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LASER Talks at Cambridge

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LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.

CHAIRS: Satinder Gill and Harriet Loffler

And Cambridge LASER team co-host,  Chryssie Nanou

Presenters: Caroline Nevejan (Amsterdam), Daniela Brill Estrada (Bogotá), Ghislaine Boddington (London), and Pam Burnard (Cambridge).

This discussion launches the Cambridge LASER talks (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendevouz), where we question the separation and propagation of art and science as distinct categories of knowing and being. The Cambridge LASER asks, 'What is creativity in science and the arts? What is experimental practice in art, science, or philosophy? Where do scientific and artistic attitudes, inquiries, methods overlap? How do they differ and complement each other? Can such understanding help shape our technological, urban and environmental futures?'

We are delighted to be part of the 1st Suratómica Festival of Art and Science Creation, in Bogotá, Colombia. The Festival is a gathering for creation with artists and scientists from around the world. Through talks that disseminate science, art masterclasses, workshops and spaces for dialogue, the festival seeks to spread scientific and artistic thought in the region. Suratomica believes that the union of art and science can foster the creation of more open and equitable social structures, with openess of knowledge and diversity to think about new forms of organisation and alternative ideas about development.

And in the spirit of the New Hall Art Collection, we have an all women panel of leaders and pioneers in the arts, science, and technology nexus. 

Steven Connor - Welcome

Steven Connor is Director of CRASSH, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge.

Harriet Loffler - Introducing the New Hall Art Collection 

Harriet Loffler is Curator of the New Hall Art Collection (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge) of modern and contemporary art by women, and Chair of the Public Art Advisory group for North West Cambridge development.

Satinder Gill - Why art and science?

Satinder Gill is Research Affiliate with the Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge, and Managing Editor of the AI&Society Journal.

Caroline Nevejan Biennale Exploratorium- Orchestrating futures of engagement

Caroline Nevejan is Chief Science Officer of the City of Amsterdam, and Prof of Urban Design, University of Amsterdam.

Daniela Brill EstradaCreating new knowledge for open social structures

Daniela Brill Estrada is an artist, a Masters in Art and Science, Creator and Director of Cuántico, and Co-director of Suratómica. 

Ghislaine BoddingtonThe Internet of Bodies - body data ethics

Ghislaine Boddington is a Curator and director, specialising in the Future Human, Director of pioneering collective Body>Data>Space, and Reader in Digital Immersion, University of Greenwich.

Pam BurnardWhy Creativity Matters

Pam Burnard is Professor of Arts, Creativities and Education, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


SPONSORS: New Hall Art Collection, Suratómica, AI&Society Journal, CRASSH, Centre for Music and Science.

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LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 30 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website

The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.

October 1st, 2020 from  6:00 PM to  8:00 PM
United Kingdom