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Next LASER: 9 January 2012, San Francisco (USF)

Looking for something off the beaten track to do on Monday nights? Meet artists working at the intersection of art, science and technology when they present their multidisciplinary projects at the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 January 2012, at University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include "The Alan Turing Year" by author Piero Scaruffi, "From Sketch to Showpiece: Building Lynn Hershman's RAW/WAR Installation" by artist/designer Gian Pablo Villamil and "Music from High Latitudes" by composer Cheryl Leonard. Find out more


Not Here Not There

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals for the forthcoming issue Not Here, Not There edited by Lanfranco Aceti, Director of Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, and Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University. Artists working with Augmented Reality (AR) technology and curators and writers working on issues related to AR, sited art in relation to new media, or site-specific interventions are particularly welcome to submit proposals for consideration. Deadline for proposals: January 31, 2012. Find out more

LEA Call for Papers
Speed, Dromology and Invisibility

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) invites proposals from scientists, artists, critical theorists and academics in cultural studies and digital humanities for an issue on themes related to light, speed and invisibility. Project editors: Lanfranco Aceti and Chris Townsend, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. Deadline: January 31, 2012. Find out more

LMJ 21 Free Article Access
Algorithms As Scores: Coding Live Music

ABSTRACT: Author Thor Magnusson discusses live coding as a new path in the evolution of the musical score. Live-coding practice accentuates the score, and while it is the perfect vehicle for the performance of algorithmic music it also transforms the compositional process itself into a live event. As a continuation of 20th-century artistic developments of the musical score, live-coding systems often embrace graphical elements and language syntaxes foreign to standard programming languages. The author presents live coding as a highly technologized artistic practice, shedding light on how non-linearity, play and generativity will become prominent in future creative media productions. This article is available for free download from the MIT Press web site. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Spaces of Life: The Art of Sonya Rapoport

Exhibition curated by Terri Cohn and Anuradha Vikram, 18 January‒11 March 2012, at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, U.S.A. Opening reception on 18 January 2012, 6:00‒8:00 P.M. The art of Sonya Rapoport has long operated as a bridge between the public sphere of intellectual curiosity and scholarship and the domestic one of spiritual inquiry and nurturing. Spaces of Life presents a group of Rapoport's interactive works, created between 1980 and 2011, that function in the intersection between questioning and inviting. The installation is structured so as to infuse the spaces of the museum with the energy of the artist's Berkeley home and studio. Find out more

The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo

The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, the department adds conceptual and computational media to these existing strengths to offer diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in the program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practice and discourse in media arts. Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Comparative Literature, Music and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universität Weimar offer students opportunities for research abroad. Find out more

PhD in Art-Science: New Renaissance at University of Texas, Dallas

The University of Texas, Dallas is pleased to announce a new PhD program that seeks to enable research and education that couples the Arts and Humanities with the Sciences and Engineering. We are seeking first rate candidates from diverse backgrounds (academia, private industry, non governmental organizations, make and hacker collectives) within the ATEC Arts and Technology PhD Program. Find out more