London LASER 03 programme announced

London LASER 03
Tuesday 20 May 2014
6.30 – 9.00pm (registration from 6pm)
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London,
1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA

The third London LASER for 2014 hosts a dialogue with artist Alice Ladenburg and physicist Iain Woodhouse about The Y of Sky – The Art and Science of Earth Observation; Michelle Lewis-King presents Pulse Project, a performance study at the intersections between art, science, east, west, self and other; and Samantha Moore presents Some Sort of Coloured Quilt, a collaborative animated responses to synaesthesia.

The event is free but booking is essential:

Artist Alice Ladenburg (at London Laser) and physicist Iain Woodhouse (at an ASCUS event in Edinburgh) will discuss Why Equals?, their collaboration exploring the notion of observation. Why Equals? have presented their research at exhibitions and events including: School of Geosciences, Edinburgh University; Generator Projects, Dundee and INSPACE, Edinburgh: Alice Ladenburg is an artist and creative facilitator:, Iain Woodhouse is Professor of Applied Earth Observation at The University of Edinburgh:

Michelle Lewis-King is an artist-acupuncturist, lecturer and PhD research fellow for the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin University and her research investigates the cultural interfaces between art, medicine and technology. Michelle will create a discussion and demonstration of her artistic research exploring the practice of Chinese medicine as a critical and performative intervention within the contexts of (western) biomedical clinical praxis. Michelle’s research is published in the Journal of Sonic Studies and ELSE Journal for Artistic Research. Michelle’s work has also been recently exhibited at the V&A Museum, Ex-Teresa Museum (Mexico) and Spike Island.  and

Samantha Moore is an animated documentary film maker who is passionate about animation’s ability to convey different realities in new and surprising ways. She will be talking about her short film An Eyeful of Sound made collaboratively with people who have audio-visual synaesthesia and Dr Jamie Ward, one of the leading researchers in this field. This film has won several awards internationally including one from the journal Nature at the Imagine science film festival in New York. Sam has just completed a PhD by practice at the University of Loughborough about the way that animation can be used to document perceptual brain states. She is a freelance animator and teaches animation at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.  and


LASER is a program of evening gatherings, which bring together eclectic guest speakers working at the intersections of art, science and technology. Running successfully in the US for several years, London LASER is the first of the series to take place in Europe. Free of charge and open to the public, London LASER encourages lively discussion in an informal academic setting.

London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and The Lens) and University of Westminster (Broad Vision art/science research and learning project and CREAM), in association with Leonardo/ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology). LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST.