Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)

annual Submission Deadlines (on-going): 30 June EACH YEAR

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The Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) is an evolving, comprehensive database of thesis abstracts (Ph.D., Masters and MFA) on topics at the intersections between art, science and technology. This English-language database is hosted by Pomona College (Claremont, CA). In addition to being published in the database, a selection of abstracts chosen by a peer review panel for their special relevance will be published annually in Leonardo journal and on the Leonardo On-Line website.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for review by the LABS peer review panel is June 30 each year. Abstract rankings are announced in the autumn. Authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel will also be invited to submit an article for publication consideration in Leonardo. The aim of LABS is not to duplicate existing thesis databases but rather to give visibility to interdisciplinary work, which is often hard to retrieve from existing databases.

Previously LABS also consisted of Spanish LABS and French LABS databases. These are not currently active but are archived (see links below).

To submit a thesis abstract or browse ones currently published in the English-language database, visit: http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu.

English-Language LABS: The Peer Review Panel for 2016–2017 consists of:

Alan Boldon is the Deputy Head of the school and Head of Research at the University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts and Head of Cultural Engagement and Innovation for the College of Arts and Humanities.

Yiannis Colakides is the Co-Director of NeMe (New Media), Limassol, Cyprus.
Angus Forbes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory.
Copper Frances Giloth is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches courses in Intermedia.
Lawrence Harvey is Associate Professor in the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Tom Leeser is the Program Director of the Art and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.

Iannis Zannos is Professor of audio and interactive media arts at the Department of Audiovisual Arts and at the postgraduate course in Arts and Technologies of Sound of the Music Department at the Ionian University, Corfu.

Ionat Zurr is a researcher and Academic Coordinator of SymbiotecA, Center of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, University of Western Australia.

Spanish language LABS: To view the archive, visit: http://www.uoc.edu/artnodes/leonardolabs.

French language LABS: To view the archive, visit: http://francolabs.univ-paris1.fr/.

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2014

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2013

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2011

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2010

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2009

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2008

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2006

The LABS project is part of the Leonardo Educators and Students program.

Updated 9 May 2016