[Leonardo/ISAST Network] LEA Oct '04: Art by Telephone, Leonardo Educators Initiative and CFPs

Posted by Leonardo/ISAST | Mon Oct 18th 2004 3:59 p.m.

*sincere apologies for cross-posting*

Leonardo Electronic Almanac: October 2004
art | science | technology - a definitive voice since 1993

In LEA's October issue, editor in chief, Nisar Keshvani discusses the
Leonardo Educators Initiative and its various components  the Leonardo
Abstracts Service, Leonardo International Academic Community mailing list
and faculty alerts, and free subscription for faculty and students.

The Leonardo Abstracts Service announces its first cycle of shortlisted
peer-reviewed theses abstracts by Peter Anders, Elisa Giaccardi, Fatima
Lasay and Maureen A. Nappi. These abstracts were peer reviewed by the
2004/2005 panel consisting of Pau Alsina, Jody Berland, Sean Cubitt, Frieder
Nake, Stephen Petersen and chaired by Professor Pinkel.

This month's central feature "Art by Telephone: From Static to Mobile
Interfaces," written by Adriana de Souza e Silva piece discusses the
evolution of artworks using telephones, bringing her focus especially to
contemporary works using mobile phone technology. Her investigation explores
the ramifications of such technology on our notions of space, time and
social interaction and the interface between physical and digital spaces.

In Leonardo Reviews, enjoy a small but rich sampling of the stunning
diversity of topics being discussed by the review panel: including reviews
of a conference on Indian artist Sardari Lal Parasher, a conference on art,
science and spirituality, and a documentary film about U.S.
activist/author Howard Zinn.

Latest Calls for Papers

* Multimedia Performance *

LEA is inviting papers and artworks that showcase MultiMedia Performance.
This category includes works which span a range of practices, which
challenge the way performance has heretofore been defined and examines the
ways in which new technologies have opened up the meaning and practice of
performance. We expect that performance includes a live component, be it on
line, in an interactive installation, or on stage.

Deadline for submissions: 10 December 2004 More info:
Submit: mmedia [@] astn [dot] net

* Geography of Pain *

LEA is seeking short texts/abstracts (with imagery and project URLs) by
artists and scientists, or artist/scientist teams, whose work addresses pain
in all its forms. Projects of interest include aesthetic works that address
subjective experiences, social conditions, and cultural constructions of
pain. Projects on the art of healing are of interest as well, especially
multidisciplinary approaches that integrate Eastern and Western traditions.
We will also consider current health science, computer science, and
engineering research relevant to these topics.

Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2004 More info:
Submit: pain [@] astn [dot] net

* Gallery Special: Global Crossings *

The LEA Gallery is looking to make visible the work of international
artists, professionals and scholars who live and work in a wide variety of
situations where access to established venues for exhibition, display and
publication is limited. Difficulty of access may be attributed to cultural,
geographic, ethnic, institutional or disciplinary diversity, or issues
related to the North/South divide, age, gender, etc.

!!! ** Extended Deadline **!!!: 15 November 2004 More info:
Submit: gxgallery [@] astn [dot] net

* Leonardo Abstracts Service *

As part of the Leonardo Educators Initiative, the Leonardo Abstracts Service
(LABS) is seeking submissions for its second publication cycle. LABS is a
comprehensive database of abstracts of Ph.d, Masters and MFA theses in the
emerging intersection between art, science and technology.
Thesis Abstract Submittal form at http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu

Deadline for submission is: 1 November 2004

The English language peer review panel for 2004/2005 are Pau Alsina, Jody
Berland, Sean Cubitt, Frieder Nake, Sheila Pinkel and Stephen Petersen.

Editorial ideas / proposals: lea [@] mitpress [dot] mit [dot] edu


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The Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) is a comprehensive database of
abstracts of Ph.d, Masters and MFA theses in the emerging intersection
between art, science and technology. Thesis Abstract Submittal form at

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What is LEA?
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international peer-reviewed electronic journal and web archive, covering the
interaction of the arts, sciences and technology.
LEA emphasizes rapid publication of recent work and critical discussion on
topics of current excitement. Many contributors are younger scholars and
artists, and there is a slant towards shorter, less academic texts.

Contents include Leonardo Reviews, edited by Michael Punt, Leonardo Research
Abstracts of recent Ph.D. and Masters theses, curated Galleries of current
new media artwork, and special issues on topics ranging from Artists and
Scientists in times of War, to Zero Gravity Art, to the History of New

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