Omnibus Accelerator - Artists and Scientists Collaboration

February 23, 2017
4:30 pm

OMNIBUS ACCELERATOR: Artists and Scientists Discuss Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration AUDITORIUM - ART 1.102. Thursday Feb. 23, 2017 from 4:30-8 p.m Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER), the Department of Art and Art History and the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will be hosting a panel discussion and reception for Omnibus Filing. Omnibus Filing is an exhibition of artworks, inventions, prototypes and cross-disciplinary research currently on view at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin. The result of three years of multi-facetted, embedded collaboration between artists invited to campus to work with several UT researchers, the exhibition features an Artificial Intelligence-bot that writes original patents, a virtual reality installation, lessons on entropy from The Institute for Higher Listening, a robot that tries to teach poetry, video installation of a man attempting to re-enact childbirth, a research paper with which you can cuddle and a mausoleum for a bumblebee queen. The conversation between the artists and scientists will be moderated by Dr. Ann Reynolds, Associate Professor of Art History at the Department of Art and Art history. It will aim to illuminate some of the more intriguing overlaps and discoveries that manifested from this foray into cross-disciplinary collaboration. MODERATOR Ann Reynolds, Associate Professor of Art History PANEL Daniel Bozhkov (Artist), Steven Brower (Artist), Patrick Killoran, (Artist), Brian Korgel (Curator/Artist), and James Sham (Artist/Curator). PROGRAM 4:30-5:20pm Gallery Tour in Visual Arts Center 5:30pm-7pm Panel Discussion with Q+A 7pm Closing Reception in Gallery with refreshments The Omnibus Filing panel and conversation is part of the world wide series, LASER Talks sponsored by Leonardo the International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). Founded in 2008, LASERs are now happening in over a dozen locales internationally: Zurich, University of San Francisco, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, New York City, London, Tacoma, Toronto, Montreal and Kansas State University. The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. It includes the divisions of Art Education, Art History, Design, and Studio Art and reflects the rigorous standards of a flagship institution, while offering an intimate environment for students to train as scholars, practitioners and educators in the arts.