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From Macro to Micro, Leonardo Has Seen Some Amazing Things
What Will We See Next? Support Us and Find Out

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, 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


Now Available: LMJ 21
Beyond Notation: Communicating Music

Inside LMJ 21: Their hits are real but they are not: Nick Collins eyes the rapid rise of virtual music stars. Will success go to their code?; Video blew the improv star's cerebral cortex: Catherine Pancake warps the movements of natural forces into HD imagery to complicate her friends' live music; Growing a sound garden: Turning a page from Cage, Michael Fowler translates a Japanese Zen garden into a seedbed for sonic blooms; Mechanical Turk's First Étude?: David Plans Casal decomposes Ligeti's Autumn in Warsaw and crowdsources the pieces into a new creation, just as Bartók predicted. Find out more

Call for Papers: Leonardo Day at NetSci 2012

We are pleased to announce the third Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities. In addition to keynotes and interdisciplinary discussion, we are looking for a number of contributed talks. Selected papers will be published in print in a Special Section of Leonardo journal (MIT Press), as well as online in Leonardo Transactions. 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

The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo

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 Universität Weimar offer students opportunities for research abroad. Find out more

Rhode Island School of Design, Assistant Professor
Department of Digital + Media

Rhode Island School of Design seeks a forward-thinking artist/designer, educator, and scholar for the position of Assistant Professor in its highly regarded Graduate Department of Digital + Media. The successful candidate will be an artist/designer working with emergent technologies and engaged in understanding their relationship to other media, disciplines and debates within contemporary theory and reflexive practice. He or she will have a record of critical thought and action in art, technology and society and will contribute to a department culture of curricular innovation and progressive teaching and research practices. He or she will play an important collaborative role in supporting the diverse work of Digital + Media graduate students and facilitating partnerships with other graduate programs at RISD as well as external partners. He or she will contribute to the development of the Digital + Media Department as a research incubator and creative forum at RISD and advance the Digital + Media program within the expanding field of new media and technology in art and design graduate education. Find out more

Spaces of Life: The Art of Sonya Rapoport

Exhibition curated by Terri Cohn and Anuradha Vikram, 18 January‒11 March 2012, at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, U.S.A. Opening reception on 18 January 2012, 6:00‒8:00 P.M. The art of Sonya Rapoport has long operated as a bridge between the public sphere of intellectual curiosity and scholarship and the domestic one of spiritual inquiry and nurturing. Spaces of Life presents a group of Rapoport's interactive works, created between 1980‒2011, that function in the intersection between questioning and inviting. The installation is structured so as to infuse the spaces of the museum with the energy of the artist's Berkeley home and studio. Find out more