In the District, art and disaster join forces on Thursday, September 19, 2013, with the latest DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) event slated for 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., in room 100.
The theme of disasters will cover this part of the DASER series, and Lauren Alexander Augustine, Director, Office of Special Projects and Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events; Associate Executive Director, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Academy of Sciences, will deliver opening remarks, followed by a panel which seats James Brey, director, Education Program, American Meteorological Society; James Giordano, neuroscientist and neuroethicist; Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University; David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University; and Judith Waller, artist and professor of art, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.
DASER Is a monthly discussion forum held in DC that covers arts and science projects in the metro region and beyond. It uniquely provides a snapshot of the cultural environment and fosters interdisciplinary networking opportunities - even through the event itself. Attendees do this by sharing whatever the subject is with whatever work they currently are working on in a 30 second soundbite.
The event is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required and a photo ID will be needed for entry into the building. Also American sign language interpretation will be provided.