Modeled after Cloud Foundation founder, Professor David A. Edwards Harvard class, How to Create things and Make Them Matter, the ArtScience Prize was a catalyst for student learning through passionate pursuit of innovative art and design at the cutting edge of science. It explored Big Ideas inspired from areas such as Neuroinformatics, Synthetic Biology and Virtual Worlds, by utilizing the innovative “Idea Translation Lab” model of experience-based education developed at Harvard University by Professor Edwards. He also was the author of Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation (Harvard Press 2008) and The Lab: Experiments in ArtScience (HarvardPress 2010).
The ArtScience Prize received international media and institutional attention as a model for innovative education. David Edwards continues to support cutting edge global innovators through his two global innovation labs, Le Leboratoire Cambridge (Massachusetts, US), Le Leboratoire in Paris and his ArtScience Cafe.