Oct. 17: D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous: Science Fiction

Join D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, October 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a discussion on the theme of science fiction. DASER is a monthly forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond to provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking.
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100
Free and open to the public. Registration and photo ID required.
Register here.
View the live webcast (begins streaming at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time).
Featured speakers include:

  • Catherine Asaro, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author; Author of Saga of the Skolian Empire
  • Joel Garreau, Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture, and Values, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; and Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Lee Konstantinou, Author of Pop Apocalypse and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace; Assistant Professor of English, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Celia Peters, Filmmaker and Visual Artist, Columbus, OH and New York City

The evening will be moderated by Kevin Finneran, Director, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP); and Editor-in-Chief, Issues in Science and Technology, The National Academies, Washington, D.C.
DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts. Sciences, and Technology. This month, DASER is organized in collaboration with the Koshland Science Museum and Issues in Science and Technology.