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New DANM Director Ed Shanken at LASER event 10/4/16

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:30am
DARC 108

DANM's newly appointed director, Ed Shanken, will speak on "The History and Future of the Lab" as part of the first LASER presentation of the fall quarter.

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER events at UCSC are organized by the Institute for Arts and Sciences.

Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 on Tuesday October 4th for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed with presentations at 7 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the Performing Arts Lot adjacent to Digital Arts Research Center. 


Kimberly Jannarone, "The Lost Hero of The Odyssey: Collaborative Media and the Adventures of Odysseus​"
Sara Mast, "Black (W)hole, A Collaboration"
Ed Shanken, "The History and Future of the Lab"

Speaker Bios:

Kimberly Jannarone is Professor of Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz and affiliated faculty with the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program and the History of Consciousness PhD program.  In 2015-16, she was Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Drama and a Beinecke Fellow at Yale Repertory Theater.  Her books include Artaud and His Doubles and Vanguard Performance Beyond Left and Right (both University of Michigan Press).

Sara Mast is an artist and Associate Professor at Montana State University. She regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally.Mast’s research and teaching methodologies focus on a collaborative, process-based investigation with an emphasis on material exploration, discovery and experimentation. Mast’s interdisciplinary artscience project with The Einstein Collective, Black (W)hole (2013), is a work that incorporates animation, film and a soundtrack in a large scale installation: Recent venues include MIT’s Cambridge Science Festival (2015) and Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2016).

Ed Shanken is Associate Professor in Digital Arts and New Media and Director of the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz. He writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. His recent scholarship addresses art-science collaboration, surveillance culture, sound art and ecology, systems theory, and bridging the gap between new media and contemporary art.