Past Events

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

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) 

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 Box

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.

Public Doors and Windows joined students, faculty and staff for a campus walk on April 11. Image credit: Nolan Calish

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

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.

Image Credit: Elaine Sullivan

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:

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..

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.

UCSC campus

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

Image Credit: Pamela Z, Baggage Allowance

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).