By Nick Cronbach

As a result of 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. This month we extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication.

Lindsey French (they/she) is an artist, educator and writer whose work engages in multi- sensory signaling within ecological and technological systems. She has shared work widely in museums, galleries, screenings, and diy art spaces, including recent shows at SixtyEight Art Institute (Copenhagen), Onsite Gallery (Toronto), and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan). Based in the prairie landscape of Treaty 4 territory in Regina, Saskatchewan since 2021, french teaches as an Assistant Professor in Creative Technologies in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina.

Eugene Han is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator, whose work focuses on the manifold of form in perception. His research integrates theories of form and phenomenological aesthetics using techniques of perceptual and spatial mapping.

Haru Hyunkyung Ji is an artist and founder of the art research project Artificial Nature. It is an art of artificial ecosystems as shared realities to shatter the perspective of humans as the center of the world and deepen our understanding of the complex intertwined connections in dynamic living worlds. Since 2007 Artificial Nature artworks have been installed at international venues including SIGGRAPH, ISEA, La Gaite Lyrique (Paris), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Microwave (Hong Kong), Currents (Santa Fe), and awarded in the VIDA Art & Artificial Life competition. Ji is an associate professor at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada.

Nora S. Vaage is a philosopher of art and technology with a background in art history, philosophy of technology and science, aesthetics, and science and technology studies. From this interdisciplinary perspective she writes and teaches on a number of topics at the intersection between art, society, and technology, with a focus on environments and relationalities. Her publications include topics such as the ethics of bioart, representations of science in art and what it means to produce knowledge within the arts. Her PhD in philosophy of science and ethics focused on the boundaries (ethical and disciplinary) of bioart. Its abstract was rated top abstract of 2017 by the Leonardo Abstract Service. Nora works as associate professor of media studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, holds an associate professorship in art and media studies at Nord University, and is lead researcher at NOBA: Norwegian Bioart Arena. She is currently principal investigator of the work package Experiential Soils within the project Anthropogenic Soils: Recuperating Human-Soil Relationships on a Troubled Planet (2022-28).