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Life/Art/Science/Technology (LAST) Festival
A Weekend of Science, Art, Music
Talks, Panels, Performances and Workshops

                           
                           
Life/Art/Science/Technology (LAST) Festival
2 Days full of science, art, music, talks and workshops

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The L.A.S.T. Festival

Science, Art, Music, Technology


The L.A.S.T. festival Is an interdisciplinary event that combines art, tech and science to help reshape the cultural environment of the 21st century towards a multidimensional form of individual and social creativity. The festival seeks to inform, educate, mobilize, catalyze and maximize best ideas and opportunities for individual empowerment by connecting the public to leading technological and artistic innovators of Silicon Valley. At the same time it seeks to foster an open dialog between engineers and artists on the future of art and tech and how it impacts our world. The L.A.S.T. festival presents interactive multimedia art installations (the Art Expo), inspirational talks by luminaries on cutting-edge technology and science, and interdisciplinary panels on how technology and science impact society.

See this years program




LAST festival locations

Mission Statement


Creativity does not happen in a vacuum, whether it's art, tech or science. They all coexist, influence each other and interact. Silicon Valley did not happen in a vacuum, it happened within the intense cultural ecosystem of the Bay Area. The L.A.S.T. festival aims at presenting art, tech and science within the same venue. The art expo features a dozen interactive high-tech installations that break the "Do not touch!" taboo of the traditional museum and that are meant to let you experience something you never experienced before. The symposium features talks on Artificial Intelligence, Graphics/Animation, Nanotech, Space Exploration, Computer Graphics, etc by leaders of today's science and technology.

The Life Art Science and Technology (L.A.S.T.) exhibition celebrates the confluence of art with the multiplicity of new media technologies and nascent sciences that are transforming sociality and experience in the 21st century.

Interactive Digital Experimental Art (IDEA) exhibition (Friday and Saturday 6pm-11pm):


The exhibition (our "playground") features a dozen interactive digital installations that break the "Do not touch!" taboo of the traditional museum and are inspired by the high-tech world of the 21st century.

See a list of art installations


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Homo Digitalis symposium (Friday and Saturday 6pm-11pm):


We choose disciplines that will change the world in the near future and invite a visionary speaker for each one. We combine talks (originally we wanted to call them "Q&A"), panels and Q/A with the audience. The "L" in "LAST" stands for how digital media are changing our lives, minds and communities.

Also check out the L.A.S.E.R.s... Piero Scaruffi launched the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous in 2008 on behalf of Leonardo ISAST. Follow the L.A.S.E.R.s throughout the year at a location near you while you wait for the next LAST festival!

See a list of former speakers


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Live performances:

Adventurous and creative performances by sound and dance artists.


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Workshops:

The L.A.S.T. festival is first and foremost and educational event. We also offer workshops by artists and scientists on trending and advanced tools, methods and techniques that are not easily learned in schools.


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Past festivals

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Past Editions of the Festival

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The LAST Festival team


Piero
Piero Scaruffi
Founder & Director
Sofia
Sofia Lozano
Development
Wubin
Wu Bin
Operations
Jinxia
Jinxia Niu
Partnerships

The LAST Festival team


Piero small screen

Piero Scaruffi

Festival Founder and director

Sofia small screen

Sofia Lozano

Director

Wubin small screen

Wu Bin

Director

Jinxia small screen

Jinxia Niu

Director

Venues: Email the founding director if you are interested in holding a L.A.S.T. festival at your location (it does require a large space for art pieces plus a 100-seat theater for the science talks).

Artists: email us if you want to be on our mailing list for future