks of villages face a number of obstacles to crossing the arts, sciences and technologies. Among these are the ways that most institutions are organised around “Disciplines” or narrow “Professions”. Ranging from physics to marketing to everything in between. I hate to tell you but the earth’s ecology does …

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us national academy of sciences convene the “art-science-technology” villages of practice

Colleagues The US National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering are convening our community of art/sci/tech practice to discuss and further the recommendations in the report they issued on how to think anew about integrating the arts and humanities, including design, into higher education science/engineering/math and medicine – this will be a real gathering of …

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See you in Durban: Towards an Inventory of Good Practices for Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Colleagues In Manizales, Mauricio Meija, Andres Roldan and I chaired a panel and workshop on training methods for transdisciplinary collaboration. I attach the current draft for comment. During the panel I was accused of being a ‘positivist’ for implying that there might be a ‘best’ practice – this was a mistake as clearly there are …

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Training Methods for Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Manizales, Columbia..call for key resources

Colleagues We are delighted to announce that the panel that Mauricio Mejia, Andres Roldan and I submitted for ISEA Manizales has been accepted for this June 2017. ( see isea http://isea2017.isea-international.org/ ) The title is:  Training Methods for Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Best Practices  and Didactics for Team Work  An annotated critical bibliography of collaboration references will be …

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