About

LASER is a series of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. Running successfully in the US for several years, London LASER is the first of the series to take place in Europe.

Each evening event presents guest speakers from a range of disciplines (artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors, etc), plus a platform for announcements from audience members and an opportunity for discussion and socialising.

Free of charge and open to the public, London LASER offers stimulating talks and encourages lively discussion in an informal academic setting, where people can share their experiences and participate in lively discussions on a range of subjects at the intersection of art and science. Expanding the ever-growing community of art and science practitioners, and opening new possibilities for future projects, we hope to connect existing networks and build new audiences in, across, and around London.

We envisage that presenters will be based in/near London or will coincide a talk with a visit to London. We are not able to offer speakers fees but all talks are recorded and posted on the London LASER video channel and here in the Archive.

London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and the Lens) and University of Westminster (Broad Vision research and learning), in association with Leonardo/ISAST (the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology).

If you would like to contribute as a speaker to this exciting new community event celebrating and promoting art and science collaboration, please complete the contact form.

If you would like to attend, please following booking instructions in dates.

LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST and supported by LENS Community of Practice at UAL.

London LASER is chaired by Heather Barnett, with assistance from students on the MA Art & Science at Central Saint Martins.

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