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Next LASER: 9 May 2011, San Francisco

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 May 2011, at the University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include Elizabeth Jameson, "Re-Imaging the MRI," Kal Spelletich, "Machines Fires Golems Wines Aeronautics Telepresences," Caroline Lewis and Robert Davis, "Silent Running Climate Clock," and Minna Harri "Beautiful Machine." Find out more


Leonardo 44:2 Now Available!

Inside Leonardo 44:2: Decoration by contamination: Paragons of "parergonal aesthetics," Sara Robinson’s ornamental fungal designs break the, er, mold of uniform IKEA-tone wood products; An émigré image-processing Imaginary: Vesna Milanovic bridges troubled waters using performance, French feminist theory and the custom PORT toolkit; Digital time, warped: Chris Welsby’s work takes direction from the elements to give a nature’s-eye view of the world---and the future rushing at it; Butterflies do it, cuttlefish do it: The thin-film curtain rises on natural rainbow coloring with nanoscale iridescent flakes, thanks to Franziska Schenk and Andrew Parker. Find out more


Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology
Renews Leonardo Affiliate Membership

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce that Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology has renewed its membership in the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. Founded in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology is an innovative and progressive institution for art and design. Srishti offers a strong foundation in liberal arts and humanities, and interdisciplinary platforms for critical design thinking. Srishti offers a number of undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in Product & Interface Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Animation, Digital Video Production, Textile Design, and an interdisciplinary lab called Sangama. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Faculty Position at Aalto University, School of Art and Design

Aalto University, School of Art and Design invites applicants for tenure track or tenured faculty position in Graphic Design Research. Application materials should be received by May 17, 2011. Find out more