As a result of 50 years of publishing work on the cutting edge, Leonardo has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts, design and humanities on science and technology. In the United States, this phenomenon is sometimes called “STEM to STEAM.”
The following are a selection of the wishes for the future generated by audience members who attended my performances of Between the Wish and the Thing at the Boulder International Fringe Festival, August 18-26, 2017:
I wish for the earth to be more green and have more whales.
I wish that he could be free.
I wish to learn how to dance.
I wish to find the perfect hat.
I wish for you to have less worry and less pain in the body.
"When the world ended, in April 1784, the shrapnel spread far and wide. I shouldn’t have been surprised to find a piece, a BIG piece, had landed on the Djerassi property, but I was." Art in the Anthropocene Era
Even the gophers struggle
Tunnelling in dense caked dirt.
Fissures grow deeper
Widening the space between the plaques of dry brittle grass
The matter straining, stiffening,
As each molecule of water evaporates.
Paralysis holds the nutrients in place,
Greedily restraining what tries to grow.
Dig, plant, nourish,
Listen, prune then flourish.
We need some flux
For anything to thrive.
Focusing light at the bottom of a tea cup is an every day experience, but a precise observation of the light pattern shows a very simple but singular bright curve with a clearly recognizable pattern. The lines where the light rays focus are called caustics that merge in a CUSP. The mathematical description of these types of singular curves can be found in the classification of "Catastrophes" by Mathematician René Thom.
1. What should be submitted?
This should be your pet project, greatest idea, most lauded work, what you want others to see, what you want to get funded, or a project you want to promote for collaboration opportunities.
My name is Scott Trent. I'm an artist, academic, consultant, community activist and author. I am you. Following is an explanation of the Project Delphi experiment:
I’m reaching out to the innovators, thinkers and creators who make up the Leonardo community.
I’m facilitating an experiment, Project Delphi, in an effort to capture, promote and document innovative work being done.
My hope is by curating the work produced by the community, it will be available for other intellectuals to build on each other’s ideas.
Starlight Concert at Djerassi
Wherein the operating instructions for the Djerassi artist-scientist residency come to you one random sentence at a time
The following are a selection of the wishes for the future generated by visitors to Djerassi's Open Studios/Open House event on July 16:
I wish we/I could learn from our/my past mistakes!
Stability and diversity for all.
I wish my sister could find peace and self love.
I wish that Donal Trump would become impeached.
Honey bees flourishing in all their glory.
I wish for whole-heartedness and insight, for wit and detail, for connection to others.