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Renaissance man Jeff Lieberman comes to Salt Lake City Library and The Leonardo

Published April 11, 2012 8:21 am

Visiting roboticist • Lieberman, host of Discovery Channel's 'Time Warp,' will present Friday lecture and Saturday workshop in honor of Leonardo da Vinci's birthday.
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If you love and watch Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" program, you already know it's a big deal that roboticist Jeff Lieberman is coming to Salt Lake City.

If you don't know Jeff Lieberman you may already know him if you've visited The Lenoardo to behold "Slink," his current sculpture on display there that uses a dizzying array of springs and LEDs to play tricks on the way you take in the visual world.

Either way, Lieberman's scheduled April 13 lecture and April 14 workshop are sure to deliver oohs and aahs from geek squads valley-wide and anyone else proud to have a subscription to Popular Mechanics. A Renaissance man himself, with accomplishments in music, photography and education to boast, Lieberman's doing it all in honor of Lenoardo da Vinci's birthday, but to the delight of anyone interested in the links between art and science. Lieberman himself is someone constantly in flux, and currently earning his doctorate in media studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His Friday lecture kicks off 7 p.m., with a workshop 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at The Leonardo to follow.

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Discovery Channel's Jeff Lieberman at Salt Lake City Main Library and The Leonardo

When • April 13, 7 p.m. at the Main Library Auditorium; April 14, 2-4 p.m. workshop at The Leonardo

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City; The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City.

Info • Library event free. Workshop at The Leonardo requires registration at rsvp@theleonardo.org. Call the Main Library at 801-455-3432 or visit http://www.slcpl.org for more information, or the Leonardo at 801-531-9800 or http://www.theleonardo.org.