Conversations on Art and Science Event Series

Under the leadership of SAIC president Walter Massey, the Conversations on Art and Science event series was launched in 2011 as a forum for exploring interdisciplinary and critical perspectives on art, science, design, and technology. Lectures or panel discussions hosted each fall semester bring noted artists, designers, and scholars to the SAIC campus to discuss their work. These dialogues provide a time and place for considering myriad perspectives on art, science, design, and technology. They also sustain the diverse conversations on art and science that are ongoing in the work of faculty and students at SAIC.


Scott Kildall, Data Crystals: Crime Incidents in San Francisco, 3D print

Conversations on
Art and Science:
Scott Kildall

Monday, October 26, 4:30 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor

Scott Kildall (MFA 2006) is an interdisciplinary artist who writes algorithms that transform various datasets into 3D sculptures and installations. The resulting artworks often invite public participation through direct interaction. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the New York Hall of Science, Transmediale, the Venice Biennale and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from organizations including Impakt Works, Autodesk, Recology San Francisco,, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Kala Art Institute, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Kildall received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Brown University in Political Philosophy.

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