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Next LASER: 14 May 2012, University of San Francisco

Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 14 May 2012, at the University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include "Reinterpreting the Great Wall of China for the Age of Globalization" by artist Shan Shan Sheng, "A Global Intelligence Platform: The New AI--Not Artificial Intelligence, But Instead Augmented Intelligence" by physicist Sean Gourley, "Urban Ecology: New York City's Visionary Urbanism" by writer Mark Feldman, and "Unlocking the Power of Play; Situational Design Applications in the Civic Realm" by artist Jeff Hull. Find out more


Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks
The first article collection from Leonardo for the Kindle

Produced in partnership with Leonardo/ISAST and the MIT Press, this project includes 25 articles that focus on an emerging area of research and scholarship: complex networks. The collection documents the efforts of 45 leading researchers whose work explores the meaning and application of the science of complex networks to art history, archaeology, visual arts, the art market and other areas of cultural importance. These works were presented at Leonardo Days during the Network Science conferences, at the High Throughput Humanities conference and in the print journal Leonardo. Find out more

LMJ Supplementary Material: "Notating Action-Based Music" by Juraj Kojs

In "Notating Action-Based Music" (LMJ 21) Juraj Kojs discusses the notation of action-based music, in which physical gestures and their characteristics, such as shape, direction and speed (as opposed to psychoacoustic properties such as pitch, timbre and rhythm), play the dominant role in preserving and transferring information. Grounded in ecological perception and enactive cognition, the article shows how such an approach mediates a direct relationship between composition and performance, details some action-based music notation principles and offers practical examples. A discussion of tablature, graphic scores and text scores contextualizes the method historically. Listen to two MP3 audio recordings and view a video related to the work discussed in this article on the MIT Press web site. Find out more


UCLA Art |Sci Center Renews Affiliate Membership with Leonardo

The Art | Sci Center at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is dedicated to pursuing and promoting the evolving "Third Culture" by facilitating the infinite potential of collaborations between (media) arts and (bio/nano) sciences. The center's affiliation with the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) offers access to cutting edge researchers and laboratories as well as a dedicated gallery for exhibitions. Here too the center hosts the Sci | Art NanoLab Summer Institute for high school students, introducing them to the vast possibilities in the quantum field of artscience for present/future generations. In cooperation with CNSI, the UCLA School of the Arts and the Department of Design | Media Arts, the Art | Sci Center supports visiting research scholars and artists in residency from around the world. The center hosts lectures, mixers and symposia to bring artists and scientists together in order to mesh these cultures and inspire individuals to think about art and science as already interrelated and relevant to our society. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

San Jose State University, Department of Art and Art History, Part-time Faculty Pool Search: Digital Media Art and Game Studies

The Digital Media Art program at San Jose State University is currently seeking part-time temporary faculty to teach lower and upper division courses in Digital Media Art, Game Design, and Game Studies. Master of Fine Arts degree, teaching experience and strong professional experience required. Possible subjects include but are not limited to: digital media foundations, video, flash, After Effects, game studies, game design (video and/or analog), physical computing, mobile applications, code as art, programming for artists, or any related area of expertise. Find out more

Koc University, Department of Media and Visual Arts Job Opportunity

Koc University's Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) is looking for practitioner(s) to teach media production courses in at least one of the following areas: Film Production, Game Design and Animation, Programming. Applicants with experience in more than one of these areas are particularly welcome to apply. Find out more