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a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River on the far south side of San Antonio preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation

The 3rd LHI Art-Sci Symposium:

Why Art-Sci? Analyzing a Paradigm

9:30am - 5pm, Saturday, March 23, 2013

Land Heritage Institute, 1349 Neal Road bet. Applewhite & Pleasanton Rds.

Free and open to the public.

Pre-Symposium Event:  UTSA VizLab Tours

Fri 3/22, 4-5pm (sold out) & 5-6pm (tickets available)

Join artist Francesca Samsel, El Paso environmental science engineer Aline Jaimes and the Viz Lab team for a rare first-look presentation of the Viz Lab as it can apply to the arts. The UTSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory, the core facility of the Center for Simulation Visualization and Real-Time Prediction, allows researchers from all disciplines of art, science and engineering to conduct simulation and visualization research to better understand complex phenomena and translate data into images on large-scale and high resolution visualization walls or other display devices. (FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED; SPACE VERY LIMITED.)

LHI Art-Sci Projects Director: 
Penelope Boyer,  Ph.D.
penelope@penelopeboyer.com mailto:penelope@penelopeboyer.comhttp://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_2_link_0

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3rd LHI Art-Sci Symposium:

Why Art-Sci? Analyzing a Paradigm

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 [schedule subject to change] 

FREE [$7 food fee - or bring your own picnic for free!)

9:45-10am – WELCOME – LHI Board President MARK OPPELT & LHI Art-Sci Projects Director PENELOPE BOYER

10:00-10:30am – WHY ART-SCI? – ANDREA POLLI has been creating media and technology artworks related to environmental science issues since 1999, when she first began collaborating with atmospheric scientists on sound and data sonification projects

10:30-11:00am – ANALYZING PARADIGMS: ART-SCI OVERVIEW & HISTORY – ROGER MALINA physicist, astronomer, editor-in-chief of Leonardo magazine, distinguished professor at UT Dallas and Associate Director of Arts and Technology

11:00-11:05 – Geekdom [Laura Varela] & DOCC 2013 "Dialogues in Feminism and Technology" [Penelope Boyer]

11:05-11:15 - Break

11:15-12:00 noon - ART-SCI PROJECTS I – RUTH WEST 's background spans new media, molecular genetics, information aesthetics, scientific visualization, virtual / immersive environments, augmented reality, psychology, neuroscience, and participatory mobile and socialtechnologies  + RICHARD LOWENBERG has spent over 40 years creatively integrating understandings and grounded involvements in non-profit organizational development, architecture, environmental/ecosystems design, rural community planning, telecommunications networking, new-media and art/science initiatives


$7 food fee (or bring your own picnic for free!)

•  Ana Fernandez’ food truck, the Institute of Chili

•  the LHI historic heritage chuckwagon

  1. hot rock cooking by archeologist Alston Thoms et al

  2.  Archetapas @ Gastronanza’s Gelatinearia (an Idea Fund awarded artist project by Houston artist Nestor Topchy & Houston attorney Robert Rosenberg)

2:00-2:30pm - ART-SCI PROJECTS III – CAROL LAFAYETTE collaborates with individuals from the sciences to invent unique ways to experience flora, fauna, and phenomena in a rural landscape 

2:30-3:00pm – STEM to STEAM to STREAM – LUCINDA PRESLEY is Executive Director of ICEE (Institute where Creativity Empowers Education) Success, which uses the arts and creative thinking skills to promote STEM engagement, learning, and 21st century problem-solving skills

3:00-3:05 – BiblioTech [Laura Cole, Bexar County Government Relations Aide]

3:05-3:15 - Break

3:15-3:45pm - ART-SCI + ACCESS TO <ALL> – BEVERLY SINGER is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies (Ethnology), University Regents Lecturer and Director of the Institute for American Indian Research at the University of New Mexico since 2000 and on faculty since Fall 2002

3:45-4:30pm - ART-SCI PROJECTS II – FRANCESCA SAMSEL has recently been involved with many labs and scientists, including Texas Advanced Computing Center’s (TACC) Department of Data and Information Analysis at UT Austin and the Advanced Visualization Lab at UT San Antonio + ALINE JAIMES ' research interests include climate change, cyberinfrastructure, hyperspectral remote sensing applied to ecology, atmosphere and water bodies, micrometeorology, primary production, and teaching science to kids

4:30-5:00pm - ART-SCI FUTURE: ROGER MALINA et al

Go to the LHI Art-Sci Projects page for information about past LHI Art-Sci symposia.

LHI Art-Sci Projects are made possible through support from the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation and the City of San Antonio’s Department of Culture and Creative Development.


mailing address:

    114 e. cevallos

    san antonio, tx  78204

physical address:

    1349 neal rd.

     bet. applewhite & pleasanton roads

     san antonio, tx  78264

ph. 210.846.9403

fax 210.829.1730