LASER Talk

EVOKE Contemporary

June 8th, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Artists Working with NASA and CERN – INTERPLANETARY SCIENCE, ART AND TECHNOLOGY:  a Santa Fe LASER talk with New Mexico artists Richard Lowenberg and Agnes Chavez on June 8, 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Biocultura will present the third Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER) Talk in Santa Fe in conjunction with the Santa Fe Institute Interplanetary Festival on Friday, June 8th beginning at 6PM at EVOKE Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Doors open at 5:30PM. The event is free. More information and registration at: bioculturasantafe.com/events. The event is co-sponsored by The Santa Fe Institute, with thanks to Currents New Media.

Santa Fe artist Richard Lowenberg’s talk is titled “Info/Eco (An Arts/Sciences Exploration of the Information Environment as Ecosystem)”. Richard’s presentation will include an overview of works created as part of a 1974-1984 series of NASA/Arts collaborations, including the first artist’s use of satellite communications, use of bio-sensors by dancers in environmental performances, and performers participating in astronaut gravitational simulation experiments. Richard will also present two current 1st-mile / SARC (Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations) projects: “The Energy & Information Ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau: An Arts/Sciences Field Study” and “Eco-Value Scale”, an interactive public artwork and program to balance Earth’s economy.

Agnes Chavez will present her interdisciplinary work including a collaboration with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland. She currently works as Artistic Director with CERN scientists and engineers at the Data Center designing a permanent installation that will visualize real time and statistical data from the Large Hadron Collider. Agnes’ colleague Johan S. Bonilla, PhD candidate at the Center for High Energy Physics, University of Oregon will join via Skype.