Working together, Leonardo champions the convergence of  arts, sciences, and technology for the benefit of all.


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    Resilience and growth

    Read ASU Leonardo's 2020-21 Progress Report

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    Seize the Moment

    Addressing the intersecting health, social, and environmental crises of the syndemic

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  • Humanizing Digital Culture with the New Creativity Agenda & the UN SDGs with Diana Ayton-Shenker

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    Speculative Futures in Transmissible Cancers

    LASER Tempe presents "In Search of Chemozoa, Cockles, and Clams"

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    Leonardo Labs

    Explore digital culture with unique online learning opportunities

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Seize the Moment Seed Grants—Reimagine how we think, share, and relate to waterways around us

Original Art by Zoe Gentry

Since 2019, Leonardo/ISAST has partnered with Arizona State University, working toward the convergence of arts, sciences, and technology for the benefit of all. As a part of this historic collaboration, Leonardo at ASU partnered with the Humanities Lab and Global Futures Lab to create an initiative called Seize the Moment. Here you will find commentary from our transdisciplinary seed grant team: Community Visions of the Salt River: Collaborative Meaning-Making through Game Play and how they are engaging with the compelling questions of our time to forge thoughtful, creative pathways toward deeper understanding and implementation.

ElevateAR Pitch | ASU Beyond the Lab

Beyond the Lab 2022 – Elevate AR

A team of four students from the Humanities Lab Fall 2021 – Humanizing Digital Culture Lab, inspired by their introduction to "distributed, place-based" experiences in the original Lab, has decided to break new ground by developing a software toolkit for creating AR—augmented reality—stories that uses any elevator car as a "digital window" into another world. With funding from Seize the Moment, an initiative of Leonardo, the Humanities Lab and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, the group aims to ultimately publish an ElevateAR platform that any artist can use to create these immersive experiences.

Between Classes: Season 3 Episode 5, 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.


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.

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

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

Diana Ayton Shenker - An appetite to work across borders

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

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