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ASU Leonardo Initiative

Leonardo drives innovation at the intersection of arts, sciences, and technology. As an enterprising think tank and knowledge enterprise of Arizona State University, Leonardo integrates hybrid, creative inquiry and practice as catalysts to solve compelling problems, explore timeless mysteries, and shape a finer future. We build on the history of Leonardo, the International Society of Arts, Sciences, and Technology,and forge new pathways forward for all.

A Brief History of Leonardo

From our beginnings in 1968,Leonardo/the International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) a 501c3 nonprofit has created opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas among practitioners in the arts, sciences, and technology. Through publications with the MIT Press, workshops, and public programs such as our LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) series and world renowned artist-scientist residencies, Leonardo facilitates cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, to catalyze fruitful solutions for the challenges of our time. Leonardo’s cross-disciplinary approaches seek to establish sustainable environmental practices, spread global scientific and artistic literacy, create technological equity, and encourage freedom of thought and imagination. 

Learn more about Leonardo/ISAST by visiting leonardo.info or @LeonardoISAST

Leonardo Code of Ethics 

The official code of ethics (codified list) by which Leonardo operates. 

Anti-Racism Statement

Leonardo supports Black artists, scientists, and colleagues. The following statement highlights social justice and community change organizations and describes how Leonardo is working towards dismantling discrimination and implicit bias.

Seize the Moment

Shaping tomorrow, today, requires path-breaking, creative solutions. In an alarming syndemic of intersecting crises—the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and accompanying civil unrest, and cascading environmental hazards—Seize the Moment addresses the grand challenges of the day through transdisciplinary arts, science, technological, and humanities collaborations in research, pedagogy, and public engagement. Seize the Moment is an initiative of Leonardo, the Humanities Lab, and the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University. To learn more, visit our website at http://bit.ly/SeizetheMomentASU.