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Next LASER: February 10, 2010

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), February 10, 2010, at the SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA. Feature presentations include June Power, "A Matter of Form," John Edmark, "Geometric Patterns of Change," Carlo Sequin, "Knotty Sculptures," and Trudy Reagan, "My Life Among the Patterns." Find out more


YASMIN Discussion: Around Simulation

We extensively use and live in simulation. In our everyday life we imagine situations, events, projects and project them into the future. We simulate possible worlds and test them in a sort of permanent "what if" situation, which is continuously reworked and modified. This process has been methodologically formalized in the sciences, where we build models and simulations, which try to describe facts, events and phenomena. Models and simulations have a very important cognitive role in knowing and understanding the world we live in. In January and February 2010 the YASMIN Group will discuss simulation, its layers of construction, its conflicts, its power relations and more. Find out more

Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum at CAA 2010, Chicago, IL

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (formerly known as the Leonardo Education Forum) will be hosting a panel session at the College Art Association Conference in Chicago, IL, Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 12:30 pm – 2 pm. The panel, titled "Migratory Structures: Scientific Imagery and Contemporary Art Practice," will feature presentations by Marlena Novak, Jay Alan Yim, Jean-Pierre Hebert, Diane Gromala, Jack Ox and Hannah Higgins. Find out more


The New Leonardo Electronic Almanac is Now On-line!

Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), a member of the Leonardo/ISAST family, has been re-launched! The new format combines the features of a high-production-value art magazine with the scholarly rigor of an academic journal. The new version of LEA, under the direction of Lanfranco Aceti, Editor in Chief, and Paul Brown, Co-editor, is a well-illustrated, attractive and readable magazine that is simultaneously available online as a hyperlinked screen-resolution PDF document, a high-resolution print-on-demand magazine and in a downloadable version for book readers on electronic devices like the Amazon Kindle. Find out more.


University of Leiden Media Technology Master of Science Program
Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Leonardo/ISAST welcomes The Media Technology Master of Science (MSc) program at University of Leiden as a new Affiliate Member. The Media Technology Master of Science (MSc) program is a place where students, artists and researchers are allowed to formulate their own scientific questions. They are encouraged to translate personal inspiration and curiosities into their own manageable and compact research projects. The program recognizes creativity as an important factor in scientific innovation. It aims to be a place where students, artists and scientists do research by creating innovative solutions inspired by results and principles of science. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Diatrope Institute On-line Bookstore

The Diatrope Institute has partnered with to create an online bookstore specializing in art, science and technology titles. Our stock includes both new and used items. We will also search for and special order hard-to-find books in the field. Receive a 25% discount off all purchases of 2 or more books (through February 28, 2010). Find out more

Projects of Evolutionary Systems Group

Evolutionary Systems Group (ESG) is an interdisciplinary group of professors and researchers operating at the University of Calabria (Italy), directed by Pier Augusto Bertacchini, Eleonora Bilotta and Pietro Pantano. Among its interdisciplinary fields of research it can cite scientific visualization and digital art (especially of dynamical systems, like cellular automata and Chua's attractors). ESG uses artificial life models in artwork as a very stimulating and fascinating method in the research of new forms of digital art. In particular, using mathematical models of dynamical systems and appropriate code systems, the group creates different kinds of artistic depictions, especially chaotic forms derived from Chua's oscillator. Find out more