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THINKING ATOMS: Art | Sci center polylogue

April 19, 2006, 6:00 pm   » 

ART | SCI center, UCLA presents:

THINKING ATOMS
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Science can prove that there are billions times a billion of atoms in a
grain of sand and show that if we reduced our body to a solid mass of
neutrons and protons it would result to a hundredth of a thickness of a
human hair. Even there, string theories question this atomistic: view.

When we go beyond the visible realm, we enter into non-materialism and
yet the interpretations can still be abstracted from the human condition
and remain materialistic. At the same time, this space of
“nothingness” is a natural meeting place for art, science, philosophy
and spirituality. Join an extraordinary meeting of the minds to ponder
how this new age of global communication systems, nano and biotechnology
is transforming our perception of reality.

Chuni Lobsang Jinpa Rinpoche-
/Lama Reincarnate, Gaden Shartse Monastic College /

Roy Ascott -
/theoretician / artist, director, Planetary Collegium, UK /

Sigi Hale
/neuroscientist, co-founder
Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA/

Barbara Fields
/director,
Association for Global New Thought/

James Gimzewski
/nanoscientist, Pico Lab, UCLA /

Ven Lama Phuntsho
/Translator, Gaden Shartse Monastic College /


Organized and moderated by:

Victoria Vesna
/media artist, director, Art | Science center, UCLA /

The following books will be available for sale at the UCLA Ackerman Book Store:

Ascott, R. (ed). 2006. Engineering Nature: art & Consciousness in the
post-biological era. Bristol: Intellect. ISBN 184150128X
<http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/ppbooks.php?isbn=184150128X>

Roy Ascott Telematic Embrace.Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and
Consciousness
Edited and with an Essay by Edward A. Shanken. Berkeley: University of
California Press ISBN 0-520-21803-5
<http://www.ucpress.edu/books/sale/pages/8867.html>

The Universe in a Single Atom : The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (Hardcover)
by Dalai Lama XIV

More info

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