Lectures & Events

Lectures & Public Events

The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival

with Piero Scaruffi
March 23 - 24, 2018

The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival on March 23-24, in the futuristic setting of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will combine a program of science talks and art installations to discuss how technology is changing the nature of humanity and what role Silicon Valley is playing: How far can biomedicine extend life? Can a machine make art? Can we hack consciousness? What will virtual worlds do to our real world?

  Speakers include:  
  • Michael Snyder, Genetics, Stanford University
  • Ken Goldberg, Robotics, UC Berkeley
  • Maya Ackerman, Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University
  • Melissa Merencillo, Virtual/Augmented Reality Evangelist
  • Piero Scaruffi, Cultural Historian & Festival Founder
  • Dave Deamer, Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
  • Mikey Siegel, Consciousness Hacker
  • Alison Gopnik, Psychology, UC Berkeley
  • Jennifer Dionne, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • Steve Omohundro, Institute for Blockchain Studies
  • Vivienne Ming, Theoretical Neuroscientist

Art installations include work by:

  • Jonathon Keats, Experimental Philosopher
  • Kal Spelletch, Kinetic Artist
  • Amy Karle, Bio-artist
  • Scott Kildall, Cross-disciplinary Artist
  • Purin Phanichph, Interdisciplinary Artist 
  • Curated by Joel Slayton, Digital Media Art Pioneer

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