LASER Talks

FREE LASER Talk: The Art of Conservation
May 7, 2018 - 5:30pm
May 7, 2018 5:30-7:30pm FREE admission and parking with registration UCI Applied Innovation 5141 California Ave., Suite #250 Irvine, CA 92617   In the face of such dire environmental realities, how are artists and scientists concerned with conservation using data and creativity to fuel their work? This talk will delve into the division between popular opinion and scientific evidence of our global sustainability issues, and how various industries/disciplines are seeking new, creative ways to address a mounting problem - both conceptually and in practice. Speakers will...
FREE LASER Talk: Bird Song
March 5, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, March 5, 5:30-7:30pm UCI Applied Innovation 5141 California Ave #250, Irvine, CA 92617 Free parking on site   As humans, we have long since been fascinated by birds. Their seemingly magical capacity for flight, song, and navigation have made them powerful symbols for many cultures, especially through the art historical lexicon. The Beall Center for Art + Technology’s related exhibition - "It Passes like a Thought" - explores flight, birdsong, and the aesthetic variation of avian species through the work of several intermedia artists. This panel talk will allow...
LASER Talk: Assessing STEAM Education
July 10, 2017 - 5:30pm
Monday, July 10, 5:30-7:30pm The COVE at UCI Applied Innovation 5141 California Ave., Suite #250 Irvine, CA 92617 FREE admission and parking with registration   With the increased focus on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), how are current K-12 and collegiate students processing ideas about creativity, collaboration, interdisciplinary study, and innovative careers? Under the guidance of Ph.D. researcher and UC Irvine faculty member, Viet Vu, this discussion will address the many perspectives about the impact of STEAM education...
LASER Talk: Expressing Gender
March 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
Monday, March 20, 5:30-7:30pm The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation,  5141 California Avenue, Irvine, CA 92617   An archived video of this event can be viewed below:   The Beall Center for Art + Technology is proud to present the second event in a four-part series: "LASER Talk: Expressing Gender." This panel talk and discussion will take place on Monday, March 20, 5:30-7:30pm at The Cove in UCI Applied Innovation, and feature several guest speakers on the subject of gender expression, embodiment, and development. Held in conjunction with the Beall Center...
LASER Talk: Embodied Encounters
December 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents "Embodied Encounters: A LASER Talk," the first of a four-part series of LASER Talks to be held on campus.  Produced in tandem with Leonardo (The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology), "Embodied Encounters: A LASER Talk" will feature speakers that will discuss the philosophical and conceptual ways artists and scientists respond to a world made increasingly complex by technology, as well as the evolution of action in creation, and the synergy between materiality and bodily awareness. Presenters will...