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Next LASER: 3 August 2011
Palo Alto, CA (Stanford University)

Stanford University is now hosting bi-monthly convenings of the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series. Join us at Stanford University for the next LASER, Wednesday, 3 August 2011. Feature presentations include "Massively Seeking Susan: Connecting Strangers Through Gameplay" by Ken Eklund; "Space-Time Traveling in the Here and Now: How Did We Get Here and What's Next?" by Jonathan Trent; "The Simultaneous Opposites Engine" by Robert Edgar; and "Dynamic Form" by Cindy Stokes. Find out more

Leonardo at SIGGRAPH 2011
7-11 August 2011, Vancouver, Canada

SIGGRAPH 2011, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, features artists and artwork while also examining artists’ processes, theoretical frameworks for art-making, and the context of art in society. Authors of the SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Papers will present their work in 20-minute sessions with five minutes of Q&A on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the SIGGRAPH 2011 conference in Vancouver. The Art Papers, as well as visual documentation of the works exhibited in the SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery Tracing Home, will be published in a special issue of Leonardo (Vol. 44, No. 4) to be released in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 attendees are invited to attend the special issue release reception on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 2-3:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery. Find out more


Leonardo Education & Art Forum Welcomes New Chair Adreinne Klein

Leonardo Education & Art Forum (LEAF) is delighted to welcome Adrienne Klein as incoming Chair. Adrienne is Director of Special Projects and co-Director of Science & the Arts in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In this capacity, she has been the principal organizer of over 140 presentations of theater, art, music, dance and film that bridge the worlds of art and science. These public events range from conferences and concerts to science demonstrations on the streets of New York. In addition, her artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. Klein joins Patricia Olynyk and Joseph Lewis in the administration of LEAF activities including the upcoming "Transdisciplinary Visual Arts, Science & Technology Renewal Post-New Media Assimilation" workshops at Rewire and ISEA 2011. Find out more


MIT Press Journals Podcast Series
Nicolas Collins on LMJ's 20th Anniversary Issue

Nicolas Collins, Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Music Journal and chair of the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, talks about the 20th anniversary issue of LMJ and its theme, improvisation, in Episode 10 of the MIT Press podcast series. In the podcast, Nic explains how he chose the theme and shares insights about putting the issue together, as well as about how improvisation and composition have evolved during his tenure as editor of LMJ. Find out more


OCAD University Renews Affiliate Membership

We are pleased to announce that Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) University has renewed its affiliate membership with Leonardo/ISAST. OCAD University is Canada's "university of the imagination." The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. Find out more