Part I. Sample New Brunswick LASER Short Description (for RSVP Website)
LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.
CHAIR: Elizabeth Demaray
April 17, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m
Zimmerli Art Museum
On April 17, 2019, the Zimmerli Art Museum will become a hub for art and science collaboration as the host of LASER, or Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous.
This LASER Talk will bring together students, artists, researchers, and the greater campus community to explore the theme of Living Laboratories, which Rutgers defines as "any productive/educational use of the campus landscape.” We will reflect on opportunities for learning, research, and action beyond the classroom, such as campus gardens and collaborative art studios. Focusing on the nexus of art, science, and technology, the evening will consist of lightning talks and a Q&A conversation with local sustainability-driven innovators.
Part II. Sample New Brunswick LASER Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2019
Contact: Jessica Mazzeo, Digital Media and Communications Coordinator
ART, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY MERGING TOGETHER IN ONE EVENING
New Brunswick, NJ: Have you ever thought about the limitless opportunities for learning beyond the bounds of a classroom? Join New Brunswick LASER, an organization aiming to merge the worlds of art and science, at Living Laboratories, our latest event hosted by the Zimmerli Art Museum. On the evening of April 17 from 6-7:30 pm, the Zimmerli MAX Classroom will transform into a hub of buzzing conversation and exploration as local leaders describe how they’ve built and sustained hands-on, collaborative learning spaces such as intricate campus gardens and group art studios.
The evening will consist of three 12-minute lightning talks and a Q&A session with notable community members who implement living labs in their professional practice. Our speakers are passionate about fostering active learning communities and excited to hear your ideas and questions about how these spaces can further expand. We look forward to seeing you there!
Assistant Research Professor of Human Ecology, RUNB
Science at Rutgers: The Graphic Novel Project
Landscape Architect and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, and
Ecologist and Assistant Professor of Research, RUNB
Learning Landscapes: From Pollinator Gardens to Drone Playgrounds
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, RU Newark and Co-Director of Visual Means at Express Newark
Publicly Engaged Research & Design
Seating is limited! Please RSVP.
About LASER: New Brunswick LASER falls under an umbrella of worldwide LASER Talks and is sponsored by Leonardo the International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). Founded in 2008, LASER events are now happening in international locales.