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Upcoming LASER: November 8, 2010

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), November 8, 2010, at the University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include Ken Eklund, "Massively Seeking Susan: Connecting Strangers Through Gameplay/ZOROP," Tom McKeag, "How Would Nature Do That?," Robert Lang, "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes," and Robert Edgar, "Software Engines to Examine Mediated Artifacts." Find out more


Lovely Weather: Art & Climate Change Projects 2010

Leonardo/Olats and Donegal County Council present the five projects for Lovely Weather: Art & Climate Change, a ground-breaking art & science project that examines the issue of climate change in Donegal, Ireland. The selected artists are: Peter d’Agostino (USA), Seema Goel (Canada), The League of Imaginary Scientists (USA), Antony Lyons (UK), and Softday (Ireland). The selected artists have taken an interdisciplinary approach to their work and have actively involved citizens from their respective areas in their projects to consider questions about climate and its changes on a practical level. The final projects will be featured in an exhibition at the Regional Cultural Centre (Ireland) in November 2010, and will be accompanied by an international conference and publication. Find out more


LMJ 21 Call for Papers
Beyond Notation: Communicating Music

Peer-to-peer file exchange, the iTunes store, MySpace, Pandora – by 2010 it's obvious that the Internet has radically transformed the economy and culture of selling, distributing, owning and hearing recorded music. Less discussed is the Web's impact on that part of music that used to be called "the score" – instructions, suggestions and materials for performing, rather than consuming, music. For Volume 21 of Leonardo Music Journal we solicit papers that address the impact of technological change on how we distribute instructions and materials for musical performance. Deadline for abstracts extended to November 15, 2010. Find out more


Australian Network for Art and Technology
Joins the Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to welcome The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) into the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. For over two decades ANAT has provided leadership and support to media artists and creative practitioners pursuing innovative projects in Australia and beyond. ANAT’s programs include immersive cross-disciplinary residencies, professional development labs, online research tools, publications, seminars and workshops. ANAT operates at the crossroads of academia, culture and business, pursuing transdisciplinary research and development relationships that involve creativity across technology, science and the arts. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz

The Digital Arts and New Media Program at UC Santa Cruz is accepting applications for Fall 2011 through February 1, 2011. UC Santa Cruz is well known for its top-ranked academic programs, ground-breaking research, and class sizes conducive to in-depth learning and professional growth. Our beautiful 2,000-acre campus, boasting ocean views, redwood trees, and state-of-the-art facilities, is immediately south of Silicon Valley, giving our faculty and students unparalleled environmental and technological opportunities. The two-year DANM MFA program joins faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. Find out more