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Leonardo Governing Board Elects New Member:
Jim Crutchfield

The Leonardo Governing Board elected Jim Crutchfield to the board at its October 2009 meeting. Jim Crutchfield teaches nonlinear physics at the University of California, Davis, directs its Complexity Sciences Center, and promotes science interventions in nonscientific settings. He is mostly concerned with what patterns are, how they are created, and how intelligent agents discover them. Find out more


Next LASER: November 9, 2009

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), November 9, 2009 at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Feature presentations include Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) on "Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design," Jim Campbell (artist) on "More Is Less: Delving into Lo-Fi," Phil Ross (artist) on "It's Alive!: Curating Life Into the Art Realm," and Renetta Sitoy (artist) on "The Internet as Media." Find out more


Creative Data Special Issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac Now Available

The Creative Data special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) features papers and artworks that deal with the emerging practice of data visualization as an immersive experience. Data has long been the property and domain of screen-based collection, archiving, processing and interaction. The emergence of new processes, functionality and ways of interacting with information is opening up several new areas of great possibility in which the data allows newfound thematic and engaging forms of immersion, as well as innovative and perception-reshaping interaction. Guest edited by Jack Ox, Jeremy Hight and Erik Champion. Find out more

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Papers and Art Gallery

SIGGRAPH 2010, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, seeks papers that illuminate and explore how people understand the changing roles of artists and art-making in our increasingly networked, multi-sensory, online world. Accepted papers will be featured in a special issue of Leonardo which will be published in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH 2010 conference. SIGGRAPH is also looking for exceptional works of art, completed in the last two years, by artists who physically engage technology in their creative process. The aim is to gather a compelling and varied group of creative projects that relate to the SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Gallery theme, "TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits." Find out more