About Leonardo


Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a nonprofit organization that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through our programs, which focus on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. From its beginnings, Leonardo has served as THE virtual community for networking, resource-sharing, disseminating best practices, supporting research and offering events in art/science/technology.

Leonardo serves as a critical content provider through our publications, which include scholarly journals and books published by The MIT Press (Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal, Leonardo Electronic Almanac and the Leonardo Book Series), as well as the LABS graduate abstracts service and scholarly Leonardo Reviews of books, journals, films, exhibitions and conferences.

Through our programs, we connect with the community through art/science/technology initiatives, ranging from workshops and events such as the popular LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks to programs for educators and students. Our affiliates are our key partners in these activities. (See our Programs page for more details on programs and projects.)

Leonardo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The activities of Leonardo are supported by grants and donations from organizations and individuals. Donations are tax deductible in the United States.