Past Events

The Making of the Birth of the Stars A supercomputer simulation of the formation of a binary star system (credit: Mark Krumholz, originally published in Science, 2009)
The Making of the Birth of the Stars

What happens when a UC Santa Cruz astronomer meets a playwright on the garden path of faculty housing? A wildly successful collaboration of the arts and sciences.

LASER (LEONARDO ART & SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS), February 10
LASER (LEONARDO ART & SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS), February 10

Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by:

Birth of Stars After-Show Box Social and Postmortem Event
Birth of Stars After-Show Box Social and Postmortem Event

At this event, sponsored by The Institute of the Arts and Sciences, members of the UCSC community and friends will have the chance to hobnob with the cast and crew of the BIRTH OF STARS production. Faculty associated with the show will speak and answer questions from the guests.

Birth of Stars
Birth of Stars

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to join a distinguished roster of co-sponsors for Birth of Stars, a collaborative and wildly interdisciplinary event conceived and executed by a team of scholars and artists, overseen by Michael Chemers, associate professor of th

Guillermo Gómez-Peña Performance for Doc/Undoc Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Guillermo Gómez-Peña Performance for Doc/Undoc

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to co-sponsor Guillermo Gómez-Peña's performance, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Doc/Undoc at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery.

November 6, 2014 at 8pm in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 

LASER (LEONARDO ART & SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS), October 28
LASER (LEONARDO ART & SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS), October 28

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. 

Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by:

Doc/Undoc Doc/Undoc Box
Doc/Undoc

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to co-sponsor Doc/Undoc, an innovative performative book that will unfold both literally and figuratively into an installation in the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery at UC Santa Cruz, and a performance by internationally renowned performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña.

A Campus Art Walk with Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman, and Nolan Calisch Public Doors and Windows joined students, faculty and staff for a campus walk on April 11. Image credit: Nolan Calish
A Campus Art Walk with Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman, and Nolan Calisch

Join us for the second Campus Art Walk with Artists-in-Residence Public Doors and Windows, August 18, 6-8 pm

Anthropocene: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, May 8-10
Anthropocene: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, May 8-10

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to provide support for this multi-day conference, which seeks to understand if humans and other species can continue to inhabit the earth together. Through noticing, describing, and imagining, we aim to renew conversation about life on earth.

LASER (LEONARDO ART & SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS), MAY 6 Image Credit: Elaine Sullivan
LASER (LEONARDO ART & SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS), MAY 6

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by: