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In Memoriam: Stephen Wilson

The board and staff at Leonardo/ISAST are deeply saddened to announce the death of Stephen Wilson, artist, author, professor and longtime Leonardo/ISAST board member. Stephen Harth Wilson died in San Francisco on 10 January 2011 at age 66, of cancer. Find out more


Leonardo Education and Art Forum
at the College Art Association Conference

Members of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) will participate in the 99th annual College Art Association conference in New York City, 9-12 February 9 2011. Panel sessions include "Into Focus: Art/Science in the University Classroom," "New Media, Art-Science, and Mainstream Contemporary Art: Toward a Hybrid Discourse?," "Designing a New Joint Studio, Art History and Theory Program: A Gedanken Art/Sci Experiment" and a Leonardo business meeting. Find out more

Next LASER: Febuary 9, 2011, Mountain View

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 February 2011, at the SETI Institute, Mountain View. Feature presentations include Anne Fougeron, "City of the Future," Bill Smart, "Human-Robot Interaction and the Performing Arts," Miu-Ling Lam, "Streaming Nature," and Pamela Z, "Baggage Allowance." Find out more


Leonardo/ISAST Co-sponsors New Speaking Series
with National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences is partnering with Leonardo/ISAST to create D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum for presenting art and science projects in the national capital region. The monthly series kicks off on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Keck Center, National Academy of Sciences, with presentations by Lee Boot, Carol Christian, Gunalan Nadarajan and Thomas Skalak. Find out more


New Issue of Leonardo Reviews Quarterly
Now Available

Leonardo Reviews is the work of an international panel of scholars and professionals invited from a wide range of disciplines to review books, exhibitions, CD-ROMs, web sites and conferences. Leonardo Reviews publishes all reviews received from the panel monthly on the Leonardo Reviews web site. In addition, four times a year a selection of reviews is printed in Leonardo print journal and now in the Leonardo Reviews Quarterly (L|R|Q) which publishes an even larger selection as a printable PDF together with introductory material and overview essays. The second issue of L|R|Q is now available with 26 new reviews by Jan Baetens, Amy Ione, Mike Mosher and many more. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

UC Santa Barbara Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Media Arts and Technology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The department seeks candidates who will establish a vigorous research and teaching program in computer graphics, scientific/information visualization or a related field applicable to immersive, interactive and distributed environments, working with high-dimensional data generated in scientific and artistic domains. Find out more

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology
A New Publication by Jussi Parikka

"Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society." In Insect Media, media theorist Jussi Parikka analyzes how insect forms of social organization—swarms, hives, webs and distributed intelligence—have been used to structure modern media technologies and the network society, providing a radical new perspective on the interconnection of biology and technology. Find out more

Director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Virginia Tech is searching for a creative researcher and experienced administrator to serve as the founding director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). Part of the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech and an integral part of the university's Arts Strategic Plan, ICAT will provide statewide and national leadership in research at the intersection of arts, technology and education. Find out more