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30 Nov 2021

Leonardo Rebooted | Art & Science projects call

Leonardo Rebooted open call for the production of Art & Science projects through Da Vinci Labs aimed at artists and artistic collectives who produce ground-breaking artworks at the intersection of Art and Science. Themes for 2021 call are Artificial Intelligence & Quantum and Synthetic Biology. This call is open to applicants of any age, country and nationality.

Da Vinci Labs will be a multi-disciplinary research centre, harmoniously and artistically integrated with its surroundings in the Touraine region of France, which combines three residential blocks and three non-residential laboratories in an avant-garde sustainable complex. This project aims to reconcile technological innovation with sustainable development by creating physical spaces allowing all stakeholders (citizens, entrepreneurs, researchers, industrial and decision-makers) to experiment with technologies that can address the major societal problems of our era.

In the spirit of its founding philosophy, Da Vinci Labs is launching LEONARDO REBOOTED, a grant to support the production of Art & Science projects.

Da Vinci Labs aims to engage critical contemporary issues and topics, and promote the experimentation and innovation of Art & Science practices.

The only restriction of this production is that the final projects must be presented in digital or video format, in other words, projects that do not require a physical location.

This year’s submission categories are:

Artificial Intelligence and Quantum:

Artificial intelligence (AI) has performed breathtaking feats over the past few years. From the shockingly inventive strategy used by AlphaGo to defeat the world champion in the ancient game of Go to the eerily human-like texts produced by GPT-3, there is no doubt that  AI has reached new heights. Now, a new computing paradigm is coming of age—quantum computing (QC).  With QC, we'll be able to tackle enormously complex problems with a gentle environmental footprint. Together, AI and QC will usher in a new computation revolution, allowing us to solve the unsolvable. 

Synthetic Biology:

We have reached a new level of understanding of biology's basic principles. Now, we can redesign biological devices and systems to harness their unique capabilities for solving some of humanity's critical challenges. The field of synthetic biology opens exciting avenues for human endeavour and invites reflection on questions about life and our relationship with nature. 

Deadline: November 30th 2021 (11:59:59pm CET)