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This knowledge enterprise provides leadership to advance ASU's transdisciplinary art-science research,  creative practice and international profile in the field. The partnership catapults Leonardo/ISAST and its constituent publications, programs, and global network, to a new level of growth, capacity, innovation and impact. Working together, ASU-Leonardo champions the convergence of  arts, sciences, and technology for the benefit of all.

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How can we become more human and more humane?

What do you get when you bring together art, science and technology? A powerful way of galvanizing people, says Diana Ayton-Shenker.

Between Classes: Season 3 Episode 5, Diana Ayton-Shenker

Dean Tepper walks and talks with Diana Ayton-Shenker, executive director of the new Arizona State University-Leonardo partnership and CEO of Leonardo/the International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST). Ayton-Shenker shares how she hopes the ASU-Leonardo partnership will impact the world.

ASU AME Digital Culture Speaker Series: "Love in the Time of COVID-19" (Diana Ayton-Shenker)


"Love in the Time of COVID-19: how can we humanize digital culture, by socially connecting while physically distancing?"

A brief overview 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, art-sci residencies and 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 or @LeonardoISAST

Keynote by Diana Ayton-Shenker - Symposium: Art-Science Residencies

Diana Ayton Shenker - Creating initiatives at the intersection of art science and technology

Diana Ayton Shenker - An appetite to work across borders

Week 1 of "Around Nature" Series: The Value of Nature