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Expanding Horizons Through Art, Science and Technology
Help Support the Leonardo/ISAST Community

Where else can you learn about cybernetic bacteria, digital swarms and virtual haptics in one place? Since 1968 Leonardo has supported the art/sci/tech community in its quest to expand the horizons of what we know and experience. Now it's time to give back. Remember that donations to Leonardo/ISAST provide critical support for Leonardo programs, such as the Leonardo Educators and Students Program and the popular monthly LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) series. Leonardo/ISAST is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on the support of its community. Find out more


Next LASER: 7 December 2011, San Francisco (Stanford)

Everyone's talking about San Francisco Bay Area LASERs. Come experience this popular series for yourself at the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 7 December 2011, at Stanford University. Feature presentations include "Speculation of an Alternative Today" by artist/designer Shona Kitchen, "Knotty Sculptures" by mathematician Carlo Sequin, "The Dry Valleys of Antarctica as an Analogue for Mars" by scientist Margarita Marinova and "Systems and Interactivity in Drawing" by artist Peter Foucault. Find out more

Next DASER: 17 November 2011, Washington, DC

Sample the eclectic fare offered up by Washington metropolitan area artists, scientists and other innovative thinkers at the next D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 17 November 2011, at the Keck Center, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., with presentations by Chris Impey (University of Arizona, Tucson), Harvey Seifter (Director and Principal Investigator, Art of Science Learning), Todd Siler (Psi-Phi Communications and The ArtScience Program), Martin Storksdieck (Board on Science Education; Museum Education Department, George Washington University). Find out more


Coming Soon: LMJ 21
Beyond Notation: Communicating Music

Peer-to-peer file exchange, the iTunes store, MySpace, Pandora – by 2011 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. Software required to play interactive computer music can be downloaded directly from composers' websites as easily as a score can be checked out of a library, and the iPhone has fostered yet another realm of publishing: Bands sell apps that allow fans to make personal remixes of their singles, while another popular app lets you play your phone like an ocarina as you jam with other players around the globe. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Visualization Department, College of Architecture
Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

Assistant Professor in interactive visualization with emphasis on gaming for education, entertainment and/or simulation. Game production experience desirable. MFA or PhD preferred. Responsibilities: research/creative work (collaborative efforts crossing disciplines), advising, service to department/university/field, teaching game design/ development, interactive graphics, and other courses. Find out more

University of Buffalo Department of Media Studies
Call for Applications

The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, Media Study adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media with a diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in the program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practices and discourses in media arts. Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Comparative Literature, Music, and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universit¨t Weimar offer students opportunities for research abroad. Find out more

Assistant Professor, Digital Media

Albright College seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in the Digital Media Department, with a focus on gaming and simulation design, beginning August 15, 2012. Qualified candidates should hold a terminal degree in appropriate and related fields, preference being given to individuals with a Ph.D. and with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. A solid portfolio reflecting a high degree of knowledge in game design and game development required. Ideal candidates should be familiar with developing games on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices, in conjunction with media theory and history. Find out more