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Operation STEAMroller: A Festival of Many Disciplines

An interdisciplinary symposium and exhibition to celebrate and facilitate the intersections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, and the Humanities. August 31 through October 12, 2012.

Symposium Sponsors

Associate Provost, Research Advancement and Compliance

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Eric Strauss and the Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)

Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering

School of Education

William H. Hannon Library

About Operation STEAMroller

Operation STEAMroller is an interdisciplinary symposium celebrating the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and the humanities. The centerpiece of the symposium is an interactive multimedia exhibition by Jean-Francois Podevin on display through October 12 on level 3 of the William H. Hannon Library.

For more information about any of the events in the symposium, contact the Operation STEAMroller Project Coordinator:

  • Stephanie August, PhD, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • 310.338.5973

About State of the Art and Mind

Artist statement, by Jean-François Podevin:

On the level of “execution” Composite Memories combines a full spectrum of techniques of image making: drawing, sketching, photography, digital imaging, displayed in devices that allow all forms of meaningful configurations.

On the level of “content,” it deals with affection, time and memory, relationship to the “self,” to the “other,” to the "world," touching among the disciplines of linguistics, ontology, and hermeneutics, and cognitive science.

Through its unlimited juxtapositions of imagery it highlights contradictions between the imaginary and the real. It swings a pendulum between the intimate depths of personal beliefs and the general consensus of rational thinking, in order to observe without judgment the profound ambivalence of human nature.

Visiting the William H. Hannon Library

Admission to the exhibition and to all Operation STEAMroller events is open to the public and free-of-charge. You can find directions to the library and parking information here

*Please note: as of August 27, 2012, LMU will be charging visitors to park on campus between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may register ahead of time, and find information about parking fees, by visiting this web site, or calling 310.338.1681.