Chapman Professor and Artist Micol Hebron will be co-moderating a panel discussion about gender expression as part of UC Irvine’s LASER talk series on Monday, March 20, 2017. Professor Hebron will be paired with David Familian, director of the Beall Center for Art and Technology, and six panelists who will speak about the nature of gender.

Panelists will include:

  • Cassils (Contemporary Artist)
  • Zackary Drucker (Artist, Producer of “Transparent” television show)
  • Justin Huft (MA, MFTI)
  • Dr. Lynn Hunt (Founder, UCI Pediatric Gender Diversity Program)
  • Priya J. Shah (Adjunct Professor of Gender Studies)
  • Jennifer B. Thompson (Professor of History at Cal State Fullerton, Associate Staff Member

The panelist will discuss the expanded notion of a gender spectrum and if it has affected the way we see ourselves? The conversation will unpack the various avenues through which gender can be expressed and defined – including those in art, psychology, evolutionary biology, and the humanities.

Held in conjunction with the Beall Center’s current exhibition, “Masculine <-> Feminine” (on view through May 13, 2017), “LASER Talk: Expressing Gender” is part of the Leonardo Journal and Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology’s international network of free public engagement events called LASERs (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) – an events series that was started by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi in January 2008 as a local forum for presenting art and science projects.

This event is free with registration on our EventBrite page.

Free parking is available at the event venue location, at 5141 California Ave., Irvine, CA 92617.

LASER Talks at UCI are presented in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST,Laguna Art Museum, UCI LGBT Resource Center, LGBT Center Orange County, and The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation. LASER Talks are always free with registration, and open to the public.