Save the Date! 50th Anniversary in New Zealand at SCANZ18 | Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Save the Date! 50th Anniversary in New Zealand at SCANZ18

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A special Leonardo 50th Celebration with a guest presentation by Executive Editor Roger Malina.


A special Leonardo 50th Celebration with a guest presentation by Dr. Janine Randerson and Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina.

SCANZ 4 - 12 February 2018

Peace, Water, Power 2018 develops from the successful Water, Peace, Power inaugural event held in 2016. It is also aligned with Intercreate’s core event sequence, SCANZ as it shares the same values.

It is hard to imagine a more important moment than now, to consider the issues of peace and the environment. At a time where moderate Muslims align themselves with peace while militants seek war and the US is extending warfaring and warmongering worldwide while battling it’s own citizens, now is a significant moment for leadership in regard to Peace.

The community of Parihaka through it’s founding prophets Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi has played a leadership role internationally, nationally, regionally and locally many times since it’s founding in 1866.

SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power represents a significant engagement with the community of Parihaka in terms of the creative projects enabled on the papakainga and the hui which culminates the event. SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power will have international, national, regional and local participation, part of the recognition of place. Placing Peace first in the title is a recognition of the Parihaka community and its founders and follows from discussion with Maata Wharehoka.

Leonardo's 50th Anniversary Celebration

The day starts with presentations on Peace, Water and Power from Maori including kaumatua. This is followed by presenting some creative projects on the themes. We will then walk around and view projects from the residency, which includes some based on taking live data from a river on the pa. A fluvial geomorphologist will talk about the relationship between the river and the mountain, which will supplement what some Maori have spoken about earlier. Some of the locals have also been measuring the water and we will visit their riparian food forest.


At Parihaka Pa in the historic building of Te Niho.


4:00 p.m.

Dr. Janine Randerson

Speculative weathers, and the next 50 years for electronic art


4:15 p.m.

Roger Malina video       

Video made for the event by astrophysicist and art-science exponent.


4:30 p.m.

Roger Malina live from Texas    

Live as part of Leonardo/ISAST 50th celebrations.


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About Intercreate is a project based organisation consisting of an international network of people interested in art, science, culture and technology. Our motto is developing the culture to create a sustainable civilisation. We live in a world where the human connection to the environment is having a strong negative impact, particularly for the generations that follow. At Intercreate we believe an important part of resolving the problems around the human relationship with the environment, is to involve indigenous groups in all discussions of the environment.

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About Leonardo/ISAST
50 Years of Celebrating the Community

Half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics, and the field has gained momentum in recent years.

Leonardo's anniversary celebrations are made possible by our international partners and led by the 50th Anniversary Committee Chair Nina Czegledy.


February 12th, 2018 from  4:00 PM to  5:00 PM
249 Mid-Parihaka Rd
Bldg Te Niho
Parihaka, TKI
New Zealand
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