Work by Transart Alumna Ana MacArthur featured at Leonardo LASER Santa Fe event

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Leonardo LASER Santa Fe event featuring work of
Ana MacArthurAllison Kudla, and Victoria Vesna.
Friday, April 13th

6:30 Doors open
7:00 Talks begin

Santa Fe Art Institute
1600 St Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Join us for an evening of science and art hosted at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Our featured speakers include Victoria Vesna from UCLA, Allison Kudla from the Institute for Systems Biology, and Ana MacArthur from Santa Fe. 


Ana MacArthur’s history of working with light, light-based technologies, and biological fieldwork aims to understand key functions of light as utilized by organisms and to integrate those observations as ecological and metaphorical transformers while increasing the human/ non-human co-mingling. Based in Santa Fe but traveling for research, her cross-disciplinary practice-based research has collaboratively engaged scientists in solar innovation, photonics, behavioral biology, ceramic/ glass engineering, and materials science. She is a pioneer in dichromate (DCG) holography and co-founder of a DCG lab for 20 years located in Santa Fe, NM.


Dr. Allison Kudla worked as an artist-in-residence and faculty member at the Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore, India. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington has been working at the Institute for Systems Biology since 2012. Her work has involved looking at the universe as an operating system, finding algorithms embedded in living biological systems and processes and framing them within an artistic context. 


Dr. Victoria Vesna is an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media arts and Director of the Art|Sci center at the School for the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute. She has investigated how communication technologies affect collective behavior and perceptions of identity shift in creation to scientific innovation. She also has long-term collaborations with composers, nanoscientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists. 

This event is part of a weekend of art and science:


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