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Three L.A.S.E.R. talks: TS Eliot's The Waste Land, Immersive Media, Virtual Art
The LASERs (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, are an international program of evening gatherings that bring together artists, scientists, inventors and scholars in a variety of disciplines. Detailed info at: www.lasertalks.com
This evening will feature 3 presentations:

*Bektur Ryskeldiev (Tsukuba Univ) on "The (near) future of immersive and interactive media"
* Laura Splan (Media Artist) on "Navigating Interfaces Between Virtual and Biological Worlds"
* Marjorie Perloff (Stanford) on "TS Eliot's 'The Waste Land'

Bektur Ryskeldiev (live from Japan) is a multidisciplinary researcher and creative technologist, focused on spatial and social computing, human-computer interaction, immersive media, computational creativity, and digital art. He is currently a senior research scientist at Mercari R4D. He was previously in the Digital Nature Group at the University of Tsukuba, investigating wearable technologies.

Laura Splan is a transdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of science, technology, and culture. Her research-driven projects connect hidden artifacts of biotechnology to everyday lives through embodied interactions and sensory engagemen. She is currently developing a new series of collaborative artworks with theoretical biophysicist Adam Lamson.

Marjorie Perloff, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, is Sadie D. Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita at Stanford University. She is also Florence Scott professor Emerita of English at the University of Southern California. Perloff is the author of many books and articles on 20th and 21st century Poetry and Poetics, most recently "Infrathin: An Experiment in Micropoetics" (2021) and the first English edition of Wittgenstein’s "Private Notebooks 1914-16".

The Stanford LASERs are sponsored by the deans of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and Chemical Engineering.

Jul 13, 2022 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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