SKERI Scientist Leads Art/Science Symposium at IS&T

Artwork of Box and Eye by György Kepes

On January 22, 2024 Dr. Lora Likova chaired an interdisciplinary art/science symposium at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) meeting in Burlingame, CA. The theme of the symposium was Art: Perception and Cognition, led off by a keynote presentation by Márton Orosz, the director of the Vasarely Museum in Budapest, Hungary and featuring talks by Drs Likova and Christopher Tyler from Smith-Kettlewell. The symposium had notable contributions on the scientific analysis of art by several other scientists, followed by the inaugural West Coast screening of a feature-length documentary "Interthinking Art + Science" on the art/science pioneer György Kepes, a member of the new Bauhaus of Chicago, who founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1967, where he taught until his retirement. The film's trailer can be seen here. The day ended with inspired panel discussion of the art/science implications of the movie, moderated by Dr. Likova.