WHEN/WHERE: Feb. 16, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. Photo ID and reservations are required.
NAS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY D.C. ART & SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS SERIES WASHINGTON –
Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) is partnering with Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and T echnology , to present D.C.Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects inthe national capital region. DASERs will provide the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment ofthe region and will foster interdisciplinary networking. The monthly series begins on Feb. 16, 2011, at 6p.m. at the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W . Photo ID and reservations are required for admittance. Call202-334-2415 or email email@example.com to make a reservation.
Historically , the artist has communicated, educated, and preserved the ideas of science. Buthow is the work of scientists, engineers, physicians, and experts from other disciplines informed by thecreative processes of artists? How do artists use science and technology to advance the creative and culturaldiscourse? In the D.C. metropolitan area, practitioners from many institutions, including universities,museums, and embassies, are interested in the ways that various disciplines inform one another with tangibleresults.
Each DASER will feature presentations by such practitioners along with time for discussionand socializing. At the Feb. 16 kick-off event, there will be presentations by Lee Boot, associate director,Imaging Research Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Carol Christian, scientist, SpaceT elescope Science Institute, Baltimore; Gunalan Nadarajan, vice provost, Maryland Institute College of Art,Baltimore; and Thomas Skalak, vice president for research and professor of biomedical engineering,University of V irginia, Charlottesville.
Upcoming DASERs are scheduled on March 16, April 21, May 19, June 16, and July 21,2011. Future speakers include Amy Bastian, director, Motion Analysis Laboratory , Kennedy KriegerInstitute, Baltimore; Pamela Jennings, program director, Computer & Information Science and EngineeringDirectorate, National Science Foundation, Arlington, V a., and Jane Milosch, director, SmithsonianProvenance Research Initiative, and former curator of the Renwick Gallery , W ashington, D.C.
The Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences sponsors exhibitions and other free public events thatexplore relationships among the arts, sciences and culture.
Leonardo fosters collaborative explorations both nationally and internationally by facilitatinginterdisciplinary projects and documenting and disseminating information about the intersection of art,science, and technology.