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Below are VIDEOS and image GALLERY documentation of previous LASER @UNT events and speakers.

The North Texas LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) is hosted at UNT by xREZ Art + Science Lab.  FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LASER is an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together with the public for informal presentations and lively conversations!  LASER @ UNT events have powerful themes addressing issues of importance on both local and global scales and include presenters from the sciences, technology, industry, and the arts.

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  1. Fall LASER Gallery

    Bonding with Bots | The Art + Science of Human-Robot Interaction xREZ Art + Science Lab is officially a designated host for the Leonardo/ISAST LASER series! xREZ Lab hosted its first LASER event on Oct. 6, 2016! The event focused on themes surrounding robotics and human-robot interaction. The inaugural LASER held at The Forum at Willis Library was moderated by xREZ Art + Science Lab Director Ruth West with presentations by interdisciplinary roboticists including:...
  2. Julienne Greer on Theatre and Social Robotics

      University of Texas at Arlington Assistant Professor Julienne Greer presented at the North Texas LASER Bonding with Bots: the Art + Science of Human-Robot Interaction on Oct. 6, 2016. Greer’s presentation “Theatre and Social Robotics: Bonding with Bots – Interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance human-robot interactions” included theatre methodologies humanizing robots, contemporary issues surrounding human-robot relationships and a demo of Nao the robot! Watch Greer’s presentation and slides below. Overview of the Fall LASER: http://www.xrezlab.com/fall-laser-gallery/ Keep...
  3. Ray Baughmans Artificial Muscles

      At the Oct. 6, 2016 North Texas LASER: Bonding with Bots: the Art + Science of Human-Robot Interaction  the Director of the University of Texas at Dallas’ NanoTech Institute, Ray Baughman, gave a specially-tailored, extemporaneous presentation to address both art and science! In his talk, Baughman explained how nano-fiber muscles are made and their need in robotics while inserting thoughts on art-science collaboration and the UTD NanoTech institute. Watch Baughman’s presentation and slides...
  4. Robokinds Justin Holder Talks Education Robotics & Autism

      Justin Holder, the Director of Content at RoboKind, recently spoke at North Texas LASER: Bonding with Bots: the Art + Science of Human-Robot Interaction on Oct. 6, 2016. Holder’s talk entitled “RoboKind: Delivering a Social Curriculum through an Engaging Technology Solution” discussed robotics as a medium for education and the benefits of Robokind’s Robots4Autism program. Watch Holder’s presentation and slides below! Overview of the Fall LASER: http://www.xrezlab.com/fall-laser-gallery/ Keep up to date on...
  5. Bonding With Bots Q & A

    Julienne Greer, Ray Baughman, and Justin Holder sit down with the Bonding with Bots LASER audience for a question and answer session. The Q&A dives deeper into the intricacies of nano-fiber muscles, the uncanny valley and the common fear of robot dependence. Watch the Q&A below! Overview of the Fall LASER: http://www.xrezlab.com/fall-laser-gallery/ Keep up to date on North Texas LASER events: http://www.xrezlab.com/north-texas-laser/  
  6. LASER Registration is Open!

    LASER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The LASER evening includes two exciting events in one night! The LASER ROUNDTABLES will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a dialogue forum led by student leaders, professors, and professionals in art, science, industry, and academia. students and attendees Please encourage your students to attend. The LASER EVENING SPEAKERS will begin at 6:15 p.m. We have gathered North Texas artists and scientists in the field of robotics for an exciting evening with...
  7. xREZ Art + Science Lab to Host Leonardo LASER Series

    xREZ Art + Science Lab is officially a designated host for the Leonardo/ISAST LASER series! Beginning in Sept. 2016, the UNT LASER will be hosted by xREZ Art + Science Lab and held twice each year in the spring and fall semesters. The events will include an informal mix and mingle rendezvous hour followed by presentations and room-wide discussion among panelists and guests. Launched informally in Mar. 2016 with the UNT Art + Science Rendezvous, the spring event...
  8. Art + Science. Cool! But What is It?

    The intersection of art + science is not a place to which a map can be drawn. Its practitioners won’t give you a neat definition of the field or summarize the nut graph of its literature. They will tell you that it’s not about answering the question, “What is art + science?” It’s about asking it. And then immersing yourself in the virtual space of discovery that follows. Taking notes on the...
  9. Coding: the Creative Medium of Our Time

    Ira Greenberg treats himself like a computer. His is the art + science of using coding as a paintbrush and exploring the iterative process of creation. Working generatively, Ira creates art using code and algorithms that are art themselves. The self-dubbed “coding evangelist” believes that coding is the creative mode of our time. While he has two degrees in painting Greenberg decided he wanted to start working with software for art-making. But he found...


LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST‘s international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.

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Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) “fosters collaborative explorations both nationally and internationally by facilitating interdisciplinary projects and documenting and disseminating information about interdisciplinary practice.”

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