Los Angeles IASAS Events October 19th, 20th, and 21st 2017

IASAS has several wonderful events in Los Angeles California this month, all focused on synesthesia, art, and science.


Oct 19th 2017, 6PM: A reception and reading with Dr. Joel Salinas MD

The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists is honored to present an evening with Dr. Joel Salinas, MD, author of Mirror Touch; notes from a doctor who can feel your pain. Dr. Salinas with read from his captivating memoir at the Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery in Santa Monica, California, where attendees with be immersed in a stellar installation of synaesthetic art. A reception co-hosted by the Art|Sci Center at UCLA and Building Bridges Art Exchange will follow Dr. Salinas’ reading.

Mirror-Touch: notes from a doctor who can feel your pain will be available for purchase at this October 19th event, courtesy of Diesel Bookstore Brentwood, who will operate a “pop-up” bookshop. Additionally, Dr. Salinas will autograph your edition of Mirror Touch, as time permits.

Oct 20th 2017, 8:00AM:  IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium Art|Sci Center 

The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists is hosting its first synaesthesia symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles on Friday October 20th, 2017. This full day symposium is hosted in conjunction with the Art|Sci Center, and in collaboration with Building Bridges Art Exchange. The IASAS board of directors is honored to include an international gathering of scientists, researchers, and artists from various disciplines who will present academic papers on diverse topics related to synaesthesia and the synaesthetic experience. Complimentary registration is available via Eventbrite.

Oct 20th 2017, 7:00PM:  IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium Dinner 

A limited number of tickets for our symposium dinner are available here.



Oct 21st 2017, 5PM: Kaitlyn Hova in Concert at BBAX

Kaitlyn Hova is a professional violinist, composer, full stack web developer, designer, neuroscientist, and core team member of Women Who Code. She is also a synesthete. Together with her husband, Matt Hova, Kaitlyn co-founded the Synesthesia Network, a resource dedicated to helping people with synesthesia share their experiences and connect with researchers. Professionally, Kaitlyn has played violin for performances with Michael Bublé, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, Mary J. Blige, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart and more. “The Hovas” are also the creators of the Hovalin, an open source, 3D printable acoustic violin that helps STEM programs print their school’s music program.

For more about our upcoming events, check out our iasasevents.com website.

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