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The Newsletter of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences, and Technology and of l’Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences

Marc Hebert Named Chair/President of Leonardo/ISAST

The Board of Directors of Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce the election of Marc Hebert as Board Chair and President of the nonprofit organization. Hebert brings tremendous business and nonprofit experience and expertise to his new role at Leonardo. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Estuate, a global information technology (IT) services company. From 2006–2008 he was the first Chief Marketing Officer for Virtusa Corporation, a publicly traded IT services firm. From 1999–2006, he was Executive Vice President, Marketing and Alliances for Sierra Atlantic, where he was responsible for corporate positioning, lead generation, public relations and partner development. Previously, Hebert was Vice President for Oracle Corporation. He has appeared on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” was interviewed in Investor’s Business Daily and has been widely quoted in major media publications. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including those of La Mamelle/ArtCom and the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Greg Harper, who has served as Leonardo’s Chair and President since 2009, will remain on the Board as Treasurer and Legal Counsel.

LASER: The Next Generation

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce that a new Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series will commence in Berkeley, California, in June 2013. The new series is chaired by Piero Scaruffi and sponsored by UC Berkeley Extension <> and the Minerva Foundation <>.

LASER was first conceived and organized in San Francisco in 2008 as a forum for artists and scientists to share insights about their work with one another and with interested audience members. LASER also provides participants and attendees with time to network and share opportunities. Over the past 5 years, LASER has grown to a number of venues (University of San Francisco, Stanford University, University of California-Los Angeles, New York) and has sparked a sister event series in Washington, D.C., called DASER. Find out more at: <>.

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to welcome the Djerassi Resident Artists Program as its newest Affiliate Member. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program (DRAP) is recognized internationally as an eminent artist residency program. Its mission is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty and to preserve the land on which the program is situated. DRAP strives to provide the best possible residency experience for artists of superior talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and geographical locations. As stewards of a unique and beautiful property located in Woodside, on the San Francisco Peninsula, DRAP also seeks to preserve the land and use its facilities wisely and efficiently for maximum benefit to the artists and with the least impact on the environment. Find out more: <>.

Scientific Delirium Madness: Leonardo/Djerassi Collaboration

Leonardo is pleased to announce the Scientific Delirium Madness project, a new collaborative initiative with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (DRAP). The goal of the project is to explore and expand how the creativity of scientists and artists are connected. At the heart of the initiative is a month-long residency in July 2014 for six artists and six scientists whose work explores the continuum of art and science. The program will also include public and academic forums, published blogs and articles in Leonardo. Scientist residents will be individuals who are involved in significant art-related research, practice a form of art and/or have original ideas on how to integrate aspects of art and science; this includes but is not limited to poetry, playwriting, fiction, creative nonfiction, choreography, music composition, media arts/filmmaking, sculpture and photography. By the same token, artist residents will have a track record of work driven by the influence of biology, chemistry, physics, math or environmental or agricultural science. The residency will be held at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program’s 585-acre retreat in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco. For more information: <www.djerassi...


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