WELCOME TO LASER
Sharing Themes Commonizes the Culture
LASERZURICH is a creative incubator bridging the arts and sciences. We provide a platform for public dialogue, emphasizing intersections and fostering mutual understanding. Our goal is to facilitate discussions that not only highlight new inventions and discoveries but also delve into evolving ideas challenging to articulate even within their native disciplines.
By partnering with social scientists at Life Science Zurich, we’ve developed a research approach that’s experiential, educational, and playful. This collaboration yields both publications and specialized community events.
We champion equal opportunities, human rights, and environmental justice. Our diverse lineup of speakers includes artists with experience in scientific labs and those aligned with current scientific research.
LASER ZURICH is…
- a warm psychological environment with food and drinks, to foster collaborations and discourses between artists, designers, science researchers and communication theorists.
- a place where people are more important than their disciplines.
- a place where art or science or communication are not seen as separate social entities.
- a place where “hands-on” tacit knowledge has cultural significance.
- a place where bottom-up approaches to experiment building are valued.
What it’s all about…
LASERZURICH is part of the worldwide series, LASER Talks sponsored by Leonardo the International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo / ISAST). Founded in 2008, LASERs are now happening in over a dozen locales internationally: Zurich, University of San Francisco, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, New York City, London, Tacoma, Toronto, Montreal, and Kansas State University. For more information visit: www.leonardo.info
Leonardo / The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo / ISAST) is a non-profit organization that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through our programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. From its beginnings, Leonardo / ISAST has served as the virtual community for purposes of networking, resource-sharing, best practices, research and events in Art / Science / Technology. The organization is well known for the publication of Leonardo Magazine, MIT Press.