Diana Ayton-Shenker | Unleashing Creative Superpowers with Art Science

1 March, 2021 News

How does our experience of the Covid-19 pandemic affect creative practice and transdisciplinary experimentation? In what ways has this transformative year magnified, accelerated, distorted, or thwarted creative innovation?

To answer these important questions Diana Ayton-Shenker urges us to share insights, experience, and examples from the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology /Leonardo.

The well-acclaimed professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and CEO of Leonardo/ISAST explores emerging and unexpected trends in arts, science, and technology fueled by the global syndemic of cascading, interconnected crises: Covid-19, systemic racism and social injustice, economic inequity, political volatility, and climate catastrophe.

During her fascinating talk on the Athens Science Festival platform, we’ll explore challenges and opportunities to unleash the creative superpowers required to seize this extraordinary moment.

The discussion will be moderated by Nikos Eustathiou.

Diana Ayton-Shenker is CEO, Leonardo/ISAST, and Professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and School of Arts, Media, & Engineering. She was honored by President Bill Clinton, named among “25 Leading Women Changing the World” (Good Business NY), and featured among “31 Inspiring Women in Nonprofit Management” (UNC). 

Speech title: Unleashing Creative Superpowers with Art Science || Date & time: Monday 29 March, 19.00-20.00