The ASU-Leonardo Initiative drives innovation at the intersection of arts, sciences, and technology. As an enterprising think tank, ASU-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.
Leonardo Code of Ethics
The ASU-Leonardo Initiative supports Black artists, scientists, and colleagues. The following statement highlights social justice and community change organizations and describes how ASU-Leonardo is working towards dismantling discrimination and implicit bias.