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January 15, 2009

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Next LASER: February 11, 2009
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. This year LASER expands to a monthly series, with programs in downtown San Francisco and now in Mountain View, CA. Join us for the next LASER at The SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA, with feature presentations by Amy Ione, Frank Pietronigro, Daniel Grupp and Robert Rich. FIND OUT MORE

Join Leonardo Education Forum at CAA
The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) will participate in the upcoming College Art Association Conference, Feb. 25-28, 2009, in Los Angeles, CA. LEF-sponsored events include a business meeting, the special session "Shifting Paradigms in Media Art, Science and Technology Education in a Global Context" and a special visit to the UCLA Art|Sci Center. FIND OUT MORE


Artsactive Call for Patents Filed by Artists
Leonardo/Olats, member of The Artsactive Network, is pleased to announce that The Artsactive network has established--and seeks to expand--a database of artists who have filed patents. FIND OUT MORE


MIT Press Winter White Sale
Save 30% on Leonardo Book Series titles (and other titles published by The MIT Press) during the MIT Press Winter White Sale, through January 31, 2009. To find Leonardo Book Series titles on sale go to the MIT Press web site and search under the category "New Media." FIND OUT MORE

Supplemental Files Available on MIT Press Web Site
The MIT Press now includes supplemental files on its web site along with PDFs of journal articles. These are available to subscribers at no additional cost. The current issue of Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ 18) includes audio and video files of work by many of the contributing artists to the issue and sound samples of the tracks on the LMJ 18 CD. FIND OUT MORE

LABS Call for Submissions
Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), consisting of the English-language, Spanish-language and Chinese-language databases, is a comprehensive collection of Ph.D., Masters and MFA thesis abstracts on topics in the intersection between art, science and technology. Individuals receiving advanced degrees in the arts (visual, sound, performance, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology that in some way investigate philosophical, historical or critical applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit abstracts of their theses for consideration. Next deadline for submissions: June 30, 2009. FIND OUT MORE


Ontario College of Art & Design Renews Membership in Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program
The Ontario College of Art & Design is Canada's "university of the imagination," engaging in education and research and contributing to the fields of art and design, local and global cultural initiatives, and knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. Since 1876, OCAD's specialized, studio-based programs have inspired students, faculty and alumni to push the boundaries of art and design--analytically, conceptually and strategically. Today, OCAD combines the strength of that tradition with new approaches to learning and research that emphasize collaboration, innovation and the integration of emerging technologies. Students in OCAD's 15 interdisciplinary bachelor's and master's degree programs benefit from a university education that blends academic rigor with the experimental freedom of the studio. Leonardo/ISAST welcomes OCAD as a returning member of the Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program. FIND OUT MORE


Texas A&M University Seeks New Dean of College of Architecture
Texas A&M University seeks applications for dean of the College of Architecture, one of the premier design research institutions in the world and the largest college of its kind in the U.S. The college is dedicated to generating knowledge and producing leaders in the fields of architecture, construction science, landscape architecture, urban planning and visualization sciences. FIND OUT MORE

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