Art + Science Rendezvous @ UNT

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UNT’s first Art + Science Rendezvous hosted by xREZ Art + Science Lab!

See photos from the event below.

In celebration of its second anniversary xREZ Art + Science Lab hosted the spring meeting of the TxHATS Network Mar. 30, 2016, followed by an Art + Science Evening Rendezvous to engage the community in exploring the collision of art and science! The event held at the UNT Union was moderated by JD Talasek, director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, with presentations by Dallas-Ft. Worth practitioners including computational artist Ira Greenberg, Make Art with Purpose founder Janeil Engelstad, UNT physics professor and data-musician Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, and xREZ Art + Science Lab Director, artist-scientist Ruth West.


About UNT’s First Art + Science Rendezvous


  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Making Art With A Purpose

      One could argue Janeil Engelstad is all purpose, but that would underrate her contributions to the world.  Janeil is creative, dedicated and deeply caring. She uses art and science everyday to create new networks, care for the environment, help different communities, and create new ways of interacting with the world around us. In 2010 she founded Make Art with Purpose (MAP) as a platform for international artists using art as a tool to...
  4. the Digitization of Nature & Culture

    Ruth West is her own walking, talking art-science experiment. She’s looking for the kind of resonances that shake things up to create new systems of inquiry. “Computation and digitization is, in my opinion, the most important transformation of culture” West says. “We’re digitizing everything. Ourselves, nature, culture.” A decade ago, working in a laboratory by day and a painting studio at night, West decided to bring art+science together into one practice. Now,...
  5. A Closer Look at MaterialsSoundMusic

    The Art + Science Rendezvous at the University of North Texas was a kickoff event for dialogue and collaboration among students, faculty, and the general public. Marco Buongiorno Nardelli’s presentation of his MaterialsSoundMusic project proves interdisciplinary thinking achieves novel outputs. MaterialsSoundMusic is a “computer-aided, data-driven composition environment based on the sonification and remix of different data streams.” The project takes data from AFLOWLIB, a large material compounds database and interprets the information through interfaces such...
  6. Art + Science Rendezvous @ UNT

    In celebration of its second anniversary at UNT, xREZ Art + Science Lab hosted the spring meeting of the TxHATS (TexasHATS.org) Network followed by an Art + Science Evening Rendezvous to engage the community in talking about the combination of art and science. The Art + Science Evening Rendezvous event held Mar. 30, 2016 at the UNT Union ballroom was moderated by JD Talasek, director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of...
  7. the National Academies Cultural Programs Director is Coming to UNT

    Dallas native JD Talasek, the director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, is coming to UNT to participate in a public dialogue event as well as the TxHATS experts meeting to be held March 30, 2016 at xREZ Art + Science Lab. The TxHATS (Humanities, Art, Technology & Science) is a network of networks geared toward providing opportunities for Texans working in interdisciplinary fields to plan the future of...

SPEAKERS

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JD Talasek is director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and creator and moderator for the monthly DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) salon held at NAS. He is currently on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, and he is the Art and Design Advisor for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) based in Irvine, CA.

Learn more about JD:

http://advanced.jhu.edu/about-us/faculty/john-talasek/

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Janeil Engelstad initiates interdisciplinary collaborations to produce multi-form projects that address social and environmental concerns. She is the Founding Director of Make Art with Purpose (MAP), an organization that produces international projects in art, science, design and architecture and she is an Associate Artist at the Social Practice Art Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Learn more about Janeil:

http://www.janeilengelstad.net/map.434.html

Ira Greenberg is the director of the Center of Creative Computation and professor of computer science and engineering at Southern Methodist University. He wrote the first major language reference on the Processing programming language, Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art, (Berkeley, CA: friends of ED, 2007). Greenberg holds a B.F.A. from Cornell University and an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Ira:

http://iragreenberg.com/ira_greenberg_data/index.html

Marco Buongiorno Nardelli is a computational materials physicist, a composer, flutist and a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics, a founding member of the AFLOW Consortium and a Parma Recordings artist.

Learn More about Marco:

http://www.materialssoundmusic.com and http://ermes.unt.edu/indexhome.htm

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Ruth West is a veteran creative catalyst. Her work envisions a future in which art-science integration opens new portals of imagination‚creative expression‚ invention‚ knowledge‚ and communication across cultures to create solutions for our most pressing global problems. She is director of xREZ Art + Science Lab.

Learn more about Ruth:

http://www.viewingspace.com

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THANK YOU, to our March 2016 Advisory Committee Members:

Janeil Engelstad, Founder, Make Art With Purpose (MAP)

Ira GreenbergDirector, Center of Creative Computation, SMU

Autumn Hill, Paula and Jim Crown Director of Learning at DCA

Carol LaFayette, TAMU Institute for Applied Creativity, SEAD Network

Roger Malina, Director, UTD Dallas ArtSciLab, publisher MIT Leonardo journal

Craig Taylor, Senior Account Executive, Whitlock

Katherine Wagner, CEO, North Texas Business Council for the Arts

Zach WallmarkAssistant Professor of Music History SMU

Sally Weber, Holograph Artist, Austin, Texas

Ruth West, Director, xREZ Art + Science Lab, University of North Texas


Join the TxHATS listserv at http://texashats.org/

The TxHATS (Humanities, Art, Technology & Science) is a network of networks geared toward providing opportunities for Texans working in interdisciplinary fields to plan the future of existing hybrid collaborations and projects as well as launch new, innovative ideas and relationships.


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