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Conversation with Piero Scaruffi about "L.A.S.T." and "L.A.S.E.R." events

Today we will be talking with Dr. Piero Scaruffi, He is the organizer of some very interesting events where all scientist, engineers, mathematicians, entrepreneurs artist and musicians are invited to share and reach to each other. They took part this October at Stanford University but are also recurrent in other bay area Universities as well in other campuses around the country. We invite you to research and take part in this type of cultural interdisciplinary exchange.

Piero Scaruffi

Piero Scarruffi, Curator of the events

Piero Scaruffi  is a cognitive scientist, a mathematician, a music critic and an event organizer.   He has worked for many years in electronics, robotics and artificial intelligence fields but always keeping a connection with his passion for music and arts.

He has written deeply about the reason silicon valley became a hub of creativity and innovation. He is convinced of the importance of multidisciplinary, multicultural and widely knowledgeable teams that can approach issues from a variety of viewpoints. These collaborations will make the most of creative solutions, bringing not just the scientific or mathematic background but the artistic one.

L.A.S.E.R. is the acronym for “Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous” wich is a serie of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology. It was founded by Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST, LASERs. They now are presented in many organization and universities like the University of San Francisco, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, with other nodes at a  New York Studio, also in  some venues at London, Tacoma, Toronto and Montreal. There is also a sister serie called D.A.S.E.R. that has headquarters at Washington D.C.

L.A.S.T. is the acronym for the  “Life Art Science Technology Festival”. It is described by its founders as the festival that celebrates the confluence of art with the technologies and sciences that are shaping the 21st century.  It started by one event in San Jose on 2014, but is now in its third edition, with possibly many more to come.

Each event aims to bring out the renaissance man of every creator and inspire new ideas and innovative responses.

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