February 23 from 4:30 to 8 pm

Visual Arts Center

Omnibus Accelerator: Artists and Scientists Discuss Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER), the Department of Art and Art History and the McKetta Deparment of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin will host a panel discussion and reception for the exhibition Omnibus Filing at the Visual Arts Center. The conversation between artists and scientists, moderated by Dr. Ann Reynolds, Associate Professor of Art History, will aim to illuminate some of the more intriguing overlaps and discoveries that manifested from this foray into cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Omnibus Filing is an exhibition of artworks, inventions, prototypes and cross-disciplinary research currently on view at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin. The result of three years of multi-faceted collaboration between artists invited to campus to work with UT scientists, the exhibitions features an Artificial Intelligence-bot that writes original patents, a virtual reality installation, lessons on entropy from the Institute for Higher Listening, a robot that tries to teach poetry, video installation of a man attempting to re-enact childbirth, a research paper with which you can cuddle and a mausoleum for a bumblebee queen.
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February 21 from 7 to 9pm

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

Nonpartisan Public Advocacy Workshop

Texas Legislature Policy Analyst, Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, leads TX Lege: 101, a workshop investigating the platforms used to exchange dialogue between Texas representatives and the public. Learn how best to make your voice heard and take the first step towards advocating for the issues you believe in!

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Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

Public Lecture by Senior Curator, Heather Pesanti

Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator of The Contemporary Austin, presents research and findings about Warsaw-based artist Monika Sosnowska – among the most important young artists emerging from Eastern Europe today – for the museum’s current exhibition Habitat.

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Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Blanton Museum of Art

Perspectives: Sonya Clark

Acclaimed artist Sonya Clark talks about her career and her portrait of Madam C.J. Walker, currently on view at the museum. Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.

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