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Fiery Mist



For the past few days, the mist is being particularly electric as it tenaciously the sculpts landscape. On Sunday morning bright and early we went to catch the new moon low tide in Moss Beach. Lots of new non-human friends such as anemones, crustaceans and hermit crabs to add to my current list of hawks, crickets, gophers and alligator lizards...

Wild Clay at Djerassi


Rob Jackson, Sanna Fogelvik, Anthony Acciavatti and I went on a little hunting expedition this past week. We went hunting for wild clay at Djerassi. Rob, Sanna and I were interested in doing some personal experiments and artworks with the clay while Anthony was interested in exploring the creek where we would be searching. We set off to the nearby Harrington Creek where we had been advised clay was most likely to be found. A first spot was a bit sandy and dry. A second spot was located that looked more promising. Rob then rounded a corner of the river bend and found a clay-rich area for harvesting under a redwood tree!

Botanicals for Thought


Yesterday was our first full day at Djerassi. Danny Goldberg took us on a hike in the mid-afternoon. We departed from the Artist's Barn and walked a loop trail.

Along the way, we stopped at the many different artworks made by previous residents and Danny explained the botanicals along the pathway. The poison oak was especially evocative, with its many forms, shape-changing along the trail—from light green matte semi-translucent leaves in wispy singular growths to thick dark green oily leaves in tall dense bushes to bright red leafy lines.



Leonardo is honored to announce Mary Anne Staniszewski and Yiannis Colakides as the new coordinators/editors of the Leonardo Graduate Abstracts (LGA). This program, a crucial part of the Leonardo Educators and Students initiative, features a comprehensive database of graduate thesis abstracts at the intersection of arts, sciences, and technology. The abstracts cover diverse fields such as visual arts, sound, performing arts, computer sciences, and other technological disciplines, focusing on philosophical, historical, critical, or applied science and technology aspects in the arts. Initiated at Pomona College, the English-language database aims to spotlight interdisciplinary work often overlooked in existing theses repositories.

State Of the Leosphere 2022-23

What a joy to share Leonardo's new Impact Report, “State Of the Leosphere 2022-23”! The work featured throughout represents collective efforts spanning five continents of the most irrepressibly curious, inventive, collaborative and creative people across our growing community of masters, misfits, and maestros...



As the International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA2024) shapes its engaging program for the upcoming conference in Brisbane, Australia, it’s with great pride that we spotlight three exemplary artists from the Leonardo community who will grace the event as keynote speakers. Cristóbal Martínez and Kade Twist, Leonardo Artist Fellows also known as the visionary duo behind Postcommodity, along with Tiare Ribeaux, our esteemed Leonardo Exchange Lead Artist, are set to illuminate the minds of attendees with their groundbreaking works and thought-provoking insights.



I am honored and excited to join the Leonardo team as editor-in-chief of their prestigious journal. In 1968, Frank Malina first conceptualized the need for a journal that would make creative practitioners occupying the terrain between disciplines aware of the work of similar practices, to build communities of support and inspiration. This was necessary because the space between disciplines, as it turned out, was often cold and lonely, with many risking their careers and reputations by working outside of traditional academic structures


A quarterly recognition of exceptional peer reviewers in our network for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication:

Naila Kuhlmann is a post-doctoral fellow in the BIAPT lab, and an associated researcher with the Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (CRITAC).


Date: 22 April 2024, 5 PM
Where: Ca’Foscari, University of Venice

CYFEST 15: Venice is set to host a compelling panel discussion that delves into the multifaceted concept of vulnerability, drawing on insights from an exceptional group of thinkers and practitioners across the arts, sciences, technology, and design. This 90-minute event will take place at the historic Ca' Foscari University of Venice, in the Aula Mario Baratto (Mario Baratto Conference Hall) on the second floor.