1 Oct 2020 18:00 - 20:00 Online



Satinder Gill and Harriet Loffler

Cambridge LASER team co-host

Chryssie Nanou


  • Caroline Nevejan (Amsterdam)
  • Daniela Brill Estrada (Bogotá)
  • Ghislaine Boddington (London)
  • 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?’

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 – Introducing the Cambridge LASER series – society, art, and science
Satinder Gill is Research Affiliate with the Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge, and Associate Editor of the AI&Society Journal.

Caroline Nevejan – Urban reflection – 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 Estrada – Creating 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 Boddington – The 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, Greenwich University.

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

Sponsored by: New Hall Art CollectionSuratómicaAI&Society JournalCRASSHCentre for Music and Science.


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