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Leonardo Governing Board Elects Two New Members: Nina Czegledy and Marcia Tanner
The Leonardo Governing Board elected Nina Czegledy and Marcia Tanner to the board at its February 2009 meeting. Nina Czegledy is a media artist, curator and writer who works internationally on collaborative art, science and technology projects. Marcia Tanner is an independent curator and writer based in Berkeley, California. FIND OUT MORE


Next LASER: April 8, 2009
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. Join us for the next LASER at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA, with feature presentations by Warren Sack, Hassan Elahi, Chris McKay and Marty Banks. FIND OUT MORE


April YASMIN Discussion: New Media: User's Behavior, Social Systems and the Body Politic
The April YASMIN discussion will explore how (new) media can affect local behaviors related to creativity and innovation within a social context and what the link is between politics and the ways that users behave.FIND OUT MORE


Special double issue of LEA: PerthDAC
Selected papers from the PerthDAC (Digital Arts and Culture) 2007 Conference are now available in a special double issue of LEA, guest edited by Andrew Hutchison and Ingrid Richardson. The issue, dedicated to the themes "Social Media: Narrative and Literacy in Digital Culture" and "Embodiment and Presence," is available on Leonardo On-Line. FIND OUT MORE

Inside Leonardo 42:2
* Wearable computing meets the fashionable appropriation of electronics and smart materials.
* As a transitional zone between the earth and sea fades into extinction, architect Joseph Ingoldsby prepares an artistic meditation on the slowly drowning world of the salt marsh.
* Follow dialogue prompts and strings of clues in the game demo Art Thief to help yourself get through the traditional art-historical survey course.
* Chris Toumey draws on the insights of cubism to suggest how to better represent images rendered by the blind "scanning" of atomic-scale microscopes.

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UT Dallas Art and Technology Program Renews Affiliate Membership
The Arts and Technology (ATEC) program at UT Dallas, which leads to the B.A., M.A. or M.F.A., stands alone in intent, design and approach among all other degree programs in Texas. It is Texas's first comprehensive degree program to explore and foster the convergence of computer science and engineering with the creative arts and the humanities. The program fosters the development of intellectually agile graduates who combine focused expertise with imagination. The desired outcome of the program will be students who can seize and, more importantly, create opportunities for economic, social and cultural benefit to the community. The program (800 students strong) is a joint creation of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts and Humanities. ATEC is a collaborative effort that transcends existing disciplines and academic units. Beyond merely "multidisciplinary" or "interdisciplinary" in its scope, ATEC encourages the productive convergence of disparate fields and modes of thinking. It joins science with the humanities, creativity with technology, theory with practice and learning with research. The program has special area concentrations in Computer Visualization/Animation, Interaction Design, Digital Sound Design, Computer Simulation and Serious Game Design, On-line Worlds and Social Networking. FIND OUT MORE

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