UCLA Art Sci Center was invited by Ars Electronica to be the Los Angeles Garden and is presenting a series of events under the title of Telluric Vibrations. Using the model of a plant growing both upward into the atmosphere and downward into the soil, simultaneously cultivating the Earth and the Ether – conceptually and physically, grounding technology. Beaming live from the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden in the middle of the city and the molecular imaging labs underground at the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). Just as the botanical garden has plants and trees transplanted from all over the world, so too Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world with more than half of the population considered “foreigners”. Thus, the Los Angeles hub also connects with artists from the Art Sci collective in Europe, Brazil, Japan and Singapore and our partners – Leonardo ISAST in San Francisco and across the coast to Harvestworks NY at the Governor’s Island, NY.