Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous of February 2022

Online Edition: the L.A.S.T. Dialogues


Exploring the Frontiers of Knowledge and Imagination, Fostering Interdisciplinary Networking
Hosted from Stanford during February 2022
by Piero Scaruffi

During the covid pandemic, this online program replaces both the 12 physical L.A.S.E.R.s that were planned at Stanford University and University of San Francisco for 2020 and the L.A.S.T. Festival that was planned for Spring 2020. Since some of them are simply "fireside chats", we tentatively called them the The Life Art Science Tech (L.A.S.T.) dialogues. See previous and future speakers and their videos.
(Note: All times are California time)

  • February 16 @ 6pm
    Sam Kriegman (Harvard Medical School) on "Xenobots"
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    Sam Kriegman (Harvard Medical School) on "Xenobots"
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    Sam Kriegman is a computer scientist at Harvard Medical School. He is currenctly a postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute of Harvard University and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Vermon, where he graduated with a dissertation titled "Design for an Increasingly Protean Machine". His research draws inspiration from the origin and subsequent evolution of life, and applies the underlying mechanisms of self-organization ("order for free") and natural selection ("survival of the fittest") to the creation of novel autonomous machines: robots, in all manner of shapes and sizes, that act on their own, without remote control. These machines can in some cases perform useful work, or they may be used as scientific tools to understand how animals evolve, grow, move, sense, and think. A Cozzarelli Prize recipient, he is the co-creator of the world's first computer-designed organisms ("xenobots"), co-developer of the open-source soft robot kit Voxcraft, and a leading expert on AI-driven design as applied to robotics and biology.


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The Stanford LASERs are sponsored by the Deans of: Engineering; Humanities & Sciences; and Medicine.