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Support Leonardo!

It's that time of year again! Leonardo's programs and activities are made possible by the support of our community -- your generosity makes it all happen! All donors are eligible to receive Leonardo Electronic Directory pages -- a page about you, your activities and interests posted on the Leonardo On-Line website. It's a great way to make sure viewers interested in art, science and technology are aware of your work. Donations of $300 or more received by December 28 will be recognized through an announcement (whatever you'd like to announce - max 100 words) published in the Leonardo Network e-Newsletter. Donations of $500 or more will also receive the gift of a Leonardo Book (MIT Press); Donations of $1000 or more will receive both a Leonardo Book and a subscription to Leonardo and LMJ (both MIT Press). Leonardo/ISAST is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization -- donations via check, credit card and PayPal are accepted and are tax-deductible in the U.S. Please give generously by visiting today!


Upcoming LASER: December 8, 2010

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), December 8, 2010, at the SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA. Feature presentations include Bathsheba Grossman, "3D Printing Sculpture," Phillip Prager, "What is Creativity? Debunking Myths and Implications for Interactive Media," Peter Foucault, "Systems and Interactivity in Drawing," and Wayne Vitale, "The Aesthetics of Oscillation in Balinese Music." Find out more



The BALANCE - UNBALANCE Colloquium, co-sponsored by The Electronic Arts Experimenting and Research Center at National University of Tres de Febrero and Leonardo/ISAST, seeks to bring together artists, scientists, philosophers, politicians, sociologists, technology specialists and policy-makers for a day of reflection, debate and discussion about the state of the environment and the responsibilities facing us at this critical turning point. The colloquium will take place December 7, 2010 at Borges Cultural Centre (Centro Cultural Borges) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Find out more


Now Available from Leonardo and the MIT Press
Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 20: Improvisation

Improvisation has been a critical component in many forms of music around the world throughout most of history, and is an essential quality of human intelligence that extends far beyond the borders of art. It remains, nonetheless, a controversial subject in contemporary Western music: detested and denounced by such titans as Pierre Boulez and John Cage, embraced with equal fervor by others, and seriously misunderstood by many. LMJ20: Improvisation explores aspects of improvisation in music, art and the general realm of decision-making – especially texts addressing the interplay of improvisation and technology. Find out more

Call for Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery: Tracing Home

SIGGRAPH 2011, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, seeks exceptional digital and technologically mediated artworks that explore issues around the concept of home in the networked age for the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery: Tracing Home. Accepted work will be featured in a special issue of Leonardo which will be published in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH 2011 conference. Find out more


CFC Media Lab Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to welcome CFC Media Lab into the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. Created in 1997, CFC Media Lab provides a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media content developers, practitioners and companies. Graduates of this internationally acclaimed and award-winning facility emerge as leaders in the world of interactive media, produce innovative projects and start up 21st-century companies. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

University of California Announces
5th Cycle of STAGE International Script Competition

Each cycle, the winner of the biennial Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Competition will receive a US$10,000 prize, along with possible opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script for a new play about science and technology. Find out more

Sonya Rapoport Retrospective Exhibition
4 March-9 April 2011 at Kala Institute

Pairings of Polarities, a retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Sonya Rapoport, features works from 1972 to the present, in which Rapoport, a systems artist, Internet artist, and creator of interactive installations, explores a range of interests: from Native American migrations to the Egyptian Book of the Dead; from alchemy to recombinant gene splicing; from Jewish masculinities to soap opera jealousies; from shoes to soccer. Find out more

Faculty Positions at the Graduate School of Culture Technology at KAIST

The Graduate School of Culture Technology (GSCT) at KAIST invites applicants for tenure-track faculty positions. Application materials should be received before December 15, 2010. Find out more