On December 2, a ballerina, a surgeon, a music professor, a robotics scientist and an entrepreneur sat down together at Stanford to discuss what they had in common. In What Can Scientists Learn from Ballet?, a panel discussion moderated by computer scientist and former ballerina Sylvie Leotin, they sought to explore the differences with which innovators of different backgrounds define creativity. Through conversation, the speakers seek to organically arrive at a common understanding.
The SiCa sponsored event garnered substantial interest from artists and scientists alike.
“There is a booming interest in the potential for cross-pollination between artists, humanists and entrepreneurs,” she says.
Leotin, a Stanford alumna and engineer who has worked in product and marketing management in Silicon Valley for 20 years, recently founded CAST Labs, an initiative that seeks to “draw connections between art and science in the space of innovation.”