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Leonardo

Dates or Deadline: 
22 February 2012 to 29 February 2024
Organized by: 
Leonardo Journal
Publication: 

Guest editor: Robert Root-Bernstein

Scope
What is the value of artistic practices, techniques, inventions, aesthetics and knowledge for the working scientist? What is the value of scientific practices, techniques, inventions, aesthetics and knowledge for the artist? When does art become science and science, art? Or are these categories useless at their boundaries and intersections?

Can an individual excel at both science and art, or is even a passing familiarity with one sufficient to influence significantly the other? Do the arts ever contribute significantly to scientific progress? Where will current scientific innovations lead the arts in the next few decades?

Leonardo publishes an ongoing special section devoted to exploring these questions. Submissions can be from artistic scientists who find their art avocation valuable; from scientist-artist collaborators who can demonstrate a scientific or artistic innovation; from scientifically literate artists who draw problems, materials, techniques or processes from the sciences; or from historians of art or science looking at past examples of such interactions.

Proposals and Inquiries
Interested authors may submit manuscript proposals or inquiries to Leonardo.

Manuscript Submissions
For detailed instructions for manuscript and art preparation, visit Information for Journal Authors.

To submit a completed manuscript, upload at Editorial Express.

Dates or Deadline: 
18 October 2010 to 1 January 2020
Contact: 
Drew Hemment
Publication: 

Guest Editor
Drew Hemment

Scope
Leonardo calls for papers documenting cross-disciplinary thinking on participatory observation and mapping of the environment, climate and biodiversity; environmental data systems and services; and environmental sustainability in a networked society.

Leonardo is soliciting texts that document the works of artists, researchers and scholars involved in the exploration of citizens as environmental data gatherers, and new approaches to environmental data systems and environmental sustainability. Themes and issues may include:

  • Participatory mass observation of the environment, climate and biodiversity
  • New approaches to accessing, visualizing and using environmental data
  • Open data and the environment
  • Citizen science and issues of participation
  • Environmental sustainability in a networked society
  • Ubiquitous, pervasive, locative and mobile communication technology and the environment.

In urban environments in particular we are separated from the consequences of our actions as surely as the tarmac of the road cuts us off from the earth beneath. This physical boundary encourages a phenomenological separation. Innovative approaches to participatory observation and mapping can overcome this separation, when combined with the way the Internet and digital media have enabled individuals to produce and share information globally and instantly. An ability for citizens to generate environmental data, augmented by freely available public environmental data and combined with new techniques of accessing, visualizing and using that data can help to reconnect people to the environment and contribute to the movement toward environmental sustainability.

Linked activities exploring the Environment 2.0 theme have been led by FutureEverything (Futuresonic) and Lancaster University (U.K.).

Proposals and Inquiries
Interested authors may submit manuscript proposals or inquiries to Leonardo.

Manuscript Submissions
For detailed instructions for manuscript and art preparation, visit Information for Journal Authors.

To submit a completed manuscript, upload at Editorial Express.