OpenLab at the The L.A.S.T (Life Art Science Technology) Festival October 16-18, 2015 

Festival Mission

Creativity does not happen in a vacuum, whether it’s art, tech or science. They all coexist, influence each other and interact. Silicon Valley did not happen in a vacuum, it happened within the intense cultural ecosystem of the Bay Area. The L.A.S.T. festival aims at presenting art, tech and science within the same venue. The art expo features a dozen interactive high-tech installations that break the “Do not touch!” taboo of the traditional museum and that are meant to let you experience something you never experienced before. The symposium features talks on Artificial Intelligence, Graphics/Animation, Nanotech, Space Exploration, Computer Graphics, etc by leaders of today’s science and technology. The Life Art Science and Technology (L.A.S.T.) expo celebrates the confluence of art with the multiplicity of new media technologies and nascent sciences that are transforming sociality and experience in the 21st century.
Stanford University, Cubberley Auditorium 

Art Expo – Interactive Digital Experimental Art (IDEA) 

This expo features a dozen interactive digital installations that break the “Do not touch!” taboo of the traditional museum. In alphabetical order:

  • Jeffrey Bryant
  • Evan Clayburg
  • Cere Mona Davis
  • Robert Edgar
  • Yuan-Yi Fan
  • Michal Gavish
  • Yoon Han
  • Allison Holt & Kadet Kuhne
  • Kinetech Arts
  • Ed Kirshner
  • Robin Lasser
  • Andy Lee
  • Al Linke
  • OpenLab
  • Carl Pisaturo
  • Alex Reben
  • Danielle Siembieda
  • DC Spensley
  • Meredith Tromble


Friday, October 16

Cubberley Auditorium,  Art Expo opens 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, October 17: Cubberley Auditorium:

Symposium – Engineering the Future 1:00pm – 5:00pm:

Art Expo – 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday, October 18th: Li Ka Shing Center – Room 101/102

Homo Digitalis“- 1:00pm-4:00pm

Featured Speakers Include:

 Drew Endy, director of a Synthetic Biology lab at Stanford
 Peter Norvig, director of research at Google, on Artificial Intelligence
 Bruno Olshausen, director of a center for Neuroscience at UC Berkeley
 Jennifer Dionne, director of a Nanotech Lab at Stanford
 Chris McKay, planetary scientist at NASA