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Mike Gould: Talks With Lasers

A Laser Learning Experience: Lasers In Science, Culture And the Arts

Mike Gould: Talks with Lasers is an educational lecture-demonstration-laser lightshow that is designed to teach general audiences about the fascinating world of lasers: how they work, their history, and how they are used in a variety of settings.

Mike with laser pointer

This presentation was created for the general public, but is best appreciated by those of middle school age and older. We also have a simpler show geared to the Kindergarten set. There is a low-level discussion of the science involved, but from a non-mathematical perspective. Mostly we concentrate on slides and laser-scanned elements to tell the story of the laser from its beginnings in the Sixties to its current uses.

The show runs around 50 minutes: 35 minutes of lecture-demo, a five-minute laser show, then 10 minutes of Q & A. The length of the show can be tailored to any time span, and customized for a specific audience.

About the Artist

Mike Gould is an internationally-recognized laser artist. His works have appeared at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI, at outdoor art events in Detroit (Dlectricity), and in museums in Midland, MI (Dow Museum of Science and Art), and Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum). He won the “Most Creative” ILDA award in 2013 from the International Laser Display Association. He won another ILDA Award in 2016 for a music video. An experienced public speaker, he has presented at Ignite and NerdNite shows, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce events, PopTech, Maker Faires, and other venues.
More info about Mike here.

Mike with laser show

About the equipment
Lasers are provided by the Illuminatus laser show. The projectors are mounted on 2-3 (depending on venue) large tripods and controlled by an operator with a laptop. There is also an AV operator who runs the venue lighting and the sound system.

Audience safety is paramount: the laser operators have years of experience, and the lasers comply with legal requirements.

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Click here for Video of the lasers.

Past lectures:

audience 2 2001

Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor
200 sixth graders
October 19th, 2022

Mike Gould laser Artist at New Technology High School

Napa, CA New Technology High School
Physics Class
January 17th, 2020

Mike Gould laser Artist at Arcadia High School

Scottsdale, AZ Arcadia High School
Audio/Video class
November 11th, 2019

Grand Valley State University
Super Science Saturday
January 24, 2015

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
(part of L is for Laser exhibit) July 14 - August 24, 2014
Video of this is on Youtube

Mike's Public Speaking:
Ignite - Making Brewster: Building a laser lightshow projector into a beer keg
Nerd Night - Speaking about Lasers in a Bar, sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library

Contact Information

Salli Christenson is our booking agent.
She can be reached by Phone at (734) 834-8667.

Our office hours are 9-5 EST.
Calls made outside these hours will go to voice mail.


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