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The annual ArtScience Innovation Workshop sees teams of students from around the world come together for an intensive week of disruption and immersion in idea translation. Students interact with international experts and a diverse group of students to gain invaluable knowledge and experience. Participants work on art and design development, business plan development, intellectual property, prototyping, presentation skills, and exhibition, allowing them to take their ideas further or apply this knowledge to other ideas further down the line.
Le Laboratoire Cambridge, located in the innovation district Kendall Square, invites the public to experience the creative process that drives innovation and value in culture as in industry, society, and education as a fusion of art and of science, producing tangible – if transient – art and design outcomes. These outcomes or works-in-progress result from experiments conceived of and led by leading international artists in collaboration with leading international scientists. Le Lab is a kind of off-Broadway, or pre-museum, aiming to catalyze change in culture, industry, society and education with partners who invest in the exploration process more decidedly than in the guarantee of any outcome this process might produce.
We encounter art and science more frequently as outcome, as product – dug up, carved down, highly edited – that follows a mysterious process of creative thought and engagement. Process, of course, is hard to define, to classify or to curate. Occasionally, processes of exploration, discovery and innovation matter more than any result these processes ever produce. Idea development in culture, industry, education and society can be conceived as a kind of experimentation, where the catalyst for change and innovation, is a fusion of those creative processes we conventionally think of as art and as science. This fused process, artscience, is the basis of a Le Laboratoire, new kind of culture center.