Bio-Art Conference NYC - April 14th:

Posted by Christoph Mayer | Thu Apr 5th 2007 7:19 a.m.

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<STRONG>Biology and Art: Two Worlds or One?
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</STRONG>Conference organized by The New York Academy of Sciences
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<P>Apr 14, 2007&nbsp; 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
<BR>At the New York Academy of Sciences
<BR>New Location:
<BR>7 World Trade Center
<BR>250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
<BR>New York, NY 10007-2157
<BR>212.298.8600
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<P>Sponsored by:
<BR>The William A. Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts
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<BR>This conference will explore the nature of the science-art interface, the inspiration this interface provides to scientists and artists alike, and the impact of these interactions on art, research, and other human endeavors. More specifically, the conference will focus on how biological objects-whether viruses, animals, plants, cells, or organelles-become an inspiration for certain artists' work, and how scientists-ever so particular about accuracy and specificity-respond to such artistic representations.
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<BR>The Belgian conceptual artist Wim Delvoye, creator of the Cloaca Project, will give the keynote lecture. The rest of the day will be organized as a series of four conversations between artists and scientists. For each conversation, an artist will appear with a scientist who works with the biological objects that inspire that artist. Short talks and extensive discussions will provide a forum where ideas generated in these two very different spheres of creative endeavors-science and art-are expressed, elaborated and deliberated.
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<STRONG>CALL FOR ART
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<P>The Academy will be selecting artists to display their work via laptops at this event. If you would like to submit your work, please send an email with "Art Submission" in the subject line to
<A href="mailto:artconf@nyas.org">artconf@nyas.org
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<P>Please include your full contact information, as well as attachments or links to your work. Submissions must be received by March 30th. You will be notified whether or not your work has been selected during the week of April 2nd. For more information, please contact 212 298-8621.
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<BR>Preliminary Program
<BR>8:00 AM - 8:45 AM - - Registration
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<P>8:45 AM - 9:00 AM - Welcome & Meeting Overview
<BR>Ellis Rubinstein, President, The New York Academy of Sciences
<BR>William A. Haseltine, President, The William A. Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts
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<STRONG>9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - - Keynote Address
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<BR>Wim Delvoye (Belgium, Artist)
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<P>10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - - Coffee Break
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<STRONG>10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - - Session I: Structural Biology
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<BR>Mara G. Haseltine (New York, Sculptor)
<BR>Wayne A. Hendrickson, PhD (Columbia University, Biophysicist)
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<STRONG>11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - - Session II: Microbes
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<BR>Laura Splan (MFA Sculpture; Member, Art Science Collaboration)
<BR>Rendering the Invisible
<BR>Jonathan A. King, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biologist)
<BR>Visual Representation and Biological Structure
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<P>1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - - Lunch
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<STRONG>2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - - Session III: Locomotion
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</STRONG>Theo Jansen (Holland, Artist, Kinetic-Sculptor & Scientist)
<BR>BeachBeast
<BR>Andrew A. Biewener, PhD, (Harvard University Concord Field Station)
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<P>3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - - Coffee Break
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<STRONG>3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - - Session IV: TBD
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</STRONG>Michael Joaquin Grey (BS Genetics, MFA Sculpture)
<BR>Gabriel Robles-De-La-Torre, PhD (Neuroscientist and Founder, International Society for Haptics)
<BR>Touching Illusory Objects: Sculpting Human Perception through Virtual Reality
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<P>5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - - Concluding Remarks
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<P>5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - - Reception & Exchange
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<STRONG>Links to artist presenters & Registration Info:
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<A href="http://www.nyas.org/events/eventDetail.asp?eventID
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