Processing Perception: An Exhibition of Art & Science – Opens Wed. 2/20

Vision+Light: Processing Perception

An Exhibition of Art & Science

José Luis Aguirre | Alyssa Bormann | Caroline Chan, Shiry Ginosar, Tinghui Zhou & Alexei A. Efros | Leslie Chan | Rebecca K. Chance | Michael Dawson | David Garnick | Sinéad Griffin | Irene Grossrubatscher | Noura Howell with Stephanie Tang & Kimiko Ryokai | Mark Khoury | Vivian Liu & Robert Kett | Lydia Majure | April Myers | Kate Nichols | Greg Niemeyer & Roger Antonsen with Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky | Nipam Patel | Bernie Peyton | Purin Phanichphant & Albert Lai | Ashley Poust | Teresa Puthussery | Jeremy Sarchet | Carlo Séquin | Evan Shelhamer | Tyler Square | Joshua Tworig | Antoine Wojdyla

Presented by Science at Cal & The Department of Art Practice

Co-Sponsored by UC Berkeley Arts + Design

Wednesday February 20th – Thursday, March 14, 2019
Opening Reception: 4 – 7pm Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2019

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12 – 5 pm
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

More Information and Images at Science at Cal

Kate Nichols, The Biological Significance of these Sequences is not Known (Vanessa Cardui 2), Oil on panel, 23” x 23”, 2017.

This acclaimed program returns for its sixth, and to date most varied and provocative exhibition of the convergence of science and art.

Presenting artwork and installations across a range of media and technologies, Vision + Light: Processing Perception offers stunning visual, mind-bending virtual, and intriguing tactile experiences to spark thought and inspiration.

Meet and share ideas with the scientists and artists whose work is on display. Join us for conversations on science, image, connections and creativity.


Special Presentations

Origami Workshop

Bernie Peyton – Origami artist & wildlife biologist

5:00 – 6:30pm, Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Room 120, Kroeber Hall (Adjacent to Worth Ryder Art Gallery)
Free and Open to the Public

Explore the relationship between science and art as it applies to origami design, learn how scientists are now taking their knowledge of folding to solve real world problems. Can you imagine how knowledge of origami could create a microscope that costs less than one dollar, or stuff a huge solar panel into a rocket that would later be expanded in space? Find out, and be prepared to try some folding yourself to reveal the thinking behind these innovations.

Demystifying the Blackbox: What neuroscience of human perception can learn from the design of artificial intelligence, and vice versa

Albert Lai, Data Scientist

Lydia Majure, Science Policy Advocate and Former Postdoc, Gallant Lab for Cognitive, Computational & Systems Neuroscience

Purin Phanichphant, Artist and Lecturer, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

6:30 – 8pm, Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Room 120, Kroeber Hall (Adjacent to Worth Ryder Art Gallery)
Free and Open to the Public


A Conversation with Paul Alivisatos and Kate Nichols

Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor, Provost, & Professor of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Kate Nichols, Artist & Former Artist-in-Residence, Alivisatos Group

6:30 – 8pm, Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Room 120, Kroeber Hall
Free and Open to the Public


Please join us for an Opening Reception from 4 – 7pm on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019!

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