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Remember Joel Chadabe

I met Joel at Bennington College in beautiful Southern Vermont in the mid-1970s, where he was the director of the electronic music studio. Having been a ham radio operator from a young age, I'd always had an interest in electronics. Arriving after several years studying with Karel Husa at the conservatory of Ithaca College, Bennington offered a very different environment, with an intimate apprenticeship-style approach.

Episode 04: @Dante’s #Inferno in augmented reality & new views of art history

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Artist, playwright and technologist Kat Mustatea discusses with Leonardo senior program manager Vanessa Chang her award-winning digital performance VOIDOPOLIS, a take on Dante's Inferno played out in New York City: born on Instagram, premiering this year in Augmented Reality, and culminating in experimental book form. Edith Doove reviews the book A History of Art History by Christopher S. Wood, newly released in paperback.

Learning During a Pandemic: A Challenge-A-Day

STEAM challenges designed by Carol Bier for her teenage grandchildren, adaptable for other age groups. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, this blog has been updated daily! Week 60 (first week of May 2021) will close out the blog now that life is resuming with a new normalcy under development. Keep on observing! Keep up questioning! Many of the challenges may live on to stimulate critical and creative thinking.

In Memoriam: Jean-Pierre Hébert (1939–2021)

PARIS – Jean-Pierre Hébert, one of the leading artists working with computers, died on March 28 at hospital in Santa Barbara after heart failure. He was 81.

Hébert, who was born in Calais, France, had lived on the West Coast of California since the 1980s, when he moved to the United States and became a dual American French citizen.

Episode 03: Far and Away

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This special bonus episode coproduced with the MIT Press Podcast features a conversation between Bettina Forget, director of the SETI institute's artist-in-residence program, and Lindy Elkins-Tanton, principal investigator of the NASA Psyche Mission. Listen as these Leonardo authors discuss the connections between art and science, the flawed idea of the hero, exploration of both land and space, and the complexities of being a woman in a male-dominated field.

Recognition of Leonardo's Outstanding Peer Reviewers

As a result of more than 50 years of publishing work on the cutting edge, Leonardo has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts, design and humanities on science and technology.