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


MAY LASER: Solving Wicked Problems

Thursday, May 13, 10:00 - 11:00am Arizona Time (find your time zone here)

Panelists: Julian Bleecker, Jonathon Keats, and Stacey Kuznetsov

The world seems full of intractable problems: pandemics, global warming, racial injustice, economic upheaval. These are huge problems that will require thinkers who are able to consider  these topics expansively -— thinkers who take risks, make unusual connections, thinkers who think inside of the box because so many others struggle to think outside of it. Today we are celebrating three people who are hard to put labels on. Yes, they are artists, but they are also philosophers, engineers, designers, technologists. Ultimately, they are problem solvers. Jonathon Keats, Stacey Kuznetsov, and Julian Bleecker will be talking about their work and the innovative ways that they are approaching the world’s problems.


Student Opportunity

The ASU-Leonardo Initiative is looking for five volunteers with basic computer skills to help with data entry and data reorganization. The project will last for 1-2 weeks. Official volunteer hours and a coffee gift card will be provided at the end of the project. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email



Fall 2021 course: Humanizing Digital Culture


Instructional Team: Diana Ayton-Shenker and Timothy Summers

Dates offered: 8/19/2021 - 10/11/2021

What does it mean to be human in a digital world? How does digital identity determine how we relate to each other and the planet? How do we define and demonstrate human identity now and in the future?

Students will conduct hands-on experiments with cutting edge digital culture platforms. They will also experience immersive digital art installations/environments and virtual realities.

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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.

Blue and green visualizer

ASU-Leonardo and the Center for Science nd the Imagination have announced the Leonardo Imagination Fellowship Program for fall 2020. Fellows selected to participate in this prototype season of the fellowship will join a virtual program to explore experimental art-science innovation practices across multiple publishing and broadcast media platforms that imagine a regenerative, vibrant global future for all. 


Full ASU Now article here!

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?"

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