Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Science and Art

Guest Editor: Tami I. Spector

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2011 is the International Year of Chemistry! To celebrate Leonardo is seeking to publish papers and artworks on the intersections of chemistry, nanotechnology and art for our on-going special section on nanotechnology and the arts. Since its inception nanotech/science has been intimately connected to chemistry; fullerenes, nanoputians, molecular machines, nano-inorganics and self-assembling molecular systems all spring from the minds and labs of chemists, biochemists and chemical engineers. If you’re a nano-oriented chemist who is serious about art, an artist working on the molecular level, or a chemical educator exploring the mysteries of nano through the arts we are especially seeking submissions from you.

Leonardo articles already published or in press that explore the intersections of nanotech/science and art include: Nanoscale and Painting by artist Filipe Rocha da Silva, Fact and Fantasy in Nanotech Imagery by scientist David S. Goodsell, and Midas: A Nanotechnological Exploration of Touch by artist Paul Thomas.

Interested artists and authors are invited to send proposals, queries and/or manuscripts to the Leonardo editorial office at By post: Leonardo, 211 Sutter Street, Suite 501, San Francisco, CA 94108, U. S. A.

Resources and Related Projects

The Leonardo Scientists Working Group (Tami Spector, Chair)

Nanotechnology and Art discussion on YASMIN Network (co-sponsored by Leonardo), moderated by

Nanotechnology Takes Off and Future of Nanosolar - two short films on nanotechnology from QUEST: KQED's Bay Area Science, Nature and Environment Series.

Updated 20 January 2010