Past Events

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:

Interrogating Methodologies/ Exploring Boundaries, April 18-19 This image shows the dark matter which forms the backbone of the cosmic gas web. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years across, from a simulation that includes gas as well as dark matter. Image credit Joel Primack; simulation S. Cantalupo..
Interrogating Methodologies/ Exploring Boundaries, April 18-19

UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences joins the Center for Nanotechnology in Society; Art, Design & Architecture Museum; the IHC Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; and the Media Arts & Technology program at UCSB to gather specialists from the sciences, humanities and arts for a two-day symposium.

A Campus Walk with Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman, and Nolan Calisch UCSC campus
A Campus Walk with Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman, and Nolan Calisch

Join us for a Campus Walk with Artists-in-Residence Public Doors and Windows, April 11, 1-4 pm

LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), April 8 Image Credit: Pamela Z, Baggage Allowance
LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), April 8

Please join us in DARC 108 for refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by Jenny Reardon (Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Science and Justice Research Center, UCSC) Pamela Z (composer/ performer, media artist), Martin Berger (Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC), and Slawek Tulaczyk (Professor of Earth Sciences at UCSC).

Architect Presentations, April 3 John Barnes, UCSC Campus Architect, makes a point about the site for the new IAS building with architects and landscape architects from New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Portland on the March 4th site visit. Photo: John Weber
Architect Presentations, April 3

A public review of the exciting building concepts for the Institute of the Arts and Sciences by our three design finalists will take place on April 3.

LASER (Leonardo Art/ Science Evening Rendezvous), February 25
LASER (Leonardo Art/ Science Evening Rendezvous), February 25

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences presents Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous:
Exploring the Frontiers of Knowledge and Imagination, Fostering Interdisciplinary Networking

LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous), January 28
LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous), January 28

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERS) are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. At UCSC's inaugural LASER, speakers will lay the foundation for the series by speaking about the intertwining of art and science.

LASER (Leonardo Art/ Science Evening Rendezvous), November 5 Image Credit: Gene Felice, Oceanic Scales Project, Molecular Rings cast from 3-D Printed Prototypes
LASER (Leonardo Art/ Science Evening Rendezvous), November 5

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences presents Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvousa national program of evening gathering that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations.