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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), "Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design," Jim Campbell (artist), "More Is Less: Delving into Lo-Fi," Phil Ross (artist), "It's Alive!: Curating Life Into the Art Realm," and Renetta Sitoy (artist), "The Internet as Media." Find out more


e-MobiLArt / European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists / 2nd Group Exhibition

Leonardo/OLATS is pleased to co sponsor the 2nd group exhibition of the European project "e-MobiLArt" (European Mobile Lab for interactive media Artists), which takes place 28 October - 15 November 2009 in Katowice, Poland. The exhibition will consist of 8 interactive installation artworks that are the result of collaboration amongst artists who participated in the e-MobiLArt project. Find out more


Leonardo Vol. 42, Issue 5 is Now Available

Inside Leonardo 42:5: Did you get my message (and know it was one)?: When trying to communicate with extraterrestrials, not much can be assumed. Authors Guillermo Lemarchand and Jon Lomberg ask what "cognitive universals" might survive interstellar translation. Nature: an old architect who’s back in style: Imagine a building that will "digest carbon monoxide, purify air, recycle water, harvest power and cool itself"---and more. For Dennis Dollens, earth's the limit. Putting the world back in the wide web: Japanese media art brings its own sense of place to virtual, global cyberspace. Jean Ippolito connects this local culture with its cyberculture (minus clichés). Sonic sails and fashionable fungus: The Coded Cloth Gallery, from the Australian Network for Art and Technology, weaves together code, clothing and cultural critique. Find out more


SymbioticA Joins the Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

SymbioticA is an artistic laboratory dedicated to research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement with the life sciences. With a strong emphasis on experiential practice, SymbioticA facilitates a thriving program of residencies, research, academic courses (undergraduate and postgraduate), exhibitions, symposiums, and workshops. Researchers and students from all disciplines work on individual projects or in interdisciplinary teams to explore the shifting relations and perceptions of life. As a research center within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia, SymbioticA enables direct and visceral engagement with scientific techniques. Crossing the disciplines of art and the life sciences, SymbioticA encourages better understanding and articulation of cultural ideas around scientific knowledge and informed critique of the ethical and cultural issues of life manipulation. SymbioticA won the inaugural Golden Nica in Hybrid Arts at Prix Ars Electronica. Leonardo/ISAST welcomes SymbioticA as its newest Affiliate Member. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, New Media Program, Ryerson University

Apply your MFA or equivalent and studio-based teaching experience in this probationary tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in Experience Design, commencing August 1, 2010, subject to final budgetary approval. Fluency in at least two current programming languages and an established art practice focused on the creative use of artificial intelligence, networked computational art and/or behavioral/social physical objects are required. Find out more