The 2013 LHI Art-Sci Symposium, WHY ART-SCI? ANALYZING A PARADIGM, opened on Friday March 22nd with a first-look presentation of the University of Texas at San Antonio's Advanced Visualization Laboratory, the core facility of the Center for Simulation Visualization and Real-Time Prediction, as it can apply to the arts. The conference continued on Saturday, March 23rd at Land Heritage Institute when the symposium itself opened with an address entitled “Why Art-Sci?” by New Mexico based environmental and media artist Andrea Polli. Polli’s talk was followed by a history of the field presented by physicist/astronomer and longtime editor of the important art/science imprint Leonardo, Roger Malina, newly at the helm of Arts and Technology at UT-Dallas. The day rounded out with presentations on STEM to STEAM by Lucinda Presley of ICEE (Institute where Creativity Empowers Education); filmmaker Beverly Singer, Director of the Institute for American Indian Research at the University of New Mexico; artists Ruth West (University of North Texas), Carol LaFayette (Texas A&M), Francesca Samsel (Austin); environmental science engineer Aline Jaimes (UT-ElPaso); and Richard Lowenberg, director of Scientist/Artists Collaboration in New Mexico. Houston artist Nestor Topchy brought his mobile Archetapas installation to the site for exploration and amusement. The symposium was curated and coordinated by LHI Art-Sci Projects Director Penelope Boyer, Ph.D.
Producer/Director, Laura Varela
Cinematographer, Paul Michael Saldana
Production Assistant Maribel Hermosillo
Edited by Laura Varela and Juan Carlos Casas
Special Thanks to Jorge Sandoval and Collin Castillo