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Leonardo/ISAST Appoints Jeffrey N. Babcock Interim Executive Director

Leonardo/ISAST announces the appointment of Jeffrey N. Babcock as interim executive director of this internationally acclaimed organization that serves a creative network of distinguished scholars, artists and researchers working in the critical field of ArtScience.

A current member and former chairman of Leonardo/ISAST's governing board, Babcock has over 30 years of experience as a senior nonprofit arts and academic executive, consultant, event and media producer, and entrepreneur. He has served as chief executive and artistic director of both established and start-up cultural, arts and academic organizations.

In announcing Babcock's appointment, Leonardo/ISAST board chair and attorney Greg Harper said, "The Board welcomes Jeff Babcock as Leonardo/ISAST's new Executive Director. We look forward to working with Jeff to expand the influence of Leonardo beyond its well-known prominence in the academic community into the larger realms of business, education and social concerns." Babcock has been actively involved in creative technologies throughout his career, collaborating with arts technology engineers and artists to produce and present complex projects. He continues to be committed to advancing the field by promoting creative and engineering collaborations at the intersection of multiple disciplines. Find out more

Summertime Special Offer for Affiliate Membership

Leonardo announces a special offer of discounts on Affiliate Memberships. Join or renew by 15 June 2011, and receive a 20% discount on membership. New and renewing members are also eligible for special multi-year rates and discounts on upgrades. All Leonardo Affiliate Members enjoy a number of members-only benefits and opportunities. Current opportunities include visibility at Leonardo/ISAST’s presentation at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Conference in Vancouver, BC; an exclusive invitation to beta test new software developed by the Evolutionary Systems Group (University of Calabria - Italy), a Leonardo Affiliate; and an invitation to host Leonardo Art Science Rendezvous (LASERs), a popular Leonardo program that began in San Francisco and has spread to Washington, DC. Find out more

Marc Hebert Joins Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board

The Leonardo/ISAST Board of Directors unanimously voted to elect Marc Hebert as its newest member. Hebert brings a wealth of business and management expertise and nonprofit leadership experience to his role on the board. Marc Hebert is the Chief Operating Officer at Estuate, a global information technology (IT) services company. From 2006-2008 he was the first Chief Marketing Officer for Virtusa Corporation, a publicly-traded IT services firm. From 1999-2006, he was Executive Vice President, Marketing and Alliances for Sierra Atlantic, where he was responsible for corporate positioning, lead generation, public relations and partner development. Find out more


New Issue of Leonardo Reviews Quarterly Now Available

Leonardo Reviews is the work of an international panel of scholars and professionals invited from a wide range of disciplines to review books, exhibitions, CD-ROMs, web sites and conferences. Leonardo Reviews publishes all reviews received from the panel monthly on the Leonardo Reviews web site. In addition, four times a year a selection of reviews is printed in Leonardo print journal and in the Leonardo Reviews Quarterly (L|R|Q), available for download, which publishes a large selection reviews along with introductory material and overview essays. The third issue of L|R|Q is now available with two editorials by Michael Punt and Roger Malina, a response by Marin Zierold along with and a specially commissioned review article by Kieran Lyons of two recent publications with identical titles. Find out more