New Energy Emerging video clip

Here’s a video from filmmaker Blanka Buic of the LASER 5-minute talk New Energy Emerging.

I didn’t get to the emerging part, but the transcript is here.

Lesson: When turning people on initially, drop the historical background.

Just start with “Hey brothers, something new’s going down…” and take it from there.

Thank you Blanka, Art/Sci at CNSI UCLA, and LASER Director Victoria Vesna for the opportunity to speak.

Cold Fusion Now to speak at LASER UCLA

Cold Fusion Now will be representing at the next LASER event this Thursday Feb 21 at California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA in West Los Angeles, California. Talks begin at 7PM.

laser-logo-2_150-borderThe Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology is a project of Leonardo®/ISAST, started by Piero Scaruffi in San Francisco. Events take place at a number of venues: the University of San Francisco, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA and a New York Studio and bring scientists together with artists to foster inspiration and innovation between disciplines.

The CNSI series is led by Victoria Vesna, Chair of Design and Media Arts at UCLA and Director of Art/Sci Center and Lab along with co-director and Professor of Chemistry at CNSI UCLA James Gimzewski.

If you are on the West side, come on out and support Cold Fusion Now’s Ruby Carat speaking on “New Energy Emerging”.

Go early (West LA rush hour traffic alert!) and print the MAP – the room is deep in the campus!

The UCLA Art|Sci center has two great events for you tonight and we’re looking forward to seeing you at both of them!

UPDATE: Thursday’s release:

First, from 5-7pm in our Art|Sci gallery (CNSI 5419), we’ll be exhibiting and play testing our board game, Dog Nose Knows! The game Dog Nose Knows evolved from the 2011 conference “Made for Each Other? Dog and Human Co-Evolution” as a fun and simple way to introduce the concept of a dog’s sensory world to people. In creating a game about a dog’s sense of smell, we hope to evoke the player’s curiosity in the sensory world of a dog – and how this sensory world differs from a human’s. Come check out the game art, meet the game designer, Adeline Ducker, and play the game yourself!

Later in the evening, we will be hosting our second UCLA Leonardo Art Science Rendezvous (LASER): Games People Play, from 7-9pm in the CNSI 5th floor presentation space! You’ll get to hear from the following people and interact with other Angelenos working at the intersection of art and science:

Nina Eidsheim (musicologist, UCSD)
Ruby Carat (Cold Fusion Now)
Blanka Earhart (independent media artist and author)
Douglas Campbell (Founder, ProjectFresh)
Adeline Ducker (Dog Nose Knows board game design / graphics)
Alex Groff (independent game and web designer)
Alison Lipman (co-founder of SELVA International)
Mathias Dörfelt (graduate student, Design | Media Arts)
Zac Harlow (graduate student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)