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Gordon Knox Elected to Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board

The Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board elected Gordon Knox to the board at its January 2010 meeting. Gordon Knox is the Director of the Arizona State University Art Museum. Previously a core collaborator at the Stanford Humanities Lab, Knox developed international projects that connect artists with scientists and technologists to develop contexts that expanded the circulation of ideas and advance social justice. Find out more


Next LASER: April 14, 2010, SETI Institute

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), April 14, 2010, at the SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA. Feature presentations include Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, "Knitting Code"; Ken Eklund, "Massively Seeking Susan: Connecting Strangers through Gameplay / ZOROP"; Phil Ross, "It's Alive!: Curating Life into the Art Realm"; and Tami Spector, "Nanoaesthetics." Find out more


Littleton Rotary Club, Young Leonardo Award Competition

The Littleton Rotary Club (Littleton, MA) will be holding its first annual Young Leonardo Award competition for all Littleton students grades 6-12 this year. The competition, a two-fold program with a scientific/literary component, is a visual arts/technology component and sponsored by the Littleton Rotary Club in conjunction with Leonardo/Olats (Paris, France). The purpose of the Young Leonardo project is to promote the relationship between knowledge, creativity and critical thinking. The ultimate goal is to bring together best ideas and tools in the arts and sciences and create connections between artistic interpretation and inventive scientific problem solving. Find out more


Leonardo Electronic Almanac Call for Submissions
Astronomy, Lunacies and Ends of the World

The Astronomy, Lunacies and Ends of the World issue of LEA, in preparation for 2012, is planned as an interdisciplinary issue open to historical and sociological analysis, astronomical insights, ways that the universe connects to life on Earth, artists dealing with the heavens or the cataclysmic end of the world, the search for extra terrestrial life and intelligence and human migration off the planet. Astronomy, Lunacies and Ends of the World will analyze the role played by astronomy and earth sciences in the arts and sciences, but more importantly in shaping sociological relations, mass behaviors and hysteria that are at times inspiration for new artistic practices or scientific rigor. Find out more


Banff New Media Institute Renews Affiliate Membership

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce that the The Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) has renewed its membership in the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. BNMI is an internationally respected arts production and research institute. Programs are designed to support creative pluralism, different modes of inquiry, the production of new work, and the engagement of artists, producers, technologists, and researchers with the aesthetics and culture of new media. BNMI offers thematic and self-directed artist residencies, partners on research initiatives, provides training, and offers professional development and production support in a multi-disciplinary development environment. Find out more