Exhibitions, Lectures, Workshops and Grants


July 7 | 2PM PDT | 5PM EDT | 11PM CET
[July 7] [Alien] Star Dust by Victoria Vesna
Signal to Noise, a guided meditation journey bringing to life the sensations of meteorites and micro-meteorites falling on all continents and mixing with the anthropogenic dust falling on our planet from many dimensions.
ONLINE @ YouTube Live
June 30
Noise Aquarium featured at DIVA Online Journal Issue 48 Summer [PDF]
June 29 | 7-9PM PDT
Cosmic Labyrinth discussion on the HeART in Technology
Victoria Vesna + Will Cady + Clarissa Ribeiro
May 30-31
As the Crow Flies – Drive-By-Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing)
April 17
[Alien] Star Dust – Raw Science film festival
Festival Page | postponed due to COVID 19
March 11 - October 5
Premiere of [Alien] Star Dust at the Natural History Museum, Vienna
NHM Vienna
February 23
NanoMandala at the Pure Land farms: Tibetan New Year (Losar)
Pure Land Farms
January 25
Hox Zodiac Chinese New Year dinner
Photos from the dinner


November 9
Art in Time of Climate Change In conversation with James Gimzewski Art Museum, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 2
5th Art & Science International Exhibition and Symposium
Opening keynote lecture at Tsignhua University, Beijing
“We are [Alien] Star Dust: macro micro AI and Life”

Exhibition of Bird Song Diamond, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
October 18-19
500 years of Leonardo (co-organizer of exhibition)
Leonardo da Vinci: Inventing the Future – Flight, Automata, Art, Anatomy, BIomorphism
October 19
Session 4: Art Meets Science – Roger Malina, PhD; Chair
1:30 pm -- in dialogue with Claire Farago
What Would Leonardo’s Strategies Be for Compelling Action on the Climate Crisis?
September 9 to 13
Useful Fictions: symposium and lab workshops, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
CLIMATE MEASUREMENTS at the Site Instrumental de Recherche par Télédétection Atmosphérique (SIRTA) Observatory, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)
Led Lab 1 with Imma Bastida and Alex Tantet - DUST
August 29 to September 8
VR Noise Aquarium at the Klang Moor Schopfe, Gais, Switzerland

August 30, 8pm: Solo sound performance We are all animals
September 1, 4pm: Artist talk and performance

August 27
Video installation with plankton aquariums and AR prints
Noise Aquarium at the aMORE festival, Pula, Croatia
Press in English | Press in Croatian: Glas Istre
August 2 – 5
VR Noise Aquarium at SIGGRAPH 2019
Panel: Cover and write-up Leonardo Special Issue Press
July 28 – August 10
Sci Art Lab+Studio summer institute
June 26 to 28
Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age Conference, Room SG1, Alison Building, Cambridge University
A joint conference by the “Re-“Interdisciplinary Network (CRASSH) and the AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication
June 28
Keynote: 9am, Recital Room, Music Faculty
June 24-26
Master seminar, Interface Cultures, University of Art, Linz, Austria
June 20
Hox Zodiac dinner, Paris
June 12-24
Leonardo Artist Residency
June 14
Garden the Sky Water symposium (moderating session), Cité internationale des arts Paris
June 13
LASER Paris SOUND WAVES Aline Penitot and Oliver Adam
Presenting Roaring World Noise Aquarium
June 6
Keynote speaker: 21st Consciousness Reframed: Sentient States: Bio-Mind and Techno-Nature, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
May 30 to June 5
Keynote speaker: FEMeeting, Portugal
May 27 to June 5
Noise Aquarium at Vienna Biennale for Change 2019, Vienna, Austria
May 2-3
Sound + Science symposium, sponsored by the ArtSci Center, at California Nanosystems Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
April 12
Keynote Lecture in Conference, What is Technology? University of Oregon

Curation (Exhibition) | Turnbull Classroom 346, Floor 3R
Chair: Dean Walton, Lorry I. Lokey Science Librarian, Price Science Library/Biology, UO
Victoria Vesna, Design | Media Arts/Art|Sci Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
“BODIES INC., 2.0”
Xtine Burrough, SP&CE Media Lab/LabSynthE, and Letícia Ferreira, Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, University of Texas at Dallas
“Radium Girls”
Thomas Hudson, Electronics Developer, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)
Emily Lawhead, History of Art and Architecture, University of Oregon
“Tools of the Trade: A Critical History of Approaches of the Documentation of Installation Art”
April 11
Nanomandala installation -- Exhibition opening of PATTERNS at Light Court commons, University of Oregon
April 6
Exhibition Angewandte Vienna at Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica, CA
April 5
Linda Weintraub: What’s Next? Book launch (UCLA Broad Arts) Los Angeles, CA
April 4
Symposium: Art based Research in times of Climate Change (UCLA CNSI), Los Angeles, CA
March 21
LEONARDO ART SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS (LASER) Jiayi Young, Vera Wittkowsky, Amy Taylor, Sam LoCascio, Presentation Space, (UCLA CNSI), Los Angeles, CA
March 14
Andrea's Room, Claudia Jacques ArtSci Gallery, (UCLA CNSI), Los Angeles, CA
March 7
Real Presence book launch, Vienna, Austria
March 5
Panel discussion I need the sea because it teaches me Erin Cooney, MFA student, EDA (Broad Arts Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
March 2
Hox Zodiac NYC dinner at Josely Carvalho’s home, New York, NY
February 26
MoMA Doc Fest ArtSci / Ars Electronica presentation with Gerfried Stocker, artistic director of Ars Electronica
From HACKING to FACT-Checking: Artistic Strategies for the Post-Factual Age, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Theater 2, 7pm
February 6
John Brumley PhD thesis defense Spatially Immersed Sound in Bird Song Diamond project (advisor)
February 5
Lecture and discussion at the Empowerment and Informatics Program Science Café at the Unviersity of Tsukuba, Japan
January 25-27
Raw Science Festival, Los Angeles, CA: Noise Aquarium — Best Mixed Reality Media (Art Installation)


Dec 12-14
Hox Zodiac Banquet opening for the conference and exhibition Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn at Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL), Vienna
November 11
Speaker Taboo, Transgression, Transcendence in Art & Science, TTT conference, Mexico City.
November 4
Leonardo Convening, San Francisco, CA.
November 3
TED X Manhattan: TRAIL BLAZERS, Fair participation, Manhattan Beach, CA.
October 16
INL Summit, Braga, Portugal: Nanotechnology: Enabler of a new economy
Panel Session 4 Science and Arts!
, Chair: Luis Miguel Girão with Victoria Vesna and James Gimzewski, Braga Portugal, 2:16 pm to 3:45 pm
October 11
Artist Talk Art, Science & Philosophy: Building the Third Culture, 3 pm at Science-Art-Philosophy Lab (SAP Lab) Center for the Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL)
October 9
Artist Talk Vibrations Matter – Being in Between, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
September 14 & 15
Noise Aquarium 8K Deep Space exhibition at Paseo Art Festival in Taos, New Mexico
September 13 to 15
Blue Morph exhibition at Speculum Artium Festival, Trbovlje, Slovenia
Round table participant: Challenges of intermedia education in the beginning of 21st century
September 6 to 10
Golden Nica Juror
at Ars Electronica
Noise Aquarium 8K Deep Space exhibition at Ars Electronica
July 30 to August 10
SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute
June 25 & 26
Meeting with Interface Cultures students
, University of Arts, Linz, Austria
June 17 - 19
Cultivamos Cultura
- Alentejo, Portugal
June 16
Fundação Eugénio de Almeida's auditorium
, Évora, Portugal
June 15th, 5:10 pm
Keynote: From the Singular to the Collective: Anticipatory Art Science
Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
June 14
FutureFest Forward: AI and Creativity Futures on Thursday 17.30 to 20.30 at Nesta, London, UK
June 13
AI & Society
, Editorial meeting, London, UK
June 12
CRASSH, Cambridge, UK
June 9
Hox Zodiac
private birthday dinner – Alex Verhaest
June 4-7
EU commission STARTS jury, Brussels, Belgium
June 1
Hox Zodiac
Art Table So Cal private dinner at Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery
May 4
Noise Aquarium
simultaneously at Cairotronica, Cairo, Egypt and in Nine Tomorrows, Powerlong Art Center, Hangzhou, China
April 19 - 23
Ars Electronica
Jury (Interactive Arts)
April 17
Meeting Students
| Interface Cultures, University of Art, Linz
April 13 & 14
Lecture, Pop-up exhibition, LASER Santa Fe Symposium
I Love Life: Celebrating Biodiversity through Art & Science at New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM
March 13, 11:30 am
Biodiversity Heritage Library Annual Meeting
Museum of Natural History, LA
March 7, 5:30 pm
The Art of Conservation at UCI Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave #250, Irvine, CA
March 5
U Wash Lecture
MFA Lecture Series (part of the Sam Fox School Speaker Series), Steinberg Auditorium
March 3 to May 26
Bird Song Diamond in ‘It Passes Like a Thought” at Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine
March 1
Thinking Gender Conference:
February 24
Leonardo Panel | ArtSci Center Presentation
January 12
LA Art Fair Dialog


October 26, Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER). Hosts of LASER gatherings around the country and internationally are meeting and will be presenting their work. CNSI presentation space, 5th floor
October 20, 10am-6pm, IASAS Synaesthesia symposium. California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) auditorium.
October 19, 5-7pm, Opening reception for the IASAS Synaesthesia symposium. Art Sci gallery, CNSI.
7pm, Octopus BrainStorming, Live experimental EEG performance, in collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen
October 11-13, Exhibition: Noise Aquarium – in collaboration with Alfred Vendl. Web3D Art gallery, on | off 100101010, Colliding and Surrendering – Nanyang Technological University (NTU)< Singapore – organized by the center for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), School of the Art, Design and Media (ADM) and College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
September 23 @ 7pm, Synaesthesia: What is the taste of the color blue? Co-curated with Marisa Caichiolo. Coinciding with the IASAS Synaesthesia symposium in October. Opening reception: Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, unit F2 Santa Monica, CA 90404
September 14-16, Exhibitions: Artium Speculum festival, Trbovlje, Slovenia
Octopus Brain Storming -- Collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen
Bird Song Mimic – collaboration with Charles Taylor
September 10, Panel: The Practice of Art & Science, 4:00 – 15:00, POSTCITY Conference Stage, Ars Electronica and the University of Art and Design Linz
September 9, Moderating panel: Feminist Climate Change: beyond the binary, 15:00-18:00, Ursulinensaal, Linz
September 8, Campus Educators Forum, 15:00 to 17:30 at the POSTCITY, Lecture Stage. Ars Electronica and the University of Art and Design Linz introducing 15 participating Universities -- professors, staff and students.
September 7-11, Ars Electronica Deep Space 8K features Bird Song Diamond. Collaboration with evolutionary biologist Charles Taylor, engineer Hiroo Iwata and physicist Takashi Ikegami.
July 6th at 14:00, I will be a keynote speaker at Fluid Visualisation and Sound Matters: Bridging Art, Science, and Visualisation Symposium at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. I will discuss Minding the Macro-Micro BioMe. NOISE AQUARIUM Visualisation will also be introduced at the symposium by Martina Fröschl and Alfred Vendl.
May 12th, I am honored to be a commencement speaker at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. This is an established fine art school with an amazing history! Here is the commencement program and my speech.
April 29th, Lecture: Hybrid Arts: Being in Between – invited by the Center of Communication Science, Montana State University.
Serving again as a juror at the Ars Electronica festival — Hybrid Arts and STARTS prize – April 7-11th.
Bird Song Mimic is selected by a jury for the Japan Media Arts festival this September.
Bodies INC 2.0

January 28 – May 13th Bodies INC 2.0 exhibition at the Beall center for Art & Technology..

Bodies INC (1996) is archived by Rhizome, New Museum.

Bodies Corp 2.0 launches at the Beall gallery!



Paper I co-wrote with Claudia Schnugg was published in new book — Arts and Business: Building a Common Ground for Understanding Society (Routledge press).

My work was featured on the cover and throughout the Cybernetics & Human Knowing journal!

Participating in a panel with a talk on Bird Song Diamond (co-authored with Takashi Ikegami): Embodiement & Evolution at the BODIES of KNOWLEDGE conference, UCI. Others on panel: Jondi Keane, Margaret Wertheim, Christine Wertheim. December 9th, 4:30pm, School of the Arts at UCI
Hox Zodiac book launch: UCLA Fowler Museum, November 30th, 7pm.

LASER Zürich: Complexity — from particle physics to music. November 1, 2016, 18.00, Hardturmstrasse 169, CH-8005 Zurich.

Workshop: Hox Zodiac Lunch. Collaborations Symposium, Zürich University of the Arts, November 4, 1:30pm.

Keynote lecture: Art Sci collaborations: Being in Between. Collaborations Symposium, Zürich University of the Arts, November 4, 10am.

Faculty lecture, EDA, UCLA School of the Arts, October 17th, noon – 1:00pm.

Collaborative Research Summit, Futures in Motion. Hosted by USC Kaufman and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, by-invitation-only event, October 13-16

Octopus Brain Storming (in collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen): UCLA Luskin conference center grand opening, October 7th, 1:30-3:00pm.

Bird Song Mimic: UCLA School of the Arts celebration, UCLA Sculpture Garden, September 28th.
NEWS: Awarded Awarded UCLA Faculty Research Grant/Trans-disciplinary Seed Grant, 2016/2017 for further development of the BRAIN STORMING project in collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen.

ARS ELECTRONICA: Radical Atoms festival:

Ars Electronica Campus Educators Forum -- University of Art and Design Linz, Kollegiumgasse 2, Audimax, September 8th.

Future Innovators Summit: Mentor Breakfast, Location: Post City, FIS Tables in the STARTS Labs Hall. Group: Future Humanity. September 10, 10:00-11:30am (SOURCE)

As I was on the jury for Interactive Art +, I was asked to moderate the panel with the winners: Mathias Jud/Christoph Wachter (CH) (Can you hear me?); Frank Kolkman (NL) (Opensurgery) and I will talk for Ann-Katrin Krenz about theParasitic Symbiotic project. Ursulinensaal, OÖK Kulturquartier, September 10th.
Panel discussion on sound / vibrations, with Jim Gimzewski in connection to Robertina Šebjanič and Miha Ciglar’s installation “Subaquatic Soundscapes”. Mladi Levi festival. The Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana. August 26th. SOURCE

Lecture: Mensa Open Forum, Century city, Los Angeles, July 28th

Moderator: Art Gallery panel for exhibition curated by Jonah Brucker-Cohen. (David Chanel, Anthony Rowe, Niklas Roy).

Presentation: Bird Song Diamond Japan in Birds of Feather: Empowerment Informatics Program, Tsukuba

Presentation: Decade of UCLA Art Sci in Birds of Feather: Leonardo ISAT, July 27th
Exhibition / workshop (with Joel Ong and Chuck Taylor): "Bird Song Diamond", Harvestworks TEAM Lab Governor's Island, NY, June 25th SOURCE

Lecture (remote): Cairotronica, Egypt. May 5 SOURCE

Art + Brain and Morpho Nano catalogs finally out! SOURCE
Keynote lecture: BioArt/Design: Transdisciplinarity in Art, Science and Creativity Symposium, Nanyang University, Singapore, March 6

"Hox Zodiac Dinner", performance with Siddharth Ramakrishnan. Museum of Natural History, University of Seattle, March 4


I was based in Tsukuba as a Visiting Professor at the EMP program led by Prof. and engineer Hiroo Iwata.

Bird Song Diamond Japan”, installation – Large Space, Empowerment Informatics Program, University of Tsukuba, Japan – January 25

Panel and Demo of Bird Song Diamond mimic installation -- Artificial Life and Robotics conference (AROB), Beppu, Japan – January 21
Presenting with physicist Talashi Ikegami and PhD students Itsuki Doi, Aisen Caro Chasin, Masa Jazbec.

Lecture: Being in Between: Path of an art(scien)tist, School of Creative Media, Hong Kong, January 16th

Artist Retrospective Lecture: China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China – January 5


This fall and winter I am on sabbatical. I am spending September and October in Vienna and November through January in Japan.


Artist in Residence at the
Universitat für Angewandte Kunst, WienSeptember and October, 2015


ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria

Linking S&T&ARTS

Presenting with:
Introduction by Robert Madelin; Hiroshi Ishii (Professor MIT Media Lab/ JP/US); Christopher Lindinger (Co-Director Ars Electronica Futurelab/ AT); Christa Sommerer (Professor at University of Art & Design, Linz /AT)

Prix Forum IV - Hybrid Art

Leading panel with:
Gilberto Esparza, Akihiro Kubota, Agnes Meyer-Brandis.
September 5th, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM OK im OÖ Kulturquartier (Ursulinensaal), OK Platz

Prix Forum VI – Art & Science Round Table

Presenting with: Mónica Bello (ES), Fernando Comerón (ES), Michael Doser (AT),
Jens Hauser (DE), Jurij Krpan (SI), Nahum (MX) & Ale de la Puente (MX). Moderator:
Gerfried Stocker



PATH of an Art(Scien)tist: Being in Between

Universitat für Angewandte Kunst, Wien (Prof. Ruth Schnell)

Expositur Sterngasse 13, 1010 Wien
October 15, 14:00 p.m. to 15:30 p.m.


Art & Science department (Prof. Virgil Widrich)
Universitat für Angewandte Kunst, Wien
Hohenstaufengasse 9, 1010 Vienna
Seminar room 4th floor
October 13th, 11:30-13:00

PATH of an Art(Scien)tist: Being in Between

Kunst Universität, Linz (Prof. Christa Sommerer)
Interface Culture Lecture Room,
Kollegiumgasse 2, 3rd floor
October 12, 14.00 – 15:30


Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL)
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien
October 23rd, 18:00


Angewandte Heilingekreuzerhof
October 9th 18.00 --
Coming up: NOVEMBER

ART | SCI center 10 year retrospective BOOK Launch
November 5th, CNSI & Fowler museum
More info: SOURCE

University of Tsukuba Visiting Professor November -- January

November 13th, opening of EMP Studio / Lab
Working in the EMP lab with my PhD students

Bird Song Diamond: Harvestworks presents 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival at Fort Jay, Governor’s Island.

July 3rd – 20th. More info [LINK]

Bird Song Diamond performance at Linda Weintraub’s homestead.

July 4th. [Flickr]

Bird Song Diamond @ Times Square NYC: Times square: & Broadway between 46th & 47th streets.

An audience participatory artwork -- an acoustic version of the immersive installation at Governors Island.At the Crossroads Series. Presented in partnership with the Times Square Alliance. July 8th, noon-2pm.

Presenting with Claudia Jacques in panel: Water: adaptive management for a wicked problem

JUNE 26 2015, 9:00am–10:30am UC San Diego, Room 15 Source

Ars electronica jury for Hybrid Art.

APRIL 16th, 2015, - APRIL 19th, 2015 See interview: Source

The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience

MARCH 28th, 2015, 5pm

EXHIBITION - Inventory of Light

MARCH 27th, 2015, 5:30pm

Molecular Cuisine: Politics of Taste

CAA dinner co-organized with Suzanne Anker at SVA, NY
February 13th, 2015


Bodies CORP at Pelham Art Center, New York.

JANUARY 23rd, 2015 – MARCH 21st, 2015
Bodies CORP

Bodies INC, Body Practices. Gallery @ CallT2, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

NOVEMBER 5th, 2014 - JANUARY 5th, 2015


Bird Song Diamond, UCLA Art | Sci gallery

NOVEMBER 7th, 2014

Hox Zodiac “dinner” , UCLA Art | Sci gallery

DECEMBER 4th, 2014


NOVEMBER 25th, 2013 - JANUARY 2nd, 2014

moca taipei moca taipei


Octopus Mandala Glow at GLOW

SEPTEMBER 28th, 2013
Octopus Mandala Glow at the GLOW festival in Santa Monica.


Blue Morph at the Musée D’Histoire Naturelle

JUNE 28th, 2013
Blue Morph will be installed at the Musée D’Histoire Naturelle at the Palais Longchamp in parallel to the Lumiéres exhibition. Marseille is the European Culture Capital this year. http://www.museum-marseille.org/

Marseille 2013 is also the last year of my 3 year summer residency at l’IMéRA (Institute Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées). I plan to continue work on Sounds of Thinking in relation to Brain Storming with neuroscientist Constance Hammond.

Speaking of France, I recently found out that art historian Marie Claverie at Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne wrote a thesis on my work. See: “Victoria Vesna: Entre art, numérique et nanotechnologies”

Blue Morph


APRIL 19th, 2013, 5pm
As a response to the invitation to participate in the Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures at UC San Diego, I am organizing Brain Storming the Female Brain. To this end, I invited Mark Cohen, David Familian, Sheldon Brown along with Morana Alac and Lisa Parks and, yes, we were wearing the famous aluminum hats! https://quote.ucsd.edu/ucfemtechnet/2013/03/01/a-brain-and-foil-crowns/

Brain Storming

Presidential Panel at Montana State University: Art of Science / Science of Art

March 26, 2013
Participated in the Presidential Panel at Montana State University: Art of Science / Science of Art moderated by the MSY President Waded Cruzado along with Dr. David Kaiser, American physicist, author and historian of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Stephon Alexander, a jazz saxophonist and physicist focusing on theoretical cosmology, quantum gravity and particle physics at Dartmouth College; Dr. Gavin Parkinson, lecturer at The Courtauld Institute of Art and author of Surrealism, Art and Modern Science and Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology. http://www.montana.edu/caa/pfas/

Art/Science/Engineering Think Tank

March 21, 2013
Participated in Art/Science/Engineering Think Tank hosted by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) at the University of California Riverside. The event is meant to be a platform for a discussion and strategic planning for university wide policy and guidelines to engender research at the intersections of art, science and engineering.


BLUE MORPH: MAGICAL MATERIALS exhibition at the Science gallery, Dublin, Ireland

September 14 -- October 14
Blue Morph will get an upgrade with a new hat that we will develop here! Website

ARTIST "TRADE" RESIDENCY: Leitrim Sculpture Center, Ireland

September 8 -- 18
Working with Anna Macleod and a group of local artists on Holy Wells at the border of Northern Ireland. We are collecting stories, water samples, imaging, mapping and coming up with a group project. Website

RESEARCH RESIDENCY: IMéRA (L’Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées)

June 1 -- September 1
This is my second year at the research Institute in Marseille. I am working toward a project that will be finalized in my final year of the 3 year residency, 2013 when Marseille is the cultural center of Europe. Also -- learning French which is the greatest challenge of all! Website

“Now! Visual Culture”

May 31 – June 2, 2012, NYU
"Feminism, Technology and Visuality"
June 2, 1:30—2:30 pm | Convenor: Lisa Cartwright (UCSD)
Participating with Alexandra Juhasz (Pfitzer College), Tara McPherson (USC), Wendy Chun (Brown), Beth Coleman (MIT), Elizabeth Friedman and Emily Zimmerman (EMPAC), Pooja Rangan, Kimberly Juanita Brown Website

TEDxChelsea 2012

June 1, 2012. 12-6:30pm
I am one of the speakers on Session 3 with Marshall Arisman, Martha Buskirk, Laura Braslow and Man Bartlett.
TEDxChelsea is sponsered by the School of Visual Arts, New York. Website

Symposium: Brain Storming Turing: Celebrating Alan Turing Centennial

May 25, 2012 | Symposium: noon – 5pm | Art Opening/Reception: 5-7 pm
UCLA Art | Sci Center @ California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Organized and moderated by Victoria Vesna. Website

4th State of Water Symposium

March 22 & 23, 2012
UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) auditorium.
Organized and moderated by Victoria Vesna. Website


February 2nd – May 6th, 2012
Beall Gallery of Art and Technology, UC Irvine Website

International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society

The Conference focus on a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. I am one of the plenary speakers along, Marcus Breen, Henry Jenkins, Christiane Paul, Veronica Sanz.

NSF Grant with Charles Taylor: Acoustic Sensor Arrays for Understanding Bird Communication

Charles Taylor, Chuck, is an inspiring person and a great scientist who also happens to be a black belt. He was brave enough to put myself and Takashi Ikegami into his grant proposal and we are starting work on developing an art | sci project informed by the research on environmental and social interactions / communication of birds.
The proposal combines the knowledge and tools of engineers, linguists and biologists to decipher the structure and meaning of bird songs -- including those of American robins, thrashers and grosbeaks. This collaboration between biologists, linguists, engineers and artists will result in a much richer understanding of bird songs, and an understanding the use of computational methods to answer questions about science and nature.


UC Online Instruction Pilot Project: Art, Science and Technology

Art, Science and Technology course has been selected to be part of a pilot program for launching an online program in the University of California. I am collaborating with Claudia Jacques on designing an interface.
The UC Online Instruction Pilot Project is a statewide initiative to explore the use of online courses in UC’s undergraduate curriculum. This project involves many different components, including research and evaluation, technology, and course development. UC OIPP Website

Lecture: SIVA

December 6th

Special Lecture: "Vibration Matters"

November 25th, 18:00
Takashi Ikegami Lab, University of Tokyo, Japan Website

Speaker: Art Symposium, Microwave Festival

November 4th

Panel: New Generation of Scientists Speak

November 3rd
Organized and led panel with Adam Stieg, Romie Littrell and Siddharth Ramakrishnan Website

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival ALCHEMY

October 29th - Nov 26th
Hong Kong has been an amazing experience for me – I found myself in the Microwave festival overlapping with the grand opening of the School of Creative Media where I happen to be a Visiting Professor. I was invited here because they are starting a bachelors degree in art and science which made it possible to bring out Siddharth Ramakrishnan and Romie Littrell. It just so happened that at the very same time Adam Stieg was attending a conference on NanoMedicine in Shenzen which is an hour away from Hong Kong. So, in addition to having our work shown in the festival, I organized a panel on the New Generation of Scientists at the School of Creative Media. Many kudos to Jeffrey Shaw who supported this and Hector Rodriguez too. Website



Speaker: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Grand Opening Festival

October 29th
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong Website


A strange overlap of time and place in exhibitions – my work was shown in three churches in the past few months. At one point, BLUE MORPH was in St John the Divine in Gdansk, Poland and St Cornelius chapel at Governor’s Island in New York. The overlap lasted three days. Then, BLUE MORPH at Governor’s island overlapped with Water Bowls at the cathedral of St John the Divine – for three days. I am not sure what all this means, but I am humbled to see the work in spiritual context as this is my deep conviction – art, science and spirituality need to come together in ways that empower people who partake in the experience of the space created.

Water Bowls – St John the Divine

September 29th - March 15th, 2012
Value of Water: Sustaining a Green Planet, group exhibition, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NY Website

Speaker: HOX ZODIAC: Metamorphosis of a Human Animal

August 26th
Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions Conference. Planetary Collegium CAiiA Hub in University of Plymouth, UK + Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Website

Online lecture: "Studies in Material Thinking (SMT)": Experimental Arts Conference

August 20th
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


May 28th – September 25th
New York Electronic Art Festival / St Cornelius chapel, Governors Island New York City

Lecture: Towards the Third Culture. The co-existence of Art, Science and Technology

May 24th
International Conference, Gdańsk 23–25 May, 2011 Website


May 22nd – June 5th
Baltic Sea International Cultural Centre/ St. John's Cathedral, Gdansk, Poland Website

Plenary lecture: Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society

May 10th
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany Website

Exhibition of student’s work from Parsons Hybrid Worlds: nano_bio + art class

May 9 – 30th
Art | Sci gallery, CNSI Website


April 11 – 25th
Galerie les Singuliers, Paris, France

Lecture with James Gimzewski

April 12th 7:30pm
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, iEAR, RPI Website


March 31-April 12th
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Website

New School Water Dis(Courses)

March 28th - April 1st Website

Context Providers book launch

March 23rd 6-7:30pm
Lang cafeteria, New School, NY Website


March 16th 3-6pm
Fowler auditorium, UCLA


March 4th - May 22nd
Fuller exhibition CoCA Website


March 4th – May 18th
Contemporary Arts Center, Torun, Poland
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