SEAD (Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design) Event: May 16th DASAR at CPNAS

On May 16th the CPNAS DASER program explores the topic of SEAD: The Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design.

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences announces the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. This month, DASER explores the topic of SEAD: The Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design. The event is on Thursday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST (doors open at 5:30) in Room 100 of the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided. Reservations and photo IDs are required. To make a reservation, visit http://may16daser.eventbrite.com/.

For those unable to attend, the event will be viewable via live webcast beginning at 5:30p.m. EST. To access the live webcast, visit http://www.cpnas.org/events/051613.html

Join the live Twitter discussion by following @CPNAS and the hash tag #DASER.

Join the DASER Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/218532914912236/

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Blogging in an age of Quantum Computing?

As I revive the Diatrope Blog, and recognize that I, too, am a part of this revolutionary wave by having a blog, I wonder what I will say here and whether this is a conversation of importance today.

Maybe I was one of those kids that read (and re-read) 1984 too many times as a kid. Reading this morning that Lockheed Martin will make commercial use of quantum computing this morning made me wonder how it will impact the increasing loss of privacy we experience everyday with all the social networking and computing inventions of late. The claim is that moving to zero and one coding to a system where a one can be a one, or a one and a zero and everything in between, all at the same time. The value, they say, is that the complexity of the options could solve some business and science problems millions of times faster than can be done today.

As I revive the Diatrope Blog, and recognize that I, too, am a part of this revolutionary wave by having a blog, I wonder what I will say here and whether this is a conversation of importance today. I would like to highlight things that may be out-of-fashion, but yet have substance, a quality soring lacking in a world where twitter-speak discourages in-depth engagement with ideas and life too. I will also include tidbits of things I like, for example I was excited to see that the Met Museum in NYC will be open on Mondays come July.

I will also post events that I wish I could attend. For example, I just saw that there is a Science Quiz Night in Washington DC on Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Koshland Science Museum
525 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

 The blurb reads:

Participate in a science quiz night that will test your knowledge about a range of current scientific issues, from genomics to climate change. Put together a team of friends, or come and meet new people while enjoying this fun and engaging evening sponsored by the Koshland Science Museum and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.



Purchase tickets online 
or call the museum at 202-334-1201.

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Moderated by JD Talasek. Exploring the theme of Water.

Exploring the theme of water

Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W.
A reception follows from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Moderated by JD Talasek with Hali Felt, author of Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean FloorKevin Finneran , editor-in-chief, Issues in Science and TechnologyConnie Imboden, photographer and photography professor, Maryland Institute College of Art;
 Heather Spence, marine biologist

Register here

Visit CPNAS’s website for more information: http://www.cpnas.org/events/daser-032113.html

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