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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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,...
  6. 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...
  7. Art + Science Rendezvous @ UNT

    In celebration of its second anniversary at UNT, xREZ Art + Science Lab hosted the spring meeting of the TxHATS ( 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...
  8. 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...

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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