UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences invites you to join us for a special online LASER Talk featuring David Stork, Ari Friedlaender, and Yolande Harris. From computer vision and pixel painting to immersive sound and video work exploring the underwater world, these wide-ranging presentations will reflect on the unique intersection of scientific research and artistic practice.
For this online gathering, scientist and author David Stork's talk, "Did Tim Paint a Vermeer" will follow attempts to reproduce Johannes Vermeer's The Music Lesson, 1662 - 65, through a novel optical telescope and mirror-comparator procedure.
Ecologist Ari Friedlaender and sound and video artist Yolande Harris will discuss their collaborative practice exploring underwater worlds and the migratory behaviors of whales. Recently, Friedlaender has been tracking the changed whale behaviors in Monterey Bay during the pandemic, with the lessening of boat traffic, and the collaborators will talk about how this is informing their practice.
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