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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 Education and Art Forum at ISEA 2011
17 September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

The Transdisciplinary Visual Arts, Science & Technology Renewal Post-New Media Assimilation Workshop at ISEA 2011 Istanbul, presented by Leonardo Education and Art Forum, will provide a forum for addressing and sharing experiences and difficulties encountered while developing transdisciplinary art-science research and when teaching and meshing curricula from diverse fields. The transdisciplinary model will be explored in the context of the trans-migratory role of ISEA in search of a different voice from the various constructed international institutional perspectives. Find out more


LEA Issue 1 - MISH MASH - Now Available

MISH MASH, Issue 1 of the all-new Leonardo Electronic Almanac is now available as a free PDF. With this re-launch the editors are working on implementing availability on a wide range of digital platforms. The issues are published online but will also be rolled out on a series of e-publishing platforms ranging from Print on Demand on Amazon to iTunes. Find out more

Special Offer: Discount Subscription + Free Book

Subscribe now to Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal, or Computer Music Journal to receive a 20% discounted subscription and a FREE MIT Press book! Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal and Computer Music Journal are essential reading for those interested in art, science, technology, music, and the exciting intersections between these fields. This offer is good through 31 December 2011. Find out more


School of the Art Institute of Chicago Renews Affiliate Membership

We are pleased to announce that The Master of Fine Arts in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has renewed its affiliate membership with Leonardo. The Master of Fine Arts in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a unique program in the creative use of sound that goes well beyond the boundaries of a typical program in visual art, music, or multimedia. Students may pursue the creation and recording of audio work; the composition of music in numerous genres; live performance, improvisation, and audio installation; the integration of sound in other media, such as video, film, performance, and web-based art; designing and building software and hardware instruments; live and recorded electroacoustic music; and the use of distribution technologies such as radio, Internet, and others. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Imagery in the 21st Century Now Available from the MIT Press

Imagery in the 21st Century edited by Oliver Grau and Thomas Veigl offers systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on new image worlds and new analytical approaches to the visual. Imagery in the 21st Century examines this revolution in various fields with researchers from the natural sciences and the humanities to achieve a deeper understanding of the meaning and impact of the image in our time. The contributors explore and discuss new critical terms of multidisciplinary scope, from database economy to the dramaturgy of hypermedia, from visualizations in neurosciences to the image in bio art. Find out more