Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6:00 pm
Baxter 25

Art + Tech Panel: Remote Sensing

Scott Davidoff, Human Interfaces Group, JPL
Steve Rowell, Artist, Curator, Researcher
Jason Weems, Art History Professor, UC Riverside

This series features conversations between artists and scholars on themes related to art, science, and technology. Participants include contemporary artists and scholars from different fields, from the humanities to science and technology, who deal with similar concepts through different means. At each event, the panelists give brief presentations on their own work and participate in a facilitated discussion on the evening's theme. The panels are organized to coincide with ongoing discussions in Caltech undergraduate classes and are intended to be of general interest to Caltech faculty, students, and the community at large.

The Art + Tech: Remote Sensing panel includes an artist, a JPL computer scientist, andĀ an art historianĀ to discuss the crossovers between artistic and scientific perspectives on information acquired from long distances across earth, air, and space.

For more information on the panelists, please visit their websites:

  • Scott Davidoff, Human-Computer Interaction Researcher and Manager of Human Interfaces Group, Mission Operations, JPL
  • Steve Rowell, Artist, Curator, Researcher
  • Jason Weems, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art, UC Riverside

The Art + Tech Speaker Series is made possible through the support of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors program established in 1992 to bring to Caltech "notable, innovative thinkers who will be able to spark the imagination of faculty and students alike and stimulate thought and discussion on a wide range issues," with special emphasis on the "creative interaction between science and the arts."

Contact Fran Tise ftise@hss.caltech.edu at 626-395-3609
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