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Next LASER: 12 September 2011, San Francisco, CA (USF)

Attention San Francisco Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 12 September 2011, at the University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include "Cultural Perspectives of Science in Antarctica" by Alan Cooper and Julianne Stafford, "Music the Dead Can Hear: Occult Presences in the Art of Noises" by Luciano Chessa, "The Art of the Body, The Art of the Pen" by Leonard Pitt and "Why and How to Transition from Wet-Ware to Substrate-Independent Minds" by Randal Koene Find out more


Leonardo Abstracts Service Top Rated Authors

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce the top-rated abstracts published in the English-language Leonardo Abstracts Service database during the first half of 2011: "Reversed Remediation. How Art Can Make One Critically Aware of the Workings of Media" by Saskia Korsten, "The Search for a Third Way of Curating New Media Art: Balancing Content and Context In and Out of the Institution" by Sarah Cook, "Ambivalent Animal" by Geoffrey Thomas, "The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry through Bio Art and Plant Neurobiology" by Laura Cinti, "Mixed Reality Art and the Graphical User Interface" by Ian Gwilt and "MINDtouch - Ephemeral Transference: 'Liveness' in Networked Performance with Mobile Devices" by Camille Baker. Find out more

Recent Leonardo Reviews

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. Collectively they represent an intellectual commitment to engaging with the emergent debates and manifestations that are the consequences of the convergence of the arts, science and technology. Recent reviews by the Leonardo Reviews panel include: "Digital Practices: Aesthetic and Neuroesthetic Approaches to Performance and Technology" by Susan Broadhurst, reviewed by Rob Harle; "Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man" by Mark Changizi, reviewed by Richard Kade; and "Inside Jokes — Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind" by Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett, and Reginald B. Adams, Jr., Editors, reviewed by Edith Doove. These reviews and many others are available on the Leonardo Reviews web site. Find out more


Universidad Autonoma de Occidente Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Leonardo is pleased to welcome the Multimedia Engineering Program at Universidad Autonoma de Occidente as a new member in the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. Since mid-2008, the Multimedia Engineering Program at the Universidad Autonoma de Occidente in Cali, Colombia and the research group in telematics and informatics GITI have been researching interdisciplinary studies in various areas such as: virtual reality, telemedicine, augmented reality, tangible interaction and computer graphics. Based on its technology infrastructure, the program is recognized as one of the most important and innovative programs in new media and engineering in Latin America. Find out more