SinFonia partner Biofaction hosted a Leonardo LASER Talk (an acronym for Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) on May 15 at designforum Wien, MQ in Vienna, Austria. “Constructive Disturbances of Art in Science” introduced some truly cross-disciplinary science-art collaborations: synthetic biology, artificial intelligence in chemistry, plant based photography aka phytography, quantum computing, and slime mold meet music composition, visual arts, film, and an artistic dream of a psychosocial intervention in a nation’s microbiome.

Image Credit: IBM Quantum computing system (2018), modified (2023).

One of the event’s key contributors was Eduardo Reck Miranda, who discussed the work that came out of his Artist-in-Lab residency for SinFonia at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (more info here). The event stream has been uploaded and given a more permanent home, which you can find and watch here.