Part of the L.A.S.E.R. series of public talks www.lasertalks.com : Cynthia Hooper (Media Artist) , Adam Chin (Media Artist), Terry Berlier (Stanford/ Art), Glori Simmons (Director, USF Thacher Gallery), John Campbell (UC Berkeley/ Philosophy) and Piero Scaruffi (cultural historian) will discuss the art exhibition "Pulled Apart" for which artists were invited to explore the intersection of art and engineering. These artists examine through their artworks the mechanisms of gadgets, scientific instruments, and computer technologies to reveal the internal and external systems that help shape society. What can we learn about ourselves through the act of disassembling and re-engineering these human-made tools?
This evening will explore their work and start a philosophical conversation about: What do we learn from dismantling and rebuilding the objects that humans build? What do we learn about ourselves?
Glori Simmons is the Director of the USF Thacher Gallery, John Campbell is Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley, Cynthia Hooper is a media artist, Adam Chin is a fine art photographer, Piero Scaruffi is a cultural historian, and Terry Berlier, a multimedia artist known for her kinetic sculptures, is Associate Professor and Director of the Sculpture Lab and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford.
Details bios at www.lasertalks.com