*sincere apologies for cross-posting*
Leonardo Electronic Almanac: March 2005
art | science | technology - a definitive voice since 1993http://lea.mit.edu
In LEA's March issue, we are pleased to highlight the life and
work of pioneering Brazilian kinetic artist Abraham Palatnik, the
winner of the 2005 Leonardo Lifetime Achievement Award. We feature
a tribute to Palatnik by Rejane Spitz (2005 SIGGRAPH Chair), an
interview by artist Eduardo Kac, and the original introduction to
the 1951 Sao Paolo Biennial, in which Palatnik first broke onto
the Brazilian art scene, by art critic Mario Pedrosa.
In Leonardo Reviews, we find a typically diverse offering of
reviews - Michael Punt weighing in on the 6th Swiss Biennial,
themed "Consciousness and Teleportation" (!); a review by Jan
Baetens of a book exploring the development of pictorial
depictions of machines, both real and imagined, from 1400-1700;
and Amy Ione's review of *The Junction*, a film taking a close
look at the very real human consequences of the Israel-Palestine
Highlights of ISAST news include: Steve Mann receiving the
Leonardo Award for Excellence and honorable mention for David
First. Leonardo/ISAST with support from the Rockefeller Foundation
awards the inaugural Leonardo Global Crossings Prize to
brother-sister team Abdel Ghany and Amal Kenawy from Cairo, Eygpt.
Runners-up include Regina Celia Pinto (Brazil), Kim Machan
(Australia) and Shilpa Gupta (India).
From this issue, we launch a series on the Pacific Rim New Media
Summit in anticipation of the ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose festival.
Chair Joel Slayton outlines the festival objectives with Education
Chair Fatima Lasay articulating its directives towards tactical
Finally, with the Bytes section (featuring announcements and calls
for papers), we catch up with some events in the ever-changing
world of art, science and technology.
*** Leonardo Abstracts Service ***
As part of the Leonardo Educators Initiative, the Leonardo
Abstracts Service (LABS) is seeking submissions for its next
publication cycle. LABS is a comprehensive database of abstracts
of PhD, Masters and MFA theses in the emerging intersection
between art, science and technology. Authors interested in having
their abstracts considered for publication should fill out the
Thesis Abstract Submittal form at http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2005.
The English language peer review panel for 2004/2005 are Pau
Alsina, Jody Berland, Sean Cubitt, Frieder Nake, Sheila Pinkel and
*** Global Crossings Prize ***
Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce that the recipients of the
inaugural 2005 Leonardo Global Crossings Prize are Abdel Ghany
Kenawy and Amal Kenawy, of Cairo, Egypt, a brother-sister team who
have been collaborating on large-scale installations since 1997.
This award recognizes the contribution of artists and scholars
from culturally diverse communities worldwide within the emerging
art-science-technology field, and is part of the Leonardo Global
Crossings Special Project, supported by the Ford Foundation and
the Rockefeller Foundation.
For additional information about the prize, its nominees and its
international panel of jurors, visit: http://mitpress2.mit.edu/ejournals/Leonardo/isast/awards2005GX.html
Editorial ideas / proposals: lea [@] mitpress [dot] mit [dot] edu
LEA Information and URLs
Receive your FREE subscription to the Leonardo Electronic Almanac
e-mail digest at http://mitpress.mit.edu/lea/e-mail
provide your email address, name, and password, and check off that
you'd like to be added to the Leonardo Electronic Almanac monthly
e-mail list to keep on top of the latest news in the Leonardo
How to advertise in LEA?http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/isast/placeads.html#LEAads
For a paid subscription (to become an ISAST member and access
archives dating back to 1993): http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=4&tid=27&mode=p
The Leonardo Educators Initiative
The Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) is a comprehensive database
of abstracts of PhD, Masters and MFA theses in the emerging
intersection between art, science and technology. Thesis Abstract
Submittal form at http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu
LEA also maintains a discussion list open only to faculty in the
field. Faculty wishing to join this list should submit their
details @ http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/faculty.html
What is LEA?
For over a decade, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) has
thrived as an 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 Media.