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NEA Blog Post: Making Science Intimate, by Roger Malina

Roger Malina, Leonardo Executive Editor and Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas has been invited to write a blog post for the NEA Art Works blog. In "Making Science Intimate: Translating and Integrating the Arts and Humanities with Biology and Medicine" Malina discusses how artists and arts organizations are able to provide an intimate context for processing scientific and medical data and the ability to translate these into culturally meaningful forms. Find out more


Registration Now Open for Leonardo Satellite Symposium at NetSci 2012

Registration is now open for Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks – 3rd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012 which will take place on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, near Chicago, IL on the shores of Lake Michigan. Featured keynote speakers are: Burak Arikan (NYC/Istanbul), Pedro Cano (, and Miriah Meyer (Utah). Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and may sell out fast. Find out more

Next LASER: 6 June 2012, Stanford University

Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 6 June 2012, at Stanford University. Feature presentations include "The Internet as Media" by artist Renetta Sitoy, "Art & Tech: From Fiction to Fact and All the Way Back" by filmmaker Javier Ideami, "Fan Fiction Archives and the Evolution of User Experience" by educator Abigail De Kosnik and "Futurist Art for the Present Future" by composer Luciano Chessa. Find out more


Free Article: "Moon Vehicle: Reflections from an Artist-Led Children's Workshop on the Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft's Mission to the Moon," by Joanna Griffin

Abstract: This article reflects on the journey to the Moon of the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 as it was interpreted through an artist-led workshop. The workshop participants were a group of children who lived close to where Chandrayaan was built and some of the engineers and scientists responsible for creating the spacecraft. Insights from the workshop show how a mission to the Moon draws on both the technological and the imaginative; they also have bearing on the relative agency of these individuals to contribute to the Moon missions in ways that are personally meaningful to them. (This article was published in Leonardo 45:3, 2012 and is available for free download from the MIT Press web site.) Find out more

Leonardo Abstracts Service Upcoming Deadline: 30 June 2012

As we near the end of the academic year, we want to bring the Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) to the attention of students and educators. Students who will be getting an M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. in a subject related to the intersection of art, science and technology are encouraged to submit an abstract of their thesis to the LABS database. The LABS database, which has been in existence for over 10 years, functions as a way for international artists and scholars to learn about the work of the next generation. The database is peer-reviewed, and the top-ranking authors are invited to publish their abstracts in Leonardo and Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA). Educators: Please bring the LABS database to the attention of your students! Find out more Find out more


Donau University, Center for Image Science Renews Affiliate Membership

Donau University, Center for Image Science is an international platform for research and innovative teaching on all forms of images. As repositories of knowledge and instruments of communication in our globalized society, image media continues to grow in importatnce. Images both form networks of societal cohesion and have the power to ignite political and religious passions. Images create values and are a core resource for elaborating and communicating new scientific theories. Today the dynamics of the media revolution are re-defining many issues that image science engages with. In almost every field, practical and theoretical knowledge about how images originate, function, are exploited, their history and their effects is an essential prerequisite for acquiring image competence in the digital age. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) Announces International Open Call: VITAL SIGNS

ASCI's annual, juried, art-sci competition exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science, 1 September 2012 – 3 February 2013. This year the competition is seeking original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface and/or reflects upon scientific research questions, processes, ethics, and the stunning discoveries being made in biology and the biosciences today. Find out more