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Sue Denham: Leonardo Editorial Board

Leonardo is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sue Denham to the Leonardo Journal Editorial Board. Denham, director of the Cognition Institute and coordinator of CogNovo, is an expert in neural and cognitive models of perception, especially multi-stability in auditory perceptual organization. CogNovo is an innovative doctoral program funded by the EU Marie Curie Initiative and Plymouth University to foster research training in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo offers transdisciplinary training that combines scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition and applications in sustainable technological and social innovation. Find out more



Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on 9 September 2013 at University of San Francisco. The evening’s program includes presentations by San Francisco-based artist Allison Leigh Holt; Stanford University’s Director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering Margo Gerritsen; kinetic artist Bernie Lubell; and UC Berkeley lecturer Helene Mialet. Find out more


Join us for the next D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 19 September 2013, at the Keck Center, Washington, D.C., for discussions exploring the theme of disasters. Speakers will include Jim Brey, Jim Giordano, David Hughes and Judith Waller. The event will also be webcast live, beginning at 5:30 p.m. EST. Find out more



New papers available on “Leonardo Just Accepted”! Upon acceptance, select Leonardo articles accepted for publication are posted online in “Leonardo Just Accepted,” making them available on the MIT Press website approximately a year before being edited for the print journal. New articles posted in “Leonardo Just Accepted” include “Endangered: A Study of the Declining Practice of Morphological Drawing in Zoological Taxonomy” by Gemma Anderson; “Modes of Address in Pictorial Art: An Eye Movement Case Study of Edouard Manet’s Painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère” by Beth Harland, John Gillett, Carl M. Mann, Jason Kass, Hayward J. Godwin, Simon P. Liversedge and Nick Donnelly; “He Had Me at Blue: Color Theory and Visual Art” by Barbara L. Miller; and “Mirror Brain: Picture and Experience” by Elisabeth Weissensteiner and Dorothea Brückner. Find out more


New reviews are available online at 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. Recent reviews by the Leonardo Reviews panel include: Art + Science Now: How Scientific Research and Technological Innovation are Becoming Key to 21st Century Aesthetics by Stephen Wilson, reviewed by Mike Mosher; At the Borders of Sleep: On Liminal Literature by Peter Schwenger, reviewed by Will Luers and Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies edited by Meaghan Morris and Mette Hjort, reviewed by Jan Baetens. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements


CogNovo is now accepting applications for 14 Marie Curie funded research fellowships. CogNovo is a multi-national doctoral training network that offers research training in Cognitive Innovation, both as a new field of scientific investigation and as a strategy for research and innovation. Research Fellows will explore creativity, cognition and innovation from an interdisciplinary perspective, with projects combining disciplines such as experimental psychology with cognitive robotics, or computational modeling with the creative arts. A strong humanities theme will also inform both training and research across the network, ensuring that CogNovo Fellows graduate as highly skilled researchers and critical, innovative thinkers. Individual projects range from studying mental imagery, to creating distributed musical instruments, understanding medical decision making and developing creativity and curiosity in humanoid robots. Find out more


Genspace, New York City’s Community Biolab, will be hosting The Machine Body, a talk by bio-artist duo Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen on Monday, 19 August 2013. Cohen and Van Balen run a London-based experimental practice that produces objects, photographs, performances and videos exploring the tensions between biology and technology. Inspired by designer species, composed wilderness and mechanical organs, they set out to create posthuman bodies, bespoke metabolisms, unnatural animals and poetic machines. In their presentation, the artists will give an overview of their recent work, exploring tensions between biology and technology at various scales. Find out more


The centerpiece of this year’s Ars Electronica conference program is the Total Recall Symposium. One of science’s most coveted secrets and humankind’s greatest technological challenges will be the focal point of the next Ars Electronica Festival 5–9 September 2013: memory and its storage. What is remembrance? How is information saved to memory and how is it lost—in nature, in technology, in the future? Total Recall features neuroscientists, computer engineers, artists and philosophers who will discuss their approaches, their latest findings and their interpretations, their plans and visions of a future in which we’ll be able to save everything to memory. This year’s festival will include Project Genesis, a new exhibition devoted to the current state of scientific research in the field of synthetic biology. Find out more


Mutator 1 + 2 is Latham’s first major exhibition in the U.K. in over 20 years. The exhibition will run from 7 September to 13 October 3013 at the Phoenix Brighton gallery and feature early hand-drawn work, large computer-generated Cibachrome prints, video art and Latham’s most recent interactive projected imagery. Sue Gollifer, curator of ACM SIGGRAPH international computer graphics, ArCade 1-V11, and director of ISEA International Headquarters brings over three decades’ worth of Latham’s creative work to Phoenix Brighton as part of the 2013 Brighton Digital Festival. Find out more