Panels + Workshops + Symposiums (2004 - 2021)
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2023

UCLA dataX Workshop, James West Alumni Center, November 1 Source


Panel Chair: The Next Renaissance: Lucia Ronchetti (IT), John Palmesino (IT), Rachel Armstrong (IE), Alistair Hudson (GB), Charles Landry, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, September 8 Source


"Art as Social Practice: Technologies for Change", CAA, 111th Conference, NY, Feb 16 Source


"Vibrations Matter: art & science of deep listening”, LASER (Leonardo Art Science Rendezvous), hosted by Piero Scaruffi and Tami Spector, UC San Francisco, July 12 Source


Roundtable: [ALIEN] STAR DUST – molecular dust for South America, Design, Arte & Tecnologia, with Clarissa Ribeiro, Monica Tavares, Juliana Henno, Rodolfo Ward Source


Curator & Host: Dr. Ken Wells, UCLA Health psychiatrist and researcher and Dr. Elyn Saks, June 6 Source.    Source.    RECORDING


Moderator: Thinking Atoms; a dialogue between nanoscientist James Gimzewski and physicist Franz Giessebl, May 29 Source


Curator and Host: COLOR LIGHT MOTION: sponsored by the David Bermant foundation.


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 21 – George Quasha, The Syntax of Moving Awareness, responders: Gary Hill, Toni Dove, September 27


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 20 -- Claudia Schnugg, joined by Andrei Tudose and Zeynep Birsel as discussants, June 3


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 19 -- Marisa Caichiolo and Julio LePark and Martha Boto discuss pieces from the David Bermant collection, May 8


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 18 -- Anuradha Vikram, Guest responder: Simon Leung, March 18


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 17 -- Featuring Marco Pinter and Jamie Dufek, February 16


Curator and Host: COSMOLOGICAL EVENTS:


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 1 -- Floating Civilizations, featured artists: Quadrature, Florian Voggeneder, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Lucy McRae, Anna Hoetjes, Ani Liu, Yi Weihan and Angel An, May 5.


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 2 -- Space Ecologies, featured artists: Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan, Michèle Boulogne, Quadrature, Ranjit Bhatnagar, April 28.


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 3 -- Hidden Dimension, featured artists: Victoria Vesna, Daniela Brill Estrada, Eli Joteva, Angela Davies, Anna Hoetjes, Seph Li from OUTPUT, Aoife van Linen Tol, Angel An, Shuchang Dong, Chen Mingqiang, April 21. WEBSITE


Host: Marta De Menezes talk + class visit, + class visit, “Art & Immunology: A Lifelong Relationship”, April 26 Source


Talk: BIRD SONG DIAMOND in Beyond Human-non-Human: Ecologies-as-Cosmologies XenoPais festival, Foro Académico Internacional de Diseño y Creación, Bogota, Columbia, June 4 Source


Host: AnotherAI.art: Decolonizing Art Ecosystem, Satinder Gill, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, Amir Baradaran, May 31 Source


Host: Vibratory Fields: Artists as Neural Orchestrators, Cartographers, Translators, Cristina Albu, May 10 Source


Retreat: Neuro Spirituality at University of Puget Sound, Dr. Siddharth Ramakrishnan, April 21


Discussant: Psychedelia and Computing: How to Bifurcate Cybernetics, organized by Igor Galligo, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, UC Berkeley, April 7 Source


Artist Talk: Planetary Consciousness: Art, Embodied Presence, and Ecology organized and hosted by Cristina Albu as part of the Shutzlecture series. Sharing space with J. Antoni and K., March 2 Source


2022

Organized Panel: COSMIC NOMAD, The Seventh Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference, Nomadic Image Conference, Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan


Panel: Sonic Allegories and Bird Song Diamond with Robertina Šebjanić and Lena Ortega Računalniški muzej / Slovenian Computer History Museum, Ljubljana Source


Keynote: NaturArchy, Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy, June 22 Source


Curator and Host: COLOR LIGHT MOTION: sponsored by the David Bermant foundation.


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 16 -- Ellen K. Levy, The Question of Attention and Thomas Wilfred’s Lumia, responders: Michael E. Goldberg, Jacques J. Pernuit, Alice Arnold, October 22


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 15 -- Robin Gose, Hands-on, Minds-on: Informal STEAM Learning, responders: Kaia Joye Wesolowski, Nancy Sheldon, Arthur Affleck, October 7


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 14 -- Liz Phillips, Creating in an Elastic Umwelt, responders: Miya Masaoka, Paula Rabinowitz, Nitin Mukul, August 21


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 13 -- Cristina Albu, Floating Reflections, responders: Ellen K. Levy, Nene Humphrey, June 25


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 12 -- Toni Dove, Motion as Sentience and the Pygmalion Complex, responders: Kim Whitener, Matthew McLendon, May 28


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 11 -- Ann McCoy, Otto Peine’s Light Ballet, responders: Cristina Albu, Ellen K. Levy, David Familian, May 7


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 10 -- Ted Victoria, May 5


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 9 -- STEAM: Amir Abo-Shaeer and Emily Shaeer, responders: Agnes Chavez and Claudia Schnugg, March 6


⠀⠀⠀ Ep. 8 -- Kristin Jones, February 2Host: DESMA 9: Physics + Art with Amy Myers, April 20


Co-organized Panels: Forces to Forms exhibition at Pratt galley: Laws of Nature, 4/2; Morphogenesis and Self-Organization; Repairing Nature, April 16 Source


Host: “This Mortal Plastic” screening and dialogue with director Jess Irish, May 12 Source


Intro to Art, Science & Technology class – guest lecture, Daniel Jay, Neuroscience + Art Source


Co-organizer: “Neuroaesthetics in Cognitive Capitalism” symposium (by Warren Niedich), April 21-23


Host: HOX ZODIAC honoring the Dragon 龙 on Nowruz - Clarissa Ribeiro, Kathy Brew, Alyce DeMarais - March 20, 2022 Source


Host: HOX ZODIAC gathering - Hosts: Linda Weintraub & Victoria Vesna, Soil Factory, Ithaca, NY - September 10, 2022 Source


Host: HOX ZODIAC honoring the Snake 蛇 on EARTH day – April 22, 2022


⠀⠀⠀ Guests: Carolyn CC Hart Source


⠀⠀⠀ Amir Baradaran Source


⠀⠀⠀ Lucie Strecker Source


⠀⠀⠀ Introduction Source


Host: HOX ZODIAC honoring the Horse 马 – Guests: Aleksa Mara, Maryam Razi, Linda Weintraub, Petia Morozov - June 5, 2022 Source


Host: HOX ZODIAC honoring the Sheep 羊 – Guests: Siddharth Ramakrishnan, Ellen K. Levy, Janis Wilkins, August 13, 2022 Source


Host: HOX ZODIAC honoring the Monkey 猴 – Guests: Cristina Albu, Mana Salehi, Girija Hariharan - September 11, 2022 Source


Host: HOX ZODIAC honoring the Rooster 鸡 – Guests: Mick Lorusso, Bailey Connolly, Maša Jazbec, Charles Taylor - October 23, 2022 Source


Host: HOX ZODIAC honoring the Dog 狗 – Guests: Annick Bureaud, Maria Jost, Adrian Martinez Tobon, Gustavo Alfonso Rincon - November 27, 2022 Source


2021

Hosting panel with Anuradha Vikram -- Art Sci: Post Reductionist Scientists: What are the benefits and challenges for scientists collaborating with artists? Intersections 2021 – NAS: National Academy of Sciences / Getty, October 21


Hosting panel: COLOR LIGHT MOTION: featuring artist Sally Weber October 2


Panel: POM (Politics of the Machines), Berlin. Intervention 01 “The Quantum Biology of Politics” organized by Clarissa Ribeiro, Mick Lorusso with the UCLA Art Sci Collective September 16


Ars Electronica | Vibrations Matter Day 5, September 12


Curating Noise SFSIA, Curating Noise - Talk with Anuradha Vikram, August 21


Co-hosting with Patricia Olynyk, LASER- Medicine + Media Arts “EXPLORING THE TISSUE OF EXISTENCE”, August 19


Co-hosting with Patricia Olynyk, LASER as part of the Medicine + Media Arts initiative: The Spectacular Body. With Patricia Olynyk (co-host) Stelarc, Piroska Kopar, Rebecca Messbarger, Siddharth Ramakrishnan, July 16


Aesthetics and Ethics in the Digital Age, Open University, UK Talk, 4PM, July 8


Hosting Color, Light, Motion panel, Episode 4 featuring Anne Niemetz, June 12


Hosting Color, Light, Motion panel, Episode 2 Featuring David Familian and Karen Moss, March 27


Hosting with Satinder Gill, Chrysi Nanou and Prerona Prasad, LASER, Cambridge, UK, March 25


Hosting Anna Nacher workshop: Breathe to Flow, March 20


Vibrations Matter: the Art & Science of Deep Listening Introductory talk – Yangchenma Arts, March 16


The Benton Museum of Art: Art and Science as Storytelling, February 18


Co-hosting with Patircia Olynyk, LASER: Medicine + Media Arts Talk introducing the Medicine + Media Arts initiative and Advisory Board, February 4


LASER: Art and Atmospheric Science A discussion about Public Art and Atmospheric Science with Dr. Andrea Polli, Dr. Suzanne Paulson and Emily Womack, January 21


2020

Panel organizer: UCLA LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) “How to Spend the Afterlife” a discussion between Carolyn Campbell and Michael Webb, November 23


Panel organizer: UCLA LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) “Ecology of Sound” featuring Bill Fontana, George Quasha, Nina Waisman, Anna Nacher John Bealieu, and Carlo Ventura, October 29


Panel: VIBRATIONS, FREQUENCIES & ECOTISTICAL ART SCI, Anna Nacher, Martina Fröschl, Robertina Šebjanič, Yolande Harris and Ari Frieadlander, Contemporary Centre Laznia, October 2


Panel: Invisible Entanglements with Cristina Albu, Ars Electronica: In Kepler’s Gardens / Telluric Vibrations, September 12


Panel: LASER: Cyland Saint Petersburg, Space and Chaos, Ars Electronica In Kepler’s Gardens September 12


Panel co-chair: AI x Humanity, panel co-chair with Rasha Abdul-Rahim, Adam Harvey, Nye Thomson, Ars Electronica Kepler’s Gardens, September 12


Panel: Leonardo / ISAST: Nano Provocations, Ars Electronica In Kepler’s Gardens, September 10


Panel: Decolonizing AI, Ars Electronica In Kepler’s Gardens September 10


Panel co-organizer: UCLA LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), Jennifer Moon, Lauren McCarthy, Refik Anadol and Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, January 9.


2019

Organizer / curator: Sound + Science 2.0 symposium, May 2, 3, UCLA CNSI


2018

Artist talk / panel – Art & Nature, November 3, Laguna Art Museum


Panel: INL Science & the Arts-- Summit: Nanotechnology: Enabler of a new economy, INL, Braga,Portugal October 16.


Panel: Challenges of Intermedia Education, September 13, Speculum Artium festival, Trbovlje, Slovenia


Artist talk and panel: GLOBART, September 12, Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria


Panel: Future Fest Forward: AI & Creativity, NESTA, June 14, London, UK


2017

Organizer: Synaesthesia: what is the taste of color blue? Symposium and exhibition, UCLA CNSI, October 19th.


Panel: The Practice of Art & Science, PostCity conference stage, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria


Moderator, Panel: Feminist Climate Change: Beyond the Binary, September 9, Ursunensaal, Linz


Panel: Campus Educators Forum, AES and University of Art & Design, September 7, Linz


2016

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

Panel: Presenting Prix Forum: Interactive Art + winners, OÖK Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria. September 10.

Panel: Vibrations Matter. Mladi Levi festival, Old Power station, Ljubljana, Slovenia. August 26th.

Bird Song Mimic: Exhibition and workshop (with Chuck Taylor and Joel Ong). TEAM Lab, Harvestworks, Governor’s Island, NY, June 25th.

Bird Song Mimic: NY > LA bird communication. Harvestworks, Del Ray Lagoon, LA (LA Currents Biennial), July 19th.

Workshop: “Performing the Animal”. (Professor Ruth Schnell’s class), April 4, 5 Angewandte – University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria Source

AROB: 21st International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics conference, Beppu, Japan, January 21 Bird Song Diamond mimic demo.

2015

2015 Workshop / Dinner: Molecular Cuisine: Politics of Taste. Workshop with Suzanne Anker in conjunction with Leonardo Education Forum (LEAF) for the College Art Association (CAA), School of Visual Arts, New York, February 13.

2014

2014 Panel: “Sense Data” w/ Mark Hansen (Duke), Aesthetics of Information Symposium, School of Architecture, Princeton University.

2013

Panel: Art of Science, Science of Art, Montana State University, March 26 Performance: Brain Storming the Female Brain, Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures. UC San Diego, April 19th


Book Launch & Symposium: Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media. Harvestworks, New York. November 11. Source

“Water is in the Air” Proceedings and Video Recordings, Synergetica Lab. January, 13.

2012

Organized symposium: Brain Storming Turing: celebrating the Alan Turing centennial. UCLA, CNSI, May 25th Participants (SECOND LINK - Source)


Organized symposium: “4th State of Water”. UCLA, CNSI. March 22, 23rd.
Panel: “Dialogues in Art & Architecture, Then, Now and Beyond”, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, February 9th Source

Panel: “Momentum: Women/Art/Technology,” Rutgers Institute for Women and Art. February 23rd. Source

LEONARDO/OLATS – IMRA Workshop: Water is in the Air, IMERA, Marseilles. Source

2011

Organized panel: New Generation of Scientists Speak, School of Creative Media, Hong Kong, November 3rd.


University of Barcelona, Department of Fine Arts: Art Making Creative Research Process. May.

“Vibrations Matter” Workshop. New York Electronic Arts Festival, Jun 29. Source

Path of an Art(scient)ist: Follow Your Heart, June. Imarte, University of Barcelona. Source

2010

Lecture+Workshop: “Art & Science Collaborations: Being in Between,” Art & Science, University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Source

Symposium #6: Sonification (What, Where, How, Why), LOCUS SONUS audio in art, Ecole Superieure d’Art d’Aix en Provence. March. Source

Panel, New Media/New Terrain: Pioneering a PhD in Creative Research
Workshop, Vienna Academy of Applied Arts, Art | Sci graduate workshop. June 18.

Workshop, Santa Monica center of the Arts, Barcelona, Spain. October 2.

Workshop, ACM Multimedia conference, Florence, Italy, October 25.

New Media Caucus, CAA Conference, Chicago, Feb 12.

2009

SOUND + SCIENCE symposium Source

2007

Plenary panel, "Intersections of Art, Education and Technology." Second International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of Kassel, Germany, Aug 21 – 24.


Conference panel, "State of the Arts" Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive and the UCIRA, UC Berkeley, CA, May 18.

Panel, "Women of Vision" Screening, UCLA Hammer Museum, June 3.

Panel Chair. "Ecology and Ethics of Art | Science Projects." 95th CAA Conference, New York. Feb 17.

Workshop, "Tesla: Visions + Inspirations."
UCLA Art | Sci Center and Lab, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), Los Angeles. June 8.

2006

UCIRA State of the Arts conference, Art/Science/Technology panel. May 20.


ARCO '06 ARTE CONTEMPORANEO: Victoria Vesna participates on the panel "The Era of Posthuman Engineering" on Friday, February 10th, within the 4th International Contemporary Art Experts Forum. Feb.

CAA / LEONARDO SESSIONS: Leonardo/ISAST Mentoring Roundtable Panel. February 22.

Workshop, "Thinking Atoms." UCLA Art | Sci Center and Lab, Los Angeles. Apr 19.

2005

Eco-Tistical Art. CAA, Atlanta, Georgia. February 17th.

2004

Victoria Vesna & Randall Packer Workshop, Art Center Nabi Theater, May 6. Source