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 existing hybrid collaborations and projects as well as launch new, innovative ideas and relationships.

The TxHATS meeting at UNT includes a day-long working group for TxHATS members (texashats.org) plus a public art-science dialogue event. Participants in both events have the opportunity to talk with leaders in art and science fields and engage one another in challenging questions that provide real-world solutions through collaborative thinking. Location and time to be announced soon, along with links to register for the public event. See xrezlab.com for updates.

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JD Talasek, Director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences

About JD Talasek & NAS

The Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (www.cpnas.org) are focused on the exploration of intersections between science, medicine, technology, and visual culture. Director JD Talasek is also creator and moderator for a monthly salon called DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) held at the NAS. He is currently on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in the Museum Studies Master’s Program.

Additionally, Talasek serves on the Contemporary Art and Science Committee (CASC) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and he is currently the Art and Design Advisor for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) based in Irvine, CA.  Talasek is a board member of Leonardo/International Society for Art Science and Technology and is the 2016 chair of Leonardo’s Education and Arts Forum.

He is the art advisor for Issues in Science and Technology Magazine published by the University of Texas at Dallas, Arizona State University, and The National Academies. He is a member of: the College Art Association; Society of Photographic Educators; the Society for Literature, Science and Art; and the American Association of Museums. Talasek was born in 1966 in Dallas, Texas.



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