The 2014 Leonardo Award FOR excellence

We are pleased and honored to announce that the 2014 Leonardo Award for Excellence has been awarded to Conor McGarrigle for his article “Augmented Resistance: The Possibilities for AR and Data Driven Art,” published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) Vol. 19, No. 1, 2013.

Conor McGarrigle <>is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of digital networks and real space. His work is concerned with the integration of location-aware technologies into the everyday and the spatial implications of ubiquitous data collection regimes.  His practice is characterized by digitally mediated urban interventions, with projects ranging from situationist dérives to augmented reality mappings of the geography of the Irish financial collapse.

Exhibitions include the 2011 Venice Biennale, SIGGRAPH, La Biennale internationale du design de Saint-Étienne, FILE São Paulo and SITE Santa Fe. He received his Ph.D. from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2012 and is currently a faculty member at the University of Denver.

The Leonardo Award for Excellence recognizes excellence in articles published in Leonardo publications. Previous winners include Rudolf Arnheim, Otto Piene, Charles Ames, Frieda Stahl, Donna Cox, Janet Saad-Cook, George Gessert, Alvin Curran, Karen O’Rourke, Eduardo Kac, Hubert Duprat with Christian Besson, José Carlos Casado with Harkaitz Cano, Bill Seaman, Arthur Elsenaar with Remko Scha and Steve Mann.

Leonardo journal and book series editors, staff editors and project heads reviewed all articles published in Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal and Leonardo Electronic Almanac in 2013 to select this year’s winner.

We offer heartfelt congratulations to Conor McGarrigle for his excellent work and presentation.

More information about the Leonardo Awards Program.

Updated 1 October 2014