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Join LEONARDO Innovators, Inventors and Creatives!

For over 40 years, Leonardo has tirelessly supported the inventors, pioneers and trailblazers working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Their findings have been published in Leonardo's print and electronic publications and promoted at many conferences, symposia and events around the world. Leonardo needs your help to keep these exciting opportunities alive for this unique and innovative community. Your donation to Leonardo/ISAST provides critical support for Leonardo programs. Leonardo/ISAST is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of our community. Donations are tax-deductible! Find out more

Leonardo Author Bill Fontana Wins Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Residency Award

The second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Residency Award has been awarded to American artist Bill Fontana in recognition of his pioneering experiments in sound art work, which have been featured in some of the world’s leading arts institutions. During his residency at CERN, Fontana will explore the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. Find out more


Now Available: LMJ22: Acoustics

Inside LMJ22: A million electromechanical monkeys: Daniel Wilson’s postelectronic agitators and their vibrational enigmas---will we see a sonic version of the random emergence of Shakespeare?; Life inside an enormous grand piano: Ellen Fullman uses rosin-coated fingers to brush across the metallic strings of her Long String Instrument, producing a chorus of minimal, organ-like overtones; Battle of the robot bands: Jim Murphy and company on escaping the loudspeaker to get your music machined; Alternative use for garden sprinklers: Since 1973, John Driscoll has used everything from toilet ball floats to dried ferns to tickle out the world’s acoustic resonance. The issue includes a CD curated by Daniel James Wolf and the online supplement "Alvin Lucier—A Celebration" available to subscribers. Find out more

LEA Call: Live Visuals for Performance, Gaming, Installation, and Electronic Environments

The proposed LEA special issue Live Visuals for Performance, Gaming, Installation, and Electronic Environments seeks to explore the future of the moving image, simultaneously acknowledging and extending on recent artistic trends and technological developments. Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from computer scientists, artists, designers, live visualists and critical theorists interested in real-time visuals for an issue co-edited by Lanfranco Aceti (LEA Editor in Chief), Steve Gibson, (Reader in Interactive Media Design at Northumbria University, Newcastle) and Stefan Müller Arisonav (principal investigator at ETH Zurich‘s Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore). Deadline for papers: 30 November 2012. Find out more

LEA: Touch and Go

Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) in collaboration with Watermans and Goldsmiths University of London in occasion of the 2012 Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art is pleased to announce Touch and Go, a new LEA special issue available on Amazon. Touch and Go analyzes the role that interactivity and participation – as well as light art and new media approaches to the public space – play as tools that may foster engagement and shared forms of participation. Find out more


Next SF LASER: 12 December 2012, Stanford University, CA

Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 12 December 2012, at Stanford University. Feature presentations include "Down to Earth: Art, Astronomy and Physics" by artist and educator Jennifer Parker, "Lights, Nano, Action!" by materials science educator Jennifer Dionne, and "Street Painting & Burning Man: Creating Community through Impermanent Art" by artist and street painter Mark Wagner. Find out more


Join the LEONARDO Affiliate Program - 20% Discount through December 2012

Leonardo Affiliates are top-ranked universities, independent nonprofits and corporations engaged in research and creative activities at the intersection of the arts, sciences and technology. Affiliates are Leonardo’s strategic partners, valued members of an exclusive international network of innovative institutions and research centers that are leading the advancement of Art|Science. Affiliates engage with Leonardo’s board, management team and peers in multiple new areas of research, creative work and programs at the forefront of the field that Leonardo launched over 40 years ago. Contact us with Discount Code AF2012 Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Faculty Position, School of Arts, Media and Engineering
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering ( in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Interactive Media at the associate/assistant professor level beginning fall 2013. Screening of candidates will begin immediately; for best consideration, application materials should be provided by 5 December 2012. If not filled, reviews will occur monthly thereafter until the search is closed. Find out more

Faculty Position, Department of Media Study, University of Buffalo

The University at Buffalo--SUNY invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Media Study. The department seeks applications from candidates fluent in the cultures of a wide range of established and new media practices, and with demonstrated research strengths in media theory and history. We are open to specialists (media philosophy / science and technology studies / media activism / mobile and ubiquitous computing / software studies) and to candidates who are also practitioners. Find out more

University at Buffalo Media Study - Graduate Programs: Call for Applications

The Department of Media Study at the University at 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 Media Study ‘s Graduate program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practices and discourses in media arts. Application deadline: 15 January. Find out more

Neuroaesthetics Symposium, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Readers are cordially invited to attend the symposium entitled "Neuroaesthetics" on 22 - 24 November 2012 at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. The symposium, held in cooperation with the Hertie Foundation, aims at establishing a connection between current developments in the neurosciences and the arts. It tries, on the one hand, to initiate a potential way for art to gain access and draw inspiration from the neurosciences and on the other, for neuroscience to obtain novel means of articulating its experimental results. Find out more

Director, School of Arts, Media and Engineering
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. The director will lead an innovative school which explores interactive media and digital culture. To assure consideration applications must be received by 30 November 2012. Find out more

Balance-Unbalance 2013 Call for Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for the International Balance-Unbalance 2013 conference to be held at Central Queensland University in Noosa, Australia from May 31 - June 2, 2013. Balance-Unbalance 2013 is being held in the beautiful resort town of Noosa, in parallel with the Floating Land 2013 Green Art festival and just prior to the ISEA 2013 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) conference in Sydney, so participants can maximize their time in Australia by attending all three events. Find out more