Past Leonardo Events (1997 to present)

(see also the list of upcoming events)

  • LASER: University of San Francisco, 7 July 2014
  • LASER: New York, 21 June 2014
  • DASER: DC, 19 June 2014
  • LASER: London, 17 June 2014
  • LASER: Stanford, 12 June 2014
  • LASER: UC Berkeley, 11 June 2014
  • Leonardo Satellite Symposium at NetSci2014, 3 June 2014, UC Berkeley
  • LASER: UC Davis, 2 June 2014
  • LASER: UT AUSTIN 20 May 2014, University Of Texas at Austin
  • LASER: London, 20 May 2014, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts
  • LASER: UC Santa Cruz, 6 May 2014, Santa Cruz, CA
  • LASER: University of San Francisco, 5 May 2014, San Francisco, CA
  • LASER: UC Los Angeles, 1 May 2013, Los Angeles, CA
  • LASER: New York City, 12 April 2014, New York, NY
  • LASER: UC Santa Cruz, 8 April 2014, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  • LASER: UC Davis, 7 April 2014, UC Davis, Davis, CA
  • LASER: Stanford, 3 April 2014, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • LASER: UC Berkeley, 2 April 2014, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • LASER: London, 18 March 2014, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
  • San Francisco LASER, 10 March 2014, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Texas LASER, 4 March 2014, the Umlauf Museum, Austin, Texas
  • New York LASER, 1 March 2014, New York, NY
  • UC Berkeley LASER, 11 February 2014, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Stanford LASER, 12 February 2014, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) @ College Art Association, 12-15 February 2014, Chicago, IL
  • UC Davis LASER, 6 February 2014, UC Davis, Davis, CA
  • New York LASER, 19 January 2014, LevyArts, New York, NY
  • San Francisco LASER, 13 January 2014, USF, San Francisco, CA
  • UC Davis LASER, 2 December 2013, UC Davis, Davis, CA
  • UCLA LASER, 5 December 2013, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • UC Berkeley LASER, 11 December 2013, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Stanford LASER, 12 December 2013, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • NYC LASER, 22 November 2013, New York City
  • San Francisco LASER, 4 November 2013, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • UC Santa Cruz LASER, 5 November 2013, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  • UCLA LASER, 7 November 2013, Art | Sci Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • NYC LASER, 17 October 2013, New York City
  • UC Berkeley LASER, 9 October 2013, Berkeley, CA
  • UC Davis LASER, Inaugural event, 3 October 2013, Davis, CA
  • UC Santa Cruz LASER, Inaugural event, 8 October 2013, Santa Cruz, CA
  • NY LASER, 17 September 2013, New York, NY
  • DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 19 September 2013, Keck Center, Washington, DC
  • NY LASER, Splice, 24 September 2013, New York, NY
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 9 September 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH 2013, 21-25 July 2013, Anaheim, California
  • Berkeley Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 7 August 2013, Berkeley, CA
  • Stanford Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 8 August 2013, Palo Alto, CA
  • NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 16 July 2013, New York, NY
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 8 July 2013, USF, San Francisco, CA
  • LEAF Workshop @ ISEA2013, 14 June 2013, The Rocks, Australia
  • Leonardo Satellite Symposium at NetSci2013, 4 June 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 5 June 2013, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 6 June 2013, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 16 May 2013, Keck Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 18 May 2013, New York, NY
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 May 2013, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 13 May 2013, Univ. of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 25 April 2013, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 18 April 2013, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 4 April 2013, Stanford University Palo Alto, CA
  • D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 21 March 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 11 March 2013, University of San Francisco, SF, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 7 March 2013, California NanoSystems Institute, LA, CA
  • Leonardo Education and Art Forum @ CAA Conference, 13-16 February 2013, NY, NY
  • D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 14 February 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 6 February 2013, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 12 November 2012, University of San Francisco, SF, CA
  • NY LASER, 9 December 2012, LevyArt, New York, NY
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 10 October 2012, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 18 October 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • NY LASER, 6 October 2012, LevyArt, New York, NY
  • Kosmica, 27 - 29 September 2012, Mexico City, Mexico
  • DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 20 September 2012, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
  • ISEA 2012: Machine Wilderness, 19-24 September 2012, Albuquerque, NM
  • LEA Special Event, "Not Here Not There," Zero1 Biennial, San Jose, 14 September 2012
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 10 September 2012, University of San Francisco, SF, CA
  • Leonardo at SIGGRAPH 2012, 5 - 9 August 2012, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 8 August 2012, Stanford University
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 July 2012, University of San Francisco
  • Leonardo Day at NetSci 2012, 19 June 2012, Evanston, IL
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 6 June 2012, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)
  • DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 24 May 2012, Washington, DC
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 14 May 2012, San Francisco, CA (USF)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 4 April 2012, Palo Alto, CA
  • DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 22 March 2012, Washington, DC
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 12 March 2012, San Francisco, CA (USF)
  • Panel Discussion: "Then and Now: Circa 1980-2012+", 29 February 2012, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo Education and Art Forum at College Art Association Conference, 22-25 February 2012, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 1 February 2012, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 9 January 2012, San Francisco, CA (USF)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 7 December 2011, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)
  • Special Bay Area Science Festival LASER, 2 November 2011, San Francisco, CA (swissnex)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 7 November 2011, San Francisco, CA (USF)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, 5 October 2011, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)
  • LEAF Workshop: Transdisciplinarity, 27 September 2011, Liverpool, U.K. (Rewire)
  • LEAF Workshop: Brain Drain / Brain Gain, 16 September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey (ISEA)
  • LEAF Workshop: Transdisciplinarity, 17 September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey (ISEA)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 12 September 2011, USF, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH, 7-11 August 2011, Vancouver, Canada
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 3 August 2011, Palo Alto, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 11 July 2011, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo Day at NETSCI 2011, 7 June 2011, Budapest
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 May 2011, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 7 March 2011, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 February 2011, Mountain View, CA
  • Leonardo Education and Art Forum at the College Art Association Conference, New York, NY, February 2011
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 10 January 2011, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 8 December 2010, Mountain View, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 8 November 2010, San Francisco, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 13 October 2010, Mountain View, CA
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 13 September 2010, San Francisco, CA
  • GLOBAL WARNING Symposium, San Jose, CA, 16 and 17 September 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 11 August 2010, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
  • SIGGRAPH, Art Papers (morning session and afternoon session), Los Angeles, CA, 27 July 2010
  • SIGGRAPH, TouchPoint, Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 27 July 2010
  • SIGGRAPH, 20XX.EDU: Grand Challenges in Education, Parts I & II, Los Angeles, CA, 28 July 2010
  • SIGGRAPH, Leonardo Town Hall and Leonardo Education and Art Forum Meeting (Birds of Feather meeting), Los Angeles, CA, 28 July 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco, CA, 12 July 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Mountain View, CA, 9 June 2010
  • Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks satellite symposium, Boston, MA, 10 May 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco, CA, 10 May 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Mountain View, CA, 14 April 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco, CA, 8 March 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Mountain View, CA, 10 February 2010
  • Leonardo Education and Art Forum @ CAA Chicago, Chicago, IL, 13 February 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco, CA, 11 January 2010
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Palo Alto, CA, 9 December 2009
  • Leonardo Education Forum @ Re:live2009, Melbourne, Australia, 26 November 2009
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco, CA, 9 November 2009
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Mountain View, CA, 14 October 2009
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco, CA, 14 September 2009
  • Leonardo Education Forum @ ISEA 2009, Belfast, 29 August 2009
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, Mountain View, CA, 12 August 2009
  • Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH 2009, New Orleans, LA, 4-6 August 2009
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco, CA, July 13, 2009
  • Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), June 10, 2009
  • Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), April 8, 2009
  • Leonardo Education Forum at College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA, February 25-28, 2009
  • Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), February 11, 2009
  • Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), January 12, 2009
  • Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), November 8, 2008
  • Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), September 8, 2008
  • Leonardo Education Forum at Siggraph 2008, LA, CA, August 14, 2008
  • Leonardo Education Forum at ISEA 2008, Singapore, July 27, 2008
  • Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), July 14, 2008
  • Remix: From Science to Art and Back in the Digital Age, Berkeley Big Bang 2008, June 3, 2008
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), May 12, 2008
  • Yuri's Night Bay Area, April 12, 2008
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), March 10, 2008
  • LEF participates in panels and events at CAA, Dallas, TX, February 20-23, 2008
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, January 2008
  • MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences, International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 8-10 November 2007
  • re:place 2007: The Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology, Berlin, Germany, 15-18 November 2007
  • Fire Art & Burning Desires, swissnex, San Francisco, 2 November 2007
  • Minimal Landscapes: Exhibition and Roundtable, swissnex, San Francisco, CA, 19 September - 12 October, 2007
  • ACM Siggraph Conference, San Diego, CA, 5-9 August 2007
  • Disrupting Narratives symposium, Tate Modern, London, UK, 13 July 2007
  • Roundtable with Eduardo Kac, Frank Popper, Frank Malina and Annick Bureaud, Paris, France, 26 June 2007
  • E-Poetry Symposium: Performances and Symposium on LEA New Media Poetry Special Issue, NYC, NY, 21 April 2007
  • College Art Association Conference, New York, NY, 14-19 February 2007
  • Publication release party for Arts and Science Research Fellowships Special Section in Leonardo 39:5
  • Society for Literature Science and the Arts Conference, New York, NY, 9-11 November 2006
  • Artistic Mobility in the 21st Century, Prague, Czochoslovakia, 10 November 2006
  • Expanding the Space, Meeting and Workshop on Space and Art, Valencia, Spain, October 2006
  • An Ear to the Earth Festival, NY, New York, NY, October 2006
  • ISEA 2006: Seven Days of Art and Interconnectivity, Aug 2006
  • Pacific Rim New Media Summit, San Jose, CA, Aug 2006
  • SFAI Art + Technology Salon: The Strange Destiny of Open Source in the Nation State, SFAI, April 6, 2006
  • ISEA 2006 Pacific Rim Directory, Organizations and Residencies Working Group Meeting, March 2006
  • Design As Seeing As Thinking, Istanbul, Turkey, February 27-March 5 2006
  • College Art Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, February 2006
  • ACM Multimedia 2005 Interactive Art Program, Nov 2005
  • Refresh! New Media Art History Conference, Banff Institute, Sept-Oct 2005
  • SIGGRAPH 2005: Leonardo Town Hall Meeting & PRNMS Meeting
  • Michele Emmer Book Signing Event, Berkeley, CA, USA, 6 June 2005
  • Space Art Workshop, Switzerland, May 2005
  • Space Art Workshop, Budapest, Mar 2005
  • 2005 CAA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb 2005
  • Space Art Workshop - Zero Gravity Consortium, Feb 2005
  • Gregory Bateson Conference, Santa Clara University, CA, Nov 2004
  • Roger Malina Talk at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, Sept 2004
  • Biennial of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP), Australia, Sept 2004
  • Melilla Symposium on Art, Science and Spirituality, Melilla, Spain, July 2004
  • Space Art Workshop: Science, Technology and the Arts, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 2004
  • The Interactive Project: Activated Environments and Hybrid Instruments Conference (at Harvestworks), New York, NY, April 2004
  • College Art Association Conference, Seattle, WA, Feb 2004
  • Beyond Productivity Conference, San Francisco, CA, Jan 2004
  • @rt Outsiders International Festival 2003: Parabolic Flight, Paris, France, 2003
  • Electroacoustic Music Conference, Paris, France
  • Encoding Altruism Workshop, France, 2003
  • Roy Ascott & Edward Shanken Booksigning, San Francisco, CA, 2003
  • Space Art Workshop: The Collaborative Process in Space Art, Paris, France, 2002
  • ISEA 2002, Nagoya, Japan, 2002
  • Frank J. Malina Symposium, Texas A & M University, 2002
  • Aesthetic Computing Workshop, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2002
  • From "l'Aesthetics of Communication" to Net Art, 2002
  • ArtSci2002: New Dimensions in Collaboration, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, 2002
  • River Festival Webcast
  • Space Art Workshop: Outer Space - Cyberspace, Paris, France, 2001
  • Leonardo lawsuit, 2000-2001
  • Space Art Workshop: Life in Space, Paris, France, 2000
  • 010101: Art in Technological Times, San Francisco, CA, 2000
  • Art in the Post-biological Era Symposium, Paris, France, 2000
  • Space Art Workshop: Cultural Perspectives on Space, Paris, France, 1999
  • Invenção Conference, São Paulo, Brazil, 1999
  • NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunity Program, 1998
  • Space Art Workshop: Space Art - Earth Art, Paris, France, 1998
  • LEONARDO 30th Anniversary Celebration, 1997
  • ISEA 1997, Chicago, IL, 1997
  • Consciousness Reframed, CAiiA, University of Wales, UK, 1997
  • Space Art Workshop: The Artist as Space Explorer, Paris, France, 1997

  • LASER: University of San Francisco 7 July 2014
    San Francisco, July 7, 2014
    c/o University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room

    Leonardo ISAST and USF invite you to a meeting of the Leonardo Art/Science community. The event is free and open to everybody. Like previous evenings, the agenda includes some presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking.

    Evening Schedule:
    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:25: Alan Rath (Digital Video Sculptor) on "Irrational Exuberance"


    7:25-7:50: David Glowacki (Bristol University and Stanford University) on "Modeling Humans as Energy Fields"


    7:50-8:10: BREAK.
    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Jackie Quinn (Autodesk Bio/Nano Programmable Matter Group) on "TBA"


    8:35-9:00: Catherine King (International Museum of Women) on "Ignite: Fueling Women, Technology and Human Rights Globally, the creation of a digital media platform"

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Discussions, networking
    You can mingle with the speakers and the audience


    LASER: NYC 21 June 2014
    LevyArts, 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York City, NY 10003
    4–7 p.m.

    LASER: NYC is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, organized on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum).  Former LEAF Chairs Ellen Levy and Patricia Olynyk co-organize these presentations and Ellen Levy hosts them on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

    There will be three feature presentations by Nina Colosi, Lisa O'Sullivan and Arthur I. Miller in addition to two short presentations by Olga Ast and C. Bangs.

    Nina Colosi, founder of the Streaming Museum for the exhibition of the arts via international public space and the Internet will discuss the museum’s contemporary-themed exhibitions.  Streaming Museum was launched in 2008 at the cusp of the global expansion of the Internet and screen culture.  Colosi also initiated and directed The Project Room for New Media and Performing Arts at Chelsea Art Museum, NYC (2003-2010), and Digital Art @Google, an exhibition and public program series at Google’s   NYC headquarters.

    Lisa O’Sullivan is Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine.  She most recently served as Senior Curator of Medicine at the Science Museum London, where she curated the Wellcome collection, one of the world's preeminent historic medical collections. Responsible for issues relating to human remains and culturally sensitive materials, she led the Science Museum's repatriation work. Lisa will discuss past and current projects at the New York Academy of Medicine.

    Arthur I. Miller is Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Univer-  sity College London, where he founded the Department of Science&  Technology Studies. Author of numerous publications, he is about to publish a new book on June 19th: Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art. Arthur will briefly talk about his premise for the book and his research on how today’s artists and designers are producing innovative work utilizing scientific ideas and methods.

    Olga Ast, interdisciplinary conceptual artist, curator and researcher whose work investigates the connection between time, space, and information and C Bangs, whose work investigates frontier science combined with symbolist figuration will also present their current work and research.

     


    DASER: DC 19 June 2014
    Keck Center
    500 Fifth St., N.W. Room 100
    Washington, DC 20001

    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

    The D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. This month, DASER explores the theme of robots and theater.

    PROGRAM

    5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Check in

    6:00 to 6:10 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 6:15 p.m. Opening remarks by Hannah Hessel Ratner, Audience Enrichment Manager, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

    6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)
    Dennis Jerz, Associate Professor of English, New Media Journalism, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    Adrienne Mackey, Founder and Artistic Director, Swim Pony Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    David Saltz, Director, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and Executive Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration, University of Georgia, Athens

    Peter Torpey, Postdoctoral Associate, Opera of the Future, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    7:15 to 8:00 p.m. Discussion

    8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reception

    DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.
    Visit CPNAS's website for more information www.cpnas.org


    LASER: London 17 June 2014
    University of Westminster, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW
    6.30 – 9.00pm (registration from 6pm)

    The fourth London LASER for 2014 hosts Rob La Frenais in conversation with Los Ferronautas, Cristina Miranda de Almeida on the Internet of Things, and Chris Freemantle on art and science collaborations in medicine and ecology.

    The event is free but booking is essential: londonlaser04.eventbrite.co.uk

    Los Ferronautas (Ivan Puig and Andres Padilla Domene) will be in discussion with Rob La Frenais, curator, about their project SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe: Modern Ruins 1:220.

    Cristina Miranda de Almeida holds a European PhD in Art (UPV/EHU, 2005), is Lecturer at the Department of Art and Technology, University of the Basque Country and a Visiting Scholar and external researcher at the Research Programme on Medi@ctions # Digital Culture Group (IN3/UOC), Barcelona.

    Chris Fremantle will focus on two current collaborations between arts and sciences: Nil by Mouth is a project involving emerging artists toggling between food producing communities and the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme Environmental Change, Food, Land and People (2013 ongoing).

    LASER is a program of evening gatherings, which bring together eclectic guest speakers working at the intersections of art, science and technology. Running successfully in the US for several years, London LASER is the first of the series to take place in Europe. Free of charge and open to the public, London LASER encourages lively discussion in an informal academic setting.

    London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and The Lens) and University of Westminster (Broad Vision art/science research and learning project and CREAM), in association with Leonardo/ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology). LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST.


     

    LASER: Stanford 12 June 2014
    Stanford University
    Li Ka Shing Center, Room LK101
    Chaired by Piero Scaruffi

    Stanford University and Leonardo/ISAST invite you to the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, an evening of art and science presentations, chaired by Piero Scaruffi.

    The evening includes four presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking. Free and open to the public.

    Evening Schedule:

    7:00-7:25: Stacey Bent (Stanford's TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy/Director) on "Shining Light on Energy"
    Bent will discuss sustainable solutions to growing energy needs and the solar cell.

    7:25-7:50: Soraya Murray (UC Santa Cruz/Profession) on "Title of Presentation"
    Inspired by Gayatri Spivak's "An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization," Murray's presentation will consider how games can reflect the world as it it and present tools for imaginting what our place in it may be.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Danielle Tullman-Ercek (UC Berkeley/Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) on "Synthetic Biology: The Challenges and Potential of Engineering Living Systems"
    Tullman-Ercek will discuss synthetic biology---what it has been able to accomplish, the barriers that must be overcome next, and the future inventions that may be able to result from it.

    8:35-9:00: Kiri Rong (visual artist, curator, computer scientist)
    on "The State of the Arts in China"
    Rong will discuss the progress and unique trajectory of art in China over the last 30 years.


    LASER: UC Berkeley 11 June 2014
    UC Berkeley Extension Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave, Berkeley - Room 208
    Chaired by Piero Scaruffi

    UC Berkeley and Leonardo/ISAST invite you to the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, an evening of art and science presentations, chaired by Piero Scaruffi.

    The evening includes four presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking. Free and open to the public.

    Program Schedule:

    7:00-7:25: Tania Lombrozo (UC Berkeley/Psychologist) on "Why we ask 'why?'"
    Why are we so motivated to explain? Why are we so picky when it comes to explanations? Drawing on research from cognitive science, Lombrozo will discuss three mysteries of explanation and what they tell us about the nature of human cognition and our remarkable ability to function in a complex world.

    7:25-7:50: Rachel Haurwitz (Caribou Biosciences/President, CEO, co-founder)
    Details forthcoming

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Annapurna Padney (San Jose State University/Assistant Professor, Anthropology) on "Magic"
    Details forthcoming

    8:35-9:00: David Stork (Rambus Labs/Research Director) on "Computer Image Analysis of Parmagianino's Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror"
    Stork's talk will present recent computer image analysis of Self portrait in a convex mirror, an important early work by the Marrerist Parmigianino displayed in the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna.

     


    Leonardo Satellite Symposium at NetSci2014, 3 June 2014
    Berkeley at the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California

    For the fifth time, it is our pleasure to bring together pioneer work in the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and information design. The 2014 symposium will follow our established recipe, leveraging interaction between those areas by means of keynotes, a number of contributions, and a high-profile panel discussion.

    In our call, we are looking for a diversity of research contributions revolving around networks in culture, networks in art, networks in the humanities, art about networks, and research in network visualization. Focussing on these five pillars that have crystallized out of our previous meetings, the 2014 symposium again strives to make further impact in the arts, humanities, and natural sciences.

    Running parallel to the NetSci2014 conference, the symposium provides a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers in complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

    As in previous years, selected papers will be published in print, both in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal MIT-Press and in a dedicated Leonardo eBook MIT-Press (see below).

    Confirmed Keynote SPEAKER:
    Lada Adamic, Associate Professor, University of Michigan & Data Scientist, Facebook, USA

    Program Schedule:

    9:00 Roger Malina
    Opening Remarks

    9:10 Maximilian Schich
    Introduction

    9:30 Keynote Lada Adamic
    [Data Science at Facebook]

    10:30 Coffee break

    11:00 Anamaria Berea
    The Network Of the 'Byzantium after Byzantium' Fresco Style in the UNESCO Monasteries of Moldova

    11:30 Giorgio Caviglia, Nicole Coleman and Dan Edelstein
    Idiographic Network Visualizations: Bringing the Construction and the Manipulation of Network Graphs Up Front

    12:00 Claire Kovacs
    Mapping Paris: Social and Artistic Networks, 1855-1889

    12:30 Jaimie Murdock, Robert Light, Katy Borner and Colin Allen
    Using Visualizations to Deconstruct 'The Two Cultures'

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Arram Bae, Doheum Park, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Juyong Park
    Network Landscape of Western Classical Music

    14:30 Kim Albrecht, Marian Dörk and Boris Müller
    Culturegraphy, Visualizing Cultural Network Dynamics

    15:00 Dmitry Zinoviev
    The Pain of Complexity

    15:30 Heidi Boisvert
    Echoing Narcissus: Bio-Adaptive Game-Based Networked Performance

    16:00 Coffee break

    16:30 Panel discussion

    17:30 End

    See more at: http://artshumanities.netsci2014.net/#

     


     

    LASER: UC Davis, 2 June 2014

    UC Davis and Leonardo/ISAST invite you to the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, an evening of art and science presentations, chaired by Piero Scaruffi.

    The evening includes four presentations of art/science projects, news from the audience, and time for casual socializing/networking. Free and open to the public.

    Evening Schedule:

    7:00-7:25: Gene Felice (UC Santa Cruz/Graduate Student, Digital Art and New Media) on "Justice in a More than Human World"

    7:25-7:50: Michael Neff (UC Davis/Associate Professor, Computer Science and Cinema & Technocultural Studies) on "The Gap Between: Computational and Artistic Models of Movement"

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Danielle Svehla Christianson (UC Berkeley/Ph.D. cadidate, Energy and Resources Group) on "A Digital Forest"

    8:35-9:00: Joe Dumit (UC Davis/Director, Science and Technology Studies and Professor, Anthroplogy
    ) on "Haptic Creativity: Seeing, Scaling and Story-Making with the KeckCAVES"


    LASER: UT AUSTIN 20 May 2014
    7:00 - 9:30pm
    University Of Texas at Austin

    UMLAUF celebrates the intersection of art and science in the second ATX LASER (Austin – Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) event on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

    Welcoming innovators of all types: artists, scientists, curators, scholars, engineers, designers, and educators, to participate, ATX LASER provides an opportune environment for progressive thought leaders to form a community and explore the intersections of interdisciplinary thinking.

    This session will feature four guest speakers: Hayley Gillespie, founder of Art.Science.Gallery; Joe Hanson, Ph.D. biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios’ “It’s Okay To Be Smart;” Brian Newnan, photographer and 3-D printing artist; and Jill Fantauzza, assistant professor of communication design at Texas State University.

    Following the speaker presentations, an open discussion will commence where participation is welcomed and encouraged from all attendees.

    In partnership with the nonprofit Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), ATX LASER was conceived by J.D. Talasek, UMLAUF scholar-in-residence. Talasek is Director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and the founder of the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) program. His co-organizers for ATX LASER are Katie Robinson Edwards, PhD., UMLAUF Curator, and Diane Sikes, UMLAUF Director of Programs.

    ATX LASER sessions are free and open to the public. Future sessions will be held on Tuesdays, September 16, and November 18, 2014.

     


    LASER: London 20 May 2014
    6.30 - 9.00pm (registration from 6pm)
    Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London,
    1 Granary Square,
Kings Cross, London
N1C 4AA

    The third London LASER for 2014 hosts a dialogue with artist Alice Ladenburg and physicist Iain Woodhouse about The Y of Sky - The Art and Science of Earth Observation; Michelle Lewis-King presents Pulse Project, a performance study at the intersections between art, science, east, west, self and other; and Samantha Moore presents Some Sort of Coloured Quilt, a collaborative animated responses to synaesthesia.

    The event is free but booking is essential: londonlaser03.eventbrite.co.uk

    Find out more about the LASER series

     


    LASER: UC Santa Cruz 6 May 2014
    6.45–TBA
    University of Santa Cruz: DARC 108
    Santa Cruz, CA

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00pm: Paul Koch (Dean of Physical and Biological Sciences and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UCSC), Elaine Sullivan (Assistant Professor of History, UCSC), and other exciting speakers.

     


    LASER: University of San Francisco 5 May 2014
    6.45–9.30pm
    University of San Francisco: Fromm Hall - FR 110 - Maier Room
    San Francisco, CA

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:25: Terry Johnson (UC Berkeley) on "Synthetic Biology: Teaching Old Cells New Tricks"
    Synthetic biology aims to design cells capable of drug synthesis.

    7:25-7:50: Chhoti Rao (USF) on "India's Contemporary Art Scene"
    In our age of globalization much attention is focused on Asia.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Bruno Olshausen (Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley) on "Modeling the Neural Basis of Visual Perception, and Implications for Technology and Art"
    Biological vision systems have evolved the ability to acquire information about the environment from measurements of light intensity.

    8:35-9:00: Ashley Bellouin (Musician) on "In Search of an Eternal Present"

    Music that invites the audience to experience an eternal present.

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Discussions, networking
    You can mingle with the speakers and the audience

     


    LASER: UC Los Angeles 1 May 2014
    7:00-9:00pm
    5th Floor Presentation Space in the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA
    570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Directions and Parking: www.cnsi.ucla.edu/attachments/DirectionsCNSI.pdf

    LASER Symposium from 7-9 pm featuring presentations by Gil Kuno, Jean-Pierre Hebert, Arnaud Deschin, David Yao, Kristina Ortega, and Featured Artists Christina Agapakis and Ellie Harmon

    Prior to the LASER Symposium there will be an Opening Reception of DIRT, an Art|Sci Exhibition presented by Christina Agapakis and Ellie Harmon from 5-7 pm @ CNSI Art|Sci Gallery.

    Read about DIR here: http://agapakis.com/dirt.html.

    Opening: 5-7 pm, Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI
    LASER Following: 7-9 pm

    Parking $12 a Day

    To present your idea at the upcoming LASER, email: artscicenter@gmail.com
    The event is FREE and open to the public. Made possible in part by the David Bermant Foundation.

    For more information about the Art|Sci center, see their website: http://artsci.ucla.edu


    LASER: New York City 12 April 2014
    4.00–7.00pm
    LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R
    New York, New York

    LASER: New York CityJoin us on Saturday, 12 April, 4–7 p.m. for wine and discussion at the next LASER: NY at LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York, New York. This edition of LASER: NY will feature three presenters: Director and Co-founder of the Dactyl Foundation Victoria Alexandra; ecological artist and environmental activistLillian Ball; and award-winning innovator in the use of Laser technology and motion control “rayography” as an artistic medium Norman Ballard. LASER: NY is hosted by Ellen Levy on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Former LEAF Chairs Ellen Levy and Patricia Olynyk co-organize these presentations. Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to <levy@nyc.rr.com>.

     


    8 April 2014
    LASER: UC Santa Cruz
    Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    6.46-9.00pm

    The next LASER: UC Santa Cruz will take place on Tuesday, 8 April, 6:45–9 p.m., at the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Digital Arts Research Center (DARC). Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. with UC Santa Cruz Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture Martin Berger, followed by UC Santa Cruz Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science and Justice Research Center Jenny Reardon, UC Santa Cruz Associate Professor of Computer Science Noah Wardrip-Fruin, and composer, performer and media artist Pamela Z.

    Find out more about the LASER series

     


    7 April 2014

    LASER: UC DAVIS
    6.30 – 9.30pm
    UC Davis Campus, 3001 PES (Plant and Environmental Sciences)
    Map: http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plantsciences/visitors/map.htm


    6:30-7:00: Socializing/networking

    7:00-7:25: Christina CogdellGrowing Living Buildings.”

    7:25-7:50: Jesse Drew “Who Owns Creativity? Collective Wisdom and Media Innovation”

    7:50-8:10 BREAK. (During the break anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work (a teaser/commercial)

    8:10-8:35: Piero Scaruffi “A Brief History of Creativity from Cheops Pyramid to Silicon Valley: 500 Years of Art Science Misunderstandings.”

    8:35-9:00: Wendy Silk “Singing about Science.”

    9:00-9:30: Discussion/Networking

    Find out more about the LASER series

     


    3 April 2014

    LASER: Stanford
    7.00 – 9.00pm

    Li Ka Shing Center, Room LK120
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

    7:00-7:25: Robert Rich (Composer) on "Slow Music in a Manic World"

    Sound focused on a listener's state of mind rather than the composer's ego

    7:25-7:50: Patricia Burchat (Stanford/ Physics) on "What is the Dark Energy in the Universe?"

    A scientific revolution in our understanding of the universe is under way

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Kal Spelletich (Kinetic Artist) on "Interactive art as a catalyst towards an engaged life"

    Machines and robots that challenge phenomenologicaly those who activate and interact with them by challenging their perceptions about the role of technology, its roles in their lives and, what is fear and play.

    8:35-9:00: Sharon Spain (Curator) on "A Nexus For Art & Environmental Activism: Recology Artist Residency Program"

    Two decades of art created from waste.

    Find out more about the LASER series

     


    2 April 2014

    LASER: UC Berkeley
    7.00 – 9.00pm
    Mulford Hall - Classroom 240
    UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

    7:00-7:25: Jim Crutchfield (UC Davis/ Chaos Scientist) on "Hidden Fragility"

    7:25-7:50: Lucia Jacobs (UC Berkeley Psychology) on "How the Brain Evolved from a Nose"

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Shan Shan Sheng (Visual Artist) on "Reinterpreting the Great Wall of China for the age of globalization"

    8:35-9:00: Bay Area based-artist Renetta Sitoy on “The Ear Goes to the Sound: Laetitia Sonami’s Sound Art.”

    Find out more about the LASER series

     


    18 March 2014

    LASER: London
    6.30 – 9.00pm (talks start at 6.50pm)
    Room E003, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square,
    Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA

    The second London LASER for 2014 hosts artist and professor Rob Kesseler talking about his ‘life through a lens’, writer and curator Jasia Reichardt on the origins of the Gaberbocchus Common Room, and artist Sophia Kosmaoglou discussing the current Encyclopedia Galactica exhibition at GV art gallery.

    The event is free but booking is essential: londonlaser02.eventbrite.co.uk

    Prof. Rob Kesseler is a visual artist who works at the interface between art, design and science and holds the position of Chair in Arts, Design & Science at the University of the Arts London. A former NESTA Fellow at Kew and Research Fellow at the Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal, he has collaborated extensively with botanical scientists and molecular biologists in an exploration of the living world at a microscopic level. Rob will be talking about his ‘life through a lens’, which for the past twelve years has involved close observation of the microscopic natural world, in an attempt to reveal its hidden forms and patterns. http://www.robkesseler.co.uk

    Jasia Reichardt is a writer and curator, who has written about art and science and technology and, among many others, organised the exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity in 1968. Jasia will talk about the Gaberbocchus Common Room, a London club for artists and scientists, and people interested in the philosophies of art and science, to meet, talk, watch films, listen to lectures, drink coffee, play chess and eat spaghetti. The Common Room was launched by Franciszka and Stefan Themerson in the basement of their publishing company, Gaberbocchus Press. It opened in the summer of 1957 and closed two years later. It was there that she attended the first lecture on Pop Art, was introduced to cybernetics, something very new at the time, and realised that mathematical models can be thought of as sculptures.

    Sophia Kosmaoglou is an artist working in a broad range of media, including sculpture, painting, installation, video, performance and sound intervention. In 2012 she completed a practice-based PhD in Fine Art titled “The self-conscious artist and the politics of art: from institutional critique to underground cinema”. Sophia teaches studio practice, curating, critical theory and the history and philosophy of art. She has been a member of numerous artists’ collectives and, as a member of Exploding Cinema, she is currently planning a Festival of Independents. Sophia will talk about the current retrospective of GV Art gallery, which she co-curated, Encyclopedia Galactica (13 Feb – 17 Apr 2014). The exhibition charts the last five years of the gallery programme and initiates a research project on the Gaberbocchus Common Room. www.gvart.co.uk

    Refreshments will be provided by the laboratories of the notorious quacksalver, Daniel Simon Ayat.

    London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and The Lens) and University of Westminster (Broad Vision art/science research and learning project and CREAM), in association with Leonardo/ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology). LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    10 March 2014

    University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room
    San Francisco, CA

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:25: Katherine Worel (Visual Artist) on "Touch Me There"

    What is the role of plastic art in the digital age?

    7:25-7:50: Ellen Fullman (Musician) on "A Compositional Approach Derived from Material and Ephemeral Elements"

    Acoustics, engineering and musical composition with the Long String Instrument

    7:50-8:10: BREAK.

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Jeremy Mende (Visual Designer) on "Confrontational Strategies - The Social Mirror".

    Two recent art installations use different approaches to the idea of the social mirror.

    8:35-9:00: Dawn Sumner (UC Davis/ Earth and Planetary Sciences) on "On the CAVE, Creativity and Curiosity"

    What can we do with virtual objects that we can't with real ones? A holodeck for scientists.

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Discussions, networking

    You can mingle with the speakers and the audience

    Find out more about the LASER series


    4 March 2014

    the Umlauf Museum
    605 Robert E. Lee Rd.
    Austin, Texas

    Join us for the inaugural LASER in Austin, Texas, on 4 March, at 7 p.m. Over the next year, the Umlauf Museum, in partnership with Leonardo/ISAST, will host events exploring such diverse topics as the impact and creative application of technology; the intersection of anatomy, art and genetics; the role of art in environmental education and activism; visualizing and understanding Big Data; building community and communication between disciplines; and much more. Like successful LASER programs in London, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and New York City, LASER: ATX will provide a space for progressive thought leaders to come together to form community and explore the intersections of disciplinary thinking. LASER: ATX welcomes innovators of all types—artists, scientists, curators, scholars, engineers, designers and educators—to participate. Speakers for the inaugural event will include Leonardo Executive Editor and Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair at UT Dallas Roger Malina; composer, media artist and Senior Lecturer at UT Dallas Andrew Blanton; Austin-based artist Francesca Samsel; and Program Manager at the Institute for Geophysics in the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin Kathy Ellins. LASER: ATX is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP by emailing <atxlaser@umlaufsculpture.org>.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    1 March 2014

    LevyArts, 40 E 19th St. #3-R
    New York, NY

    Join us for wine and discussion at the next LASER: New York on Saturday, 1 March, 4–7 p.m. at LevyArts, 40 E 19th St. #3-R. The evening will feature presentations by Director of the Program in Museum Studies at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science Bruce Altshuler discussing developments the history of exhibitions after 1960 and exploring noted exhibitions involving science, technology and socially engaged practices; curator and art historian Dan Siedell on the relationship between science and religion; and artist, teacher, curator, university administrator at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and former LEAF Chair Adrienne Klein, who will report on the LEAF-sponsored presentations held at this year’s College Art Association conference. Former LEAF Chair Ellen Levy will be hosting on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to <levy@nyc.rr.com>.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    11 February 2014

    UC Berkeley
    Mulford Hall - Classroom 240
    Berkeley, CA

    Schedule:

    7:00-7:25: Bernie Lubell (Kinetic Artist) on "Intimacy and Entanglement"

    Exploring the conflicted relationship we have with machines via interactive artworks derived from the mechanistic physiologies of E.J. Marey.

    7:25-7:50: Katherine Sherwood (Visual Artist) on "How a Cerebral Hemorrhage Altered my Art"

    Images at the intersection of art and neuroscience.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Curt Frank (Stanford Univ/ Chemical Engineering) on "Historical Pigments: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

    Art, Chemistry and Madness: the Science of Art Materials.

    8:35-9:00: Eric Paulos (UC Berkeley/ Living Environment Lab) on "Hybrid Assemblages, Environments, and Happenings"

    Research at the intersection of computer science and design research.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    12 February 2014

    Stanford University
    Li Ka Shing Center, Room LK102
    Palo Alto, CA

    7:00-7:25: Dave Deamer (UC Santa Cruz/ Biomolecular Engineering) on "Meteorites, soap bubbles and the origin of cellular life"

    RNA -based microorganisms may have been the first forms of life.

    7:25-7:50: Mark Applebaum (Stanford CCRMA) on "Visual Music and the Rehabilitation of Archaic Technologies"

    Visual music is enabled by archaic technologies.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35: Margot Gerritsen (Stanford/ Computational Math) "Linear Algebra: the incredible beauty of a branch of math with a bad reputation"

    The artistic beauty of linear algebra and its many application.

    8:35-9:00: Kim Anno (California College of the Arts) on "Aesthetics and Adaptation in a World of Rising Sea Levels"

    How aesthetic and intellectual life is adapting to the new reality of a watery world during to rising sea levels.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    12-15 February 2014

    Leonardo Education and Art Forum at the College Art Association Conference
    Chicago, IL

    The Leonardo Education and Art Forum will be participating in a number of panels and activities at the College Art Association Conference in Chicago, IL.

    Thursday, 13 February 2014
    LEAF Business Meeting
    5:30-7:00PM
    Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental B, 720 South Michigan Avenue

    Join Leonardo representatives and members to discuss issues of interest to the Leonardo community

    Thursday, 13 February
    LEAF Panel: The Art/Science Curriculum in the Classroom and in the Cloud
    12:30-2PM
    Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental B, 720 South Michigan Avenue

    This panel will feature presentations from individuals who have developed or who study instruction that brings together art and science.

    Chair: Adrienne Klein, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

    Creating Art/Science Cloud Curriculum
    Paul Thomas, University of New South Wales

    Breaking Down the Silos: Curriculum Development in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities
    Kathryn Evans, University of Texas at Dallas

    Integrated Art and Engineering Courses
    Jill Fantauzza, Texas State University

    Black Holes and Other Transformations of Energy
    Ingrid Koenig, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

    Physical Aesthetics: An Educational Symbiosis through Metaphor
    Steven Zides, Wofford College

    Saturday, 15 February 2014
    LEAF Panel: Time and Space Concepts in Postwar Art
    9:30AM-12PM
    Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Huron, 720 South Michigan Avenue

    This LEAF-sponsored session explores diverse space/time perspectives, including the regional and political, in the work of specific artists.

    Chairs: Larisa Dryansky, Universitè Paris-Sorbonne; Melissa Warak, Sam Houston State University

    Matsuzawa Yutaka’s Cosmic Conceptualism: Transcending Physical Time-Space
    Reiko Tomii, PoNJA-GenKon

    A Tale of Two Jetties: Time, Space, and Memory in Chris Marker’s La Jetèe and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty
    James E. Housefield, University of California, Davis

    Urban Perturbations: Space-Time and Monumentality in Nicolas Schöffer’s SCAM
    Susan A. Holden, University of Queensland

    Urban Rhythms: Ugo La Pietra’s Artistic Investigations in 1970s Italy
    Martina Maria Tanga, Boston University

    Cosmic Space and Time: Mapping the Universe and Trevor Paglen’s "The Last Pictures"
    Elizabeth A. Kessler, Stanford University

    Find out more about the Leonardo Education and Art Forum


    6 February 2014

    UC Davis
    Davis, CA
    6:30–9:30 p.m.

    Join us on Thursday, 6 February, 6:30–9:30 p.m. on the UC Davis campus for the next UC Davis LASER. This edition will feature San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist and art writer Genevieve Quick presenting “Visual Technologies in Contemporary Art: Telescopes of CGI”; associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences in UC Davis Maciej Zwieniecki presenting “Trees—masters of microfluidics”; Oakland-based artist Philip Benn presenting “Solid Water and Other Works by Philip Alden Benn”; and UC Davis Art-Science Fusion professor Terry Nathan, presenting “Photography: Born of Science and Nurtured by Art.” The schedule will include time for audience members currently working within the intersections of art and science to briefly share their work.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    19 January 2014

    LevyArts
    40 E 19th St., #3-R, New York

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    The evening will consist of feature presentations by artist and interventionist Eve Moser discussing the HighWaterLine, a public work that visualizes climate change impacts via creative acts; University of Pittsburgh professor Mark Paterson summarizing the “Reconfiguring Sensation” art-science-theory initiative; installation and permanent public art artist Nina Yankowitz presenting 3D imaging and animation processes and an overview of her interactive installation piece Crossings; and a brief presentation by artist and educator Sherry Mayo.


    13 January 2014

    University of San Francisco
    Location: Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Paula Birnbaum (USF Art History) on "Contemporary Feminist Art and Globalization"

    7:25-7:50pm: Daniella Siembieda (Visual Artist and Curator) on "The Future of Eco Art/Tech"

    The evolution of the Eco Art movement has always borrowed from the sciences and social justice. How is Eco Art adapting to the growth of Green Engineering, CleanTech and Environmental Politics? Danielle Siembieda will explain how and why artists are using Art + Tech to save the planet.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: John Cumbers (NASA) on "The Synthetic Biology Startup Ecosystem"

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Kiri Rong (Computer Scientist, Visual Artist, Curator) on "The State of the Arts in China"

    Find out more about the LASER series


    2 December 2013

    UC Davis LASER
    Location: 3001 PES (Plant and Environmental Sciences) UC Davis Campus
    Map: http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plantsciences/visitors/map.htm

    Schedule:

    6:30-7pm: Socializing/networking

    7:00-7:25pm: Amy Franceschini - "Excursions Through Familiarity and Surprise"

    7:25-7:50pm: Arthur Shapiro - "Butterflies in Illuminated Manuscripts and Renaissance Art - Homage to Vladimir Nabokov"

    7:50-8:10pm: BREAK. (During the break anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work (a teaser/commercial)

    8:10-8:35pm: Justin Schuetz - "Approximating Equations: Visual and Statistical Explorations of Truth"

    8:35-9:00pm: Mary Anne Kluth - "Narratives of Inquiry in a Contemporary Art Practice"

    9:00-9:30pm: Discussion/Networking

    Find out more about the LASER series


    5 December 2013

    UCLA LASER
    Location: Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

    This LASER will be preceded by the opening of What Comes to Mind, an exhibition of Joyce Cutler-Shaw's current project that explores the human life cycle, the structure of the human body, the brain and the complex phenomenon of memory. Joyce Cutler-Shaw will also be presenting at the LASER event, along with UCLA psychology professor Robert Bilder; media artist Dustin O'Hara; Founding Executive Director of the Arts and Healing Initiative at UCLA, Ping Ho; artist and art director David Familian; media artist and visiting Art | Sci scholar Clarissa Ribiero; and psychologist and art therapist Hanna Chusid.

    Joyce Cutler-Shaw is an artist of inter-media, although drawing is at the heart of her work. She considers drawing to be a primary language, a way of knowing, a mode of inquiry, and an act of empathy. She has exhibited internationally since 1972. Joyce Cutler-Shaw’s works – public installations, drawings and artists books – are represented in both Museum and Library Special Collections, including the Albertina Museum in Vienna, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The 42nd Street Library, the Klinspor Museum in Germany, the Teylers Museum in The Netherlands, and the Herbert Johnson Museum at Cornell.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    11 December 2013

    UC Berkeley LASER
    Location: UC Berkeley Extension, Room 110, Barrows Hall
    Berkeley, CA

    Schedule:

    6:30-6:55pm: Marcy Darnovsky (Center for Genetics and Society) on "The Case for a New Biopolitics"

    New practices in the life sciences are raising profound challenges to social justice, the public interest, and the human future

    6:55-7:20pm: David Salesin (Adobe) on "How Research Works"

    How to use the power of the computer to bring aesthetics and good design into our lives

    7:20-7:40pm: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:40-8:05pm: Chris McKay (NASA) on "The Curiosity Mars Mission"

    Searching for a second genesis of life beyond the Earth

    8:05-8:30pm: Javier Ideami (Filmmaker) on "Instant Filmmaking: DIY Technology for Visual Storytelling and Socialization"

    Producing a short video beginning to end in 20 minutes with the audience as the actors.

    8:30-9:00pm: Discussion/Networking

    Find out more about the LASER series


    12 December 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Packard Auditorium
    Hewlett Teacher Center
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    7pm - 7:25pm: Uwe Bergmann (Stanford) on "The science and applications of X-Rays"

    The unusual properties of X-Rays have revolutionized many fields, and are now applied even even to ancient manuscripts and new fuels

    7:25-7:50pm: Ellen Fullman (Musician) on "A Compositional Approach Derived from Material and Ephemeral Elements"

    Acoustics, engineering and musical composition with the Long String Instrument

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley) on "The Philosophical Baby"

    What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: David Stork (Rambus Labs) on "Computer Image Analysis of Parmigianino's Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror"

    Computer image analysis has addressed a number of problems and even controversies in the history and interpretation of fine art

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Discussions, networking

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    22 November 2013

    NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    What: Wine + discussion
    Where: LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R.
    When: 22 November 2013

    Join us for an evening of presentations and discussion on art and science projects. The series is organized on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). NYC LASER is hosted by Ellen Levy.

    Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to Ellen Levy at levy@nyc.rr.com.

    Join us for wine and discussion at the next New York Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous on Friday, 22 November, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at LevyArts, 40 E 19th St. #3-R. The program will feature presentations by current associate professor in the department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Claudia Hart, and New York-based painter and founding artist in residence of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Daniel Kohn. To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we invite attendees to send 5–10 low-resolution slides of their art to <levy@nyc.rr.com>. The first five attendees to do so will have their work included in a pecha kucha. Deadline to submit: 16 November 2013. Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to <levy@nyc.rr.com>.

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    4 November 2013

    University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Laura Richard (UC Berkeley Art Historian) on "An interdisciplinary introduction to artist Maria Nordman"

    7:25-7:50pm: Paul Skokowski (Stanford Philosopher) on "Are you a zombie?"

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Tania Lombrozo (UC Berkeley Psychologist) on "What makes an explanation beautfiful? And why does it matter?"

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik (Visual Artist) on "The Edible Body: Food as Political Strategy in a Contemporary Art Practice"

    Using food-based materials for art making as a strategy for political engagement.

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    5 November 2013

    Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), Room 108
    UC Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Please join us for refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by:

    Robert Dawson, "From Alan Chadwick to Bill Moyers: Forty Years of Thinking About the Commons"

    Amy Franceschini, "Excursions through Domains of Familiarity and Surprise"

    Jennifer Parker and Gene Felice, "OpenLAb: Publishing in Public and Oceanic Scales"

    Bruce Schumm, "The Higgs Boson Discovery: What it Reveals and Where it Leads"

    Bios:

    Robert Dawson's photographs have been recognized by a Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and by a Dorothy Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. His upcoming book is titled The Public Library: A Photographic Essay (2014). He is founder and co-director of the Water in the West Project. Mr. Dawson's photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution); and the Library of Congress. He has been an Instructor of Photography at San Jose State University since 1986 and at Stanford University since 1996.

    Amy Franceschini is an artist and designer. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between "humans" and "nature." In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers, and in 2004 she co-founded Free Soil, an international collective of artists, activists, researchers, and gardeners who work together to propose alternatives to current social, political, and environmental organizations of space. Amy's solo and collaborative work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art, and Walker Art Center. She is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and has received a 2009 Creative Capital Grant, 2011 Creative Workfund Grant, and 2007 SFMoMA Seca Award.

    Bruce Schumm is Professor of Physics at UCSC and a member of the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics. He is part of the team working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland, where the long-theorized Higgs-Boson was discovered in July 2013. His current research focuses on the search for dark matter and on the development of advanced instrumentation for the proposed International Linear Collider- the most likely follow-on project to the LHC. Schumm is the author of Deep Down Things: The Breathtaking Beauty of Particle Physics (2004).

    Jennifer Parker maintains a multifaceted art practice at the intersection of art and science. The conceptual framework of her research includes a literal, formal, and idiomatic approach to materials and a political, private, and metaphorically abstract attitude toward expression as it relates to information and creativity. She is currently Chair of the UCSC Art Department; professor in Digital Arts and New Media, and founding Director of OpenLAB, a research center facilitating innovative, creative, and collaborative research with art, community, design, technology, and science at UCSC. Parker's solo and collaborative work has been presented nationally and internationally at SFMoMA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the World Trade Center in Osaka, Japan; ZERO1; and the Tech Museum.

    Gene Felice is a graduate student in Digital Arts and New Media at UCSC. He is currently working with OpenLab and the Mechatonics Research Group to develop Oceanic Scales. He divides his research between Art, Design, and Education to develop a balance between interactive art, living systems, and the latest available technology for new media. He has a hybrid practice at the intersection of nature and technology, developing symbiotically creative systems as arts/ science research.

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    7 November 2013

    UCLA
    Art | Sci Gallery
    Los Angeles, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    The UCLA Art | Sci Center will host its next LASER event on 7 November, 7–9 p.m. This LASER event will coincide with the opening of Josely Carvalho’s exhibition Diary of Smells: Shards, taking place at the Art | Sci Gallery, 5–7 p.m. The evening’s program will also include a special sound performance by Gil Kuno and Carl Stone. Kuno, Stone and Carvalho, along with fellow presenters Barbara Drucker, Chris Kelty, Shana Koening, Ted Meyer and Gareth Walsh, will discuss their work and the inspiration behind it. The event is free and open to the public.

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    17 October 2013

    NEXT NYC LASER: 17 OCTOBER
    NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Wine + discussion
    LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York, NY
    Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 – 9pm

    Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on 17 October 2013, 6:30 p.m. at LevyArts in New York City.

    The evening’s program includes presentations by Meredith Tromble, past Leonardo Board member, on the collaborative work she is doing with a geobiologist at the KeckCAVES visualization facility at UC Davis; and Dr. Jill Scott, of the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts at ZhdK (Zurich, Switzerland), and Co-Director of the Artists-in-Labs Program. She will describe AURALROOTS, her current neuroscience residency with SymbioticA in Perth in the Audiology Lab at the University of Western Australia.

    NYC LASERs are hosted by Ellen Levy and Patricia Olynyk, with sponsorship from IDSVA.
    Organizer: Adrienne Klein, LEAF Chair

    Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to levy@nyc.rr.com.

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    9 October 2013

    UC Berkeley LASER
    Location: UC Berkeley Extension, Room 110, Barrows Hall
    Berkeley, CA

    Schedule:

    6:30-6:55pm: Zann Gill (former NASA scientist) on "Resolving Prediction's Paradox: collaborative intelligence ecosystems"

    Collaborative intelligence characterizes distributed, multi-agent networks

    6:55-7:20pm: Jennifer Parker (UC Santa Cruz) on "Publishing in Public: Breaking Down Academic Silos to Create Trans-Disciplinary Research"

    Highlighting new works created by artists and scientists from the UCSC OpenLab Network

    7:20-7:40pm: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:40-8:05pm: Cheryl Leonard (Composer) on "Music from High Latitudes"

    Making music out of sounds, objects and experiences from the polar regions.

    8:05-8:30pm: Wayne Vitale (Gamelan Sekar Jaya) on "Between Ancient Texts and Three Screens"

    An ancient Hindu text was given new dimensions in the multimedia event "Makrokosma Bali" by an Indonesian gamelan ensemble and a team of US-based visual, audio and software artists

    8:30-9:00pm: Discussion/Networking

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    3 October 2013

    UC Davis LASER
    Location: 3001 PES (Plant and Environmental Sciences) UC Davis Campus
    Map: http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plantsciences/visitors/map.htm

    Schedule:

    6:30-6:50pm: Socializing/networking

    6:50-7:00pm: Welcome, opening remarks on the Davis inaugural Laser by Anna Davidson

    7:00-7:25pm: Dr. Diane Ullman and Donna Billick on “Fusion and Perception”

    The talk will map how fusion or the unity of knowledge , includes cross-discipline, cross culture, cross generational exploration and discovery. An experiential , hands-on approach to education, as with Art/Science Fusion, is to access perception and grow new associations and build life force or fusion energy

    7:25-7:50pm: Bob Ostertag

    7:50-8:10pm: BREAK. (During the break anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work (a teaser/commercial)

    8:10-8:35pm: Meredith Tromble and Jordan Van Aalsburg on "The Vortex Touches Down"

    Tromble and Van Aalsburg will present the vision for their long-term project -- an immersive, interactive 3D vortex of dream elements called "Take Me to Your Dream (Dream Vortex)" -- and the creation of the image vortex for the current prototype.

    8:35-9:00pm: Dr. James Crutchfield on "Hidden Fragility & the Data Deluge"

    9:00-9:30pm: Discussion/Networking

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    8 October 2013

    UC Santa Cruz LASER
    Location: Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108
    UC Santa Cruz
    Start time: 6:45pm

    At UCSC's inaugural LASER, speakers will lay the foundation for the series by speaking about the intertwining of art and science. Questions like "why art and science" and "why now" will provide context for the series as a local forum for presenting art and science projects underway throughout the University of California, in the Bay Area, and beyond.

    Participants: Ken Goldberg, New Media, UC Berkeley; Jennifer A. González, History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC; Gregory Laughlin, Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCSC; Piero Scaruffi, Founder, LASER Series; Gail Wight, Art and Art History, Stanford

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    17 September 2013

    NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Wine + discussion
    LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York, NY
    Tuesday, September 17 from 6:30 – 9pm

    The next NYC LASER will take place on 17 September 2013, 6:30 PM, at LevyArts, New York City. NYC LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, and organized on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). The series is hosted by Ellen Levy on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, and Patricia Olynyk. LEAF Chair Adrienne Klein has organized the event.

    This installation of NYC LASER will include a feature presentation by: Martina Mrongovius, an assistant professor of holography and light-art at the Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln and project director the Center for the Holographic Arts, New York. She will discuss Interference : Coexistence, an exhibition of holography which she curated and which is presently on view at the Queens Clocktower (NYC). Mrongovius will be followed by brief presentations by Anthony Heath, an optical engineer at Zebra Imaging who holds patents for innovative technology in the field of 3D holograms; Dr. Kenneth A Cuiffreda, Professor of Vision Sciences at the State University of NY College of Optometry, who will discuss how our eyes—and brain—see; and Adrienne Klein who will discuss Graphic Alert, an exhibition of AIDS posters from around the world, which she curated. The exhibition is now on view at NYU Langone Medical Center’s gallery (NYC). Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to levy@nyc.rr.com.

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    19 September 2013

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
    Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100
    Washington, D.C.

    This month the discussion explores the theme of disasters.

    5:30 to 6:00 PM Check in

    6 to 6:10 PM Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 PM Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

    Jim Brey, director, Education Program, American Meteorological Society, Washington, D.C.

    Jim Giordano, neuroscientist and neuroethicist, director, Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.

    David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University, State College

    Judith Waller, artist and professor of art, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha

    7:10 to 8:10 PM Discussion

    8:10 to 9 PM Reception

    Find out more about the DASER series


    24 September 2013

    NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York, NY
    Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30-8:30 PM

    A special NYC LASER will take place Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 6:30-8:30 PM at LevyArts to discuss SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine, a traveling exhibition curated by Nina Czegledy at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery (19 September–9 November 2013) that aims to investigate changing corporeal perceptions influenced by scientific, social, political and cultural interpretations. To reach this goal SPLICE presents a scientific gaze of the human body by showcasing historic anatomical art as both complemented and challenged by international contemporary artworks. Discussants will include Jack Butler, Toronto Canada; Joyce Cutler Shaw, San Diego, US and Nina Czegledy, Toronto, SPLICE project curator. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to Ellen Levy at levy@nyc.rr.com

    SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine aims to investigate changing corporeal perceptions influenced by scientific, social, political and cultural interpretations. To reach this goal SPLICE presents a scientific gaze of the human body by showcasing historic anatomical art as both complemented and challenged by international contemporary artworks.

    The featured discussants:

    Jack Butler, artist, extends research in two domains - medical science (embryogenesis primary research) and collaborations with Inuit artists (the current project, Art & Cold Cash).

    Joyce Cutler Shaw, artist, expands the realm of drawing and works with multi media, installations, public projects and artist's books that she has exhibited internationally since 1972.

    Nina Czegledy, SPLICE project curator, works internationally on collaborative art & science & technology projects, focusing on the changing perception of the human body and its environment. Czegledy has exhibited and published widely, won awards for her artwork and has initiated, lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide at international events. Over the last six years, Czegledy initiated and co-organized 25 Education forums/workshops at international conferences on four continents. Czegledy is a Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto; Researcher, Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal; Senior Fellow, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest; International Research Fellow Intercreate org, New Zealand, member of the Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board, contributing editor, LEA, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, former co-chair Leonardo Education & Art Forum, and former chair Inter Society of the Electronic Art (ISEA).


    9 September 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall - Maier Room
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Allison Leigh Holt (Visual Artist) on "The Beginning Was The End: Hybrid Reality in Javanese Culture"

    Research on Javanese cultural concepts of time and multi-dimensional reality led to models in diagrams, video-sculptures and a sound installation.

    7:25-7:50pm: Margot Gerritsen (Stanford) on "Linear Algebra: the incredible beauty of a branch of math with a bad reputation"

    The artistic beauty of linear algebra and its many application.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Bernie Lubell (Kinetic Artist) on "Intimacy and Entanglement"

    Exploring the conflicted relationship we have with machines via interactive artworks derived from the mechanistic physiologies of E.J. Marey

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Helene Mialet (UC Berkeley) on "On Stephen Hawking and his extended body"

    These days, the idea of the cyborg is less the stuff of science fiction and more a reality.

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    21-25 July 2013

    Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH 2013
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, CA

    Cross-Disciplinary Education (Co-Sponsored by the SIGGRAPH Education Committee & Leonardo Education and Art Forum)
    Sunday, 21 July 2013
    9-10 AM
    Room 203 B
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, CA

    This session is for interdisciplinary educators, artists, scientists, and researchers. Attendees share experiences and discuss approaches to collaboration, integrated research, and anti/multi-disciplinary creative production.

    Reception: Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery
    Tuesday, 23 July 2013
    2-3:30 PM
    Art Gallery
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, CA

    Mix and mingle with the artists, designers, and authors whose work was selected for SIGGRAPH 2013. Meet the editors of Leonardo. And greet the members of the SIGGRAPH 2013 committee who organized this year's Art Gallery.

    Leonardo Birds of a Feather Community Meeting
    Wednesday, 24 July 2013
    1-2:30 PM
    Room 203 B
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, CA

    Hear presentations from Leonardo Affiliate Member organizations regarding cutting-edge Art-Science educational programs and discuss future directions for Leonardo. Educators, students, working artists, and scientists encouraged to attend.


    7 August 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    UC Berkeley
    Room 110, Barrows Hall
    Berkeley, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:55pm: Mark Wagner (Street painter) on "Drawing on Earth: Street Painting, World Records, Satellite Photographs"

    Street Painting, aka chalk drawing/pavement art has recently come to the front of the global art world. The largest chalk drawing that set the Guinness World Record required working on the streets with tens of thousands watching.

    6:55-7:20pm: Melanie Swan on "Natural Aesthetics: GenArt, BioArt, Biomimicry, SynBio, CrowdArt"

    Philosophy provides an interesting lens for understanding activities where art, technology, and biology converge

    7:20-7:40: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:40-8:05pm: Robert Rich (Composer) on "Slow Music in a Manic World"

    Sound focused on a listener's state of mind rather than the composer's ego

    8:05pm-8:30pm: Kal Spelletich (Kinetic Artist) on "Interactive Art as a Catalyst Towards an Engaged Life"

    Machines and robots that challenge phenomenologicaly those who activate and interact with them by challenging their perceptions about the role of technology, its roles in their lives and, what is fear and play.

    8:30pm-9:00pm: Discussions, networking

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    8 August 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Room 200-030
    (Lane History Corner, Main Quad)
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    7pm - 7:25pm: Niki Ulehla (Pupper Maker) on "Marionettes, forms and relationships"

    How and why does a marionette move? How do the basic mechanics of the construction lead to the imitation of life.

    7:25-7:50pm: David Israel (SRI Intl) on "Random Thoughts on Random Natural Language Processing Research"

    Research at SRI Intl to emulate human language.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Jeanne C Finley (California College of the Arts) on "The Non-Fiction Imagination"

    How imaginative engagement with representational media has shifted and defined the individual's relationship to both the self and community.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Tony Pratkanis (Stanford Univ) on "Replacing the Office Intern: An Autonomous Coffee Run with a Mobile Robot"

    The adventures of Stanford's PR2 mobile robot as it traveled from the robotics lab to the coffee shop upstairs.

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Discussions, networking

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    16 July 2013

    NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    What: Wine + discussion
    Where: LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R.
    When: Tuesday, July 16 from 6:30 – 9pm

    Join us for an evening of presentations and discussion on art and science projects. The series is organized on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). NYC LASER is hosted by Ellen Levy. We are grateful for the sponsorship of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Organizer: Adrienne Klein, LEAF Chair.

    Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to Ellen Levy at levy@nyc.rr.com.

    Feature presentation by:

    Artist Cynthia Beth Rubin began experimenting with digital images in 1984, shifting focus from explorations of vestiges human history into conversations with Nature, most recently about the imagined sensations of plankton life. In her collaborations with oceanographers in the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, studying the most basic of forms of life, she has come to appreciate their form and behavior as worthy of artistic expression. The resulting videos and still images are produced in discussion with the scientists, and are stimulating an interesting discourse on the meaning of representation.

    Followed by brief presentations:

    Mara Haseltine is an artist and ardent environmentalist. She will discuss her recent exhibition La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril, which included sculpture inspired by plankton.

    Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, curator, is an active figures in the Chinese media arts scene, promoting the development of the alliance of art, science and technology.

    Amy Lipton, curator, is co-director of ecoartspace, a bi-coastal organization that creates opportunities for artists, scientists, nonprofits and businesses who are addressing environmental issues.

    Ellen Levy, former LEAF Chair and President of the College Art association, will report on art that addresses science at the current Venice Biennale.


    8 July 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    FR 115 - Berman Room
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Christine Marie (Shadow Artist) on "Cinematic Shadows and Stereoscopic Objects"

    Used as a tool for storytelling- giant cinematic shadow theater is a form that is both ancient and appealing.

    7:25-7:50pm: Sarah Cahill (Composer) on "Music in Unusual Spaces"

    The act of listening to music has changed and evolved over the years.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Dave Deamer (UC Santa Cruz) on "Meteorites, Soap Bubbles and the Origin of Cellular Life"

    RNA-based microorganisms may have been the first forms of life.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Adrian David Cheok (Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore)

    A presentation of research being conducted at Singapore's Mixed Reality Lab.

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    14 June 2013

    LEAF Workshop @ ISEA2013
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    The Rocks, Australia

    What is the role of art education in an age of ecological crisis and the globalization of knowledge? The LEAF workshop Art Education in the Modern Era will address the development of an art and science cloud curriculum, based on cross-disciplinary initiatives in North America and Europe in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) and Science, Engineering Art and Design education (SEAD), Friday 14 June 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Australia. Free to ISEA2013 registered delegates.

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    4 June 2013

    Leonardo Satellite Symposium at NetSci2013
    DTU – Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    We are pleased to announce the fourth Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2013 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.

    The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice. Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.

    The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2013 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

    As in previous years, selected papers will be published in print, both in a special section of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press) and a dedicated Leonardo eBook (again MIT Press).

    June 4th is going to be Leonardo Day in Copenhagen with 2 events:

    - The 4th Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks Symposium organised by Leonardo at NetSci (8:30 am – 5 pm)

    - The Data Body on the Dissection Table round table co-organised in the evening by Leonardo/Olats and the Medical Museion Copenhagen (6:30 – 9:30 pm)

    * Short info on the 4th Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks Symposium

    The fourth Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2013 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks takes place on June 4th at DTU in Copenhagen. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.

    The symposium highlights arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice. Furthermore, the symposium focuses on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.

    The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2013 conference, the symposium also provides a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

    * Short info on The Data Body on the Dissection Table

    Dissection reveals what lies beneath the skin, but for a brief moment in time, and for a priviledged few. Depictions, models, and preservations have long been used to share what dissection uncovers; from ancient anatomical drawings to today’s virtual 3D anatomies.

    Contemporary medical sciences reveal ever more about the complex systems of the human body – but at a barely perceptible level. The (medical) human body today is understood, tested, and treated as a huge system of data, including complex interactions between our genetic material, our environment, and our host of microbial companions. How do we grab hold of this data? How do we make sense of it and communicate it to others? How do contemporary artists and designers give our ‘data body’ material form through images, sound, and touch? What kind of tools are complex networks science proposing, and what kind of body do they reveal? Speakers include Albert-László Barabási, Distinguished Professor and Director of Northeastern University Center for Complex Network Research, Boston; François-Joseph Lapointe, Professor at the Biological Sciences Department, University of Montreal and Artist; Annamaria Carusi, Associate Professor in Philosophy of Medical Science and Technology at the University of Copenhagen and Jamie Allen, Artist and Head of Research at CIID/Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

    More here: http://artshumanities.netsci2013.net/


    5 June 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    UC Berkeley
    Room 110, Barrows Hall
    Berkeley, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:55pm: Indre Viskontas on "Music that Moves: the art and neuroscience of effective performance"

    We are constantly bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and yet music still has the power to influence us, often outside our awareness.

    6:55-7:20pm: Robert Buelteman (Photographer) on "Photography Without the Camera"

    The application of high-voltage electrical currents and hand-delivered fiber optic light can create fine-art photographs of living plants through a creative process inspired by Japanese ink-brush painting and improvisational jazz

    7:20-7:40: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:40-8:05pm: Jennifer Dionne (Stanford Univ) on "Lights, Nano, Action!"

    Imagine a world where cancer is cured with light, objects can be made invisible, and teleportation is allowed through space and time.

    8:05pm-8:30pm: Vijaya Nagarajan (USF Hinduist Studies) on "Embedded Mathematics in Women's Ritual Art Designs in Southern India"

    The kolam and the key ideas embedded within this ephemeral ritual.

    8:30pm-9:00pm: Discussions, networking

    Find out more about the LASER series


    6 June 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Room 320-105
    Geology Corner, Braun Hall
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Walter Kitundu (Sound artist) on "The Turntable as a Lens"

    Records are sonic archives and they naturally reference the past. They are also objects that encourage a conversation with materials and movement. The turntable becomes a lens through which one can view the world...

    7:25-7:50pm: Sean Gourley (Quid) on "A Global Intelligence Platform: the new AI - not Artificial Intelligence, but instead Augmented Intelligence"

    How to augment our intelligence as algorithms take over the world.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Jeremy Mende (Designer) and Bill Hsu (San Francisco State University) on "Confrontational Strategies - The Social Mirror"

    Two recent art installations use different approaches to the idea of the social mirror....

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Melanie Swan on "Natural Aesthetics: GenArt, BioArt, Biomimicry, SynBio, CrowdArt"

    The arts and technology are coming together in exciting ways in contemporary society...

    Find out more about the LASER series


    16 May 2013

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous
    National Academy of Sciences
    Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100,
    Washington, D.C.

    Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) at the D.C. Art Science Evening rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This month, the discussion explores the theme of water.

    5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Check in

    6:00 to 6:10 p.m. - Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 p.m. - Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

    Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology, and Professor of Physics, University of Texas, Dallas and Executive Editor, Leonardo Publications, MIT Press

    Gunalan Nadarajan, Dean, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Bill O'Brien, Senior Advisor for Program Innovation, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

    Carol Strohecker, Director, Center for Design Innovation, University of North Carolina system, Winston-Salem

    7:10 to 8:10 p.m. - Discussion

    8:10 to 9 p.m. - Reception

    Find out more


    18 May 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    LevyArts
    40 E 19th St #3-R
    New York, NY
    4-7PM

    NYC LASER is a semi-monthly series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, and organized on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). NYC LASER is hosted by Ellen Levy on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Organizer: Adrienne Klein, LEAF Chair.

    Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to Ellen Levy at levy@nyc.rr.com.

    On Saturday, May 18 the featured speakers will be:

    Nurit Bar-Shai and Ellen Jorgensen of Genspace, New York City’s community biolab. Genspace promotes citizen science and access to biotechnology. Bar-Shai (Arts & Culture Program Director) is an interdisciplinary artist and Jorgensen (President and co-Founder) is a PhD cell and molecular biologist.

    Followed by brief presentations:

    Adam Zaretsky is a vivoartist working in biology and art wet lab practice. His focus is on artistic uses and the social implications of molecular biology, tissue culture, genomics and developmental biology.

    Marta De Menezes is artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory within a biological research institute in Lisbon, Portugal. She will be remotely represented, in a presentation on her projects.

    Maddy Rosenberg is the Executive Director/ Curator of Central Booking Art Space (soon to re-open on the happening Lower East Side) which specializes in artist books and frequently exhibits art on science.

    Carol Parkinson, Executive Director of Harvestworks Digital Media Center, will discuss Paul Geluso’s 3D Sound Objects. The innovative speaker system will be installed during the 2013 New York Electronic Art festival on Governors Island.

    Our thanks to Past LEAF Chair, Patricia Olynyk.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    9 May 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    UCLA
    California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)
    Los Angeles, CA

    The next L.A. LASER will take place Thursday, 9 May 2013, 7-9PM at the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA. This event is FREE and open to the public. Presentations by Donovan Keith (science animator) and Jon Christensen (UCLA Institute of the Environment). Everyone invited will introduce their work in a 4-minute pecha-kucha style presentation. This is followed by drinks and food/socializing and making new connections. Are you working on a cool project? We invite you to submit your name for this LASER! Send your title and 3-5 images to artscicenter@gmail.com.

    Find out more


    13 May 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall - Maier Room
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Lucia Ayala Asensio (UC Berkeley) on "Fluid Skies - or how to combine art, history and cosmology"

    A collaboration between an art and astronomy historian, an astrophysicist and an artist.

    7:25-7:50pm: Sara Loesch-Frank (Lettering Artist) on "Follow the Glow: Metallic Leaf and Unusual Media in Art"

    Many people are familiar with gilding as the flash of gold on medieval manuscript pages. Most people are unaware of how the metal adhered to the page or where the colors came from on the illuminations.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Reuben Margolin on "Making Waves"

    Ant colonies work without any central control. Gordon's work shows how this system, which we call "Anternet", is analogous to the one that regulates the flow of data in the Internet.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Sasha Leitman & John Granzow (Stanford CCRMA) on "Research in Computer Music at Stanford's CCRMA"

    An overview of the history of The Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)'s research and current work being done in Digital Signal Processing, Network Sound, Laptop Performance, Perception, Interface Design and Interactive Art Installations.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    25 April 2013

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
    National Academy of Sciences Building
    2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
    Lecture Room
    Washington, D.C.

    This month the discussion explores data visualization.

    5:30 to 6:00 PM Check in

    6 to 6:10 PM Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working at the intersection of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 PM Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

    Gary Berg-Cross, Cognitive Psychologist; Executive Secretary, Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability, INTEROP Project, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

    Katy Borner, Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington; Curator, Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition

    Ward Shelley, New York-based artist featured in the exhibition Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

    Stephen Mautner, Executive Editor, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

    7:10 to 8:10 PM Discussion

    8:10 to 9 PM Reception

    Find out more about the DASER series


    18 April 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    UCLA
    California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)
    Los Angeles, CA

    The next L.A. LASER will take place Thursday, 18 April 2013, 7-9PM at the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA. This event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone invited will introduce their work in a 4-minute pecha-kucha style presentation. This is followed by drinks and food/socializing and making new connections. Are you working on a cool project? We invite you to submit your name for this LASER! Send your title and 3-5 images to artscicenter@gmail.com.

    Find out more


    4 April 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Room 380-380Y (located in the basement of the Main Quadrangle's Math corner)
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Jesse Houlding on "Phenomena as Material"

    Installations that use light and other natural phenomenon to explore perception.

    7:25-7:50pm: Chris McKay (NASA) on "The Curiosity Mars Mission"

    Searching for a second genesis of life beyond the Earth

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Vijaya Nagarajan (USF) on "Embedded Mathematics in Women's Ritual Art Designs in Southern India"

    The kolam and the key ideas embedded within this ephemeral ritual.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Niki Ulehla (Puppet Maker) on "Marionettes, Forms and Relationships"

    How and why does a marionette move? How do the basic mechanics of the construction lead to the imitation of life.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    21 March 2013

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous
    National Academy of Sciences
    Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100,
    Washington, D.C.

    Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) at the D.C. Art Science Evening rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This month, the discussion explores the theme of water.

    5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Check in

    6:00 to 6:10 p.m. - Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 p.m. - Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

    Hali Felt, Author of Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor and visiting lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

    Kevin Finneran, Director, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP), and Editor-in-Chief, Issues in Science and Technology, The National Academies, Washington, D.C.

    Connie Imboden, Photographer and Photography Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

    Heather Spence, Marine Biologist

    7:10 to 8:10 p.m. - Discussion

    8:10 to 9 p.m. - Reception

    Find out more


    11 March 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall - Maier Room
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Terry Berlier (Stanford) on "Where the Beginning Meets the End"

    Making visible technology's vulnerabilities and illustrating how easily modern inventions can become footnotes to a bygone era

    7:25-7:50pm: Curt Frank (Stanford Univ) on "Historical Pigments: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

    Art, Chemistry and Madness: the Science of Art Materials.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Deborah Gordon (Stanford) on "Anternet: How Ant Colonies Use Interaction Networks"

    Ant colonies work without any central control. Gordon's work shows how this system, which we call "Anternet", is analogous to the one that regulates the flow of data in the Internet.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Katharine Hawthorne (Choreographer) on "Choreography as Research"

    Choreography as embodied and experiential research.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    7 March 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    California NanoSystems Institute presentation space
    UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA

    The first UCLA LASER will take place 7 March 2013 at the California NanoSystems Institute presentation space. The topic for this meeting is Biotech + Art. Everyone invited will introduce their work in 3 minute pecha-kucha style presentation. This will be followed by drinks and food + socializing and making new connections. This event is FREE and open to the public. Art|Sci director Victoria Vesna will lead the LASER meetings.

    Find out more


    13-16 February 2013

    Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) @ College Art Association Conference
    Hilton New York
    New York, NY

    Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum at the 100th annual College Art Association conference in New York, NY

    Thursday, 14 February 2013
    12:30-2PM
    Leonardo Business Meeting
    Gramercy A, 2nd Floor

    Chair: Joseph S. Lewis, University of California, Irvine

    Thursday, 14 February 2013
    5:30-7PM
    Panel: Art and Medicine: Reciprocal Influence
    Gramercy A, 2nd Floor

    Chairs: Patricia Olynyk, Washington University in St. Louis; Adrienne G. Klein, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
    Reconceived Bodies
    Patricia Olynyk, Washington University in St. Louis
    Art and Medicine: Reciprocal Influence
    Adrienne G. Klein, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

    Saturday, 16 February 2013
    9:30AM-12:00PM
    Panel: Re/Search: Art, Science, and Information Technology/ASIT: What Would Leonardo da Vinci Have Thought?
    Gramercy A, 2nd Floor

    Chair: Joseph S. Lewis, University of California, Irvine
    Entrepreneurship and Experimentation: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide as a Case Study of Funding an Online, Open Access Journal
    Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University; Emily Pugh, Center for Advanced Study of the Visual Arts
    New Resourcing Models for Hybrid Arts and Sciences Research Praxis
    Shawn Brixey, University of Washington
    Walking through Time: iPhone App and the Comob Net App
    Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh
    Artists as Connectors: In Education, Research, and Technology
    Richard Jochum, Teachers College, Columbia University
    Discussant: Juli Carson, University of California, Irvine

    Learn more about the Leonardo Education and Art Forum


    14 February 2013

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
    The Keck Center
    500 Fifth St., N.W.,
    Room 100
    Washington, D.C.

    This month, DASER will occur on Valentine's Day and the discussion's theme is Love in the time of DASER.

    5:30 to 6:00 PM Check in

    6 to 6:10 PM Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working at the intersection of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 PM Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

    Bianca Acevedo, Social Neuroscientist, Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York City

    Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist, Research Professor and member of the Center for Human Evolution Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com

    Claudia Hart, Artist and Associate Professor, Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Michael Salcman, Poet, Art Historian and Neurosurgeon, Baltimore

    7:10 to 8:10 PM Discussion

    8:10 to 9 PM Reception

    Find out more about the DASER series


    6 February 2013

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Building 320,
    Braun Corner ("Geology Corner") Room 105
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Carina Earl on "Labyrinth of Infinite Doorways"

    A visual point of access for places and times within our current framework of knowledge about the universe and evolution.

    7:25-7:50pm: Luke Muehlhauser (Singularity Institute) on "Superhuman Artificial Intelligence: Promise and Peril"

    Technological revolutions shape our world more than anything else, and superhuman AI will be the most transformative technological revolution of all.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Christine Marie on "Cinematic shadows and stereoscopic objects"

    Used as a tool for storytelling- giant cinematic shadow theater is a form that is both ancient and appealing.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Helene Mialet (UC Berkeley) on "On Stephen Hawking and his extended body"

    These days, the idea of the cyborg is less the stuff of science fiction and more a reality.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    12 November 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall - Maier Room
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Christina Mazza on "Trashed"

    Art made of garbage.

    7:25-7:50pm: Derek Sears (NASA) on "Sometimes Space Comes to Us: The Science of Meteorites"

    We will never understand these materials, so chock full of information, until we visit their sources.

    7:50-8:10: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Marti Hearst (UC Berkeley) on "'Natural' Search User Interfaces"

    What does the future hold for search user interfaces?

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Stella Zhang on "On The Edge of Culture"

    Art as a process of rethinking oneself at the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    9 December 2012
    LevyArts
    40 E 19th St #3-R
    New York, NY

    Speakers for the December NY LASER will include Charles Lindsay, a multi-media artist interested in the confluence of art, science and consciousness and Artist-in-Residence at the Seti Institute and Catherine Chalmers, a photographer and Artist-in-Residence at Imagine Science Films, an organization focused on the intersection of science, film and art. Wine + discussion @ LevyArts is hosted by the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA). Please note: The salon is open to all members of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) on a first-response basis. To become a LEAF member, contact LEAF Chair Patricia Olynyk at Olynyk@samfox.wustl.edu. Members who wish to present work after presentations are invited to contact Ellen Levy at levy@nyc.rr.com for details. The first 20 who respond will be saved a place. Attendance is limited in order to allow for a deep exchange of ideas.


    10 October 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Jordan Hall (Building 420) Room 041
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Andrew Todhunter (Stanford) on "Bridging the Fuzzy-Techy Divide: The Senior Reflection Capstone in Biology"

    Now entering its third year, The Senior Reflection provides three quarters--an entire academic year--to Stanford students in the sciences to explore and illuminate areas of scientific passion through creative media of all kinds in a small, workshop format. Program co-founder and author Andrew Todhunter will discuss the origins, methods and outcomes of the program's experimental first two years, and what may lie ahead for interdisciplinary capstones at Stanford.

    7:25-7:50pm: Terry Berlier (Stanford) on "Where the Beginning Meets the End"

    Making visible technology's vulnerabilities and illustrating how easily modern inventions can become footnotes to a bygone era.

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Mark Jacobson (Stanford) on "A Plan to Power the World For All Purposes With Wind, Water, and the Sun"

    Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today.

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Cheryl Leonard (Composer) on "Music from High Latitudes"

    Making music out of sounds, objects and experiences from the polar regions.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    18 October 2012

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
    The Keck Center
    500 Fifth St., N.W.,
    Room 100
    Washington, D.C.

    This month, the discussion's theme is Brain Science and the Cyborg: Ethical Issues, Utopian and Dystopian Depictions and the Realities of Policy.

    5:30 to 6:00 PM Check in

    6 to 6:10 PM Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 PM Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

    James Giordano, neuroscientist and neuroethicist, Director, Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA

    Anya Meksin, director of "Temma", a short film inspired by recent developments in computational neuroscience, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

    Jill Scott, artist, professor for art and science research, Institute Cultural Studies, University of the Arts, Zurich, and co-director and founder of the Artists-in-Labs Program

    Michael Swetnam, CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA

    7:10 to 7:45 PM Discussion

    7:45 to 8:30 PM Reception

    Find out more about the DASER series


    6 October 2012

    NY LASER
    LevyArt
    New York, NY

    The upcoming NY LASER on Saturday, 6 October 2012, 4-7pm, will include a review of events held at ISEA. Speakers for this event will include Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles, author of Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century, and Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space. Professor Kevles will be speaking about art and Zero Gravity. Astronomer Lucianne M. Walkowicz (Princeton University) will also present her work. Wine + discussion @ LevyArts is hosted by the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA). Please note: The salon is open to all members of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) on a first-response basis. To become a LEAF member, contact LEAF Chair Patricia Olynyk at Olynyk@samfox.wustl.edu. Members who wish to present work after presentations are invited to contact Ellen Levy at levy@nyc.rr.com for details. The first 20 who respond will be saved a place. Attendance is limited in order to allow for a deep exchange of ideas.


    27 - 29 September 2012
    Mexico City, Mexico

    KOSMICA is a 3-day galactic gathering, an off-the-planet mix of art, science, debate, music and film, exploring alternative and cultural uses of space.

    KOSMICA brings together earth-bound artists, astronomers, performers, space explorers and musicians from Mexico, the UK, France, Germany and the US, and is programmed by the artist Nahum Mantra and The Arts Catalyst (UK) in partnership with the Laboratorio Arte Alameda, INBA (Mexico).

    For its first edition in Mexico City on 27 September, KOSMICA will see over 15 participants actively working in cultural and artistic aspects of space exploration. Urban stargazing, cosmic music, zero gravity dance, armchair space exploration, science fiction and DIY rocket science collide in a unique and unmissable event. The ideas are fantastic but the stakes are real: reclaim space and space travel for all!

    Participants include: We Colonised the Moon (Sue Corke & Hagen Betzwieser), Regina Peldszus, Ale de la Puente, Juan José Díaz Infante, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Roger Malina, Ulrike Kubatta, Lyn Hagen, Jill Stuart, Julieta Fierro, Ariel Guzik

    http://www.artscatalyst.org/experiencelearning/detail/kosmica_mexico/


    20 September 2012

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous
    National Academy of Sciences
    2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
    Washington, D.C.

    For those not in D.C., a live webcast is available here.

    Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) at the D.C. Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This month, the discussion's theme is Brain Science and the Cyborg: Fact, History, and Possibilities. This series is organized in collaboration with Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. This event is organized in collaboration with The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences.

    5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Check in

    6:00 to 6:10 p.m. - Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 p.m. - Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each) James Giordano, neuroscientist and neuroethicist, Director, Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA; Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, adjunct faculty, Visual Cognitive Neuroscience, Maryland Institute College of Art, Information Visualization, Baltimore; Jonathan Peck, futurist and director, Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA

    7:10 to 7:45 p.m. - Discussion

    7:45 to 8:30 p.m. - Reception

    Find out more


    19-24 September 2012

    ISEA 2012: Machine Wilderness
    Albuquerque, NM

    Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina will give a keynote talk and members of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum will be participating in several panels at the upcoming ISEA 2012 conference in Albuquerque, NM, 19-24 September 2012.

    Panel: Synaptic Scenarios for Ecological Environment
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    4:15-5:30PM
    Natural History Museum, Sandia Room

    Jill Scott and Ellen K. Levy are co-chairs of a panel for ISEA 2012: Synaptic Scenarios for Ecological Environments that addresses cognitive issues in relation to ecology with the goal of gaining a greater embodied sense of place within the ecological environment. Panelists are Patricia Olynyk, Nicole Ottiger, Angelika Hilbeck, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Ellen K. Levy. This panel is about how artists and scientists can collaborate with cognitive scientists to addresses environmental issues. Through these collaborations new metaphors and analogies about sensory perception might arise to cause a more pro-active discourse with the public about environmental problems.

    Panel: Eco-Art + the Evolving Landscape of Social and Situated Practices
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    1:15-2:30PM
    Natural History Museum, Sandia Room

    Eco-Art + the Evolving Landscape of Social and Situated Practices, also a panel for ISEA 2012 is moderated by Patricia Olynyk, Chair, Leonardo Education and Art Forum. Panelists include Linda Weintraub, Sam Bower and Saul Ostrow. This panel will focus on education and the complex triad of eco-art, situated practices and project-based public work that embrace various democratic processes and inspire progressive social, cultural, and environmental change. Presentations will consider how situated, site responsive, ecologically based work that engages public participation can promote ecocentric tendencies, propose sustainable practices and support the case for ecological reform.

    Keynote Talk: Roger Malina: Big Data, New Senses and the Avatar as Other in Cosmology
    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    3-4PM
    Natural History Museum, Dyna Theater

    Roger Malina discusses the history of astronomy as a science and its symbiotic relationship with technology. Many aspects of the universe cannot be known about until the right technology is invented, as has been pointed out by many scholars about how we augment, extend and develop new senses. An epistemological revolution is under way with the arrival of the era of "big data', which has been rich for art-science collaborations. In his keynote talk, Malina addresses the nature of some of these collaborations.

    Forum: Breaking Tradition: Rethinking the Economy of Learning
    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    3:15-5:30PM
    Hotel Andaluz, Majorca Room

    This open forum brings together academics, researchers, educators and ISEA2012 participants to discuss the latest developments of educational policy investigations, evaluate the role of educational research, as well as existing educational business strategies, financial modeling and risk management. Verbal presentations and informal interaction between participants interested in the changes of the economic dimensions of education is strongly encouraged. The summary outcome of the forum is to be published in the Leonardo Education Almanac's series on education. Led by ISEA International representative Nina Czegledy, the forum includes: Andrea Polli, Artistic Director, ISEA2012; Juliana Pierce, Chair, ISEA International; featured presenter Chaouki Abdallah, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of New Mexico; featured presenter Patricia Olynyk, Chair, Leonardo Education and Art Forum, Director, Graduate, School of Art, Washington University. International contributors include: Ross Harley, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Ricardo Dal Farra, Concordia University, Montreal, National University Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina/ Canada; Susanna Sulic, artist, Paris, France; Shaurya Kumar, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US; Felipe C. Londono, Caldas University, Manizales, Colombia; Cheryl Wassenaar, Washington University in St. Louis, USA; Ian Clothier, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Zealand; Suzanne Anker, School of Visual Art, New York, USA; and Claudio Rivera-Seguel, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

    http://www.isea2012.org/


    14 September 2012

    LEA Special Event, "Not Here Not There"
    6:30pm
    Zero1 Biennial
    345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    San Jose, CA

    Join Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) Editor in Chief Lanfranco Aceti and Guest Editor Richard Rinehart at 6:30pm at the ZERO1 Biennial. The two editors present a special issue of LEA on augmented reality art titled “Not Here Not There”: a curatorial and academic collaboration with Kasa Gallery (Sabanci University) and Samek Art Gallery (Bucknell University). The LEA special issue features contributions by artists who work with AR technology, along with curators and writers who work on issues related to AR, sited art in relation to new media or site-specific interventions. This survey of the field provides an understanding on if and how contemporary art practices are changing. Meet Lanfranco and Richard at the California Theatre Courtyard, 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113, at 6:30pm. See www.zero1.biennial.org for additional ZERO1 Biennial events.


    10 September 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    2130 Fulton Street
    SF, CA 94117
    Room: TBA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:25pm: Hana Mori Bottger (USF Architecture) on "At the Intersection of Beauty and Strength: Earthen Structures that Survive Earthquakes"

    An overview of the variety of earth-composite structures throughout the world.

    7:25-7:50pm: Jennifer Dionne (Stanford Univ) on "Lights, Nano, Action!"

    Imagine a world where cancer is cured with light, objects can be made invisible, and teleportation is allowed through space and time.

    7:50pm-8:10pm: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Jesse Houlding on "Phenomena as Material"

    Installations that use light and other natural phenomenon to explore perception.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Vijaya Nagarajan (USF) on "Embedded Mathematics in Women's Ritual Art Designs in Southern India"

    The kolam and the key ideas embedded within this ephemeral ritual.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    5-9 August 2012

    Leonardo at SIGGRAPH 2012
    Los Angeles Convention Center
    Los Angeles, CA

    Reception: Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery
    TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST 2-3:30 PM | Art Gallery

    Experience a sense of wonder in the digital era. Talk with the artists, designers, and Art Papers authors about their work. And meet the members of the SIGGRAPH 2012 committee who organized this year's Art Gallery.

    Visit the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery

    Leonardo Birds of a Feather Meeting
    WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST 1-2:30 PM | L.A. Convention Center, Room 512

    SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather meetings feature informal presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds. Come hear presentations by Sheila Pinkel, Eleonora Bilotta, Roger Malina and Heather Lineberry.

    HEATHER LINEBERRY (Senior Curator and Associate Director of the Arizona State University Art Museum) will present the Museum's work in art and sustainability, past projects and current thoughts on more powerful collaborations between disciplines.

    ROGER MALINA (Leonardo/ISAST; Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities and of Physics at the University of Texas, Dallas) will present "How to Enable Deep Art-Science Collaborations Today," looking at the current international call to the community by the Science.Engineering-Arts.Design (SEAD) Network. This study seeks to identify concerns, roadblocks and new opportunities for deeper collaboration between the arts and humanities with science and engineering today.

    ELEONORA BILOTTA and PIETRO PANTANO (Evolutionary Systems Group [ESG], Calabria University, Italy) will present "Creativity at the Edge of Art and Science" about the ESG work involving the discovery of creative patterns inside dynamic systems, the production of codes to translate these patterns, and the realization of software programs. During the presentation examples of music sound and visual arts will be given.

    SHEILA PINKEL (Leonardo Co-Editor; Pomona College, Los Angeles) will talk about the current status of Leonardo Abstract Services.

    http://s2012.siggraph.org/attendees/birds-feather


    8 August 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Geology Corner, room 105
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Danube University at Krems, School of Visual Arts Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and University of Calabria, Evolutionary Systems Group.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Sydell Lewis on "Why Upside Down? Paintings that Rotate"

    Sydell Lewis's abstract paintings, mounted on rotating devices, allows the viewer to examine and interpret a work to its full potential. Her thesis is that we do not totally perceive an abstract work unless we view it from more than one position. She analogizes this to how we look at sculpture. We walk around the work to grasp it fully. In the case of paintings or prints she mounts her work on rotation devices so that the audience is still and the work moves thereby giving the viewer access to the complete work. This concept was born of a chain of connecting experiences that started in her early career with an amusing incident in her studio and later developed after attending an exhibition in Aix-en-Provence. She also raises the following questions: Is it essential to view an abstract work as the artist originally intended? Does the viewers interpretation count as much as the artists if they differ? She hopes that after her presentation the audience will never look at a work of abstract art without considering it upsidedown, sideways and possibly on the diagonal. She believes that the process of looking at many perspectives is a creative and effective tool for promoting cultural understanding and problem solving as well as looking at art.

    7:25-7:50pm: Shamit Kachru (Stanford Physics Dept) on "Dark Energy and Dark Matter"

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Indre Viskontas on "Music that Moves: the Art and Neuroscience of Effective Performance"

    We are constantly bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and yet music still has the power to influence us, often outside our awareness. What is it about this art form that draws people in? What distinguishes a performance that is technically accurate but unmusical from one that elicits the chills? We will explore how music engages the brain and why it continues to be a worldwide addiction.

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Christine Peterson (Foresight Institute) on "The Nanocentury: Bringing Digital Control to the Physical World"

    Throughout human history, our species has worked to control the matter surrounding us -- building larger and larger, smaller and smaller, more and more precise. The payoffs from these efforts are starting to accelerate, as we move toward the ability to build physical objects with atomic precision, just as we program information with bit-level precision. What will this mean for our bodies, our minds, our families, our nations, our culture, our planet? There's good news and bad news, but one thing's clear -- we are in for a wild ride!

    Find out more about the LASER series


    9 July 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    SF, CA 94117
    Room: Fromm (FR) building, Maraschi room

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:25pm: Ian Winters on "Responsive Installations Based on Attention, Social Memory and the Use of Motion-Capture Analysis"

    A look at projects that explore the observation and choreography of the viewer's or participant's attention and physical movement with a widespread use and integration of sensor-based systems.

    7:25-7:50pm: Christina Smolke (Stanford) on "Synthetic Biology: The Next Generation of Biotechnology"

    A discussion on research in the field of Synthetic Biology that is directed toward bridging the design gap and advancing our capabilities to design sophisticated biological systems.

    7:50pm-8:10pm: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm: Mark Jacobson (Stanford) on "A Plan to Power the World For All Purposes With Wind, Water, and the Sun"

    This talk discusses a plan to solve the problems of global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity by powering 100% of the world's energy for all purposes, including electricity, transportation, industry, and heating/cooling, with wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) within 20-40 years.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Paul Rabinow (UC Berkeley) and Adrian van Allen on "Synthetic biology and Security"

    As the capacities of synthetic biology develop, the potential for a range of risks and dangers grows. How should we think about the ratios of capacities and dangers? More broadly how should we think about design when it comes to living beings?

    Find out more about the LASER series


    19 June 2012

    Leonardo Day at NetSci 2012
    Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL

    We are pleased to announce the third Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.

    The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice. Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.

    The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2012 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

    Find out more: http://artshumanities.netsci2012.net


    6 June 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Building 200 (History Corner), Room 203
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Renetta Sitoy (artist) on "The Internet as Media"

    Employing a range of strategies for acquiring, organizing, and re-contextualizing information found on the World Wide Web; exploring themes such as online communities (in which participants communicate through mediated, self-defined personas), "cyber-stalking," as well as using the Internet as a means of self-discovery and recollecting personal histories.

    7:25-7:50pm: Javier Ideami (filmmaker) on "Art & Tech: From Fiction to Fact and All the Way Back"

    Transforming technological reality and fact into artistic fiction and using artistic fiction to suggest new possibilities in technology. Javier Ideami has often used technology to enable his art, transforming technological reality and fact into artistic fiction and at the same time has been using art to suggest new possibilities in technology and science creating the potential to transform what today is a fiction into a fact of tomorrow. This same process has brought together art and technology throughout history. In this talk Ideami describes this process through one of his latest films, The Weight of Light. In this film current digital technology enables ideami to simulate demonstrations of millions of virtual characters and at the same time the artistic fiction in the film suggests a new type of technology that today is fiction but one day may become real technology able to transform the stress of people into useful energy. In the same project Ideami combines very simple antique technology (Edison type bulbs) to suggest a new potential future technology (transforming the stress of people into useful energy) and uses complex current technology (green screen shooting + digital compositing) to recreate very real events of today (massive demonstrations of people). Fiction and Fact are not only two sides of the same coin in the interlocked reality of art and tech but they can at any time switch and become the other. Artistic fiction can become technological fact and tech facts can serve as the seed, as the base to project new artistic fictions which in turn can end up becoming a new technology in the future. The talk will end reflecting about the present and future of visual media in connection with photography and filmmaking.

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Abigail De Kosnik (Berkeley Center for New Media) on "Fan Fiction Archives and the Evolution of User Experience"

    Fan fiction archives act as records of media consumers' interests in different historical moments. How do we use the Internet as a technology for remembering, especially for storing and retrieving, or "recollecting," memories of our passions and enthusiasms? How do we remember the Internet? That is, as online User Interfaces (UI) and User Experiences (UX) change - which they have done rapidly since the dawn of the World Wide Web in 1991 - modes of Internet use that are normal, even second-nature, for us, become forgotten. Updates of operating systems, new versions of browsers, site re-designs, and new platform launches constantly alter how we approach and navigate the Internet, as well as what we desire to do with it and what we feel we need it to do. How can scholars record the progression of our methods of interaction with the Web when we tend to be amnesiac about specific network technologies as soon as they become pass‚? I am seeking to answer these questions by researching one type of Web site, the Internet fan fiction archive. "Fan fiction," or "fanfic," refers to original stories authored by fans of specific media products, such as films, television programs, rock bands, novels, and comic books. In fanfic stories, fans appropriate characters from their favorite cultural texts, and situate the "borrowed" characters in scenarios of their invention. Internet fan fiction archives are sites created to collect and index fan-authored stories. Such sites have existed on the Internet since the early 1990s and have grown in popularity steadily since then, but have evolved greatly in front-end design and back-end structure. Since fan fiction archives were among the first Web sites created, they are ideal objects of investigation for my study, as I can document the shifts in the sites' formats and features from the start of the Web to the present day. Also, Internet fanfic archives are memory sites. Fans archive their stories so that other fans can find and retrieve them easily, days or weeks or even years after the stories were first posted online. Fan fiction archives therefore act as records of media consumers' interests in different historical moments. From these archives, we can see what media properties inspired fannish levels of enthusiasm, what storylines and characters prompted the most textual productivity from fans, and what aspects of fictional universes were the most frequently explored in fans' stories, over the past twenty years. I believe that exploring these sites today will yield insights into how we use digital networks as technologies for safeguarding and remembering our affective investments in cultural texts.

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Luciano Chessa (San Francisco Conservatory) on "Futurist Art for the Present Future"

    Music compositions inspired by his research on the work of futurist Luigi Russolo, the creator of "The Art of Noises" and pioneer of musical synthesis.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    24 May 2012

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous
    Keck Center
    500 Fifth St., N.W.,
    Room 100
    Washington, D.C.

    Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) at the D.C. Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This month, the discussion focuses on recent developments in experimental and interactive technology in art.

    5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Check in

    6:00 to 6:10 p.m. - Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    6:10 to 7:10 p.m. - Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each) Blake Fall-Conroy, Artist, Ithaca, New York Michelle Lisa Herman, Artist, Washington, D.C.; Blair Murphy, Program Director, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Steven Silberg, Artist, Baltimore, MD; Max Kazemzadeh, Guest Facilitator and Assistant Professor, Art and Media Technology, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

    7:10 to 7:45 p.m. - Discussion

    7:45 to 8:30 p.m. - Reception

    Find out more


    14 May 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    SF, CA 94117
    Room: Fromm (FR) building, Maraschi room

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:25pm: Shan Shan Sheng on "Reinterpreting the Great Wall of China for the Age of Globalization"

    An artist's view of the critical intersection of Chinese and Western culture.

    7:25-7:50pm: Sean Gourley (Quid) on "A global intelligence platform: the new AI - not Artificial Intelligence, but instead Augmented Intelligence"

    How to Augment our Intelligence as Algorithms Take Over the World.

    7:50pm-8:10pm: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm Mark Feldman (Stanford) on "Urban Ecology: New York City's Visionary Urbanism"

    With most of the world's population living in cities, creating green cities has become essential.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Jeff Hull (Nonchalance) on "Unlocking the Power of Play; Situational Design Applications in the Civic Realm"

    To provoke discovery through visceral experience and pervasive play.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    4 April 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Building 200 (History Corner), Room 203
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Michael Marmor (Stanford Univ) on "Simulating the Vision of Artists"

    A number of great artists have had poor vision during their productive years, including Degas, Monet and O'Keeffe. With suitable knowledge of their disease, and careful computer manipulation, one can create images that show how the artists might have viewed their paintings or sculptures at any given time. Computer simulations do not duplicate all sensations of blurred vision for many reasons, but they do show where visual loss poses a physical limitation to an artist. Even this knowledge must be used with caution, for the impact of visual blur or color distortion will vary with the style of the artist. And paintings that appear blurred or distorted may be created that way for aesthetic reasons, so that the diagnosis of eye disease from an artist's work is hazardous.

    7:25-7:50pm: Alan Cooper and Julianne Stafford (U.S. Geological Survey) on "Cultural perspectives of Science in Antarctica"

    Science in Antarctica differs from that done anywhere else in the world. Why is this so? All modern science investigations are based on making observations and deriving theories from those observations. Yet in Antarctica, a unique science culture exists. The tenets of the Antarctic Treaty mandate open access to data and the oversight of research by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)(e.g., coordination of science programs of 47 countries) guide how science is to be done there. Political sages of the "Cold War" era masterfully designed and implemented the Treaty, adopted in 1959, to assure that Antarctica would become a peaceful location for collaborative science to benefit all mankind. Antarctica's history leading up to the Treaty holds a fascinating record of national explorations, commercial exploitations, melding of international science and arts cultures, and great personal triumphs and tragedies. From the earliest forays of Captain Cook until the mid-20th century, leaders, scientists and crews of Antarctic expeditions, as a matter of course, made use of cultural arts skills to describe and interpret their experiences, observations and discoveries in the region. Narrative, drawing, painting, poetry, music and later photography and film skills allowed them to recount experiences, illustrate observations, and communicate with colleagues and an interested public. In our talk, we use images, text-narrative and live music to briefly review and exemplify how some key cultural arts (e.g., art/drawing, photography, music) have supported successful exploration efforts, scientific research and national collaborations in times before the Treaty. Technological advances since the early 20th century, and since the time of the treaty, have improved scientists' ability to accurately and remotely measure and interpret Antarctic systems as indicators of Earth's history and climate. Concurrent with this increasing data volume and precision, Antarctic scientists (and other scientists) increasingly struggle to communicate the complex results and their theories to the public effectively. Scientists' historic use of the arts had high impact in conveying their discoveries to a general public who were interested to learn about science and exploration. We suggest, if scientists again focused on incorporating the Arts, especially narratives, humanistic imagery, humor and live music, to help convey their findings, their messages would be more widely understood and accepted. They would have greater impact. Today, Antarctic science is guided by the Treaty and SCAR, and is a universal role model for successful international collaborative research. Our presentation illustrates the link between science and Arts, to inspire research colleagues to revive their cultural arts skills - and use them in live presentation of their research.

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Sara Loesch-Frank (Lettering Artist) on "Follow the Glow: Metallic Leaf and Unusual Media in Art"

    Many people are familiar with gilding as the flash of gold on medieval manuscript pages. Most people are unaware of how the metal adhered to the page or where the colors came from on the illuminations. Artists are still working with these materials on a myriad of substrates. Some present thought-provoking challenges to art conservators. Lettering artists are using metallic foils, not only on traditional vellum and paper but also on textured panels, encaustics, canvas, glass and metal. The use of various polymers and unusual substances make an exciting dynamic to mirror the hand's motion. While students explore and experiment, traditional techniques are often insufficient to answer their needs. Loesch-Frank will show examples of her own and her student's work using these techniques from the traditional to more exotic. This sophisticated time in which we live moves so quickly, the expressive touch of the human hand with tools on a surface can reacquaint us with the joy of making our own marks.

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Leonard Pitt (Flying Actor Studio) on "The Art of the Body, The Art of the Pen"

    The art of physical theatre through a collection of character masks and how the discipline of moving one's body can teach one how to become a writer.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    22 March 2012

    DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
    The Keck Center
    500 Fifth St., N.W.,
    Room 100
    Washington, D.C.

    6:30 to 7:00 PM Check in

    7 to 7:10 PM Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:10 to 8:10 PM Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)

    Gerald Borgia, professor, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park
    Nathaniel Comfort, associate professor, Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
    Ellen Levy, New York City-based artist and educator
    David Rothenberg, professor of philosophy, Department of Humanities, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

    8:10 to 8:45 PM Discussion

    8:45 to 9:30 PM Reception

    Find out more about the DASER series


    12 March 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    University Center Room 222
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:25pm: Indre Viskontas, "Music that Moves: The Art and Neuroscience of Effective Performance"

    We are constantly bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and yet music still has the power to influence us, often outside our awareness. What is it about this art form that draws people in? What distinguishes a performance that is technically accurate but unmusical from one that elicits the chills? We will explore how music engages the brain and why it continues to be a worldwide addiction.

    7:25-7:50pm: Rebecca Kamen (Northern Virginia Community College), "Making the Invisible, Visible: Discoveries Between Art and Science"

    Discoveries between art and science were revealed during research residencies at the American Philosophical Society and the Chemical Heritage Foundation libraries and collections. They have been a muse in the development of Kamen's artwork. We will discuss the notion of scientist as artist and artist as scientist, highlighting historic images from these library collections. We will also discuss several collaborations with scientist and the work developing from these dialogues. The main focus will be the genesis of a large sculpture/sound installation, Divining Nature: An Elemental Garden and the different research areas that have informed its development. Divining Nature has also been a catalyst for several other collaborative projects, which will also be discussed.

    7:50pm-8:10pm: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:10-8:35pm Shamit Kachru (Stanford Physics Dept) on "Are There More Dimensions of Space?"

    Some leading approaches to theoretical physics (for example, the so called String Theory) suggest that there may be extra dimensions of space, "compactified" to such small size that we have not yet detected them with modern experiments (or our eyes!). I briefly discuss the role that such dimensions may play in explaining and unifying some of the puzzles of modern physics.

    8:35pm-9:00pm: Scott Kildall (Artist) on "Tweets in Space"

    Tweets in Space is a new art project by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern, where we will beam Twitter messages from participants worldwide to Gliese 581d - an exoplanet 20 light years away that can support extraterrestrial life. Using DIY technology, we are building a optical signaling device to dispatch the millions of voices in the Twitterverse into the larger Universe. This will be a live performance, which will activate a potent discussion about communication and life that traverses beyond our borders and understanding.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    29 February 2012
    5PM

    Panel Discussion: "Then and Now: Circa 1980-2012+"
    with Roger Malina, Meredith Tromble, Ken Goldberg and Gail Wight
    In association with the exhibition: "SmARTspace at the Intersection of Art and Technology"
    San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Ave.
    Fine Arts Building, Room 193
    San Francisco, CA

    Using computer programs and software similar to a painter’s brush, four of the West Coast’s most distinguished new-media artists are featured in a new exhibition at San Francisco State University’s Fine Arts Gallery. Works by Jim Campbell, Maggie Orth, Alan Rath and Gail Wight are highlighted Feb. 21 – March 15 in "SmARTspace at the Intersection of Art and Technology," a show conceived by the late SF State Professor and Leonardo Board Member Stephen Wilson, a prolific artist in the field and among the first to chronicle those who successfully bridged art, science and technology.

    Admission is free to the exhibit and all related events. As part of the opening, Pamela Z will perform solo works for voice, electronics and video Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. in Knuth Hall. A robotic hand by SF State Lecturer Kal Spelletich will greet visitors to the opening reception. Related exhibitions will take place at The Lab and Root Division galleries (both in San Francisco).

    A panel discussion, "Then and Now: Circa 1980-2012+," on Feb. 29 at 5:30pm will feature Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina and long-time Leonardo Board Member Meredith Tromble, Ken Goldberg and Gail Wight in Room 193, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Building.

    Wilson conceived “SmARTspace” and proposed the exhibition to the Fine Arts Gallery several years ago, based on artists featured in his books “Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology” (Leonardo Book Series, The MIT Press, 2003) and “Art and Science Now” (Thames and Hudson, 2010). A governing board member of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology for decades, he was widely respected for his innovative drive and intellectual curiosity. Wilson’s books will be available for exhibit visitors to browse in a special reading room inside the gallery.

    See http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/node/3345 for dates/times/locations of related events


    22-25 February 2012

    Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) at the College Art Association Conference
    Los Angeles Convention Center
    Los Angeles, CA

    Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum at the 100th annual College Art Association conference in Los Angeles.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    9:30 AM–12:00 PM
    Headlines! Environmental News, Artist Presenters, Audience Respondents
    West Hall Meeting Room 502AB

    (LEAF Panel)
    Chair: Linda Weintraub, Artnow Publications
    Chip Lord, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Natalie Jeremijenko, New York University
    Bright Ugochukwo Eke, independent artist
    Fernando Garcia-Lory, independent artist

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    5:30 - 7:00 PM
    Business meeting: Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology
    Concourse Meeting Room 404A

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    12:30 - 2:00 PM
    LEAF Education Roundtable: Education at the Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology
    West Hall Meeting Room 512, Level 2

    Chair: Eddie Shanken, University of Amsterdam

    Friday, February 24, 2012
    2:30-5 PM
    Is It Time to Question the "Privileging" of Visual Art?
    Concourse Meeting Room 409AB, Level 2
    Chairs: Greta Berman and Ellen K. Levy
    Elizabeth Laura Seckel (University of California, San Diego)
    Anjan Chatterjee (University of Pennsylvania)
    Carl Schoonover (Columbia University)
    John Onians (University of East Anglia, Norwich)
    David Rosenboom (California Institute of the Arts)
    Siddharth Ramakrishnan (Columbia University)

    Saturday, February 25, 2012
    12:30-2 PM
    Sustainable Futures: New Cultural Movements in Art + Ecology
    Concourse Meeting Room 403A
    (LEAF Panel)
    Chair: Patricia Olynyk, Chair of LEAF
    Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles
    Natalie Jeremijenko, New York University
    Andrea Polli, University of New Mexico
    Sara Diamond, OCAD University
    Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison

    Learn more about the Leonardo Education and Art Forum


    1 February 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Pigott Hall, Room 113
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Daniel Small and Luca Antonucci on "First Light"

    The Hubble Ultra Deep Field imaging system unveiled the deepest portrait of the visible universe ever achieved by humankind that reveals the first light from 13.5 billion years ago.

    7:25-7:50pm: Anne Fougeron (Architect) on "City of the Future"

    As of 2008 over 80% of the land of the world that is suitable for raising crops is in use. Where will we find the farm land we need? By 2040, 80% of the world's population will reside in urban centers, pushing urban edges further out into neighboring agricultural land. How will we feed ourselves?

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Zann Gill (former NASA scientist) on "Collaborative Intelligence"

    How evolution and natural systems can inform social problem-solving

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Phil Ross (artist) on "Mycotecture"

    Fungi can be used to transform agricultural waste into durable and low impact materials at room temperature. The future is moldy. In this presentation Phil Ross will describe his research on growing a building out of living fungus.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    9 January 2012

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    Fromm (FR) building, Maraschi room
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10pm: Piero Scaruffi (author) on "The Alan Turing Year"

    A tribute to Alan Turing and meditations on artificial intelligence, the singularity and Silicon Valley.

    7:10-7:35pm: Mark Wagner (Street painter) on "Street Painting: Creating Community Through Impermanent Art"

    Street Painting, aka chalk drawing/pavement art has recently come to the front of the global art world. The largest chalk drawing that set the Guinness World Record required working on the streets with tens of thousands watching.

    7:35-7:50pm: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:50-8:15pm Cheryl Leonard (Composer) on "Music from High Latitudes"

    Making music out of sounds, objects and experiences from the polar regions.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Gian Pablo Villamil on "From Sketch to Showpiece: Building Lynn Hershman's RAW/WAR Installation"

    The process of designing and implementing the RAW/WAR interactive installation, part of a set of transmedia works that link to Lynn Hershman's documentary, Women Art Revolution.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    7 December 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Geology Corner (Bldg 320), Room 105
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Shona Kitchen (San Jose State Univ's CADRE) on "Speculation of an Alternative Today"

    A fresh outlook at technological adaptations and how they can enhance and enrich our surroundings rather that distract us from them.

    7:25-7:50pm: Carlo Sequin (U.C. Berkeley) on "Knotty Sculptures"

    Simple knots can be used as constructivist building blocks for abstract geometrical sculptures.

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Margarita Marinova (NASA) on "The Dry Valleys of Antarctica as an Analogue for Mars"

    The Dry Valleys of Antarctica are a unique place on Earth: the coldest and driest rocky place, with no plants or animals in sight. Studying the Dry Valleys allows us to understand how the polar regions on Earth work, what the limits of life are - and to apply these ideas to the cold and dry environment of Mars.

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Peter Foucault (SFAI) on "Systems and Interactivity in Drawing"

    A discussion on how drawings are constructed through mark making systems, and how audience participation can influence the outcome of a final composition, focusing on an interactive robotic drawing installation.

    Find out more about the LASER series


    2 November 2011

    Special Bay Area Science Festival LASER
    swissnex San Francisco
    730 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    This LASER is in collaboration with swissnex San Francisco and is part of the Bay Area Science Festival


    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10pm: John Edmark (Stanford Univ) on "Geometric Patterns of Change"

    Transforming and kinetic works from an ongoing exploration into spatial patterns of symmetry and growth, focusing on those arising out of logarithmic spiral structures, Fibonacci numbers, and the golden ratio.

    7:10-7:35pm: Deborah Munk (Recology) on "The Art of Recycling"

    An overview of the Artist in Residence Program at SF Recycling &s Disposal and will focus on a few of the 70 artists who have had residencies. I will also discuss recycling, the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and sustainability.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:50-8:15pm: Robert Buelteman (Photographer) on "Photography Without the Camera"

    The application of high-voltage electrical currents and hand-delivered fiber optic light can create fine-art photographs of living plants through a creative process inspired by Japanese ink-brush painting and improvisational jazz

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Therese Lahaie (Artist) on "Longing for the Background"

    An unusual combination of glass, steel, motors, lighting and photography is employed in an investigation of the sciences, the natural world and contemplative practice.

    8:45-9:10pm: Christian Gonzenbach and Martin Pohl (Univ of Geneva) on "QUARC - Quantum art connection"

    Understanding the universe via experiments and sculptures using ordinary objects thanks to a collaboration between a physicist and an artist.

    9:10pm-10pm: Discussions, more socializing

    Find out more about past LASERs


    7 November 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    Berman Hall
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10pm: Jennifer Parker (UC Santa Cruz) on "Down to Earth: Art, Astronomy and Physics"

    Highlighting new works created by artists and scientists from the UCSC OpenLab Network. The OpenLab Network is a new research initiative at the University of California Santa Cruz. The OpenLab Network targets a complex education issue of national significance regarding the ability of art and science researchers to collaborate on research endeavors. The goal of the OpenLab Network is to help change the current status by providing shared research facilities and create a network for collaborative discourse fueled by academic communities, arts and science communities, and industry. The OpenLab Network project is currently pursuing the physical development of new collaborative laboratories on campus as spaces to foster this research and establish an on-line social networking system for faculty and students to create projects. Laboratories and studios in both the arts and the sciences will be accessible to users in the OpenLab Network. Within this immersive environment, we will conduct research to acquire skills and knowledge that crosses disciplinary boundaries between science, education, and the arts while sharing expertise in collaborative research methodologies. Current OpenLab members include: Drew Detweiler, Jack O'Neill, Amy Boewer, Kyle McKinley, Caroline Morley, Noar Movshovitz, John Peters, Uliana Popov, Leslie Thompson, Joile Ruelle, Lyes Belhocine, Sudu Tewari, Claire Dorman, Morgan MacLeod, Bruce Kirk, James Guillochon, Raja Guhathakurta, Jennifer Parker, Nina Mccurdy, Erik Asphaug, Anahi Caldu Prima, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Jonathan Fortney, Nathan Kandus.

    7:10-7:35pm: Bob Ostertag (Composer) on "The Human-machine Interface Blues"

    Various human-machine interfaces used by a composer over the years.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    Laurie Frick (Headlands Center for the Arts) on "Sleep, Self-tracking and Art-making"

    Installations and scores that incorporate the abstractions that emerge from sleep monitoring. Laurie Frick has been delving deep into sleep, she uses the data to create art works and installations that incorporate the abstractions that emerge from sleep monitoring and she creates rhythmic abstractions that feel sprawling and musical. The project is called Quantifying-me. Sleep is a very active state. If you're sick, you heal. You build procedural memory, grow taller, resolve conflict, reorder and organize long-term memory. She has been conducting research on herself. She has been measuring her nightly sleep using an EEG headband for over a year, and found a definite pattern to the brainwaves. It is weirdly comforting and reaffirming to receive a sleep score everyday. She is interested in sleep as one more method of self-tracking that she believes we will all do in the future as a way to passively measure our patterns and behaviors. What if walls could produce ambient patterns of how we're doing, where we subtly adjust behavior in response to those measurements? She's transforming these scores and data into physical representations. She set out to map a language to convey self-quantifying metrics. Numbers are abstract concepts, but our brains recognize pattern intuitively. She is working on the vocabulary and grammar of pattern for self-tracking that's more visceral and direct.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Walter Kitundu (sound artist) on "The Turntable as a Lens"

    Records are sonic archives and they naturally reference the past. They are also objects that encourage a conversation with materials and movement. The turntable becomes a lens through which one can view the world.

    Find out more about past LASERs


    5 October 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Geology Corner (Bldg 320), Room 105
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7pm - 7:25pm: Henrik Bennetsen (Katalabs) on "What the Next Phase of the Web Could Mean"

    In its first two decades the web has had a profound impact on how we work and collaborate. With the emerging HTML5 and WebGL standards we are poised to see a broad wave of change in the coming years. The inclusion of richer technologies such as 3D in the population of native web citizens is likely to see us truly move beyond the Gutenberg paradigm.

    7:25-7:50pm: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer (USF) on "Knitting Code"

    Knit cloth is tangibly constructed from series of knit and purl stitches. Code is constructed from intangible sets of zeros and ones strung together. In Virtual Knitting users are able to knit with custom made electronic knitting needles in both physical and virtual space at the same time, constructing both tangible and intangible cloth. KNiiTTiiNG uses the Nintendo Wii to knit with.

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Trudy Myrrh Reagan (Visual Artist) on "My Life Among the Patterns"

    Studying natural patterns both by drawing them and finding analogs for them in crafts materials. Patterns as metaphors for philosophic ideas.

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Wayne Vitale (Gamelan Sekar Jaya) on "Between Ancient Texts and Three Screens"

    Through the use of portable video cameras, live media processing and projections on multiple screens an ancient Hindu text is given new dimensions in "Makrokosma Bali", recently premiered by a 25 musician gamelan ensemble from Bali and a team of US-based visual, audio, and software artists.

    Find out more about past LASERs


    27 September 2011

    Leonardo Education and Art Forum Workshop at Rewire
    Transdisciplinary Visual Arts, Science & Technology Renewal Post-New Media Assimilation

    Liverpool School of Art & Design,
    Liverpool John Moores University Art & Design Academy
    Duckinfield St, Off Brownlow Hill, Liverpool
    2-5pm

    Transdisciplinarity is deemed ‘radical’, ‘provisional and opportunistic’ because it challenges traditional educational paradigms. It focuses critical and creative attention onto domain- specific problem areas of ‘chance’, ‘discontinuity’ and ‘materiality’ (Foucault, 1976) to transcend limits within established disciplinary knowledge practices. This enables (re)visioning of the role, activity and value of Art Schools in uniting the pedagogical and technological strengths of the humanities and sciences in a university context, utilising conceptual growth, experimental innovation, visual communication and flexible learning spaces to deliver a model of Transdisciplinarity. The second Leonardo Education and Art Forum workshop is a follow up to the post iSEA2011 Istanbul workshop which explores the transdisciplinary model from various international institutional perspectives.

    Find out more.


    16 September 2011

    Leonardo Education and Art Forum Workshop at ISEA
    Brain Drain / Brain Gain

    Sabanci University
    Istanbul, Turkey
    2:45pm

    The ISEA 2011 Education Workshop Brain Drain/Brain Gain will be led by Nina Czegledy in collaboration with Paul Thomas on behalf of the LEAF and include Tanfer Emin Tunc, Elif Ayter, Murat Germen, and Selim Balcisoy of Turkey. The event will take place on September 16th at Sabanci University (Istanbul). Workshop organizers are inviting the Turkish and the international academic community to participate. Further information is available at:
    http://www.leoalmanac.org/index.php/lea/entry/isea2011_workshop_brain_drain_brain_gain/


    17 September 2011

    Leonardo Education and Art Forum Workshop at ISEA
    Transdisciplinary Visual Arts, Science & Technology Renewal Post-New Media Assimilation

    Sabanci Center, Levent
    Sabancı Center Room B
    Istanbul, Turkey
    1-4pm

    Transdisciplinarity is deemed ‘radical’, ‘provisional and opportunistic’ because it challenges traditional educational paradigms. It focuses critical and creative attention onto domain- specific problem areas of ‘chance’, ‘discontinuity’ and ‘materiality’ (Foucault, 1976) to transcend limits within established disciplinary knowledge practices. This enables (re)visioning of the role, activity and value of Art Schools in uniting the pedagogical and technological strengths of the humanities and sciences in a university context, utilising conceptual growth, experimental innovation, visual communication and flexible learning spaces to deliver a model of Transdisciplinarity. This workshop will address and share experiences and difficulties encountered while developing transdisciplinary art-science research, teaching, and when meshing curricula from diverse fields.

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    12 September 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10pm: Alan Cooper and Julianne Stafford (U.S. Geological Survey) on "Cultural Perspectives of Science in Antarctica"

    An exploration through narrative, images and live music of the past and the future of Antarctic studies for scientists and artists before and after the Antarctic Treaty.

    7:10-7:35pm: Luciano Chessa (San Francisco Conservatory) on "Music the Dead Can Hear: Occult Presences in the Art of Noises"

    A critical analysis of Italian futurist painter, composer, and builder of musical instruments Luigi Russolo and his relationship to the occult arts.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:50-8:15pm: Leonard Pitt (Minerva Foundation) on "The Art of the Body, The Art of the Pen"

    The art of physical theatre through a collection of character masks and how the discipline of moving one's body can teach one how to become a writer.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Randal Koene (Carboncopies) on "Why and How to Transition from Wet-Ware to Substrate-Independent Minds"

    Our minds are run on a machine composed of wet-ware that we describe as the brain. Substrate-independent minds are the route by which we can achieve pattern survival for our species in a competitive universe.

    Find out more about past LASERs

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    7-11 August 2011

    Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH
    Vancouver Convention Centre
    Vancouver, Canada

    Reception: Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery
    TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2-3:30 PM | Art Gallery

    Experience "home" in the networked age. Talk with the artists, designers, and Art Papers authors about their work. And meet the members of the SIGGRAPH 2011 committee who organized this year's Art Gallery.

    Leonardo Community Meeting
    Wednesday, 10 August 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Vancouver Convention Centre - West Building, Room 101

    Leonardo community members and all SIGGRAPH attendees are invited to hear presentations from selected Leonardo Affiliate Member organizations on cutting-edge research and educational programs in ArtScience around the world.


    3 August 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    Stanford University
    Geology Corner (Bldg 320), Room 105
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

    7-7:25pm: Ken Eklund (Game Designer) on "Massively Seeking Susan: Connecting Strangers Through Gameplay"

    Don't believe those who dismiss it as some sort of game: Zorop is real, and so is the Great Zoropathetic Warp, the fabric of human connection woven whenever strangers find something in common. Is it possible that just by visualizing simple human connections we can make the world a better place?

    7:25-7:50pm: Jonathan Trent (NASA) on "Space-Time Traveling in the Here and Now: How Did We Get Here and What's Next?"

    A broad perspective on our place in the history of the biosphere and the future of civilization with an emphasis on energy

    7:50-8:05: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    8:05-8:30pm: Robert Edgar (Art Institute) on "The Simultaneous Opposites Engine"

    Programs that let the artist jump through videos and reconstruct them in real time, playing the video and its audio like improvising with a musical instrument.

    8:30pm-8:55pm: Cindy Stokes (Photographer) on "Dynamic Form"

    Photographs and comments on some of the universal principles involved in the image structures. Formations in the macroscopic world resemble the structure and pattern of cells and tissues revealed by a microscope.

    Find out more about past LASERs


    11 July 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10pm: Margarita Marinova (NASA) on "Exploring University Valley in Antarctica"

    7:10-7:35pm: Jack Eric Grossman, Anisha Jain, Laura Martini and James Thompson (Stanford University) on "Boutique for Robots" introduced by Shona Kitchen (multidisciplinary artist) and Bill Smart (Willow Garage and Washington University of St Louis)

    Imaginary products designed specifically for a world where robots and humans live in harmony playfully and imaginatively interrogate the future through design experiments.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:50-8:15pm: Grisha Coleman (Arizona State University) "Echo::system - Mapping Information to Action Through Embodied Aesthetic Experiences"

    An installation that looks at the geographic, historical and cultural conditions of the southwestern desert with a dynamic, simulated walk through the landscape on "smart" treadmills

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Pamela Z (Multimedia artist) on "Baggage Allowance"

    The making of a sonically and visually layered multimedia work focusing on the concept of baggage in all its literal and metaphorical permutations.

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    7 June 2011

    Leonardo Day at NETSCI 2011 Budapest
    Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest,
    Auditorium, First floor, Komor Marcell utca 1, H-1095 Budapest
    (Ludwig Museum is located in the Palace of Arts building)

    Program

    8:30–9:00 Registration & Breakfast

    9:00–9:10
    Albert-Lászlò Barabási: Opening Remarks
    barabasilab.com

    9:10–9:30
    Maximilian Schich: Introduction
    schich.info

    9:30–10:10
    Marek Claassen: Keynote | The Art Network: How Transparency Opens the Art Market
    artfacts.net

    10:10–10:30 Coffee break

    10:30–10:50 Agnes Szanyi and Attila Varga: Aesthetic and Social Structure of the Hungarian Contemporary Art Field.
    hu.tranzit.org / uni-corvinus.hu

    10:50–11:10 Tom Brughmans, Simon Keay and Graeme Earl: Complex Networks in Archaeology: Urban Connectivity in Roman Southern Spain.
    archaeologicalnetworks / southampton.ac.uk

    11:10–11:30 Thomas Petzold, Han-Teng Liao, John Hartley and Jason Potts: Inter-Language Linking in Wikipedia: A Global Dependency Explorer for Languages and Content.
    cultural-science.org / isd.georgetown.edu

    11:30–11:50 Juan Luis Suàrez, Fernando Sancho and Javier De La Rosa: Sustaining a Global Community: Art and Religion in the Network of Baroque Hispanic-American Paintings.
    cultureplex.ca

    11:50–13:00 Lunch (on your own)

    13:00–13:40
    Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Lieberman Aiden: Keynote | Quantitative analysis of human culture using millions of digitized books
    culturomics.org

    13:40–14:20
    Nathalie Henry Riche: Keynote | Novel Visualizations and Interactions for Social Networks Exploration
    research.microsoft.com

    14:20–14:40 Coffee break

    14:40–15:00
    Christian Thiemann and Dirk Brockmann: Shortest-Path-Tree Tomography: A Structured, Quantitative Visualization of Complex Networks for Exploration and Communication.
    spato.net

    15:00–15:20
    Robin W. Wilkins, Matthew Steen, Paul J. Laurenti, Jonathan H. Burdette and Donald A. Hodges: The Effects of Music on the Brain: Investigating Music Preference Using Network Science Methods.
    lcbn.wfubmc.edu / uncg.edu/mus/mri

    15:20–15:40
    Wouter Van Den Broeck, Marco Quaggiotto, Lorenzo Isella, Alain Barrat and Ciro Cattuto: The Making of Sixty-Nine Days Of Close Encounters At The Science Gallery.
    sociopatterns.org / sciencegallery.com

    15:40–16:00
    George Legrady: Culture, Data & Algorithmic Organization.
    georgelegrady.com

    16:00–16:40 Conclusion and Final Discussion

    17:00–18:00
    Tijana Stepanovic: Museum Tour
    acax.hu

    19:30–21:30 NetSci2011 Opening Ceremony

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    9 May 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Department, Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10pm: Elizabeth Jameson (visual artist) on "Re-Imaging the MRI"

    An artist's use of medical technology to change the narrative of chronic illness.

    7:10-7:35pm: Kal Spelletich (Seemen) on "Machines Fires Golems Wines Aeronautics Telepresences"

    Machines and robots that challenge phenomenologicaly those who activate and interact with them by challenging their perceptions about the role of technology, its roles in their lives and, what is fear and play.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.

    7:50-8:15pm: Caroline Lewis and Robert Davis (Montalvo Artists in Residence) on "Silent Running Climate Clock"

    An art project to develop a long-term publicly accessible measurement and recording system that tracks local and global climatic change in order to influence the way we utilise energy.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Minna Harri (choreographer) on "Beautiful Machine"

    A dance performance project that juxtaposes humans and objects mixing the state of dolls, puppets and marionettes with Western dance movement.



    7 March 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Henrik Bennetsen (Katalabs) on "What the next phase of the web could mean"

    In its first two decades the web has had a profound impact on how we work and collaborate. With the emerging HTML5 and WebGL standards we are poised to see a broad wave of change in the coming years. The inclusion of richer technologies such as 3D in the population of native web citizens is likely to see us truly move beyond the Gutenberg paradigm.

    7:10-7:35pm: Niki Ulehla (Recology) on "Marionettes, forms and relationships"

    How and why does a marionette move? How do the basic mechanics of the construction lead to the imitation of life.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Melanie Swan (DIYgenomics) on "DIYgenomics: An Open Platform for Democratizing the Genome"

    Redesigning biology may be man's ultimate artistic and scientific exploit. The first steps are reading and writing genetic data with DNA sequencing and synthetic biology. Already human genome sequencing costs have declined such that individuals worldwide are accessing their own genomic data, and can explore it through open-source science communities such as DIYgenomics.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Eri Gentry (Biocurious) on "Experimenting with Friends: the Rise of Do-It-With-Others Science"

    Biotech companies are starting up in garages, high school students are expressing jellyfish genes in bacteria to make it glow, and computer programmers are recreating hackable lab equipment at 10% of the traditional cost. Changes in the way biological research is conducted highlight that a bottom-up change is needed in scientific education and research.

    Find out more about past LASERs



    9 February 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The SETI Institute
    189 N. Bernardo Avenue, Suite 100,
    Mountain View, CA 94043

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7:00-7:30pm: Steven Oscherwitz (University of Washington) on "Studying Cognition through Spontaneous Digital Composition"

    A discussion connecting the tradition and modernity about how an artist who paints and draws has unique cognitive strengths in producing knowledge"

    7:30-8:00pm: Bill Smart (Washington University and Willow Garage) on "Human-Robot Interaction and the Performing Arts"

    As robots enter our everyday lives, they will have to interact socially with people who do not understand how they work. How can we use insights from the performing arts to make these interactions better, and more effective? What, in turn, can robots bring to the performing arts, other than acting as moving props?

    8:00-8:30pm: BREAK

    8:30-9:00pm: Miu-Ling Lam (UCLA) on "Streaming Nature"

    A live relocation of sound from Africa, Antarctica and Maui underwater to the telephone system.

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Pamela Z (Multimedia artist) on "Baggage Allowance"

    The making of a sonically and visually layered multimedia work focusing on the concept of baggage in all its literal and metaphorical permutations.

    9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing

    Find out more about past LASERs


    Leonardo Education and Art Forum at the College Art Association Conference
    New York, NY
    February 9-12, 2011

    The Leonardo Education and Art Forum will participate in the 99th annual College Art Association conference in New York City.

    Thursday, February 10, 2011
    7:30 - 9:00 AM
    Business meeting: Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology

    Hilton, Gibson Room, 2nd Floor

    12:30 PM
    Into Focus: Art/Science in the University Classroom

    The Graduate Center, City University of New York
    365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), Rooms 9206/9207
    http://web.gc.cuny.edu/sciart

    Talk sponsored by Leonardo Education and Art Forum and Science and the Arts, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Moderator: Adrienne Klein, The Graduate Center, City University of New York This panel will present examples of instruction bringing art and science together in the university classroom. Panelists will present examples of best practices in this field.

    Friday, February 11, 2011
    2:30 - 5:00 PM
    New Media, Art-Science, and Mainstream Contemporary Art: Toward a Hybrid Discourse?

    Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor, NY Hilton
    Chaired by Edward A. Shanken, University of Amsterdam

    "The Seeds of Discord between New Media and Contemporary Art: Critical Reflections on Art and Technology Projects," Christine Albu, University of Pittsburgh

    "Could This Be What It Looks Like? Lifelike Art and New Media Practice." Jamie Allen, Newcastle University

    "Reassembling Components, Hybridizing the Human and the Machine: The 'Three Media Ecologies' of Expanded Cinema and the Possibilities for a Discourse of Interfacing," Ji-hoon Kim, New York University

    "Apparatus and Instruments: Problems of Terminology," Jean Gagnon, Université du Québec à Montréal and Ottawa University

    "Shot by Both Sides: Art-Science and the War between Science and the Humanities," Philip Galanter, Texas A & M University

    "The Artist in the Laboratory: Co-operating (t)Reasonably," Jane Prophet, Goldsmiths, University of London

    "New Media in the Mainstream," Christiane Paul, The New School and Whitney Museum

    "Transdisciplinary Strategies in Art and Science," Paul Thomas, University of New South Wales

    "The Post-Critical Hybrid," Ronald Jones, Konstfack, University College of Art, Craft and Design, Stockholm

    Saturday, February 12, 2011
    12:30 - 2:00 PM
    Designing a New Joint Studio, Art History and Theory Program: A Gedanken Art/Sci Experiment

    Concourse A, Concourse Level
    Moderator: Ellen K. Levy
    Discussant: Meredith Tromble, Leonardo/ISAST

    "The Ideal Interdisciplinary Program," Patricia Olynyk, Washington University in St. Louis

    "Challenges of Art and Design's Future," Joseph S. Lewis III, University of California, Irvine

    "Cross-Disciplinary Research Models," Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles and Parsons The New School for Design

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    10 January 2011

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Mathias Crawford (Institute for the Future) on "The Future of Games, and Games for the Future"

    Games that help us think about the world, and our place in it, in new and profound ways. How to harness a massive amount of attention in order to create games that help change the world.

    7:10-7:35pm: Robert Buelteman (Photographer) on "Photography Without the Camera"

    The application of high-voltage electrical currents and hand-delivered fiber optic light can create fine-art photographs of living plants through a creative process inspired by Japanese ink-brush painting and improvisational jazz

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Suzanne Husky (Recology artist in residence) on "Sleeper Cell Hotel"

    A conceptual craft public art proposal and past projects that involve "Off The Grid" living, plant perception, and how humans engage with nature in our complex environmental times.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Robert Horn (Human Science and Technology Advanced Research Institute & Stanford) on "Investigating Social Issues via Fine-Art Murals"

    Addressing the extremely complex issues of the contemporary world via a new field of graphic design that incorporates science, social science, and the humanities.

    Find out more about past LASERs


    8 December 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The SETI Institute
    189 N. Bernardo Avenue, Suite 100,
    Mountain View, CA 94043

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7:00-7:30pm: Bathsheba Grossman (Artist) on "3D Printing Sculpture"

    Notes on making and marketing geometrical sculpture in the medium of rapid prototyping. Freeform fabrication in archival materials has made a Gutenberg moment for sculpture: printing metal and glass in short runs at reasonable prices doesn't just create a new medium, it also drives new business models.

    7:30-8:00pm: Phillip Prager (Cambridge University and Minerva Foundation) on "What is Creativity? Debunking Myths and Implications for Interactive Media"

    Scientific accounts of creativity have little in common with classical, romantic and psychoanalytic notions, many of which remain popular within new media. There remains great potential for instantiating principles of creative cognition with interactive design methodologies.

    8:00-8:30pm: BREAK

    8:30-9:00pm: Peter Foucault (SFAI) on "Systems and Interactivity in Drawing"

    A discussion on how drawings are constructed through mark making systems, and how audience participation can influence the outcome of a final composition, focusing on an interactive robotic drawing installation.

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Wayne Vitale (Gamelan Sekar Jaya) on "The Aesthetics of Oscillation in Balinese Music."

    The gamelan orchestras of Bali are famous for their brilliant ensemble virtuosity. Underlying the metallic flash is an aesthetic sensibility of periodicity or oscillation that affects every aspect of the music. Based on Hindu cosmology, the Balinese concept of rwa bhineda---interdependent opposites---is manifest in the tiniest details of musical elaboration and interlocking melodies, in the paired tuning system of "detuned" unisons, and in extended gong periods several minutes long. This presentation gives an overview of the Balinese sense of beauty-in-oscillation.

    9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing

    Find out more about past LASERs


    8 November 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Arizona State University Art Museum, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Ken Eklund on "Massively Seeking Susan: Connecting Strangers Through Gameplay / ZOROP"

    Don't believe those who dismiss it as some sort of game. Zorop is real, and so is the Great Zoropathetic Warp - the fabric of human connection woven whenever strangers find something in common. Zoropathians can prove it: through their agency, people will see the threads they add to this great weave (at the 01SJ Biennial in September). is it possible that just by visualizing simple human connections we can make the world a better place?

    7:10-7:35pm: Tom McKeag (BioDreamMachine) on "How Would Nature Do That?"

    Teaching science through design to natural-born inventors

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Robert Lang (Origami Artist) on "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes"

    Origami, the ancient Japanese art of has undergone a renaissance over the last few decades, in part due to the contributions of scientists and mathematicians to the art. Mathematical techniques can give rise to both artworks of remarkable beauty as well as real-world applications in medicine, space, and more.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Robert Edgar on "Software Engines to Examine Mediated Artifacts"

    The Simultaneous Opposites engine is a performance/navigation system for real-time traversal of existing video files, sorting through the audio and video a single frame at a time, in a arrhythmic spiraling motion.

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    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The SETI Institute
    189 N. Bernardo Avenue, Suite 100,
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    13 October 2010

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7:00-7:30pm: Renetta Sitoy (artist) on "The Internet as Media"

    Employing a range of strategies for acquiring, organizing, and re-contextualizing information found on the World Wide Web; exploring themes such as online communities (in which participants communicate through mediated, self-defined personas), "cyber-stalking," as well as using the Internet as a means of self-discovery and recollecting personal histories.

    7:30-8:00pm: Henrik Bennetsen (Katalabs) on "What the Next Phase of the Web Could Mean"

    In its first two decades the web has had a profound impact on how we work and collaborate. With the emerging HTML5 and WebGL standards we are poised to see a broad wave of change in the coming years. The inclusion of richer technologies such as 3D in the population of native web citizens is likely to see us truly move beyond the Gutenberg paradigm.

    8:00-8:30pm: BREAK

    8:30-9:00pm: Anna Couey on "Communication Systems as Social Sculpture"

    Projects and reflections about artists involved in telecommunications as an artistic medium, from building communication systems as social sculpture to facilitating community-led research as a strategy for building power and transforming social systems.

    9:00pm-9:30pm: Chris Palmer (Artist) on "Tradition Meets Modern Digital Fabrication"

    Custom software tools (rhinoscripts | grasshopper definitions) developed to serve the expression and fabrication of Middle Eastern styles combining structure and ornament.

    9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing

    Find out more about past LASERs


    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Tanu Sankalia (USF) on "Urban Fabric of Past, Present, and Future"

    "Slots" are interstitial spaces located between Victorian-era buildings in San Francisco. Slots can be interpreted as architectural devices that can connect past, present and future urban forms.

    7:10-7:45pm: Deborah Aschheim on "Memory"

    Creating installations using video, light and sound to map, investigate, recreate and try to give form to invisible networks of memory.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Anne Fougeron (Architect) on "City of the Future"

    As of 2008 over 80% of the land of the world that is suitable for raising crops is in use. Where will we find the farm land we need? By 2040, 80% of the world's population will reside in urban centers, pushing urban edges further out into neighboring agricultural land. How will we feed ourselves?"

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Jeff Hull (Nonchalance) on "Situational Design; Interactions at the Conflux of Narrative, Consciousness and Genuine Space"

    The trans-media narrative adventure called "The Jejune Institute" leads participants on a journey of urban exploration and discovery through San Francisco's hidden future and past.

    Find out more about past LASERs


    16 and 17 September 2010

    3rd 01SJ Biennial
    San Jose, CA

    The GLOBAL WARNING Symposium is organized by ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, City of San Jose Public Art Program and CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University in collaboration with LEONARDO/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, and with additional support from the Montalvo Arts Center.

    The two-day symposium examines the interconnectedness of ideas and actions and the current relationships between art-making, science and ecology. A group of distinguished artists, scientists and policy-makers will present and examine case studies of collaborative environmental projects. A session highlighting environmental policy and an overview of activist environmental art will provide context for scientist-artist dialogues engaging active audience participation. Three teams selected to develop designs for the Climate Clock---a landmark public art project that incorporates Silicon Valley’s measurement, data management and communications technologies to aid the understanding of climate change---will present their work. Public policy, urban planning, sustainable design and civic cultural/economic development strategies serve as platforms for a look at how public art can stimulate community dialogue about these issues of critical importance.

    Find out more about the Global Warning Symposium


    February 2011


    11 August 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SETI Institute
    515 N. Whisman Road
    Mountain View, California

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7:00-7:30pm: Renetta Sitoy (artist) on "The Internet as Media"

    Employing a range of strategies for acquiring, organizing, and re-contextualizing information found on the World Wide Web; exploring themes such as online communities (in which participants communicate through mediated, self-defined personas), "cyber-stalking," as well as using the Internet as a means of self-discovery and recollecting personal histories.

    7:30-8:00pm: Shona Kitchen (San Jose State University, CADRE) on "Hyper-functional Landscapes and Art"

    Airports are a work of art in themselves; an aesthetic framework for routing people through the microcosm of airline travel. Airports have what one might call a "captured" audience, creating a perfect place for art to take advantage and send the traveler on an alternative journey within a journey.

    8:00-8:15: BREAK

    8:15-8:45pm: Leila Takayama (Stanford Univ and Willow Garage) on "Throwing Voices"

    Audio projection technologies in our everyday environments throw our voices to new locations in ways that influence our experiences of closeness, comfort, and dominance. Psychological experiments demonstrate several ways that the spatial locations of projected voices influence how well we perform on tasks, how psychologically distanced we become, and how we feel about each other.

    8:45pm-9:15pm: Fred Kuttner (UC Santa Cruz) on "Can Quantum Mechanics Save Science from Newton's Sleep?"

    Newtonian physics and its sequelae in the sciences including biology and psychology point to a comprehensible yet pointless universe. Quantum mechanics may offer a way out, but there are dangers.

    Find out more about past LASERs


    Tuesday, 27 July, 2010

    Art papers (morning session): Design and Computation: Process, Product, Play
    9-10:30 AM
    Theater 411
    SIGGRAPH
    Los Angeles, CA

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    Art papers (afternoon session): Information Aesthetics
    3:45-5:15 PM
    Theater 411
    SIGGRAPH
    Los Angeles, CA

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    Art Papers inform artistic disciplines, set standards, and stimulate future trends. In addition to the core topics of the digital arts and interactive techniques, Art Papers explore the theme of SIGGRAPH 2010's juried art gallery, TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits.

    Art Papers are presented by their authors in 20-minute sessions with five minutes of Q&A. The papers are published in a special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. The issue also includes visual documentation of the works exhibited in TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits. Publication of this special issue coincides with SIGGRAPH 2010.


    Tuesday, 27 July, 2010

    TouchPoint: Haptic Exchange Between Digits
    Art Gallery Reception and Special Issue Release
    2-3:30 pm
    Room 150 Concourse Hall, near the Art Gallery
    SIGGRAPH
    Los Angeles, CA

    Celebrate the intersection of art and technology in TouchPoint: Haptic Exchange Between Digits and the Special Issue of Leonardo. Talk with the artists, designers, and Art Papers authors about their work and meet the members of the SIGGRAPH 2010 committee who organized this year's Art Gallery.

    Find out more about the TouchPoint Gallery at SIGGRAPH


    Wednesday, 28 July, 2010

    20XX.EDU: Grand Challenges in Education, Part I
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Theater 411
    SIGGRAPH
    Los Angeles, CA

    This panel, organized by the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee and Leonardo/ISAST, brings together a diverse group of outstanding researchers and artists, academy and industry professionals, educators, and government officials to discuss the future of education in its broadest sense, encompassing both formal and informal learning.

    New digital technologies for human expression and communication have given birth to a 24/7-connected worldwide community that offers individuals and institutions a myriad of new models for shared, interactive learning. Information from a variety of digital devices that we now carry with us at all times is reshaping the way we perceive the world and interact with it. Online collaboration and social networking now play a major role in how we acquire and spread knowledge.

    How can educational institutions take advantage of the increasing popularity and dissemination of these technologies? How can individuals and institutions benefit from the massive increase of participatory and collaborative learning in our society? What are the major challenges in education today, in the sciences and the humanities? What are the new educational trends and paradigms for the coming decades? What kind of new learning contexts can be created outside of traditional institutions?

    The recent MacArthur report on The Future of Learning Institutions in the Digital Age provides one set of responses to these questions. This panel continues the conversation.

    Panelists:
    Marc Barr, Middle Tennessee State University
    Roger Malina, Leonardo/ISAST and University of Provence
    David T. Goldberg,HASTAC, University of California
    Rebecca Allen, NOKIA Hollywood
    Mary Lou Maher, National Science Foundation
    Sarah Cunningham, National Endowment for the Arts
    Glenn Entis, VanEdge Capital

    More about this panel

    28 July 2010

    20XX.EDU: Grand Challenges in Education, Part II
    3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Theater 411
    SIGGRAPH
    Los Angeles, CA

    This panel, organized by the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee and Leonardo/ISAST, is a continuation of the conversation that begins in Part 1 among a diverse group of outstanding researchers and artists, academy and industry professionals, educators, and government officials to discuss the future of education in its broadest sense, encompassing both formal and informal learning.

    Panelists:
    Marc Barr, Middle Tennessee State University
    Donna Cox, NSCA
    James Foley, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Andy van Dam, Brown University
    Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles
    Roger Malina, Leonardo/ISAST and CNRS

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    Wednesday, 28 July, 2010

    Leonardo Town Hall and Leonardo Education and Art Forum Meeting (Birds of Feather meeting)
    3:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    Room 506
    SIGGRAPH
    Los Angeles, CA

    Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum for a town hall meeting to discuss matters of interest to the Leonardo community.

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    12 July 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Linda Gass (Artist) on "Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?"

    A visual presentation on textile-based art informed by site, maps, aerial photography and environmental activism. The artwork portrays aerial views of the human marks on our landscape in an effort to draw attention to concerns about water, using beauty to encourage people to look at the hard issues we face.

    7:10-7:45pm: Peter Foucault (SFAI) on "Systems and Interactivity in Drawing"

    A discussion on how drawings are constructed through mark making systems, and how audience participation can influence the outcome of a final composition, focusing on an interactive robotic drawing installation

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Cindy Stokes (Photographer) on "Dynamic Form"

    A discussion of photographs and comments on some of the universal principles involved in the image structures.

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Imin Yeh on "Downloadable Mahjong"

    A discussion and craft circle based upon print media in the digital age and contemporary possibilities for "La Perruque"

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    9 June 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SETI Institute
    515 N. Whisman Road
    Mountain View, California

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Admission is free but limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7:00-7:30pm: Robert Lang (Origami Artist) on "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes"

    Origami, the ancient Japanese art of has undergone a renaissance over the last few decades, in part due to the contributions of scientists and mathematicians to the art. Mathematical techniques can give rise to both artworks of remarkable beauty as well as real-world applications in medicine, space, and more.

    7:30-8:00pm: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison on "How Can Art Help Create a Sustainable World?"

    "The Force Majeure" is a work to reflect on the oncoming effects of Global Warming from a whole systems perspective. What can culture do, specifically the artist, as a response to the loss of glaciation and the ensuing problems with rivers and droughts in a region like Tibet? This work suggests a sweeping, but possible, biological response to the 2.4 million square kilometers of the Tibetan plateau as well as to other regions of the world.

    8:00-8:15: BREAK

    8:15-8:45pm: Victoria Scott and Scott Kildall (Zer01 Artists in Residence) on "Imaginary Gifts"

    Gift Horse is a sculpture constructed almost entirely of recyclable materials, which depicts the mythological Trojan Horse, as originally modeled in and exported from the virtual world of Second Life.

    8:45pm-9:15pm: Tom McKeag (BioDreamMachine) on "How Would Nature Do That?"

    Teaching science through design to natural-born inventors.

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    10 May 2010

    Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks satellite symposium
    BarabásiLab - Center for Complex Network Research
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA

    By means of keynotes, contributed talks and interdisciplinary discussion we will explore and identify important issues surrounding the convergence of arts, humanities and complex networks. On the one hand we will concentrate on network structure and dynamics in areas ranging from art history and archeology to music, film and image science. In the same time we are interested in the development and critique of network visualizations from medieval manuscripts to the latest tools, such as Cytoscape and Processing. Our dual focus is based on the opinion that the study of networks and the study of visualizations of these networks complement each other, much in the same way as archeology cannot live without self-reflective art history - studying the represented always presupposes the study of representation. Bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations, resulting in better images of networks, and a better use of these images. Running parallel to the NetSci2010 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

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    10 May 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    Maraschi Room
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Chris Palmer (Artist) on "Tradition Meets Modern Digital Fabrication"

    Custom software tools (rhinoscripts | grasshopper definitions) developed to serve the expression and fabrication of Middle Eastern styles combining structure and ornament

    7:10-7:35pm: Therese Lahaie (Artist) on "Longing for the Background"

    An unusual combination of glass, steel, motors, lighting and photography is employed in an investigation of the sciences, the natural world and contemplative practice. The technical and imaginative possibilities of LED lighting will also be discussed.

    7:35-7:50pm: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Mona El Khafif (California College of the Arts) on "City Space Share"

    Revitalizing and transforming urban activity in a city center through spatial strategies that recuperate the street frontage, promote productive inhabitation and initiate micro-urbanisms that support the local neighborhood.

    8:15-8:45pm: Evelyne Gayou (INA France and Stanford CCRMA) on "Making and Listening"

    The evolution of the musician's tools from musique concrete to electronic music through the philosophy of "making and listening", where first is the gesture and second the perception.

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    14 April 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SETI Institute
    515 N. Whisman Road
    Mountain View, California

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7:00-7:30pm: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer (USF) on "Knitting Code"

    Knit cloth is tangibly constructed from series of knit and purl stitches. Code is constructed from intangible sets of zeros and ones strung together. Two projects to be shown and discussed include Virtual Knitting and KNiiTTiiNG. In Virtual Knitting users are able to knit with custom made electronic knitting needles in both physical and virtual space at the same time, constructing both tangible and intangible cloth. KNiiTTiiNG uses the Nintendo Wii to knit with.

    7:30-8:00pm: Ken Eklund on "Massively Seeking Susan: Connecting Strangers Through Gameplay / ZOROP"

    Don't believe those who dismiss it as some sort of game. Zorop is real, and so is the Great Zoropathetic Warp - the fabric of human connection woven whenever strangers find something in common. Zoropathians can prove it: through their agency, people will see the threads they add to this great weave (at the 01SJ Biennial in September). is it possible that just by visualizing simple human connections we can make the world a better place?

    8:00-8:30: BREAK

    8:30-9:00pm: Phil Ross (artist) on "It's Alive!: Curating Life into the Art Realm"

    An introduction to the ideas and ambitions that gave rise to BioTechnique, a 2007 show that traced the history of life as a cultured thing; the complicated logistics in curating living works into galleries and museums; a larger view of the bio-culture industry.

    9:00pm-9:30: Tami Spector (University of San Francisco) on "Nanoaesthetics"

    The evolution of nanoaesthetics from representations of the molecular machine to the machine made image, including the aesthetics of molecular systems such as nanocars and nanoputians that reference the mechanistic and vitalistic philosophies of the 17th and 18th centuries

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    8 March 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Helena Carmena (California Academy of Sciences) on "Connecting Art and Science through Museum Experiences"

    Artists and scientists share similar approaches in their processes, an overlap in skills and processes has led to a thoughtful education-focused collaboration between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Fine Arts Museum.

    7:10-7:35pm: Jesse Austin & Charles Lee (BIOS Design Collective) on "The Application of Biological Patterns to Architecture"

    Design at the intersection of biology and technology. Collaborative self organization through the lens of bio-inspired design and information technology.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Anna Couey on "Communication Systems as Social Sculpture"

    Projects and reflections about artists involved in telecommunications as an artistic medium, from building communication systems as social sculpture to facilitating community-led research as a strategy for building power and transforming social systems.

    8:15-8:45pm: Taraneh Hemami (Visual Artist) on "One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran"

    Chronicling narratives of place and time, a group of Iranian artists examine the relationship between the patterns, rhythms, and systems that emerged from their everyday experiences in Tehran within the larger social and cultural context of the city.

    8:45-9:30: More Socializing/Networking

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    10 February 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SETI Institute
    515 N Whisman Rd
    Mountain View, CA 94043-2172

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:45pm-7pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7-7:30pm: June Power (Altor Systems) on "A Matter of Form"

    A discussion of how mathematics might provide inspiration for addressing complex management issues in distributed computer systems. The talk will be conceptual in nature and will aim to provide a glimpse into this very complex problem space.

    7:30-8pm: John Edmark (Stanford Univ) on "Geometric Patterns of Change"

    A number of transforming and kinetic works have been created as a result of an ongoing exploration into spatial patterns of symmetry and growth, focusing in particular on those arising out of logarithmic spiral structures, Fibonacci numbers, and the golden ratio.

    8-8:30: BREAK

    8:30-9pm: Carlo Sequin (U.C. Berkeley) on "Knotty Sculptures"

    This presentation explores the use of simple knots as constructivist building blocks for abstract geometrical sculptures. One approach places simple n-foil knots on the n-sided faces of a Platonic or Archimedean polyhedron. Another investigation explores various generating principles for the construction of recursive knots. For instance, a simple crossing of two strands is replaced with a more complicated tangled version of two strands, and the process is then repeated recursively. A few of these designs conceived on a computer are then developed further to make actual 3D models on various rapid prototyping machines.

    9-9:30pm: Gertrude Reagan (Visual Artist) on "My Life Among the Patterns"

    Studying natural patterns both by drawing them and finding analogs for them in crafts materials. Patterns as metaphors for philosophic ideas.

    9:30-10:00: More Socializing/Networking

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    13 February 2010

    Leonardo Education and Art Forum at CAA Chicago 2010
    Regency A, Gold Level
    West Tower
    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    12:30 PM–2:00 PM

    "Migratory Structures: Scientific Imagery and Contemporary Art Practice"

    Chair: Paul Hertz, independent artist and curator, Chicago

    RE:presentation
    Marlena Novak, Northwestern University
    Jay Alan Yim, Northwestern University

    Algorithmic Practices at the Intersection of Art and Science
    Jean-Pierre Hebert, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Better than Drugs: VR, Meditation, and Pain
    Diane Gromala, Simon Fraser University

    Visualization and the Art of Metaphoric Mapping
    Jack Ox, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Discussant:Hannah Higgins, University of Illinois, Chicago


    11 January 2010

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The University of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER is sponsored by The University of Illinois eDREAM Institute, The University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    6:45-7:10pm: Joe Davis (MIT Department of Biology) on "Rubisco Stars - An Active SETI Message from Arecibo"

    A brief description of the transmission of a coded signal from the Arecibo Observatory to commemorate the 35-year anniversary of the Drake message for extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI). On November 7, 2009, a signal was transmitted to intercept three stars likely to have planets (GJ 83.1; SO 025300.5+165258; G5B).

    7:10-7:35: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison on "How can art help create a sustainable world?"

    "The Force Majeure" is a work to reflect on the oncoming effects of Global Warming from a whole systems perspective. What can culture do, specifically the artist, as a response to the loss of glaciation and the ensuing problems with rivers and droughts in a region like Tibet? This work suggests a sweeping, but possible, biological response to the 2.4 million square kilometers of the Tibetan plateau as well as to other regions of the world.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15pm: Laura Granka (Google and Stanford Univ) on "Applying Ethnography to Search"

    People acquire information from a number of different sources, and online search is only one part of this equation. By conducting ethnographic research in homes and offices, we are better able to capture the number of different tools, techniques, and sources that people use for information discovery. At Google, I have conducted a great deal of research to better understand how all of these elements factor into the information seeking process. I'll share the insights I've learned from this research, as well as discuss how fostering effective collaboration with design and engineering teams has enabled Google to turn user behavior research insights into actionable ideas for product development and design.I acquired a camera and began noticing, and photographing, formations in the macroscopic world that much resembled what was seen in the microscope.

    8:15-8:45pm: Victoria Vesna (UCLA) on "Bio-Nanotech + Art: Teaching / Learning / Creating in Social Networks"

    Bioartists use cells, DNA molecules, proteins, and living tissues to bring to life ethical, social, and aesthetic issues of sciences. Nanotechnology has caught attention of artists to go beyond the visible and audible realm. A theory + practice course is being pioneered at UCLA and Parsons simultaneously with star art/scientist guests participating and free access for the general public to all course materials.

    9:30-10:00: More Socializing/Networking

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    9 December 2009

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    The SETI Institute
    Palo Alto, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking. Anyone in the audience is welcome to describe in 30 seconds what they are working on.

    7:00-7:30: Chris Chafe (Stanford) on "Making Music in Data-Rich Environments"

    The material of music now includes possibilities from the vast and accessible "datascape" that we're able to hook into via computers and media. The lecture will traverse musical projects I've been involved with which have engaged data in many forms, from internet traffic and computer animation, to real-time environmental sensors as musical performers.

    7:30-8:00: Paul Rabinow of UC Berkeley's College of Letters & Science on "Ars Synthetica".

    "Ars Synthetica" is a website that, while centered on synthetic biology, is a multi-media experiment in documentation, critique, debate, and problems.

    8:00-8:30: BREAK

    8:30-9:00: Deborah Munk of the San Francisco Dump on "The Art of Recycling"

    An overview of the Artist in Residence Program at SF Recycling & Disposal and will focus on a few of the 70 artists who have had residencies. I will also discuss recycling, the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and sustainability.

    9:00-9:30: Cindy Stokes (Photographer) on "Dynamic Form"

    A discussion of photographs and comments on some of the universal principles involved in the image structures. I first became intrigued with structure and pattern in nature while examining cells and tissues in the microscope during graduate school. It wasn't until after graduation that I acquired a camera and began noticing, and photographing, formations in the macroscopic world that much resembled what was seen in the microscope.

    9:30-10:00: More Socializing/Networking

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    26 November 2009

    LEF@Re:live2009
    Faculty of VCA and Music
    University of Melbourne
    234 St Kilda Road
    SOUTHBANK Victoria 3000

    The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) will run a one day forum on the 26th November 2009 prior to the media art history conference Re:live.The LEF@Re:live will be focused on mapping the terrain: Institutional capacities in media art, science and technology creating an exchange on the burning current issues in education.

    The LEF intend to publish policy papers in the course of the next few years. Contributions by participants of LEF conferences in 2008 form the base of our introductory LEF Strategic Summary document available for comment at http://mass.nomad.net.au/leonardo-education-forum-strategy-summary-on-media- art-education/

    The Forum will be held at Faculty of VCA and Music, University of Melbourne, 234 St Kilda Road, SOUTHBANK Victoria 300

    10 00 am Welcome
    Su Baker, Associate Professor Art, Head of School, Faculty of the VCA and Music, University of Melbourne

    Nina Czegledy LEF co-chair, Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto, Adjunct Associate Professor, Concordia University and Dr Paul Thomas, Australian representative for LEF, Co chair Media Art History Conference, Re:live 09, Director Centre for Research in Art Science and Humanity Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.

    10.10 am Nina Czegledy LEF co-chair presents LEF international initiatives & Policy Papers

    10.30 am Dr.Paul Thomas and Jeremy Blank will report on the Australian national media art scoping study.

    11.00 am Reports from delegates on LEF@ISEA - Ars on the three themes

    11.15 am Professor Oliver Grau,, Chair for Image Science, Head Department for Cultural Studies
    DANUBE UNIVERSITY, Krems, AUSTRIA

    11.30 am Professor Ross Harley, Head of School, Media Arts, Acting Associate Dean Research, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Paddington, Australia

    11.45 am Professor Ian M Clothier, Faculty of Art, Commerce and Technology, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Zealand, Director: Intercreate.org, SCANZ2006 & 2009

    12 pm lunch

    1.30 - 3.00 pm Working groups focus:

    1. The Role of Research in media art & science & technology
    2. The role of Curricula: Mapping the terrain
    3. The role of Institutions: Institutional / Organizational Capacities and Benchmarks

    3.00 pm summary by session chairs

    Working Groups

    The Role of Research in media art & science & technology
    Working group leaders: Oliver Grau & Melentie Pandelovski

    The role of Curricula: Mapping the terrain
    Working group leaders: Ross Harley & Cat Hope

    The role of Institutions: Institutional / Organizational
    Capacities and Benchmarks
    Working group leaders: Ian Clothier & Attila Nemes

    3.15pm - 4.30 pm Resolutions and outcomes
    (With refreshments.)

    Please feel free to circulate.

    Contact/Organizers: Nina Czegledy (czegledy@interlog.com), Paul Thomas (p.thomas@curtin.edu.au) and Julian Stadon (j.stadon@curtin.edu.au)


    9 November 2009

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    This event is FREE but space is limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10: Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) on "Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design"

    Since software design is a process of writing, the "computer revolution" can be understood as the rewriting of the world. One can identify a minor literature, within computer science, that has been premised on an understanding of software designers as writers, as essayists, as those who articulate ideas in code to communicate with other people. In other words, within this minor literature, computers are understood not just as tools but also as media that connect and separate people. Software studies is an emerging area in which code is examined as a digital medium.

    7:10-7:35: Jim Campbell (artist) on "More is Less: Delving Into Lo-fi"

    I'll discuss how my work over the last few years has gone from looking at very low-resolution visual image representations to looking at almost no-resolution non-image visual representations. I'll show different ways of distilling time and rhythm information from an event, ways that , when successful, present an essential and felt (as opposed to analytic) extremely minimal representation.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15: Phil Ross (artist) on "It's Alive!: Curating life into the art realm"

    An introduction to the ideas and ambitions that gave rise to BioTechnique, a 2007 show that traced the history of life as a cultured thing; the complicated logistics in curating living works into galleries and museums; a larger view of the bio-culture industry.

    8:15-8:45: Renetta Sitoy (artist) on "The Internet as Media"

    Employing a range of strategies for acquiring, organizing, and re-contextualizing information found on the World Wide Web; exploring themes such as online communities (in which participants communicate through mediated, self-defined personas), "cyber-stalking," as well as using the Internet as a means of self-discovery and recollecting personal histories.

    8:45-9:30: More Socializing/Networking

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    9 November 2009

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10: Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) on "Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design"

    Since software design is a process of writing, the "computer revolution" can be understood as the rewriting of the world. One can identify a minor literature, within computer science, that has been premised on an understanding of software designers as writers, as essayists, as those who articulate ideas in code to communicate with other people. In other words, within this minor literature, computers are understood not just as tools but also as media that connect and separate people. Software studies is an emerging area in which code is examined as a digital medium.

    7:10-7:35: Jim Campbell (artist) on "More is Less: Delving Into Lo-fi"

    I'll discuss how my work over the last few years has gone from looking at very low-resolution visual image representations to looking at almost no-resolution non-image visual representations. I'll show different ways of distilling time and rhythm information from an event, ways that , when successful, present an essential and felt (as opposed to analytic) extremely minimal representation.

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15: Phil Ross (artist) on "It's Alive!: Curating life into the art realm"

    An introduction to the ideas and ambitions that gave rise to BioTechnique, a 2007 show that traced the history of life as a cultured thing; the complicated logistics in curating living works into galleries and museums; a larger view of the bio-culture industry.

    8:15-8:45: Renetta Sitoy (artist) on "The Internet as Media"

    Employing a range of strategies for acquiring, organizing, and re-contextualizing information found on the World Wide Web; exploring themes such as online communities (in which participants communicate through mediated, self-defined personas), "cyber-stalking," as well as using the Internet as a means of self-discovery and recollecting personal histories.

    8:45-9:30: More Socializing/Networking

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    14 October 2009

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SETI Institute
    Mountain View, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    This event is FREE but space is limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:30: Julie Newdoll on "Molecular Mirror up to Shakespeare, and other Tales"

    Cell biology as a new surface upon which to gaze at the magnificent works of William Shakespeare as well as other myths and stories Biological systems and the myths and legends of cultures both ancient and contemporary have evolved in similar ways. Over time they have both been refined into the masterpieces they have become and speak from our deepest roots.

    7:30-8:00: Steve Wilson (Artist and Author) on "Overview of Art and Biology Experimentation"

    Biological research promises to have even more impact on the culture than electronics. It is critical that artists get involved. The presentation gives an overview covering the following topics: Cultural and Pragmatic Rationales for Involvement of Artists, Philosphical Issues Underlying Biology Research, Examples of Emerging Areas in Biology Research, Examples of Areas of Biology Research & Development Asking for Artistic Inquiry, Examples of artists Working with Biology, Examples from the presenter's installations: Protozoa Games and IntroSpection.

    8:00-8:30: BREAK

    8:30-9:00: Wayne Vitale (Gamelan Sekar Jaya) on "The Aesthetics of Oscillation in Balinese Music"

    The gamelan orchestras of Bali are famous for their brilliant ensemble virtuosity. Underlying the metallic flash is an aesthetic sensibility of periodicity or oscillation that affects every aspect of the music. Based on Hindu cosmology, the Balinese concept of rwa bhineda---interdependent opposites---is manifest in the tiniest details of musical elaboration and interlocking melodies, in the paired tuning system of "detuned" unisons, and in extended gong periods several minutes long. This presentation gives an overview of the Balinese sense of beauty-in-oscillation.

    9:00-9:30: Wayne Lanier on "Walking the Salt: Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain"

    How salt marsh microorganisms get together to form well-ordered communities

    9:30-10:00: More Socializing/Networking

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    14 September 2009

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    University of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    Schedule:

    6:15pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer (USF) on "Knitting Code"

    Knit cloth is tangibly constructed from series of knit and purl stitches. Code is constructed from intangible sets of zeros and ones strung together. This has been the basis for much of my work as an artist working across textiles and technology. In some of my recent works I began working with the idea of motion, the motion to knitting, typing, wearing cloth, working at a computer and translating what these motions could look like. Two projects to be shown and discussed include Virtual Knitting and KNiiTTiiNG. In Virtual Knitting users are able to knit with custom made electronic knitting needles in both physical and virtual space at the same time, constructing both tangible and intangible cloth. KNiiTTiiNG uses the Nintendo Wii to knit with.

    7:10-7:35: Chris McKay (NASA AMES) on "This Martian Life"

    3 Short Stories of life on Mars, in pictures

    7:35-7:50: BREAK

    7:50-8:15: Bonnie DeVarco (artist) on "Imago Mundi - Visioning Earth from MappaeMundi to Cyberspace" From Buckminster Fuller's geoscope to the latest gaming and virtual world technologies

    8:15-8:45: Zann Gill on "What Daedalus told Darwin

    Tracing a thought path from Leonardo da Vinci's little-known Codex Trivulzianus, through Adam Smith's neglected Theory of Moral Sentiments, which was overshadowed by his Wealth of Nations, highlights cultural biases that may explain why we emphasized a half interpretation of Darwin's theory of evolution, making the Tragedy of the Commons an inevitable outcome of evolutionary dynamics. Recent findings in cell biology raise questions about pure Darwinism (random variation and environmental selection) as the exclusive driver of evolution's ingenious designs. Mythical inventor/architect Daedalus tells the great scientist Charles Darwin that Intelligent Design has diverted us from the full meaning of "design" - its role in life's past and future evolution toward eco-sustainable futures.

    8:45pm-9:30pm: Discussions, more socializing

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    29 August 2009

    Leonardo Education Forum @ ISEA 2009
    Belfast, Ireland

    13.45 Welcome
    Kerstin Mey Director of Research Institute of Art and Design, University of Ulster. Artistic Director ISEA2009
    Nina Czegledy LEF co-chair

    13.55 Keynote Andrea Polli, Director, Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program, University of New Mexico, LEF outgoing co-chair

    14.15 LEF international initiatives & the White Paper
    Nina Czegledy, Senior Fellow KMDI, University of Toronto Adjunct Associate Professor, Concordia University, LEF co-chair

    14.35 Introduction to LEF working group session
    Daniela Reimann, University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz
    LEF correspondent, Germany

    14.45 Working groups

    Focus:
    1. The Role of Research in media art & science & technology
    2. The role of Curricula: Mapping the terrain
    3. The role of Institutions: Institutional / Organizational Capacities and Benchmarks

    16.15 Summary.


    12 August 2009

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SETI Institute
    Mountain View, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

    7:00-7:30: David Stork. (Ricoh Innovations and Stanford Univ) on "When computers look at art: Rigorous image analysis in humanistic studies of the visual arts".

    New computer methods have been used to shed light on a number of recent controversies in the study of art. How do these computer methods work? What can computers reveal about images that even the best-trained connoisseurs, art historians and artist cannot? How much more powerful and revealing will these methods become? In short, how is computer image analysis changing our understanding of art?

    7:30-8:00: Darlene Lim (NASA) on "Learning by doing: A Hitchhikers' Guide to the Scientific Training of Moon and Mars Bound Astronauts"

    Humans are set to return to the Moon. Astronauts will to be chosen from a variety of backgrounds. As we train them for their missions, we also want to put the heart and soul of humanity back in space exploration. We will focus on teaching them how to think and operate as field scientists and not just proxy scientists, by training them in Field Science and Exploration camps, notably at at Pavilion Lake , an artist's paradise. This will give them the chance to learn in a social environment, as humans do best. The experiment at Pavilion Lake will also include an artist in residence program.

    8:00-8:30: BREAK

    8:30-9:00: Irene Chien of Berkeley's Center for New Media on "Embodied Gaming from Dance Dance Revolution and Wii to Biofeedback Gaming"

    Embodied Gaming from Dance Dance Revolution and Wii to Biofeedback Gaming Video games have been traditionally pathologized for turning players into passive thumb-twiddling zombies sucked into the virtual space of the computer screen. But video game interfaces from Dance Dance Revolution to Guitar Hero to Wii Fit now urge players to get up and move. They direct us away from the screen and toward player's real bodies, calling unprecedented attention to the curious ways our bodies occupy both digital and physical space.

    9:00-9:30: Laura Granka (Google and Stanford Univ) on "Applying Ethnography to Search"

    People acquire information from a number of different sources, and online search is only one part of this equation. By conducting ethnographic research in homes and offices, we are better able to capture the number of different tools, techniques, and sources that people use for information discovery. At Google, I have conducted a great deal of research to better understand how all of these elements factor into the information seeking process. I'll share the insights I've learned from this research, as well as discuss how fostering effective collaboration with design and engineering teams has enabled Google to turn user behavior research insights into actionable ideas for product development and design.

    9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing

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    4-6 August 2009

    Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH 2009
    New Orleans, LA

    1. Leonardo/SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Reception and Special Issue Release Reception

    Time: Tuesday Aug. 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

    Place: SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference, New Orleans, LA, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hallway outside Rooms 353-355, adjacent to the BioLogic Gallery

    Celebrate the opening of the BioLogic Gallery and the release of the Leonardo Special Issue documenting the SIGGRAPH 2009 BioLogic Gallery and Art Papers.

    2. Leonardo Town Hall / Birds of a Feather Session

    Time: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 1:30 - 3:00PM

    Place: SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference, New Orleans, LA, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 263

    Town Hall meeting for SIGGRAPH attendees interested in Leonardo projects and collaborations. We welcome artists, scientists, technologists, educators, students and others interested in work that integrates art, science and technology.


    13 July 2009

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous
    University of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    Schedule:

    6:30pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

    6:45-7:10pm: Jamie McHugh of John Kennedy University and Tamalpa Institute on "Inner and Outer Landscapes"

    We are nature: our soma and psyche are reflections of the elements. This informs my work both as a "body conservationist" (somatic movement educator) and as a photographer of Nature's body. My images - Nature Being Art - transmit the living earth not as figurative landscape but as contemporary abstract art, reflecting the dynamic balance of movement and stillness found both in nature and in body. I will present my images of the natural environment as contemplative objects in tandem with an embodied approach to meditation.

    7:10pm-7:35pm: Daniel "Cosmo Kichman" Grupp (Artist in residence at DeYoung Museum) on "Yielding to Irony: Understanding the Illusion of Importance in Art and Science."

    Both art and science can attain levels of great importance in our lives. We start from a clear intention, and may end up in a place where the importance itself is what is important. In both art and science, we may present with magnified importance an idea or an object, completely without irony. In this talk I explore the joy we can experience when we yield to the irony of our seriousness.

    7:35pm-7:50pm: BREAK

    7:50pm-8:15pm: Rhonda Holberton, artist, on "Geopolitical Ruptures: How Science, Technology, and Repo-modernism will save the World"

    My discussion will address visual language and how it operates within a cultural paradigm to reinforce political ideology. Is it possible that cultural indexes are beginning to suggest the end of one imaginary totality and the beginning of another; Post-Industrial, Post-postmodernism, Post-materialism, Post-oil, Post-technology, Post-capitalism, Post-global warming, Post-cultural revolution, Post-autonomous, Post-democratic? How are the arts, sciences, and technology fields working together within the ruptures of our current system to prepare us for this ideological shift?

    8:15pm-8:45pm: Terrence Deacon (U.C. Berkeley) on "The Aesthetic Faculty"

    Abstract

    8:45pm-9:30pm: Discussions, more socializing

    This LASER is sponsored by: ZKM|Center for Art and Media

    More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


10 June 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Schedule:

6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

7:00pm-7:30pm: Sheila Pinkel, (artist) on "Making visible the invisible in nature and in culture"

Since 1973 I have been trying to make visible the invisible in nature and culture. I will briefly speak about the evolution of my work during this time to provide a conceptual overview of my ideas and process.

7:30pm-8:00pm: Robert Edgar (Stanford Univ) "Temporal Seurats: Simultaneous Opposites"

Will show a video, and speak about the aesthetics he's working through. To preview the work go to www.vimeo.com and search for Robert Edgar.

8:00pm-8:30pm: BREAK

8:30pm-9:00pm: Liena Vayzman (San Jose State University) on "The Aesthetics and Politics of Home in Contemporary Art"

Is home a fleeting dwelling place? A memory? Luxury for the rich? Site of regional identity? Domestic heaven or hell? Nostalgic marker for lost history? In light of the recent foreclosure crisis, Liena Vayzman will discuss the exhibition "Home: The Aesthetics and Politics of Home in Contemporary Art" which she curated in 2007. Works by 30 contemporary artists interpret the concept of home in innovative works of sculpture, video installation, photography, design, painting, and documentary film. "Home" demonstrates artistic critiques and re-imaginings of the embattled white-picket-fenced symbol of the American dream on the cusp of a shifting cultural terrain etched by economies of greed and displacement.

9:00pm-9:30pm: Roger Malina, CNRS Marseille

9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing

This LASER is sponsored by: ZKM|Center for Art and Media

More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


8 April 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SETI Institute
Mountain View, CA

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Please RSVP to p (at) scaruffi (dot) com to attend. Admission is free but limited.

Schedule:

6:30pm-7pm: Socializing/networking.

7pm-7:30pm: Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) on "Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design"

Since software design is a process of writing, the "computer revolution" can be understood as the rewriting of the world. One can identify a minor literature, within computer science, that has been premised on an understanding of software designers as writers, as essayists, as those who articulate ideas in code to communicate with other people. In other words, within this minor literature, computers are understood not just as tools but also as media that connect and separate people. Software studies is an emerging area in which code is examined as a digital medium.

7:30pm-8pm: Hasan Elahi, San Jose State University's CADRE Lab for New Media, on "Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project"

Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project builds on a series of installations, performances, and websites that use Elahi's self-surveillance to critique contemporary investigative techniques. Aspects of Tracking Transience include: a self-tracking device that constantly transmits and maps his exact location alongside his financial data, communication records and transportation logs; a database of thousands of images of airports Elahi travels through and sometimes sleeps in, food he consumes in transit, and public toilets he uses while traveling. Elahi has protected himself from unwanted scrutiny by making his entire life and whereabouts publicly accessible.

8pm-8:30pm: BREAK

8:30pm-9pm: Chris McKay (NASA AMES) on "The Phoenix Mission to Mars and Mars-like places in Antarctica"

Phoenix landed at 68§N in the ice-rich ground on Mars and investigated the chemistry and geology of a polar site on Mars for the first time. Studies in the high elevation dry permafrost in Antarctica provides a basis for considering the possibilities for life at the Phoenix site on Mars.

9pm-9:30pm: Marty Banks (UC Berkeley) on "Some Interesting Phenomena in Picture Perception"

Pictures are very widely used to convey 3D information on a 2D surface. I will discuss how the picture viewer is able to perceive the 3D layout of the depicted scene despite frequently viewing the picture from an incorrect position. The results have implications for our understanding of picture viewing, for perceptual distortions with wide fields of view, and for the effectiveness of various photographic and cinematographic tricks.

This LASER is sponsored by: ZKM|Center for Art and Media

More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


25-28, February 2009

Leonardo Education Forum at College Art Association Conference 2009
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

Leonardo Education Forum participated in the 97th annual College Art Association meeting in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Among the events they hosted were a panel session, a business meeting and a special visit to the UCLA Art|Sci Center.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

12:30PM-2PM
LEF Business Meeting
Concourse Meeting Room 408B, Level 2

Thursday February 26, 2009

9:30AM-12PM
Related Panel: Proof: Art Illuminates Science
Bill Tomlinson, Lev Manovich, Carol Steen, Lillian Ball, and Aviva Rahmani with Barbara Stafford as a respondent.

12:30-2PM
LEF session: Shifting Paradigms in Media Art, Science and Technology Education in a Global Context
Concourse meeting room 406AB, level 2
List of panel: Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Paul Thomas, Diana Domingues, Christo Doherty Felipe C. Londono.
Moderation: Nina Czegledy and Andrea Polli

3-9PM
Visit to UCLA Art|Science Center
Will arrange for a van to pickup guests at conference center at 3pm and bring them to the UCLA Art/Sci Center, Please note this same evening there will be a series of special events on the UCLA Campus. See below for more information.

4-6PM LEF Meeting
Art|Sci Center, Broad Art Center

6-9PM Special Events, Hammer Museaum and Fowler, Broad Art Center Open House

9PM Return by Van

An Evening at UCLA
Reception: CAA Annual Exhibition
Fowler Museum
Continental Rifts: Contemporary Time-Based Works of Africa
Curated by Mary Nooter Roberts, this exhibition presents the work of five outstanding artists with close associations to Africa: Yto Barrada, Claudia Cristovao, Alfredo Jaar, Georgia Papageorge, and Bernie Searle. Each offers a compelling example of the ways that time-based media lend themselves to the representation of complex transnational, postcolonial identity politics resulting from diasporic displacement, geographic rifts, and deep emotional attachments and divides.

Exhibition viewing and wine-and-cheese reception. Also on view are Transformations: Recent Contemporary African Acquisitions; Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda; Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, and Reflecting Culture, The Francis E. Fowler, Jr. Collection of Silver. Open House

Hammer Museum
On view will be Portraits from the Collections, a selection of works on paper and paintings drawn from the collections of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts and the Hammer Contemporary Collection, curated by Cynthia Burlingham and Gary Garrels. Artists represented in the exhibition include David Dupuis, David Hockney, Ray Johnson, Gustav Klimt, Sharon Lockhart, Edvard Munch, Catherine Opie, Pablo Picasso, Jack Pierson, Kiki Smith, John Sonsini, and James McNeill Whistler. Also on view will be two Hammer Projects by artists Erin Cosgrove and Shirana Shahbazi, and the Armand Hammer Collection of old-master and nineteenth-century European and American paintings. Open House

The Broad Art Center
Designed by Richard Meier and Partners Architects, the UCLA Art Department's headquarters will welcome visitors. The various visual-arts departments will be open, and the undergraduate juried art exhibition will be on view in the New Wight Gallery.

Friday, February 27, 2009
5:30-7PM
Education Roundtable: Education at the Intersections of Art, Science and Technology
West Hall Meeting Room 501ABC, Level 2
Led by Andrea Polli, Nina Czegledy, Ellen Levy and Andres Burbano

Saturday, February 28, 2009

9:30AM-12PM
Related Panel: Database Aesthetics: sorting through bits & flesh
Concourse Meeting Room 406 AB, Level 2
Sharon Daniel, Carol Gigliotti, Eduardo Kac, George LeGrady. Respondent: Lev Manovich.

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11 February 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SETI Institute
515 N. Whisman Road,
Mountain View, CA

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Please RSVP to p (at) scaruffi (dot) com to attend. Admission is free but limited.

Schedule:

6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

7:00pm-7:30pm: Amy Ione on "Perception, Photography, and the Art/Sci Equation"

The USA film and video critic Gene Youngblood once wrote that "all art is experimental, or it isn't art." This presentation examines some historical experiments between artists and scientists, primarily those who brought perception and photography together, to show the value of an interdisciplinary approach. I will then relate this model to the contemporary Art/Sci environment.

7:30pm-8:00pm: Frank Pietronigro

"I See The Earth and it is Beautiful" 8:00pm-8:30pm: Daniel Grupp on "Yielding to Irony: Understanding the Illusion of Importance in Art and Science."

Both art and science can attain levels of great importance in our lives. We start from a clear intention, and may end up in a place where the importance itself is what is important. In both art and science, we may present with magnified importance an idea or an object, completely without irony. In this talk I explore the joy we can experience when we yield to the irony of our seriousness.

9:00pm-9:30pm: Robert Rich on "Microtonal Music and Just Intonation"

A brief introduction to the use of tuning systems based upon ratios, focusing on musical examples and audio demonstrations, with just a bit of history and not much math.

This LASER is sponsored by: ZKM|Center for Art and Media

More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


12 January 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Schedule:

6:00pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:10: Steve Wilson, artist and author, on "Overview of Art and Biology Experimentation"

Biological research promises to have even more impact on the culture than electronics. It is critical that artists get involved. The presentation gives an overview covering the following topics: Cultural and Pragmatic Rationales for Involvement of Artists, Philosphical Issues Underlying Biology Research, Examples of Emerging Areas in Biology Research, Examples of Areas of Biology Research & Development Asking for Artistic Inquiry, Examples of rtists Working with Biology, Examples from the presenter's installations: Protozoa Games and IntroSpection.

7:10-7:35: Dor Abrahamson of Berkeley's Embodied Design Research Lab on "Close Listening to Gesture - An Embodied-Design Perspective on Mathematical Reasoning"

Embodied mechanisms, including kinesthesia, visuo-spatial images, audiated sound, proprioceptive motorics, are constitutive of reasoning. One window onto such embodied mechanisms is gesture. Gesture (aspects of hand/arm motion that do not physically manipulate utensils or the environment) is associated with dedicated aspects of reasoning that may not be communicated through verbal utterance. I focus on gesture in the context of mathematical learning and practice. I'll be showing video/audio QuickTime snippets and NetLogo multi-agent computer programs.

7:35-7:50: BREAK

7:50-8:15: Kavita Philip and Beatriz da Costa on "Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism and Technoscience"

Tactical Biopolitics is a project at the intersection of art, activism and technoscience studies.

8:15-8:45: Paul Rabinow

"Ars Synthetica" is a website that, while centered on synthetic biology, is a multi-media experiment in documentation, critique, debate, and problems.

This LASER was sponsored by: ZKM|Center for Art and Media

More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


10 November 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Schedule:

6:00pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:15: Sam Bower, executive director of the the Green Museum, on "Rebuilding a Sustainable Culture"

By addressing the intra-disciplinary needs of our communities and ecosystems directly through the arts, artists and their collaborators are pioneering a reintegration of aesthetics, restoration science, spirituality, urban development and green planning. To create a more sustainable human population, the arts, beauty and metaphor need to be profoundly engaged. Art can inspire creative problem solving, connect infrastructure and ideas to local culture and history and engage people in a vision of a better and more beautiful world.

7:15-7:45: Nomi Talisman, video and photography artist, on "Cultural Objects and their Relationship to Everyday Life"

The artist will describe how her work with photography, digital media and video, combining media from public archives and footage that was shot on ordinary locations and depicting everyday events, explore systems and structures of knowledge; explore psychological, emotional, fictionalized and mythologized relationships to definitions of "the real".

7:45-8:15: Frank Pietronigro, co-founder and director of the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, on "Humanities and Culture in Space"

A general overview of some of the groups, individuals and institutions involved in expanding the presence of the Arts, Humanities, and Culture within the context of human space exploration.

8:15-8:45: Hasan Elahi, San Jose State University's CADRE Lab for New Media, on "Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project"

Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project builds on a series of installations, performances, and websites that use Elahi's self-surveillance to critique contemporary investigative techniques. Aspects of Tracking Transience include: a self-tracking device that constantly transmits and maps his exact location alongside his financial data, communication records and transportation logs; a database of thousands of images of airports Elahi travels through and sometimes sleeps in, food he consumes in transit, and public toilets he uses while traveling. Elahi has protected himself from unwanted scrutiny by making his entire life and whereabouts publicly accessible.

More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


8 September 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

6:00pm-6:30pm: Socializing/networking

6:45-7:15pm: Thomas Zimmerman IBM Almaden Research Center, on "Music as the Mother of Invention"

Many of my inventions started as input devices for musical instruments. The DataGlove was a means to play air guitar. The Personal Area Network was a means to play air drums. I shall discuss the development of input devices for electronic musical instruments and how they contributed to inventions.

7:15-7:45pm: William Hsu and Matt Heckert of the Multimedia & Visualization Lab at SFSU on "Sound Machines and Computer Control"

An overview of several mechanical sound installations and performances they have collaborated on over a 5 year period: the Rotifiers/Centripetal Sound, the Fencers, and the Chainboxes.

7:45-8:00pm: Break

8:00-8:20pm: Sharon Siskin, of WEAD

Over the past 20 years my studio art has had clear and sometimes subtle overlaps with science. Some recent projects make visual the detritus our family produces in the process of raising twin daughters. I will be showing documentation of a variety of recent and past gallery projects; from work that resulted in the creation of a garden at an AIDS hospice, to installations that combined reused, altered X-rays and scientific paraphernalia to address issues related to food and my ethnic identity, loss, memory and healing.

8:20-8:40pm: Deborah Munk, of the San Francisco Dump

An overview of the Artist in Residence Program at SF Recycling & Disposal and will focus on a few of the 70 artists who have had residencies. I will also discuss recycling, the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and sustainability.

8:40pm: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening

8:45-9:45pm: Discussions, more socializing

To receive mailings about upcoming LASER events, email isast@leonardo.info

More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


14 August 2008

Leonardo Education Forum at SIGGRAPH 2008
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507
Los Angeles, CA

Members of the Leonardo Education Forum met for a Birds of a Feather meeting to discuss issues related to Leonardo Education Forum. Afterwards there was a party hosted by LEF member (and LABS Director) Sheila Pinkel.


27-30 July 2008

Leonardo Education Forum at ISEA 2008
Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore.

Sunday, July 27, 2008
At the Crossroads of Media Arts and Science and Technology:
Education in the 21st Century - What is to be done?
Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore.


Discussion of the white paper draft initiated at LEF@re:place2007 in Berlin, edited by Michael Century, Daniela Reimann and Nina Czegledy. Schedule: following short opening statements, we would like to briefly introduce the LEF international network and discuss the concept and development of regional networks focused on local issues and context. We propose to spend the first hour on feedback of the white paper draft and identification of key areas for discussion. We suggest to break out into moderated discussion groups on each subject. The final hour is for conclusions and concrete recommendations.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Special Event at the Singapore Science center:
Art Science exchange, mixer, show and launch


In this informal gathering, UCLA Art | Science center director Victoria Vesna presents the concept, research and work of the recently established center housed in two locations -- Broad Art center and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). She is joined by astrophysicist Roger Malina, executive director of Leonardo journal and co-chairs of the Leonardo Education Forum, Andrea Polli and Nina Czegledy. Together they will discuss some of the most recent activities, challenges and opportunities that this internationally oriented organization is involved in. After this, Victoria will lead a tour of the NANO exhibition she co-created with nanoscientist James Gimzewski, followed by a tea reception mixer where ideas and contacts will be exchanged and the launch of the Filter magazine published by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT). The edition will be on Interdisciplinarity -- specifically as such a practice relates to art and science collaborations.


14 July 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

6:00pm-6:30pm: Socializing/networking

6:45-7:15pm: Joaquin Alvarado, Director of SFSU's Institute for Next Generation Internet, on "Economies of Representation and the Rise of Transactional Identity"

Converging platforms and persistent user interactions on the network have created a new tension in communities and communication. Individual agency is now being applied as a quantifiable transaction in the evolving event-horizon of ubiquitous computing. As users continue to deploy mediated actions in abstracted media forms they are inevitably engaging in negotiations with automated agents. This creates a friction point that will deliver the new economics of identity.

7:15-7:45pm: Amy Ione, Director of the Diatrope Institute, on "Art and the Brain"

Art practice and appreciation are generally considered products of human culture, rather than areas for scientific investigation. Yet, perhaps because art that is quintessentially exquisite speaks so deeply to us, it is difficult to see human culture as a map for one1s individual experience with art. Now, with the explosion of brain research on cognition, perception, and sensation we are beginning to explore the nature of art in ways that include neurobiological and neuropsychological questions.

7:45-8:00pm: Roger Malina, CNRS Marseille, on Leonardo ISAST's worldwide activities

8:00-8:20pm: Robert Rich, Electronic and Digital Composer, on "Microtonal Music and Just Intonation"

A brief introduction to the use of tuning systems based upon ratios, focusing on musical examples and audio demonstrations, with just a bit of history and not much math.

8:20-8:40pm: Lynette Cook, Artist, on "Art and the Cosmos"

Known especially for her collaborations with Geoff Marcy and other exoplanet discoverers, Cook has painted many planet portraits, from those of our own solar system to those orbiting other stars. She will explain how she knows what these distant bodies look like.

8:40pm: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening

8:45-9:45pm: Discussions, more socializing

To receive mailings about upcoming LASER events, email isast@leonardo.info

More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


3 June 2008

Remix: From Science to Art and Back in the Digital Age
Berkeley Big Bang 2008
Co-hosted by Leonardo/ISAST and the Berkeley Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Street, Berkeley CA 94720
3 June 2008

Berkeley Big Bang 2008 was a three-day symposium and festival of new media and art hosted by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Leonardo/ISAST hosted a full day of panels and events on Sunday, June 3rd, including an exhibition of student artwork, organized by Piero Scaruffi.

"Remix: From Science to Art and Back in the Digital Age"

Schedule of events:

8:30: Registration and Check-In.

9:00: Introduction: 40 Years of Leonardo, by Steve Wilson, Leonardo Board Member, Author of Information Arts, Professor of Conceptual/Information Art at San Francisco State University

9:30-10:30: Osmosis: What Can the Arts do for the Sciences?

Art-Science interaction is a two way process. The impact of science and technology on the arts is much discussed and well documented. This panel seeks to examine the influence of the arts on the sciences, and the benefits that science can derive from the arts.

  • Bronac Ferran, Writer, Researcher, Instructor at Royal College of Art in London, Past director of the Interdisciplinary Arts at Arts Council England
  • Melinda Rackham, Executive Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology
  • Jim Crutchfield, Complexity and Chaos Researcher, Professor of Physics at UC Davis, Co-founder and Scientific Director Art and Science laboratory
  • Chris Chafe, Composer, Duca Family Professor at Stanford University, Director Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

  • 11:15-12:45: Brilliant Noise: How Data Becomes Experience for Artists and Scientists

    Most information about the world we live in is now mediated by instruments. This data is often visualised and sonified both to aid analysis and to communicate with other researchers, but artists too can make this data meaningful and "sensual". The same data sets can lead to very different kinds of work. One person's noise is another person's sound.

  • Camille Utterback, Interactive Video Artist, Inventor, and Founder of Creative Nerve
  • Laura Peticolas, Geophysical Researcher at Space Sciences Lab, UC Berkeley
  • Douglas Kahn, Auditory and Sound Culture Historian, Director of Technocultural Studies, UC Davis

  • 12:45-1:45: Lunch Break

    2:00-3:30: The New Sensuality: Epistemologies of the Very Very Small

    Human cognition is bounded by the inadequacy of human senses to allow us sensory contact with the world on scales larger or smaller than ourselves. To perceive the nano world one needs extended senses or new senses. The nano world requires a new ontology and a new epistemology.

  • Ruth West, New Media artist, Director Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research Center, University of California, San Diego
  • Wayne Lanier, Microbiologist, San Francisco Exploratorium
  • Jennifer Frazier, Project Director of the Visualization Laboratory, San Francisco Exploratorium

  • 3:30-5:00: Closing event of the two-day conference for the audience to mingle with the speakers of the various panels and with Leonardo board members. Winners of the first Leonardo Art/Science Student Contest were presented.


    More information about Berkeley Big Bang 2008: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/events/education/bigbang

    Watch video podcasts of the symposium on the UC Berkeley website.


    12 May 2008

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SFSU downtown
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    6:00pm-6:30pm: Socializing/networking

    6:30-6:45: Welcome by Jeff Babcock (Executive Director of the International Center for the Arts, SFSU, and Leonardo ISAST board member) and Piero Scaruffi

    6:45-7:15: Ken Goldberg, Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media on "Robots as Naturalists"
    Ken will present experiments and questions raised by robots and social networks, ranging from ouija boards to human "tele-actors," and tell a true story about how invasions of privacy led him and his students to investigate how robots can assist in monitoring the natural environment. he'll describe a robotic system they've deployed to assist the search for the ivory billed woodpecker, a bird of extreme interest to birdwatchers, ornithologists, and conservationists whose last confirmed sighting was in 1944. ken will also present the manifesto of the berkeley center for new media and propose a hopefully controversial definition of "media."

    7:15-7:45: Carlo Sequin on "Knotty Sculptures"
    This presentation explores the use of simple knots as constructivist building blocks for abstract geometrical sculptures. One approach places simple n-foil knots on the n-sided faces of a Platonic or Archimedean polyhedron. Another investigation explores various generating principles for the construction of recursive knots. For instance, a simple crossing of two strands is replaced with a more complicated tangled version of two strands, and the process is then repeated recursively. A few of these designs conceived on a computer are then developed further to make actual 3D models on various rapid prototyping machines.

    7:45-8:00: Richard Rinehart, Curator of the Berkeley Art Museum, on the forthcoming UC Berkeley "Big Bang" conference
    Berkeley's New Media Center and Leonardo ISAST are organizing a two-day academic conference to be held in June 2008 at the Berkeley Museum. Richard Rinehart, Curator of the Berkeley Museum, will present the Berkeley day of the conference (first day of the conference).

    8:00-8:20: Kris Paulsen, grad student at Berkeley Center for New Media on "Participation TV".
    Kris will examine a sequence of projects from the 1960s to the present in which artists have worked to reverse the unidirectional structure of broadcast television. These artists feed back into the networks by disrupting broadcasts, "hijacking" programs through pseudo-events and hostile takeovers, and by developing their own multi-directional systems that challenge the television viewer's traditionally passive role. By exploiting the potential for liveness on television news, CCTV, and public access, the artists addressed in this talk attempt to put viewers into direct contact with the event and with the others who are watching - the network becomes a crowd.

    8:20-8:40pm: Trevor Paglen of the Department of Geography University of California at Berkeley on "The Other Night Sky"
    Artist/geographer Trevor Paglen will talk about his recent project to track and photograph 189 classified "moons" (reconnaissance satellites) in Earth orbit. Along the way, he introduces us to an international network of satellite observers, tracks the history of two "stealth" satellites, and contemplates the relationship between classical empiricism and democracy.

    8:45pm-9:45: Discussions, more socializing

    More information about previous LASERS, see: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html


    12 April 2008

    Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008
    NASA Ames
    Moffett Field, CA

    Leonardo Network members were in attendance at Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008. Yuri's Night is a celebration of space exploration—and mankind's curiosity, scientific ingenuity, technical achievements, and spirit of collaboration that have made it all possible. In 2008, NASA’s 50th anniversary, the Bay Area was home to the largest Yuri’s Night celebration ever, with 8,000 people joining astronauts, artists, scientists, engineers, and musicians to pay tribute to our global space heritage and to celebrate how much more is out there to be discovered!

    More information: http://yurisnightbayarea.net/2008/




    March 10, 2008

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SFSU downtown
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    6:00pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking

    7:00-7:30: Tami Spector of USF on "Chemistry and Contemporary Visual Art"
    Relative to physics, mathematics, and biology the intersections of chemistry and contemporary visual art have been relatively neglected. In this talk I will explore some of the ways that modern and contemporary artists have explored this connection, focusing on how the visual arts share unique material and conceptual aspects with chemistry. Specific works by artists who self-define their art in relation to chemistry and others whose work can be recontextualized through the lens of chemistry will be discussed. See also this page.

    7:30-8:00: Diane Gromala of Georgia Institute of Technology.

    8:00-8:10: Piero Scaruffi on the Leonardo Day of the "Big Bang" conference
    Berkeley's New Media Center and Leonardo ISAST are organizing a two-day academic conference to be held in June 2008 at the Berkeley Museum. I will briefly remind the audience of this conference and specifically of the program for the Leonardo day (second day of the conference). At the next Leonardo event on May 12 Richard Rinehart, Curator of the Berkeley Museum, will present the Berkeley day of the conference (first day of the conference).

    8:10-8:30: Kathelin Gray on "Organic Realism"
    The Institute of Ecotechnics (I.E.) was founded in the '70's with the premise that action and interaction promote learning and creativity. Annual conferences, projects in different ecological zones worldwide, in conjunction with scientific and artistic collaborations, have resulted in a network of people and efforts. The focus of this presentation will be the role of the arts and performance and the concept of organic realism, in such efforts.

    8:30-8:50: Sharon Daniel on "Public Secrets"
    The injustices of the Prison Industrial Complex are public secrets - secrets that the public chooses to keep safe from itself like, "don't ask, don't tell." Public Secrets provides an interactive interface to an audio archive of hundreds of statements made by current and former prisoners, which unmask the secret injustices of the war on drugs, the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex. Visitors navigate a multi-vocal narrative that links individual testimony and public evidence, social theory and personal statements, in an effort to challenge the assumption that imprisonment provides a solution to social problems. Artist and Author Sharon Daniel will present this Webby award honored project and discuss the process of gathering and structuring the content for the internet.

    9-9:45pm: Discussions, more socializing


    February 20-23, 2008

    LEF Participates in 2008 College Art Association Conference
    Adam's Mark Hotel
    Dallas, TX

    The 96th Annual Conference of the College Art Association happened February 20–23, 2008, in Dallas, TX. The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) held a business meeting, participated in a Professional Development Roundtable and presented Social Fabrics: a wearable technology fashion show.

    LEF Business meeting
    Wednesday, February 20th, 5:30-7PM
    Adam's Mark Hotel, Dallas Ballroom D3, 1st Floor

    Professional Development Roundtable
    Thursday, February 21, 12:30–2:00PM
    Adam's Mark Hotel, Remington Room, 4th Floor.

    Social Fabrics: a wearable technology fashion show
    Friday, February 22nd, 5:30-7PM
    Adam’s Mark Hotel, Remington, 4th Floor

    More about Leonardo Education Forum: http://artsci.ucla.edu/LEF/


    January 2008

    Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
    SFSU downtown
    San Francisco, CA

    LASER is organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

    6:00pm-7:15pm Socialize/Network

    7:15pm-7:45pm Roger Malina on "Micro Science: Or Making Science Intimate"

    As an astronomer, I view new telescopes as a steadily increasing number of senses, new interfaces to the world, that bring otherwise inaccessible phenomena into my intimate awareness. I will present a brief history of the universe informed by this perspective. Most people on this planet have never met a scientists nor used a scientific instrument. I believe that part of the cultural change needed to build a sustainable society involves making scientific knowledge acquired through instruments an intimate part of daily life. Just as the inability of large banks were to respond to the daily needs of individuals led to the micro credit movement, I argue that scientific institutions are unable to respond to the scientific needs of individuals, and that a micro-science movement is needed. I will give examples of the work of artists that in my view are exemplars of intimate science.

    7:45pm-8:05pm David Stork (Ricoh Innovations and Stanford Univ) on "When computers look at art: Rigorous image analysis in humanistic studies of the visual arts". David Stork is Chief Scientist at Ricoh Innovations and Consulting Professor at Stanford University.

    8:05pm-8:25pm Joel Slayton on San Jose's forthcoming Zero1 Conference and Piero Scaruffi on Berkeley's forthcoming Big Bang Conference

    8:25pm-9:05pm Presentations by some of the panelists of the forthcoming Berkeley conference:

    Douglas Kahn (Cultural Historian at U.C. Davis) on "Noise Water Meat" A very brief history of the accidental discovery of natural radio in the late-19th Century, the musical aesthetics of scientific research in the 1920s and 30s, and the beginnings of amateurism and arts in the second-half of in the 20th Century. Laura Peticolas (Berkeley's Space Science Lab) on "Hearing Space Weather" The "Sounds of Space" project is being developed to explore the connections between solar science and sound, to compare visual and aural representations of space data, mostly from NASA's STEREO mission, and to promote a better understanding of the Sun through stimulating interactive software. I will be talking about the work I am doing with musicians to sonify current solar wind data (particle data and magnetic fields) and images of the Sun. (Abstract)

    9:05pm-9:40pm: Discussions, more socializing

    We will project the movie made by Wayne Lanier (Hidden Ecologies project of the San Francisco Exploratorium) Mat-forming Cyanobacteria in San Francisco Bay salt marsh ponds move in a gentle coordinate dance of 3.5-billion years, creating our oxygen atmosphere. I wanted to capture, in motion and music, a sense of this deep time and relentless movement.


    8-10 November 2007

    MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences, International Conference
    Prague, Czech Republic
    8-10 November 2007

    An international Conference organised by CIANT as part of the ENTER festival in the framework of the Leonardo 40th anniversary celebrations which will explore the major mutations that are affecting the future of our world. The festival will feature also the first retrospective exhibition of Frank J. Malina.

    MORE INFORMATION about MutaMorphosis

    Join us on November 11, 2007 for Leonardo Day


    15-18 November 2007

    re:place 2007: The Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology
    Berlin, Germany
    November 2006

    re:place 2007, the Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology, will take place in Berlin from 15 - 18 November 2007 as a project of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. This conference is a sequel to 'Refresh!', the first in this series, chaired by Oliver Grau and produced by the Database of Virtual Art, Leonardo, and Banff New Media Institute, and held at the Banff Center in Canada in September 2005, which brought together several hundred artists, scientists, researchers, curators and theoreticians of different disciplines.

    MORE INFORMATION about re:place 2007


    2 November 2007

    Fire Arts & Burning Desires
    swissnex San Francisco
    730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
    2 November 2007

    In a collaboration between Burning Man, Leonardo journal and swissnex San Francisco, an evening symposium titled Fire Arts & Burning Desires included several Burning Man fire artists, who discussed the use of their work with fire as a creative medium.

    From pyrrhic highlight to transcendent interaction, when is fire an appropriate part of a sculptural statement? How do we use fire in a safe way for both the artist and the audience? Audience members learned about the behind the scenes gyrations of previous Burning Man fire art spectacles.

    Fire Arts & Burning Desires was hosted by swissnex San Francisco and presented by Burning Man and Leonardo journal, who collaborated in publishing an exclusive collection of essays and photographs on the Fire Arts of Burning Man (Leonardo Volume 40 Issue # 4, 2007).

    Speakers included Crimson Rose (The Fire Goddess), The Flaming Lotus Girls, (TBA), Bill Codding (The Burninator), Wally Glenn (The Flaming Zen Garden), Lucy Hosking, (Satan's Calliope) and DaveX, who will discussed the safety parameters of working with fire in an artistic way

    This event was hosted by swissnex San Francisco and organized by Louis M. Brill (louisbrill@sbcglobal.net)

    visit the swissnex website


    19 September - 12 October, 2007

    Minimal Landscapes: exhibition and roundtable
    swissnex, San Francisco
    19 September - 12 October, 2007

    Minimal Landscapes: An exhibit of the work of Ariel Ruiz i Altaba
    Wednesday, September 19th to Friday, October 12th, 2007, (open 11AM - 5PM)

    "Boundaries and Meaning in Landscapes: From Science to Art and Back" moderated by Leonard Shlain
    Wednesday, September 19th (registration required)

    This event is co-sponsored by the Leonardo Scientists Working Group.

    MORE INFORMATION and how to register for the roundtable discussion


    5-9 August 2007

    ACM Siggraph Conference
    San Diego, CA, USA
    5-9 August 2007

    Leonardo Education Forum hosted two panel sessions in honor of Leonardo's 40th anniversary and a Birds of a Feather (Town Hall) meeting at Siggraph 2007. The World Has Changed: The Leonardo Network After 40 Years

    Panel I: The Planet Has Changed: Art, Environment, and Sustainable Development
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007
    Time: 9 AM - 10:45 AM
    Room 30 A


    Human societies face a number of important issues related to the problems of sustainable development, environmental change, and climate change. Many artists have been involved in these issues over the last decades within the environmental and green movements. A new generation of artists, scientifically and technically literate, is engaging in new ways. The new planetary information-technology infrastructures and new-media technologies provide different approaches than were possible 40 years ago.

    Moderator
    Sheila Pinkel
    Pomona College

    Panelists
    Roger Malina
    Leonardo, The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology

    Andrea Polli
    Director Integrated Media Arts, Hunter College

    Mike Phillips
    University of Plymouth

    Panel II: Artists Have Changed: Art, Science, Technology Interaction
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007
    Time: 11 AM - 12:45 PM
    Room 30 A


    When Leonardo was founded 40 years ago, the theoretical context was the "two cultures" debate of C.P.Snow. Few artists were trained in science or engineering contexts, and access to new technologies drove a number of initiatives such as the E.A.T. programs and the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and new venues such as the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Ars Electronica, and ZKM. A new generation of artists, born digital and scientifically literate, is now radically altering the way these issues will be addressed in the future. This panel provides a 40-year perspective on how the work of artists and institutions has evolved, new trends, and future directions.

    Moderator
    Michael Naimark
    University of Southern California

    Panelists
    Roger Malina
    Leonardo, The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology

    Stephen Wilson
    San Francisco State University

    Eddie Shanken
    Savannah College of Art and Design

    Anna Ursyn
    University of Northern Colorado

    Birds of a Feather meeting
    San Diego Convention Center
    Room 29B
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007
    3 - 5 pm

    Chair: Eddie Shanken

    ACM Siggraph Gallery: Global Eyes

    Leonardo/ISAST also collaborated with the SIGGRAPH 2007 Art Gallery to build bridges between people working creatively in art, science, and technology all around the world.

    MORE INFORMATION about the ACM Siggraph 2007



    13 July 2007

    Disrupting Narratives
    Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London, UK
    13 July 2007
    10AM-6:30PM

    Leonardo Book Series authors Mark Amerika and Alex Galloway gave keynote addresses at the Tate Modern, London, UK for the "Disrupting Narratives" symposium. Amerika's morning session keynote lecture titled "Remixology, Hybridized Processes, and Postproduction Art: A Counternarrative" was be made in conjunction with the release of his new book META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (MIT Press, Leonardo Book Series, 2007). Alex Galloway's keynote address in the afternoon sesion: "Counter-Protocol" explored themes addressed in his book Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization (MIT Press, Leonardo Book Series, 2004).

    For more information on META/DATA and Protocol, visit the Leonardo Book Series website.


    26 June 2007

    Roundtable: "The Art-Science-Technology Relations as seen through the Leonardo Book Series at MIT Press"
    Ensba ­ Paris Art School
    14 rue Bonaparte ­ 75006,
    Conference Room ­ 1st Floor,
    Paris, France
    6-8PM
    26 June 2007

    Participants: Roger Malina, Frank Popper (From Technological to Virtual Art), Eduardo Kac (Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond) and moderator Annick Bureaud.

    This round table questioned the art, science, technology relations as seen through the Leonardo Book Series at MIT Press. Eduardo Kac and Frank Popper presented their books and points of view on the role and issues of publishing for new artforms. When new artforms emerge what role do artists play with their theoretical books in creating a public space for discussion? What are the connections between artworks and books in the body of work of an artist? What discourses and approaches on technoscientific art are emerging from the Leonardo Book Series? What are the aesthetical, theoretical and historical issues within this collection and more specifically within the two books that will be presented and discussed?

    Watch a video of the event (in French): http://web.cast.free.fr/leonardo-01/leonardo1.html

    For more information on the books, visit the Leonardo Book Series website.


    21 April 2007

    E-Poetry Symposium 2007 NYC: Performances And A Symposium on the LEA New Media Poetry Special Issue
    New York, NY
    21 April 2007
    4:00-6:00PM
    Segue Reading Series at the Bowery Poetry Club,
    308 Bowery at Bleecker, New York City

    Event Guest-Curated by Loss Pequeño Glazier. Featuring Aya Karpinska, Elizabeth Knipe, and Jim Rosenberg. Shawn Rider, Respondent. Tim Peterson, Series Curator

    Live performances, talks, and discussion about New Media art forms, issues, and poetics in a cordial setting. Poetry is on the move ... catch a glimpse of present poetic forms in action! This event seeks to further conversation about poetics through its sampling in digital forms. Join us for an historic presentation of digital poetics featuring an engaging mix of foundational and emerging digital poets!

    About the participants

    Aya Karpinska (http://technekai.com) is a digital media artist and interaction designer. She is the 2006 recipient of the prestigious Brown University Fellowship in Electronic Writing. Elizabeth Knipe (http://www.dreamdilation.com/) is an engaging interdisciplinary artist. She is digital poet and experimental video artist who entertains an interest in physical electronic installations.

    Jim Rosenberg (http://www.well.com/user/jer) has been working in non-linear poetic forms in one medium or another since 1966 and is one of the foundational figures in digital poetry. His best-known work is Intergrams.

    Shawn Rider (http://www.shawnrider.com/) is a writer, artist, teacher and programmer, currently working as a Web Technologist for PBS TeacherLine. He is also the owner and Editor in Chief of GamesFirst.com, a long-running independent videogame review website.

    Loss Pequeño Glazier (http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier) is a digital poet, professor of Media Study, and Founder and Director of the Electronic Poetry Center. He is the author of the digitally-informed poetry collection /Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm / (Salt Press) and the digital theory treatise Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries (Alabama UP).

    Tim Peterson (http://mappemunde.typepad.com/) is the author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press). He edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts and currently curates part of the Segue Reading Series in New York.

    About the LEA issue

    Guest edited by Tim Peterson, the issue features Loss Pequeño Glazier, John Cayley with Dimitri Lemmerman, Lori Emerson, Phillippe Bootz, Manuel Portela, Stephanie Strickland, Mez, Maria Engberg and Matthias Hillner. Don't forget to scurry over to the equally exciting gallery, exhibiting works by Jason Nelson, Aya Karpinska, Daniel Canazon Howe, mIEKAL aND, CamillE BacoS, Nadine Hilbert and Gast Bouschet. Click here to access the LEA New Media Poetics Special http://leoalmanac.org/journal/Vol_14/lea_v14_n05-06/index.asp (LEA Vol 14 No 5 - 6). URL: http://leoalmanac.org/journal/Vol_14/lea_v14_n05-06/index.asp

    Join us on April 21st for this celebration of LEA, the poetics of the present, and the diversity of digital forms!


    14-19 February 2007

    2007 College Art Association Conference
    New York City, NY
    14-19 February 2007

    The Leonardo Education Forum participated in the 95th annual College Art Association Conference in New York City. LEF-sponsored events and activities included the special session Ecology and Ethics of Art|Science projects chaired by Victoria Vesna, a Leonardo Business meeting and a special exhibition Lines of Flight at Hunter College.

    MORE INFORMATION about Leonardo Education Forum


    January 2007

    Publication release party for Arts and Science Research Fellowships Special Section in Leonardo 39:5
    Jerwood Space
    171 Union Street
    Bankside
    SE1 0LN
    UK
    6:30-8:30PM (speeches at 7PM)

    Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council celebrated, with a reception, the publication of 'Arts and Science Research Fellowships' A special section in Leonardo, Volume 39, Number 5 guest co-edited by Bronac Ferran, James Leach and Tony White.

    See the Table of Contents for Leonardo 39:5


    9-12 November 2006

    Society for Literature, Sciences and the Arts (SLSA) Conference
    New York City, NY

    The Leonardo Education Forum presented the panel New Media Futures: The Artist as Researcher and Research as Art in the 21st Century at the 2006 meeting of the Society for Literature, Sciences and the Arts (SLSA), November 9-12, 2006 in New York City.

    MORE INFORMATION about Leonardo Education Forum


    10 November 2006

    Artistic Mobility in the 21st Century
    Prague, Czech Republic

    In conjunction with Leonardo's 40th anniversary, Leonardo co-sponsored a conference and exhibition in Prague, organized by the International Centre for Art and New Technologies (CIANT). The exhibition featured work by Leonardo Founder Frank Malina.


    4-6 October 2006

    Expanding the SpaceMeeting & Workshop on Space & Art
    October 4-6, 2006
    Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània

    Universitat Internacional Menéndez Pelayo
    Palau de Pineda (Sala 5)
    Pl. del Carme, 4 - 46003 València
    tel. +34 96 385 98 00

    Night performances:
    Jardí Botànic de València
    C/ Quart, 80
    46008-València

    Organized by Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània with Association Leonardo/Olats.

    In conjunction with the 57th International Austronautical Congress in Valencia, Spain, the Octubre Center of Contemporary Culture and Leonardo/OLATS organized a meeting for the local and international artistic and scientific communities in order to discuss current issues related with space and the arts.

    The main objectives of these meeting were:

    1. Learn about and understand the hot issues from a scientific perspective and promote a debate in which other communities may be involved.
    2. Meet the scientists interested in the intersection of science and art.
    3. Gather, display and catalyze all the artistic works born under this intersection which are focused on space.

    Organizing committee:
    -Annick Bureaud, art critics. Association Leonardo/Olats
    -Roger Malina, astronomer. Association Leonardo/Olats
    -Josep Perelló, physicist. University of Barcelona

    Advisory committee:
    -Vicent Martìnez, director of the University of Valencia Astronomical Observatory.
    -Seth Shostak, astrobiologist. SETI Institute
    -Bernard Foing, scientist-in-chief of the European Space Agency (ESA).
    -Salomé Cuesta. Laboratorio de la Luz, Fine Arts Department (Polytechnic University of Valencia).
    -Jean-Luc Soret, curator of Space Art exhibition.
    -Julien Knebusch, hystorian and specialist in climate change.

    PROGRAM

    1. Workshop: from the 2nd to the 6th of October. Multidisciplinary meeting of Valencian and international students, educative workshop and visits to some different scientific locations in the city of Valencia, such as the Astronomical Observatory or the Robotics Laboratory. Selection of a few number of applications

    2. Congress.

    Wednesday, October 4th
    16h: Reception and accreditation of all the participants.
    17h: Greeting from the Organizing Committee.
    17.30h: Inaugural conference by Dr. Khalil Chamcham, Astronomy and Astrophysics professor in the Sciences Aïn Chock Department (University of Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco).
    19h: Openning of the exhibition by the photographer Joan Fontcuberta.
    20h: Performance of the composer Andreu Jacob. Absolute premiere of his work titled "Big Bang Sounds".

    Thursday, October 5th
    9h: The climate change and its effects seen from outside. Conference offered by a speaker chosen by Leonardo/Olats.
    10.30h: Contributions on the same subject.
    12h: Zero gravity: the sensorial experience of parabolic flights. Conference by a speaker chosen by Leonardo/Olats.
    16h: Contributions on the same subject.
    17.30h: Colonialism vs. exploration. Conference by Bernard Foing (ESA).
    19h: Contributions on the same subject.
    20.30h: Performance of Marcel lì Antúnez, on zero gravity.

    Friday, October 6th
    9h: Cultural impact of Space Sciences. Conference by Seth Shostak, SETI Institute.
    10.30h: Contributions on the same subject.
    12h: Connection of the computers of the OCCC to the SETI project.
    16h: Conclusions by the Organizing Committee. Special contribution by Roger Malina
    17.30h: Presentation of the conclusions from the workshop.
    23h: Closing party.

    Other parallel activities:
    - Presentation of the multimedia program by Inklude.
    - Exhibition on-line

    Contact Leonardo/OLATS Director, Annick Bureaud: info@olats.org

    Visit the IAC official website


    6-15 October 2006

    An Ear to the Earth: A Festival of Music, Sound and Ecology
    New York City, NY
    Co-sponsored by Leonardo/ISAST

    An Ear to the Earth is an international festival bringing together work by creators from around the world - composers, sound and installation artists, scientists, naturalists, and environmentalists - exploring the interaction of humans, sound, and the environment. The recognition that our interaction with our environment, both natural and man-made, is a crucial issue of our time has inspired composers and artists to respond with an enormous and compelling body of works. This festival brought a sampling of those works into galleries, concert halls, and public spaces throughout New York City to explore the use of sound to know the world and engage people in environmental awareness.

    The festival was conceived by Electronic Music Foundation (EMF) and organized in collaboration with the UNESCO DigiArts Portal, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, New York City Audubon, New York University Music Technology Program, New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, The Acoustic Ecology Institute, and Leonardo/ISAST.

    MORE ABOUT THIS FESTIVAL


    7-13 August 2006

    ISEA 2006: Seven Days of Art and Interconnectivity
    San Jose, CA, USA

    The Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies. The ISEA Symposium is an international conference on electronic art that is held every two years in different locations around the world and attracts attendees from over 50 countries. The Thirteenth International Symposium on Electronic Arts was held in San Jose, California, August 7-13, 2006, in conjunction with the inaugural biennial ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, a milestone festival to be held biennially.

    ISEA2006 focused on the critical, theoretical and pragmatic exploration of four important themes: Transvergence, Interactive City, Community Domain and Pacific Rim.

    What tactics, issues and conceptual practices expose or inform the distinctions of these subject terrains relating to contemporary art practice? What analyses illuminate art practice engaged with new technical and conceptual forms, functions and disciplines; provide for innovative tactical implementations of cultural production involving urbanity, mobility, community and locality; examine the roles and responsibilities of corporations, civic and cultural organizations, discuss strategic and economic planning as it relates to creative community; serve to expose new portals of production and experience; provide for interpretive bridges between cultures and identities; and provide for provocative examination of contemporary political and economic conditions? How is new media art practice re-shaping the world?

    More information on the ISEA 2006 website


    7-8 August 2006

    Pacific Rim New Media Summit
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Co-sponsored by CADRE Laboratory and Leonardo/ISAST

    As the 10th largest city in the United States, San Jose is an important portal on the Eastern edge of the Pacific region, which shares deep historical and cultural connections that range from Latin America, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia to Asia. ZeroOne San Jose: An International Festival of Art on the Edge highlighted the Pacific Rim as a central theme by presenting the most significant achievements in art, theory and research from throughout the region.

    The CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University hosted a two-day pre-symposium to ISEA 2006 entitled the Pacific Rim New Media Summit co-sponsored by Leonardo. The Summit explored and built interpretive bridges between institutional, corporate, social and cultural enterprises with an emphasis on the emergence of new media arts programs in 7 areas: Creative Community, Curatorial, Education, Directory, Eco-Social Activism, Mobile Computing and Urbanity, and Latin American - Pacific / Asia New Media.

    Pacific Rim New Media Summit Working Groups:

    - Distributed Curatorial (Co-chairs: Steve Dietz and Cunalan Nadarajan)
    - Education (Co-chairs: Rob van Kranenburg, Gustaff H. Iskandar and Fatima Lasay)
    - Place, Ground, and Practice (Chair: Danny Butt)
    - Urbanity and Locative Media (Chair: Soh Yeong Roh)
    - Latin American-Pacific/Asia New Media Initiatives (Chair: Jose-Carlos Mariategui)
    - Residencies, Symposia, and Directories (Co-chairs: Nisar Keshvani and Julianne Pierce)
    - Piracy and the Pacific (Chair: Steve Cisler)
    - The Invisible Dynamics of the Pacific Rim and the Bay Area (Co-chairs: Susan Schwartzenberg and Peter Richards)

    Symposium Website: http://01sj.org/content/blogcategory/69/87/

    Leonardo 39:4 was published as a companion to the Pacific Rim New Media Summit and includes essays by many of the participants of the summit.

    MORE INFORMATION about the Pacific Rim New Media Summit and special issue


    6 April 2006

    SFAI Art + Technology Salon: The Strange Destiny of Open Source in the Nation State
    Co-sponsored by Leonardo and The San Francisco Art Institute Center for Media Culture
    Raqs Media Collective and Steve Cisler
    Thursday, April 6, 2006, 7 P.M.
    San Francisco Art Institute Café
    800 Chestnut Street
    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Leonardo, The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, co-sponsored with the San Francisco Art Institute Center for Media Culture a lively evening salon with the Raqs Media Collective and Steve Cisler. During the event the Raqs Media Collective initiated a discussion on the topic of "The Strange Destiny of Open Source in the Nation State" accompanied by a presentation on intellectual property issues by San Jose based writer and librarian Steve Cisler. The salon consisted of short 20-minute presentations followed by an "open mic" and a lively Q&A.

    The Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) from Delhi, India, investigates the technological forms that underwrite contemporary urban experiences and the social practices through which the city is acted upon and imagined. The collective is the co-initiator of Sarai: The New Media Initiative, a program of interdisciplinary research and practice on media, city space and urban culture. Currently acting as Spring 2006 Fellows for the SFAI Center for Media Culture, the Raqs Media Collective intersected with several of SFAI's degree, community education and public programs. At the April 6 salon, Raqs initiated a discussion on the topic of "The Strange Destiny of Open Source in the Nation State."

    Steve Cisler is a librarian by training who began using computers when he was middle-aged. Starting in 1985 Cisler ran a WELL forum on information and libraries. In 1988 at Apple Computer library he started a grant program called Apple Library of Tomorrow, through which he made dozens of grants to U.S. and Canadian museums and libraries. Cisler worked on the de-regulation of the radio frequencies and standards that became known as 802.11 or Wi-Fi. Over the past 7 years Cisler has consulted in Latin America, Thailand, Jordan and Uganda on short-term projects involving telecenters, school computer labs and indigenous groups. Cisler is Chair of the "Piracy and the Pacific Working Group" at the upcoming Pacific Rim New Media Summit, a pre-symposium to ISEA2006. Cisler gave a presentation at the April 6 salon on intellectual property issues.

    San Francisco Art Institute's Center for Media Culture links artistic practice and the study of culture. Students explore the ways in which different media, including film, video, photography, sound and technology, shape-and are shaped by-concepts of identity and community. The Center offers students opportunities to foster agility in their artistic practice through the study of the cultural and aesthetic shifts that characterize diverse societies. The results are technically informed media practitioners and comprehensive critical thinkers prepared for a broad variety of career and artistic opportunities.

    Design+Technology Salon: http://www.sfai.edu/design/salon


    3-19 March 2006

    ISEA 2006 Pacific Rim Directory, Organizations and Residencies Working Group Meeting
    Artists' Week/Media State, Adelaide Festival of Arts 2006, South Australia (March 3 - 19, 2006)

    The biennial Adelaide Festival of Arts is Australia's leading multi-arts festival. Artists' Week is the major visual arts component of the Festival and features a program of free artist talks, panel discussions and workshops. Media State is a special initiative that will focus on new media projects and collaborations. In the lead-up to the ISEA 2006 Pacific Rim New Media Summit (San Jose, California, August 2006), members of the Directory, Organisations and Residencies Working Group will meet in Adelaide as part of the Artists' Week/Media State program and provide a public platform to introduce the Pacific Rim New Media Summit and Working Group initiatives.

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    February 27-March 5 2006

    6th International Istanbul Interaction Design Workshop Young Instructor Training Program
    Design As Seeing As Thinking
    Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
    February 27-March 5 2006
    Endorsed by YASMIN network

    The focus of this workshop was to enhance the quality of teaching by young instructors in interactive media design through developing their knowledge base of the principles of design and the process of problem finding and problem solving. A series of design problems were explored using the local as a point of departure.

    Participants explored the physical, geographic, cultural region of Istanbul and through systems of observation and methods of recording information addressed cross-cultural interpretations of place. The design problem and process were linked to methods and strategies for improving skills in the classroom.

    Curator: Prof.Dr. Oguzhan Ozcan, Yildiz Technical University
    Supervisor: Prof. Roberley Bell, Rochester Institute of Technology

    MORE INFORMATION: http://www.idws.info

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    22-25 February 2006

    College Art Association Annual Conference
    Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA,
    22-25 February, 2006

    The Leonardo Education Forum participated for the third time in the annual College Art Association Conference--this time in Boston MA. Sessions included the Leonardo Mentorship Roundtable, Mentorship Workshops, the Leonardo Town Hall Meeting and a special session entitled: "New Media Futures: The Artist as Researcher and Research as Art in the 21st Century".

    MORE INFORMATION about LEF panels and events at the 2006 CAA conference

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    6-12 November 2005

    ACM Multimedia 2005 Interactive Art Program
    Singapore, 6-12 November 2005
    Sponsored by ACM SIGMM, SIGGRAPH, and SIGCOMM In collaboration with Leonardo

    ACM Multimedia is the premier annual multimedia conference. The ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program brings together the arts and multimedia communities to create the stage to explore, discuss, and push the limits for the advancement of both multimedia technology through the arts, and the arts through multimedia technology.

    The ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program consisted of a conference track and a multimedia art exhibition titled "Presence/Absence." The conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore, and the art exhibition was held at the LASALLE-SIA Gallery, Singapore.

    "Presence/Absence" consisted of interdisciplinary art works that addressed the issue of presence in both artistic and technological, as well as in political (migration, home, sense of belonging and identification), contexts.¾ In particular, interactive multimedia works were sought in which the combination of multiple media, technologies, and novel technical ideas results in strong artistic concepts that give a new perspective on some aspect of presence.

    The following artists were featured in the exhibition: Mauricio Arango, David Birchfield, Stephen Boyd Davis, Rachel Jacobs, Matt Watkins, Magnus Moar, John Cox, Chris Riddoch, Karl Cooke, Richard Hull, Tom Melamed, Alan Dunning, Paul Woodrow, Morley Hollenberg, Miha Cighlar, Petra Gemeinboeck, Mary Agnes Krell, Jason Nelson, Hideaki Ogawa, Noriaki Ando, Satoshi Onodera, Krister Olsson, Takashi Kawashima, Martin Pichlmair, Raquel Renno, Rafael Marchetti, Gonzague Defos du Rau, Jack Stenner, Andruid Kerne, Keiko Takahashi, Shinji Sasada, Yu-Chuan Tseng, Jason Lee, Yu-Cheng Hsu, Hisako Yamakawa.

    A selection of the works accepted for the conference will be published in a Leonardo Gallery in the Leonardo print journal and on line in Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

    For further information please visit: http://acmmm05.comp.nus.edu.sg/artprogram.htm.

    INTERACTIVE ART PROGRAM 2005 CHAIRS

    Alejandro Jaimes, FXPAL Japan, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.
    Andrew Senior, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
    Irina Aristarkhova, National University of Singapore

    CURATORIAL COMMITTEE

    Jeffrey Shaw, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Yukiko Shikata, NTT InterCommunication Center, Japan
    Eugene Tan, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts Singapore
    I. Aristarkhova, A. Jaimes, A. Senior

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    28 September - 1 October 2005

    Refresh! International New Media Art History Conference
    Banff Center, Canada
    Co-Sponsored by Leonardo/ISAST

    The first international art history conference covering art and new media, art and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as pertinent to contemporary art was held 28 Sept - 3 Oct 2005 at the Banff Centre, Canada.

    The conference (28 Sept-1 Oct) was followed by a 2-day speakers' and organizers retreat in order to plan follow-up (2-3 Oct).

    The event was co-sponsored by Leonardo/ISAST, Leonardo/OLATS, UNESCO DIGIARTS, Database for Virtual Art and the Banff New Media Institute. An International Advisory Board chaired by Oliver Grau of Humboldt University designed the program.

    More information

    Official Conference Website: http://www.mediaarthistory.org

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    1-4 August 2005

    SIGGRAPH 2005
    2006 Pacific Rim New Media Summit preview
    Tuesday Aug. 2, 2005, 1-4 p.m
    Leonardo Town Hall Meeting
    August 3, 2005, 4-6 p.m
    Meeting Room of the International Center (Los Angeles Convention Center South Lobby)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Members of the Leonardo and others interested in the intersection of the arts, sciences and technology gathered together for an open Town Hall meeting at the SIGGRAPstrong005 Convention to discuss current Leonardo projects and future directions.

    The awarding of the 2005 Frank J. Malina Leonardo Lifetime Achievement Award to Abraham Palatnik was also announced.

    Leonardo Network members attending SIGGRAPH 2005 also gathered for a public presentation introducing the 2006 Pacific Rim New Media Summit (an event that will take place as a pre-symposium event to ISEA 2006 in San Jose, CA).

    For Information about attending SIGGRAPstrong005 visit http://www.siggraph.org/s2005.

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    6 June 2005
    Michele Emmer Book Signing Event
    5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    2850 Telegraph Avenue, 6th Floor
    Berkeley, CA 94705, U.S.A.

    Mathematicians throughout history have created shapes, forms, and relationships, and some of these can be expressed visually. Computer technology allows us to visualize mathematical forms and relationships in new detail using, among other techniques, 3D modeling and animation. The Visual Mind proposes to compare the visual ideas of artists and mathematicians -- not to collect abstract thoughts on a general theme, but to allow one point of view to encounter another. The contributors, who include art historian Linda Dalrymple Henderson and filmmaker Peter Greenaway, examine mathematics and aesthetics; geometry and art; mathematics and art; geometry, computer graphics, and art; and visualization and cinema. They discuss such topics as aesthetics for computers, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, cubism and relativity in twentieth-century art, the aesthetic value of optimal geometry, and mathematics and cinema.

    See http://www.leonardo.info/lbs.html for more information about The Visual Mind II and about the other books in the Leonardo Book Series.

    Member Discount! Leonardo/ISAST Associate Members are eligible for 20% off all Leonardo Book Series titles and also receive a number of other membership benefits! See http://Leonardo.info/members.html for more details.

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    19 - 21 May 2005

    9th Leonardo/Olats Space and the Arts Workshop
    Chateau d'Yverdon, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
    Theme: Planetary Consciousness and the Arts
    Deadline for abstract submission: October 2nd

    "Space: Planetary Consciousness and the Arts" is the theme of the 9th workshop and symposium on space and the arts which is being co-organized by the O.U.R.S. Foundation, Leonardo/Olats, Maison d’Ailleurs and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and its Commission VI. It is scheduled to be held at the Château and Museum of Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland from 19-21 May 2005.

    MORE INFO

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    16-19 March 2005

    First IAA International Conference and 8th Leonardo/Olats Space and the Arts Workshop
    Budapest, Hungary

    http://www.congrex.nl/05c04/

    http://www.impactofspace.hu

    In collaboration with the First IAA International Conference that took place March 17-19 2005 in Budapest, Leonardo/Olats held its 8th Space and the Arts Workshop on March 16th 2005 on the theme of "The Impact of Space on Society: Cultural Aspects".

    Under the sub-theme of "Art and literature, science fiction, cultural aspects of space activities", the selected participants to the Conference formed the core group of the Leonardo/Olats Space and the Arts Workshop.

    Artists, writers and other cultural professionals addressed the role of the artist in the context of societal and cultural aspects of space activities from a future oriented perspective.

    Committees

    "Arts and Space" Selecting Committee
    Ivan Almar (Chairman, IAA Commission 6)
    Annick Bureaud (Leonardo/Olats)
    Roger Malina (International Academy of Astronautics)
    David Raitt (ESA)
    Arthur Woods (OURS Foundation)
    Nina Czegledy, (ISEA President)
    Miklos Peternak (C3)
    Jean-Luc Soret (@rt-Outsiders)

    Conference International Program Committee
    Ivan Almar (Chairman, IAA Commission 6)
    François Becker (ISU)
    Roger Malina (IAA)
    David Raitt (ESA)
    Arthur Woods (OURS Foundation)

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    16 - 19 February 2005

    2005 CAA Conference

    Atlanta GA, USA

    As an affiliated society of the College Art Association (CAA), Leonardo has joined the largest professional community of artists and art historians in the United States. The Leonardo-CAA committee is a working group of artists, scientists and engineers that belong both to the Leonardo Network and to the College Art Association. The purpose of this committee is to develop joint actions between the two organizations such as promoting the work of artists and art historians in the art-science and art-technology interdisciplinary fields. The working group is discussing and developing ideas for sessions at the CAA meetings and mentoring programs for students in the field. This group is open to any person both in the CAA and in the Leonardo Network.

    Leonardo held several sessions at the 2005 CAA conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, February 16-19, 2005:

  • Mentorship Roundtable, Wednesday 16 February, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • A Special Session: Hybridity: Arts, Sciences and Cultural Effects, Wednesday 16 February, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Leonardo Town Hall Meeting, Thursday 17 February, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
  • ARTspace Lounge Screening, Thursday 17 February, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Career Development Workshops, Thursday 17 February, and Friday 18 February, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Leonardo's Special session held at CAA was entitled "Hybridity: Arts, Sciences, and Cultural Effects," co-chaired by Yvonne Spielmann of the Braunschweig School of Art and Jay David Bolter of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Speakers in this session included Amy Ione, Diatrope Institute; Dan Sandin, University of Illinois at Chicago; Diane Gromala, Georgia Institute of Technology; and George Legrady, University of California at Santa Barbara.

    More details and information about the 2005 CAA working group and conference events

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    10-12 February, 2005

    Space Art Workshop - Zero Gravity Consortium
    NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA

    For three days in February, artists and scientists from several prominent national and international institutions will convene at the Carnegie Mellon University West Coast Campus at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, to discuss and prepare for future collaborative work in space. The Workshop, which is being organized by the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Leonardo and artists and scientists from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be open to invited participants on Thursday, February 10, 2005, and will conclude with a public event, sponsored by Zero One: The Art and Technology Network on Saturday, February 12. Participants in the workshop sessions will include artists, curators, writers on science and technology, NASA and SETI personnel, and international representatives of the space art community. Topics to be discussed include The Arts and the Evolution of Space Culture, Space Art History, Artists' Residences at NASA, ESA, and JAXA, and Future Public Integration through Education, Exhibition, Media and Symposia.

    For more information visit http://www.zgac.org.

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    20 November 2004

    Multiple Versions of the World: Conference Marking 100 Years of Gregory Bateson's Influence

    Center for Science Technology and Society, Santa Clara University, California
    (with a special reception on 19th November)

    Among the many featured speakers on November 20th are:

    • Mary Catherine Bateson: Institute for Intercultural Studies
    • Peter Harries-Jones: Prof. of Anthropology (Emeritus), York University,
      Ontario; author "A Recursive Vision"
    • Jerry Brown: Mayor of Oakland; former Gov. of California
    • Nathan Gray: Co-founder OXFAM America; founder, EarthTrain
    • Tim Campbell: World Bank Institute; author "Quiet Revolution"; "Leadership and Innovation"
    • Jay Ogilvy: Co-founder, Global Business Network; author, "Creating Better Futures"
    • Carol Wilder: Assoc. Dean and Chair, Dept. of Communication, New School University (NYC); author "Rigor and Imagination: Essays from the Legacy of Gregory Bateson"
    • Kenny Ausubel: Founder & President, Collective Heritage Institute (which produces the Bioneers Conference)
    • The November 20th event is sponsored by: Urban Age Institute, Bioneers Inc., Global Business Network Inc., Gateway Pacific Foundation, The Natural Step, The Tides Family of Organizations, Point Foundation, Urban Age Magazine, and Leonardo/ISAST.

      Special world premiere event: Nora Bateson's film tribute to Gregory Bateson: "That Reminds Me of a Story"
      For more information about the Bateson Centennial Conference, go to: http://www.batesonconference.org/
      To purchase tickets to the conference go to:
      http://www.acteva.com/go/Bateson

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      <30 September 2004

      Talk by Roger Malina Featured at the Exploratorium, San Francisco
      Thursday, 30 Sept. 2004: Reception at 6:00 pm, Program at 6:30 pm

      Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina will speak at the Exploratorium in San Francisco on the topic: "The New Leonardos: Why the Work of Artists Is Important for the Science and Technology of the Future." This talk is part of the Exploratorium's program "Meet the Minds: New Thoughts in Science and Art." Dr. Malina looks at how the work of artists today, like the work of the Renaissance master Leonardo, is injecting new ideas and approaches that will help define the science and technology of the next century. The recent discoveries of dark energy and dark matter motivate our need to re-examine the cultural context and contingencies that, in large part, determine what scientists work on, how they work, and which new technologies are viewed as "desirable" and fundable within society.
      The Exploratorium is located at Exploratorium the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, California. For directions to the museum (recording): call (415) 561-0399. See

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      11 September 2004

      Biennial of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP)

      Leonardo/ISAST launched the most recent issue of its print journal Leonardo (37:4) at the Biennial of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP). As part of the BioDifference conference within BEAP, Leonardo publications were featured along with many members of the Leonardo network. Leonardo Editorial Advisor George Gessert delivered the BioDifference keynote address, and Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board member Stephen Wilson was the conference plenary speaker. "BioDifference: The Political Ecology" took place at the University of Western Australia on 11 September 2004. For more information, see http://www.beap.org

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      18-20 July 2004

      Melilla Colloquium on Art, Science and Spirituality
      1st International Festival of Cultures, Melilla, Spain

      Web site with further information: http://www.olats.org
      Host: 1st International Festival of Cultures, Melilla, Spain
      Poster Submission Deadline: June 20, 2004
      see also Leonardo Call for submissions

      Leonardo is pleased to announce a collaboration with the City of Melilla and the Al Andalus Foundation, for a colloquium on the reconnection of art, science, and spirituality. This intercultural dialogue is offered as one contribution towards cultural developments within the new planetary context.

      Modern cosmology and physics emphasize the interdependence of complex systems on scales from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Contemporary genetics reveal the underlying shared genetic identity not only of all human beings, but the genetic relatedness of all life on earth. Current scientific discoveries reconnect science to a number of philosophical and spiritual traditions. These reconnections offer the promise of the development of new philosophical and value systems appropriate to new emerging linked planetary cultures.

      Artists and Scientists have been at the forefront of the use of these new systems to build life-enhancing cultural developments in linked planetary contexts.

      This colloquium, with 20 participating artists, scientists and philosophers, (see http://www.olats.org for a list of participants) is intended to be a listening post, an opportunity for inter-cultural dialogue and a specific step towards magnifying and amplifying new, emerging, planetary cultural practice.

      The choice of the City of Melilla as the host for this colloquium is not an accident. Melilla has a millennial history of multi-cultural, multi-lingual synergy and dialogue within the Mediterranean context. The city offers itself as a podium to communicate outcomes of this first colloquium: to make real the opportunities for the reconnection of art, science and spirituality for the building of new 21st century planetary cultures.

      Leonardo is issuing a call for posters for the colloquium from artists, scientists, engineers and philosophers. A poster presentation lasts at maximum 5 minutes. Posters will be also displayed during 3 days in the colloquium public spaces.

      If you can't attend the Colloquium in person, you may send a VHS cassette which could be displayed during 5 minutes. See Leonardo call for submission. <

      There is no funding available for participation in the symposium but there is no registration fee and there are reduced hotel rates and travel on Iberia. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please contact the following email address: julien_knebusch@yahoo.com.fr and submit an abstract (500 words maximum). You are encouraged to submit also website addresses where any texts on your work might be found.

      We are seeking presentations that present specific scientific and artistic projects, and make visible the cultural/philosophical/religious situations that set a priori conditions and constraints on approaches and specific work.

      The official languages of the colloquium will be English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation also into French.

      Partial Funding for this Leonardo project has been provided by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and UNESCO DIGIARTS.

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      18-21 May 2004

      Space Art Workshop: Space: Science, Technology and the Arts
      European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC)
      Noordwijk, The Netherlands

      Since the birth of space exploration artists and space scientists have inspired each other in the development of humanityås space programs, regularly exchanging information, ideas and visions. Artists working with space subjects and themes invariably become heavily involved in both the physics and the technologies of space - either as muse, metaphor or subject or as a tool necessary for the development of their artistic creations. Artists, wanting to explore space on their own artistic terms, often must become very knowledgeable about the utilization of space technologies, materials, mechanisms and procedures in order to develop feasible art works and projects. Such projects are subject to the same conditions and regulations governing scientific experiments designed for space. Such activities have broadened the idea of space exploration within the space community while making space exploration understandable in other ways and accessible by larger public.

      Now that the International Space Station (ISS) is nearing completion the ISS partners have begun to investigate ideas how this orbital facility can be utilized, not only as a platform for scientific experimentation, but also as a platform for cultural exploration and expression. This creates a new opportunity and challenge for artists and other cultural professionals to work closely together with space scientists, engineers, technologists and administrators in developing new concepts, projects and strategies.

      The "Space: Science, Technology and the Arts" workshop promises to be an important pivotal event as it provides a unique opportunity for professionals in the space and the arts communities to meet, discuss and exchange new ideas related to the cultural exploration of space. Presentations are being solicited from space scientists, engineers, technologists, artists, writers, journalists, art critics, curators and philosophers who have a developed interest in the aims and theme of the workshop.

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      23-25 April 2004

      INTERACTIVE PROJECT: ACTIVATED ENVIRONMENTS AND HYBRID INSTRUMENTS CONFERENCE
      NEW YORK, APRIL 23-25, 2004
      (Leonardo and Harvestworks Event Collaboration)

      Leonardo and Harvestworks are participating in The Interactive Project: Activated Environments and Hybrid Instruments conference, April 23-25, 2004 in New York City. The weekend-long seminar will feature artworks by the Harvestworks residents, panel discussions and demonstrations and involve arts organizations and artist's studios in the city.

      Leonardo Music Journal editor-in-chief Nic Collins will present his own work on April 24 (12:30 p.m.) and also moderate a panel on April 25 (1:30 p.m.) on the topic of Hybrid Music Instruments.

      The Electronic Music Foundation will sell back issues of Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal and CDs at very special rates, along with selections from the EMF catalog.

      For more information see http://www.harvestworks.org

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      18-21 February 2004

      COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
      SEATTLE WASHINGTON
      www.collegeart.org/caa/conference/2004/04PreProgram/index.html

      LEONARDO/ISAST PANEL DISCUSSION AT CAA:
      Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 4:00-5:30pm
      Art, Science, and Technology: Problems and Issues
      Facing an Emerging Interdisciplinary Field

      Chair: Mark Resch, Onomy Labs
      Sheila Pinkel, Pomona College
      Julio Bermúdez, University of Utah
      Michael Punt, Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts
      Nina Czegledy
      Discussant: Roger Malina, Leonardo

      The first hour will consist of presentations: each speaker will present his or her work for 15 minutes, focusing on how it engages aspects of interdisciplinary collaboration. Following the individual presentations will be a roundtable discussion among the speakers, discussant and audience members. Issues that might be addressed during the discussion section of the session include: long-distance collaboration, university departmental politics, project funding, cultural pluralism and whatever else piques interest during the talks.

      LEONARDO BUSINESS MEETING AT CAA
      Saturday, February 21, 12:30-2:00pm

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      20-21 January 2004

      Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity
      San Francisco, CA

      Beyond Productivity examines the dynamic intersection of information technology with the world of the arts and design. This intersection has already yielded results of significant cultural and economic value, including innovative architectural and product designs, computer animated films, games and music, interactive art installations, cross-cultural experimentation, and Web-based texts. However, many opportunities for new collaborative ventures remain to be explored. Leading the discussions will be Professor William J. Mitchell, academic head of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (which includes the Media Lab) and Chairman of the study committee that produced Beyond Productivity. He will be joined by members of the study committee, as well as leaders from academia, philanthropy, and the technology and art communities. Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Beyond Productivity.

      Thursday, January 22, 2004 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
      Friday, January 23, 2004 - The San Jose Museum of Art

      Further information about the study may be found at http://cstb.org/project_creativity.
      Please contact Margaret Huynh mhuynh@nas.edu with any questions about these events.

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      4-5 October 2003

      LEONARDO/OLATS CO-SPONSORS SYMPOSIUM
      Visibility – Legibility of Space Art
      Art and Zero Gravity: The Experience of Parabolic Flights
      International Festival @rt Outsiders


      Maison Européenne de la Photographie
      5/7 rue de Fourcy
      75004 Paris
      Métro : Saint-Pau

      Information:
      http://www.olats.org
      http://www.art-outsiders.com

      Curated by Annick Bureaud, this symposium is a joint project between the @rt Outsiders International Festival (http://www.art-outsiders.com) and Leonardo/Olats (http://www.olats.org).

      The Visibility – Legibility of Space Art. Art and Zero Gravity: The Experience of Parabolic Flights symposium proposes to:

    • present the details of parabolic flights and consider the main issues outside of their spectacular nature;
    • specify their different roles within the creative process. Often perceived as the space where creation takes place (site of performance and exhibition), parabolic flights are first and foremost the space of experimentation (a "studio" or creative workshop) as well as the material for creation;
    • conduct a preliminary aesthetic analysis of the works: what is their form, what do they say, how do they relate to contemporary art and to techno-scientific art in general, in what way are they "informed" by weightlessness and the environment that constitutes the flight? etc.;
    • highlight the importance of these works within a broader artistic process;
    • raise questions regarding the "visibility" and "legibility" of the work, to question art critic.

    • This symposium gathers artists, theorists as well as parabolic flight specialists. Alex Adriaansens, director V2, Rotterdam Marcel.li Antunez Roca, artist, Barcelona Kitsou Dubois, artist, Paris Kodwo Eshun, Anjalika Sagar, Richard Couzins, artists, London Vadim Fishkin, artist, Ljubljana/Moscow Flow Motion (Anna Piva & Edward George), artists, London Jean-Pierre Haigneré, spationaut, Paris Nicola Triscott & Rob LaFrenais, Arts Catalyst, London Roger Malina, astronomer, director of Leonardo, Marseille Takuro Osaka, artist, Tokyo Marko Peljhan, artist, director Projekt Atol, Ljubjana Frank Pietronigro, artist, San Francisco Thierry Pozzo, researcher, Dijon Mikhail Ryklin, philosopher, Moscow, Denis Thierion, parabolic flight director, CNES, Toulouse Louise K. Wilson, artist, London

      Whether it is in the scientific, commercial or artistic field, space exploration introduces extremely diverse practices. This year, the @rt Outsiders International Festival 2003 proposes to investigate some of these practices within the world of contemporary art.

      The sensation of weightlessness, of "floating," "flying," "freely" in three dimensions, of "holding still" without support and without fear of falling, is one of the more tenacious dreams, desires – fantasies? – and surely one of the chief reasons human beings succumb to the urge to venture outside of their native planet. For many artists, creating work in, with, for, or about this condition of "zero gravity" is an artistic re-examination extending far beyond the dream.

      With the exception of a few cosmonauts or astronauts who are also painters, such as the Russian Alexei Leonov, to this day no artist has been able to "live" weightlessness in a durable fashion aboard a space station or the American shuttle. On Earth, the parabolic flight remains the sole means of experiencing this unique condition.

      In a parabolic flight, a specially equipped plane describes a series of parabolas in the air (bell-shaped curves with a 45° angle). In the "climbing" phase, gravity goes from 1 G. (normal terrestrial gravity) to 2 G. for 20 seconds before attaining the weightless phase at the "top of the curve" for approximately 25 seconds. During the "descent" phase of the flight, the plane returns to the 2 G. phase for roughly 20 seconds. The cycle is repeated. Thus, the parabolic flight can be described as a succession of very short periods (2 G. - 0 G. - 2 G. - 1 G) constituting a rather exceptional environment, where the experience of weightlessness is "framed" by moments of 2 G.

      Although access to parabolic flights remains a challenge for artists, to date 22 have been able to work with and within their unique environment. Thus, we have a very diverse body of work and projects at our disposal (ranging from dance to performance, sculpture, painting, sound/music, video, etc.) by artists from different artistic horizons and diverse cultures (France, Japan, Spain, Russia, United States, Great Britain, etc…).

      Within the category of space art, creation during parabolic flights constitutes a comprehensive subgroup that defines a "common base" from which to conduct an artistic and aesthetic analysis of these practices. This is the challenge of this symposium.

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      15-17 October 2003

      ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSICS
      A century of innovation involving sound and technology
      Resources, Discourse, Analytical Tools
      Resonances, Petite Salle, Pompidou Centre, Paris

      Inspired by the EARS project (ElectroAcoustic Resource Site, MTI Research Group, De Montfort University) and initiated by the MTI and the MINT group of the Université de Paris Sorbonne, this conference is coordinated by an international team of organizations reflecting the level of its ambition: to bring together reflections concerning the better understanding of electroacoustic music and to make relevant initiatives more widely available from this music's genesis, its appearance and its development spanning a century.

      Information:
      http://www.omf.paris4.sorbonne.fr/omf-articles.php3?id_rubrique=73&id_article=22
      and
      http://resonances2003.ircam.fr

      Resonances, International Convention on technologies for music, organized by Ircam - Pompidou Centre. Conference organized in collaboration with De Montfort and Sorbonne Universities, INA/GRM, the Musée de la musique, Paris, and Electronic Music Foundation. Organized with the support of OLATS - Observatoire LEONARDO des Arts et Technosciences (http://www.olats.org) and in cooperation with UNESCO (Digi-Arts sub-portal, UNESCO Knowledge Portal).

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      10 May 2003

      Roy Ascott and Edward Shanken at San Francisco Art Institute

      On Saturday, May 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Leonardo and the San Francisco Art Institute invite you to the Bay Area book launch and signing for Roy Ascott's new book, Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness, edited by Edward Shanken (University of California Press, 2003). Both Ascott and Shanken will give a brief talk and answer your questions about the book. Books will be available for sale and signing.

      Saturday, May 10, 5-7 p.m.
      San Francisco Art Institute, Quad
      800 Chestnut Street
      San Francisco, CA 94133

    • More about the book
    • For general information, please call 510-642-4701
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      23--24 March 2003

      LEONARDO CO-SPONSORS WORKSHOP
      ENCODING ALTRUISM: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF
      INTERSTELLAR MESSAGE COMPOSITION

      The workshop will focus on two broad themes: first, the interface of art, science, and technology in interstellar message design; and second, how to communicate concepts of altruism in interstellar messages. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jerome H. Barkow, Professor of Sociology and Sociological Anthropology at Dalhousie University.

      A distinguished group of scientists, artists, and scholars from the humanities will discuss many facets of interstellar communication, including

      - Creating interstellar messages that unfold and evolve in response to the "listener."
      - Preparing for interstellar contact by studying animal communication.
      - Expressing the human sense of beauty in interstellar messages.
      - Uncovering the origins of language through archeology.
      - Communicating religious views of altruism through artificial languages.
      - Composing interstellar "music" inspired by the structure of DNA.
      - Explaining the logic of altruism.

      The workshop is being sponsored by The SETI Institute; Leonardo Observatory for the Arts and TechnoSciences; The John Templeton Foundation; The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST); and The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Permanent SETI Study Group.

      See the workshop website for extended abstracts and narrative: http://publish.seti.org/art_science/2003/
      Email: altruism@seti.org

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      6-8 December 2002

      ArtSci2002: New Dimensions in Collaboration
      the American Museum of Natural History and the CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

      The legacy of Albert Einstein highlighted at the 4th international art-sci symposium, organized by ASCI.

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      29 November - 2 December 2002

      ARTMEDIA VIII CO-SPONSORED BY LEONARDO/OLATS
      From "l'Aesthetics of Communication" to Net Art

      International symposium organized by Mario Costa, Fred Forest & Annick Bureaud under the umbrella of the Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Dipartimento di Filosofia

      The program and symposium details are now online at: http://www.olats.org/artmedia8.html Two online exhibitions and two bibliographies are presented in conjunction with the symposium. Locations:

      From November 29th to December 1st 2002:
      Centre Franòais du Commerce Ext´rieur (CFCE)
      10, avenue d'I´na
      75116 Paris

      Monday December 2nd 2002:
      Ecole Normale Sup´rieure (ENS)
      46, rue d'Ulm
      75005 Paris
      For more Information on speakers, topics, events visit: http://www.olats.org

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      2002

      ISEA 2002

      Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina will be a keynote speaker at ISEA2002 - The 11th International Symposium on Electronic Art which will be held for the first time ever in Asia, in Nagoya, Japan. It is organized by MEDIASELECT in collaboration with ISEA. see http://www.isea.qc.ca/ for more details.

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      15-20 July 2002

      Aesthetic Computing Workship
      Dagstuhl, Germany

      Leonardo Co-Sponsors Workshop on Aesthetic Computing in July 2002. Leonardo/ISAST is co-sponsoring a workshop led by Paul Fishwick of the University of Florida on Aesthetic Computing (Artist driven computer science) to be held at Dagstuhl, Germany from 15-20 July 2002. Information on the workshop, can be found at: http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~fishwick/cap6836/ac.pdf Dagstuhl seminars have from 25 to 60 participants, with roughly 20% young researchers in attendance. Participation at the workshop is by invitation only. Leonardo associate members who may be interested in attending should send email to leo@mitpress.mit.edu with the URL of your CV. There is a waiting list for participants and attendance will be on a space-available basis. There is a permanent mailing list on the topic at http://www.yahoogroups.com under the group "aestheticcomputing" (no spaces). Please feel free to subscribe.

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      April 2002

      Leonardo Space Art Workshop: The Collaborative Process in Space Art

      The Sixth Space Arts Workshop examined dialogues between artists, scientists, and engineers, presenting examples of results produced by interdisciplinary collaboration in space art. Past as well as future space art projects were presented and discussed with an emphasis on promoting new collaborations between artists, scientists, and engineers.

      Under the title "Rencontres du 13 avril," a series of small, one-day workshops on Space and the Arts were co-organized by Leonardo/Olats, the OURS Foundation and the International Academy for Astronautics. Held in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb near Paris, these workshops attracted leading space scientists, engineers and artists on specific themes chosen to generate exchanges between artists and scientists concerning the cultural impact of space activities. See http://www.olats.org for more information.

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      22 February 2002

      Frank J. Malina Symposium, Texas A & M University

      The first Frank J. Malina Symposium was held at Texas A & M University on February 22, 2002. Hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the symposium brought together speakers from aerospace engineering and the arts to celebrate the contributions of the founder of Leonardo. Speakers included Joseph Spetz who gave the first Frank J. Malina lecture on high speed flight and advanced scramjet concets. Historian of technology Benjamin Zibit reviewed the history of rocketry and Frank Malina's role leading the team that launched America's first successful high altitude rocket as well as in the founding of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Roger Malina and Thomas Linehan reviewed his contributions to the arts and the founding of Leonardo and Leonardo award winner Janet-Saad-Cook gave a talk describing her work creating artworks using sunlight. John Junkins, the organizer of the symposium and a recipient of the International Federation of Astronautics Frank J. Malina Medal gave a talk reviewing the development of space engineering at Texas A & M and announced plans to name an auditorium after Malina and to make the Frank J. Malina symposium an annual event. Further information on Frank J. Malina can be found at http://www.olats.org/pionniers/malina/malina.shtml. Further information on future symposia can be obtained by contacting Lisa Willingham at l-willingham@tamu.edu

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      April 2001

      Leonardo Space Art Workshop: Outer Space - Cyberspace

      The Fifth Space Arts Worshop explored the ways that artists and scientists are using the internet both to extend human presence in outer space, but also to bring access to the results of space exploration to earth. The first interplanetary internet nodes are being planned, and the international space station will be connected to the Internet. Space agencies are now using the Internet to enable broad access to the results of space exploration; future missions are being planned to allow live webcasts of images. Simulated exraterrestrial worlds have been created by artists in virtual space, and artists and scientists have used the Web to create scenarios of the future of space exploration. This workshop explored how outer space and cyberspace are becoming interconnected, and how concepts and approaches that have been developed in outer space activities can be related to the concepts and approaches of cyberspace.

      Under the title "Rencontres du 13 avril," a series of small, one-day workshops on Space and the Arts were co-organized by Leonardo/Olats, the OURS Foundation and the International Academy for Astronautics. Held in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb near Paris, these workshops attracted leading space scientists, engineers and artists on specific themes chosen to generate exchanges between artists and scientists concerning the cultural impact of space activities. See http://www.olats.org for more information.

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      12 - 13 December 2000

      Art in the Post-biological Era Symposium
      Médiathèque de l'Ensba
      CID, Palais des Etudes, Escalier droite, 1er étage
      Paris, France

      The symposium is organized by OLATS and CAiiA-STAR in cooperation with the Mediatheque of the Ecole nationale sup½rieure des beaux-arts (Paris National Art School).

      Following the biological evolution, then the cultural and social evolution (from the first prehistorical tools up to nowadays), we are entering a new phase in which the future of Humans is framed by technologies, among which the biotechnologies.

      With his theory of evolution, Darwin had confronted us with the continuum of the living... and with the necessity to redefine ourselves, as humans, in regard of other animals and, specially, the mamals. The technologies around us that emerged from cybernetics (telecomputation, artificial life, robotics) have lead us to a confrontation with the machine, the organic and the inorganic. Today, the biotechnologies confront us with the creation of new species, "artificial" living systems, that could, may be, give birth to a new "human". In this continuum between matter and life, carbon-based system and silicon-based system, a new way to deal with consciousness is emerging, toward a technoetic.

      Those issues, central to the techno-sciences researches, the political and social debates, are also at the heart of art practices, be they Internet-based, or bio-technological related, or in connection with artificial life, or even with this very ancient art that is dance.

      During those two days, through the presentations of the researches and artworks of the artists members of the research group CAiiA-STAR, this symposium will examine the current creations and explore the emerging art practices within the field of art related to techno-sciences : biotechnological art, online creation, virtual space - physical space relationships, links between ancient myths and contemporary practives, approaches to a consciousness reframed by contemporary technologies, etc.

      * Participants :

      Roy ASCOTT ; Peter ANDERS ; Donna COX ; Elisa GIACCARDI ; Diane GROMALA ; Pamela JENNINGS ; Eduardo KAC ; Jim LAUKES ; Dan LIVINGSTONE ; Kieran LYONS ; Simone MICHELIN ; Laurent MIGNONNEAU ; Joseph NECHVATAL ; Marcos NOVAK ; Michael PUNT ; Niranjan RAJAH ; Gretchen SCHILLER ; Thecla SCHIPHORST ; Bill SEAMAN ; Chris SPEED ; Christa SOMMERER

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      Leonardo Lawsuit

      French Police Raid Leonardo Editor's Mother's Home outside of Paris. Roger Malina, executive editor of Leonardo and Leonardo/ISAST Nonprofit Board Chairman, writes about the current trademark infringement claim lawsuit by a French corporation against the Association Leonardo in France. At issue is the name "Leonardo," which has been the title of our publication for more than 30 years and which has recently been copyrighted by a French company. (28 May 2001: the case was dismissed)

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      April 2000

      Space Art Workshop: Life in Space

      Is there sentient life "out there?" Or indeed, any life at all? The workshop examined the different searches for life: their scientific basis and methodologies and their myths and "silent background." There are projects that concentrate on looking for "ones-like-us" (intelligent life, with the SETI/Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence activities), and projects that lean towards "ones-different-from-us" (astrobiology) who might even be non-carbon-based-lifeforms.

      Under the title "Rencontres du 13 avril," a series of small, one-day workshops on Space and the Arts were co-organized by Leonardo/Olats, the OURS Foundation and the International Academy for Astronautics. Held in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb near Paris, these workshops attracted leading space scientists, engineers and artists on specific themes chosen to generate exchanges between artists and scientists concerning the cultural impact of space activities. See http://www.olats.org for more information.

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      29 January 2000

      River Festival Webcast

      The River Festival, organized by Camel Zekri and hosted by the Leonardo Virtual Africa project, continues: on January 29, you are invited to listen to Camel Zekri's Real Audio concert via Webcast from the French Cultural Centre of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). For a fascinating encounter with the arts and culture of Burkina Faso, visit http://www.olats.org/zekri.

      The River Festival continues from 12 January-1 February 2000, while a group of international artists working with art and music and new technologies travel down the River Mouhoun in Burkina Faso, meeting and collaborating with local artists. See http://www.olats.org/festival-eau/.

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      January 2000

      010101: Art in Technological Times

      Leonardo Announces 010101 Context Weblog: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is hosting an ambitious exhibition and Web project entitled "010101: Art in Technological Times" at http://www.sfmoma.org/010101. In response, Leonardo has assembled an international panel of artists, writers and scholars who will be reviewing, commenting on and discussing the exhibition and related events. The review panel includes: Barbara Williams, Josepha Haveman, Sonya Rapoport, Harry Rand, Mike Mosher and students, Josep Saldaña, Molly Hankwitz, Roger Malina, Rob Coburn, Joel Slayton, Annick Bureaud and others. Reviews are being posted and published in Leonardo Digital Reviews (Michael Punt, Editor-in-Chief) at http://leonardo.info/ldr.html. Leonardo has established a collaboration with CONTEXT WEBLOG, http://www.straddle3.net/context, a project of critical discourse run by Josep Saldaña in Barcelona, Spain. During the project the reviews and related discussions will be threaded, moderated, illustrated and contextualized at: http://www.straddle3.net/context/01/010101.en.html. Persons interested in sending their own reviews or comments on the 010101: Art in Technological Times exhibition are encouraged to send their comments to leo@mitpress.mit.edu.

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      25-29 August 1999

      Invenção: Thinking about the Next Millennium Conference
      São Paulo, Brazil

      Leonardo/ISAST joins CAiiA-STAR, ISEA and Itau Cultural in the presentation of Invenção: Thinking about the Next Millennium, a conference of the international community working with art, science and technology. Invenção will encompass 5 days of events, presentations, talks, panel discussions and and informal gatherings in Brazil.

      Organizing Committee:
      Arlindo Machado (chair), Alain Mongeau, Roger Malina, Roy Ascott

      Scientific Committee:
      Diana Domingues, Claudia Giannetti, Eduardo Kac, Takuo Komatsuzaki, Marcos Novac, Margarita Schultz

      This event is produced by Itaú Cultural Institute (São Paulo, Brazil) in collaboration with ISEA (Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts), CAiiA-STAR (Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport, and the Centre for Science, Technology and Art Research, University of Plymouth, UK), and Leonardo/ISAST (the journal Leonardo, edited by ISAST (International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and published by the MIT Press).

      Art at the Frontiers of Scientific and Technological Research
      Panel Discussion
      Invenção
      Thinking about the Next Millennium
      Conference, 25--29 August 1999, São Paulo, Brazil
      Organizer: Stephen Wilson

      Many artists are working at the frontiers of scientific and technological research. Their work often uses the concepts and tools from these areas of inquiry to reflexively probe their cultural implications. Their work sometimes strikes out in innovative directions neglected by mainstream researchers. Frequently the artists must invent presentation forms that defy the usual categories of art media. This panel will explore the new relationships between research and art forged by these artists. It will address questions such as the following: How do scientific research agendas inform, inspire and/or provoke the artist's work? What aspects of the field of inquiry most call out for artistic commentary? How is the artist's research approach similar to and different than that pursued by conventional researchers? How might the artist's work contribute to the shaping of future research agendas in the field?

      Panel members include: Stephen Wilson, Roger Malina, Nell Tenhaaf, Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Diana Domingues, Michael Naimark, Donna Cox

      Leonardo Women, Art and Technology
      Panel Discussion
      Invenção
      Thinking about the Next Millennium
      Conference, 25--29 August 1999, São Paulo, Brazil

      In this panel, women artists and theorists from around the world provided an overview of the variety of works women artists are currently creating with technology-based art media such as artificial life, virtual reality, video and multimedia installations, digital imaging systems, kinetic sculpture, and web-based and on-line art.

      Panel members provided brief descriptions of their work, leading to a general discussion of the contributions of women artists and development of new media. The panelb considered how issues of gender and identity have been addressed in the artworks and art forms of the twentieth century, as well as the evolution of media and concepts in the next millennium.

      Panel members included: Christa Sommerer, Christiane Paul, Nell Tenhaaf, Victoria Vesna, Donna Cox, Sonya Rapoport, Diana Domingues For further information Visit the Invenção Web site at: http://www.itaucultural.org.br/invencao/invencao.htm

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      APRIL 1999

      Leonardo Space Art Workshop: Cultural Perspectives on Space

      The workshop addressed cultural issues surrounding the increasing presence of humans and machines in space. Several subjects were covered, such as:

    • Space habitat, space architecture
    • Human engineering: medical and psychological questions
    • Design of environments for machines in space.


    • Under the title "Rencontres du 13 avril," a series of small, one-day workshops on Space and the Arts were co-organized by Leonardo/Olats, the OURS Foundation and the International Academy for Astronautics. Held in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb near Paris, these workshops attracted leading space scientists, engineers and artists on specific themes chosen to generate exchanges between artists and scientists concerning the cultural impact of space activities. See http://www.olats.org for more information.

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      1998

      NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunity Program

      A group of art students from San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University are participating in the 1998 NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunity Program, which allows up to 48 undergraduate student teams to successfully propose, design, fabricate, fly and assess a reduced-gravity experiment of their choice. The four students from San Francisco will climb aboard a KC135 turbojet and engage in preliminary creative investigations while their bodies float in mid-air.

      More about this project

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      29 March 1998

      Leonardo Space Art Workshop: Space Art - Earth Art

      Leonardo/ISAST, The OURS Foundation and the International Academy of Astronautics Space Activities and the Arts Subcommittee announce the second annual workshop exploring the cultural aspects of space exploration. The Workshop will be held in Paris, France and is free to associate members of Leonardo/ISAST. The topic this year is: "space art/earth art."

      Space exploration now allows us to consider planet earth within the larger ecology of the solar system. Scientists are now studying solar weather- the interaction of the solar wind and solar variability on the earth's weather and climate; the impact of collisions with comets and meteors on the evolution of life; possible ways that life may spread from one planet to another; space debris and pollution. We now seek to understand the variations of climate on earth and other planets. This workshop will address artists work in environmental issues and ecology as they connect to the larger context of the solar system and space exploration. Artists and scientists interested in presenting at the workshop may contact Nathalie Lafforgue. Possible types of presentations include:

      * The overview effect: artists interested in making art visible from space
      * The Gaia concept: artists working on a global vision of earth
      * The ecology point of view: artists working on environmental issues.

      Under the title "Rencontres du 13 avril," a series of small, one-day workshops on Space and the Arts were co-organized by Leonardo/Olats, the OURS Foundation and the International Academy for Astronautics. Held in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb near Paris, these workshops attracted leading space scientists, engineers and artists on specific themes chosen to generate exchanges between artists and scientists concerning the cultural impact of space activities. See http://www.olats.org for more information.

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      1997

      LEONARDO 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

      Leonardo and the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the publication of Leonardo in 1997. The journal and the web site will be full of special features during the year as part of our celebration - keep your eye on the web site for announcements of special projects, events and activities.

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      22-27 September 1997

      ISEA 1997

      The Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA97) will take place at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 22-27 September 1997. The ISEA97 web site now includes registration forms and instructions. Students and early registrants will receive substantial discounts; please see the ISEA97 web site at http://www.artic.edu/~isea97. The first registration deadlines are April 15 and May 15 - reserve your space now as space is limited. (Leonardo will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at ISEA 97.)

      MIT Press Acquisitions Editor Douglas Sery will be attending the ISEA conference in Chicago 23-26 September 1997 and will be available to meet interested authors at the MIT Press/Leonardo booth. In addition to publishing the Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal, the MIT Press publishes the Leonardo Book Series, covering topics in art/science/technology of interest to the Leonardo professional community. The MIT Press also publishes books of interest in computer science, artificial life, architecture, and design.

      Authors interested in meeting with Douglas Sery during ISEA may either come to the MIT-Press/Leonardo booth at ISEA or contact him ahead of time to set up an appointment at dsery@mit.edu.

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      5 - 6 July 1997

      Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era
      University of Wales College, Newport, U.K.)

      Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era, organized by CAiiA (The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport, U.K.), will be held 5 & 6 July 1997. The term "post-biological" is intended to cover all aspects of life that are mediated, extended or transformed by technology, including the mind and consciousness. This international conference will look at new developments in art, science, technology and consciousness. For example: the impace of digital technologies, biotechnology and artificual life on art, as well asexploring the value of art in understanding cognitive processes, conceptual modelling and theories of mind. The conference is being convende to enable ideas from a variety of artistic, scientific and other sources to surface, be exchanged and developed in ways that might further our individual practice and research in both science and art. For more information, contact Conference Coordinator Joseph Nechvatal at jnech@imaginet.fr.

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      13 April 1997

      Leonardo Space Art Workshop: The Artist as Space Explorer

      The workshop discussed cultural aspects of space exploration. Presenters included artists and composers who have sent artwork into space or who have created musical performances that include performers in space, including Jean Marc Phillippe, Pierre Comte, Richard Kriesche, Richard Clar, Kitsou Dubois and Arthur Woods.

      Under the title "Rencontres du 13 avril," a series of small, one-day workshops on Space and the Arts were co-organized by Leonardo/Olats, the OURS Foundation and the International Academy for Astronautics. Held in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb near Paris, these workshops attracted leading space scientists, engineers and artists on specific themes chosen to generate exchanges between artists and scientists concerning the cultural impact of space activities. See http://www.olats.org for more information.

      Updated 17 February 2014