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20 Mar 2014
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How Technology, Science, and Art are changing our Perception of Time

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 p.m.
@ Haber Space, CENTRAL BOOKING, 21 Ludlow St, NY 10002

Panelists: Richard Leslie, Norman Zabusky, Jacques Laroche, Jeremy Newman, Olga Ast, David Pleasant. Moderator: Catherine Rutgers

Panel Discussion Program:

Richard Leslie. Art in and Out of Time.

Norman Zabusky. From nano-seconds to billions of years: Data and imagery of natural phenomena at very short and relatively long times.

Jacques Laroche. Instantinaety: Technology and the Transmutation of Time (and space).

Jeremy Newman. Film Collage: Truths of No Time.

Olga Ast. Space/Time/Tech.

David Pleasant. Beyond Clone-time: Human Capacities/Technologies in Non-determinate RTS (Rhythm-Time-Space) Conceptualization.

Animal Patterning Project: synthetic biological and software generated evolution of animal pattering, a short video by Debra Swack will be shown at the event. Linda Stillman, Ula Einstein, Ellen Wiener and other contributors are participating in the forum.
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Dr. Richard Leslie has been Visiting Assistant Professor of art history and criticism at the State University of New York-Stony Brook since 1990 and is a member of the Graduate Faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York City. He has published dozens of reviews and articles with books on Pop Art, Picasso and Surrealism, served as Managing Editor of the journal Art Criticism, as Foreign Correspondent and now Contributing Editor for Art Nexus magazine, and is recipient of several fellowships and served on the Board of Directors, ASCI, for 20 years.

Dr. Norman Zabuskyis an American physicist. He retired from Rutgers as Emeritus Professor and has been visiting the Department of Physics of Complex Systems at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Zabusky is a teacher of physics, mathematics and fluid dynamics; scientific meeting innovator and organizer (nonlinear science); researcher and consultant in academia, industry, and US government labs. In the early 60’s, he appreciated the role computer simulation as a route to discovery in nonlinear dynamical systems. He formalized and advocated the visiometric precept for dealing with massive data from simulation and experiment. In 2003 Dr. Zabusky emerged as an artist and art commentator; and as 2005 Science/Art 4th International Symposium organizer.

Jacques Laroche is a computer scientist who explores the intersection of science, politics and society. He has written related works on his blog, Current Perspectives, and most recently released a tutorial about online privacy titled Anonymity in the Swarm. Jacques is currently working with Strike Debt – an offshoot of Occupy which, through its Rolling Jubilee Initiative, has purchased and abolished nearly $15 million dollars of people's debt from around the country.

Jeremy Newman has directed numerous experimental and documentary videos. His work is frequently shown at film festivals and has also aired on several PBS stations. He is Associate Professor of Communications at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Newman earned an MFA in Media Arts from The Ohio State University.

David Pleasant – a master percussionist, choreographer, composer, and scholar/writer, has spent over 30 years introducing an early African culture of GA and SC, Gullah-Geechee, forms to the mainstream. His work spans categories of Jazz, folk, HipHop, Dance, Broadway, and TV. He is an award winning performing artist, and education pioneer with guest artist, and collaborator credits for AI and technology series with ABC Nightline, and Brave New World with Brian Green, Robert Krulwich, and Ted Koppell. Pleasant is noted as a rhythm theoretician who bridges a discourse in time-space, syncopation, polyrhythm, and quantum scope complementary – with extant cultural epistemology.

Catherine Rutgers began exhibiting mixed-media collages, paintings, and wall-hanging constructions in 1979 and has presented or participated in shows at Vassar College, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Barrett Art Center, Eli Whitney Museum, 12 X 12 X 12 X 2000 Small Painting and Sculpture Competition (San Jacinto College), and International Art Expo (New York). Since 2001, she has been translating her three-dimensional world to the screen through image capture and original photography. In 2010, she founded, featuring new artwork and an illustrated thesis on Dada, Surrealism, and Robert Rauschenberg. Her first contribution to the ArcheTime project celebrated change over time with four prints derived from such materials as a plastic pomegranate, typewriter- and computer-generated text, and a black vinyl LP that had been baked in a conventional oven.

Debra Swack is a Fulbright Specialist and a Phi Theta Kappa in computer science who began exhibiting new media and sound art in the early 90s at Xerox Parc in Palo Alto while doing software testing and technical writing for PolyGram Records/Universal Music Group. She is mentioned in "Art and Innovation at Xerox Parc" published in 1999 by MIT Press and works with immersive and interactive environments. Her most recent article on “the Emotions after Charles Darwin”; an interactive project on the universality of emotions on a biological level regardless of cultural classifications such as race or gender done collaboratively with international neuroscientists was just published in MIT’s Leonardo Electronic Almanac/ Volume 19.

Olga Ast is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist and curator whose work investigates the connection between time, space and information. Ast has exhibited and lectured internationally, presenting her work at Rutgers, New York, Goettingen, Moscow, and other universities, the MIT, Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin, New Media Caucus, and NYC Future Salon. Ast published several books, including Fleeing from Absence: four cross-disciplinary essays on time, its nature and its interpretations; and Infinite Instances: Studies & Images of Time, a collection of papers and artworks by contributors to the ArcheTime project, dedicated to exploring artistic, academic and scientific, concepts of time, which Ast has been curating since 2009.