Conversations on Art Is there Intelligent Art in Outer Space?
Panelists include Revisions artist Jonathon Keats; Ken Goldberg, director at the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, UC Berkeley; James Gibson, department of astronomy at UC Berkeley; Alla Efimova, chief curator at the Magnes; and Meredith Tromble, coordinator at the Center for Art & Science, San Francisco Art Institute.
Alla Efimova is the Chief Curator at the Judah L. Magnes Museum.
Adjunct Faculty, U.C. Berkeley Dept. of Astronomy
Ken Goldberg is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations
Research (IEOR), with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science (EECS) and in the School of Information at the
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). He is also a
Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media. He is an artist,
writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics and
Jonathon Keats is a conceptual artist, novelist, and critic. He is creator of Atheon. For his most recent exhibition, at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco, he customized the metric system. He has also attempted to genetically engineer God in a petri dish, in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, and petitioned Berkeley to pass a fundamental law of logic â€“ A=A â€“ a work commissioned by the city's annual Arts Festival.
He has been awarded Yaddo and MacDowell fellowships, and his projects have been documented by The San Francisco Chronicle, KQED-TV, and the BBC World Service.
Meredith Tromble is an artist and writer whose areas of interest include creative process and interdisciplinary research. In addition to her work as an associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, she is currently collaborating with Dawn Sumner of the University of California, Davis, on a virtual installation, Take Me To Your Dream (Dream Vortex).