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  • What is DASER ?

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    DASER is a regular discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region hosted by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and co-organized by Leonardo: the International Society for Art Science and Technology. DASER strives to provide the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and to foster community and discussion around the intersection of disciplines.

    DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is a monthly salon aimed to 1) provide a space for cross-disciplinary interactions and community building, 2) increase familiarity, frequency, and conversation around creative work in varying disciplines by providing a snap shot of creative work being done in the region, 3) create a sense of community for cross disciplinary efforts and to foster creative collaboration and problem solving. DASERs were created in response to a growing interest and activity in creative areas between art and science communities. Fundamental assumptions behind the DASER is that the area between disciplines is fertile area for exploration that has potential to further efforts and knowledge production in both art and science investigations.

    The DASER format seeks to accomplish these goals by frequent monthly gatherings. Each salon is built around the presentation of four thought leaders from different areas of investigation. Each panelist is actively engaged in creative cross disciplinary work and experimental forms of audience engagement are encouraged. As a catalyst for community networking, portions of the program are dedicated to inviting audience members to share their work in quick 30 second open mic opportunities. DASER events include a reception for people to meet and network within this community. Live webcasts engage an international audience and DASERs have an active social media following. Programs are video recorded and archived on the CPNAS YouTube website.

    DASER was initiated in 2011.

    The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences nor of Leonardo.

    For more information on upcoming DASER events please visit www.cpnas.org. To learn more about the work of the National Academy of Sciences visit http://nationalacademies.org/

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