By Nick Cronbach

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.

Constructive peer reviews are critical to Leonardo’s publication process. Leonardo relies on its expert peer reviewers to address work across disciplines with academic rigor and a sympathetic intelligence that provides our authors with insights that allow them to present their work as strongly and clearly as possible.

In 2017 we commenced a quarterly recognition of exceptional peer reviewers in our network. We extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication.

Laini Burton is a Senior Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia, where she is the Convenor of Research Higher Degree programs. Her research interests center on body politics, bio-art and design, contemporary art practice and criticism, fashion theory, performance, and body/spatial relations. Her current publication project, a book titled Masks in Art, Fashion and Popular Culture: Anonymity, Empowerment, and Identity, will be published by Bloomsbury, in 2024. 

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an artist and biohacker who is interested in art as research and technological critique. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places. 

Anne Pasek is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Media, Culture, and the Environment at Trent University. Her research explores the cultural politics of climate change, with a particular emphasis on the social and technical means through which carbon is enumerated and mobilized within the tech sector and the arts. She is also the director of the Low-Carbon Research Methods Group, a network of scholars examining the climate and equity impacts of decarbonizing academic work, and the Experimental Methods & Media Lab, a hub for research-creation and critical making at Trent with a particular focus on emerging climate tech.
Daniel Walzer is an Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Originally trained as a percussionist, Walzer maintains an active career as a composer, performer, and audio production specialist. Walzer’s research and writings on music technology appear in Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of Music, Technology & Education, Music Educators Journal, and in numerous edited collections. He is the co-editor of Audio Education: Theory, Culture, and Practice (w/ Dr. Mariana Lopez) on Focal Press.