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Next LASER: March 8, 2010

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), March 8, 2010, at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Feature presentations include Helena Carmena, "Connecting Art and Science through Museum Experiences," Jesse Austin & Charles Lee, "The Application of Biological Patterns to Architecture," Anna Couey, "Communication Systems as Social Sculpture," and Taraneh Hemami, "One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran." Find out more


March YASMIN Discussion: Multisensory Perception

We perceive the world with all our senses. In visual media we've become mesmerized by the vibrancy of saturated colored light. Ipods and MP3 players allow singular insular worlds of sound, which have become a personal soundtrack to real life. Our sense of smell is informed by a synthetic overlay of fragrance in our personal space. For the month of March, join the YASMIN discussion group on the topic of multisensory perception. Find out more


Rethinking Curating by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook
Now Available from The MIT Press

Rethinking Curating by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook explores the characteristics distinctive to new media art, including its immateriality and its questioning of time and space, and relates them to such contemporary art forms as video art, conceptual art, socially engaged art, and performance art. The authors, both of whom have extensive experience as curators, offer numerous examples of artworks and exhibitions to illustrate how the roles of curators and audiences can be redefined in light of new media art's characteristics. Rethinking Curating is now available through the Leonardo Book Series (MIT Press). Find out more


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Joins the Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Leonardo/ISAST welcomes Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts as a new member of the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. One of the Southwest's premier performing-arts halls, the newly renovated Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents diverse, high-quality performances of classical and world music, dance, jazz and theater, educational programs and festivals, which serve more than 300,000 people annually. Find out more

CalArts Herb Alpert School of Music
Renews Affiliate Membership

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce that the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts has renewed its membership in the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. The Herb Alpert School of Music offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Programs include: the Performer-Composer Program, including African American Improvisational Music; Composition, including Experimental Sound Practices; Jazz; performance programs in African Music and Dance, Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance, Brass, Guitar, Harp, North Indian Music, Percussion, Piano/Keyboard, Collaborative Keyboard, Strings, Voice, Winds, World Music, World Percussion; Music Technology; and Musical Arts. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

University of Minho Presents Artech 2010

Leonardo Affiliate Member University of Minho presents Artech 2010, the 5th International Conference on Digital Arts, April 22 - 23, 2010, in Guimarães, Portugal. Artech 2010 aims to bring the scientific, technological and artistic communities together, while promoting interest in digital culture and its intersection with art and technology as an important research field. It will provide a common space for discussion and exchange of experiences, a forum for emerging digital artists and a way of understanding new forms of digital expression. Find out more