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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)

Wed Apr 08, 2009 00:00 - Thu Mar 19, 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
April 8, 2009
SETI Institute, 515 N. Whisman Road, Mountain View, California, USA

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a monthly series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. LASER events take place in downtown San Francisco and Mountain View, CA. Events are free, but space is limited. To RSVP email: p (at) scaruffi (dot) com.

6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

7:00-7:30: Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) on "Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design"

Since software design is a process of writing, the "computer revolution" can be understood as the rewriting of the world. One can identify a minor literature, within computer science, that has been premised on an understanding of software designers as writers, as essayists, as those who articulate ideas in code to communicate with other people. In other words, within this minor literature, computers are understood not just as tools but also as media that connect and separate people. Software studies is an emerging area in which code is examined as a digital medium.

7:30-8:00: Hasan Elahi, San Jose State University's CADRE Lab for New Media, on "Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project"

Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project builds on a series of installations, performances, and websites that use Elahi's self-surveillance to critique contemporary investigative techniques. Aspects of Tracking Transience include: a self-tracking device that constantly transmits and maps his exact location alongside his financial data, communication records and transportation logs; a database of thousands of images of airports Elahi travels through and sometimes sleeps in, food he consumes in transit, and public toilets he uses while traveling. Elahi has protected himself from unwanted scrutiny by making his entire life and whereabouts publicly accessible.

8:00-8:30: BREAK

8:30-9:00: Chris McKay (NASA AMES) on "The Phoenix Mission to Mars and Mars-like places in Antarctica"

Phoenix landed at 68┬žN in the ice-rich ground on Mars and investigated the chemistry and geology of a polar site on Mars for the first time. Studies in the high elevation dry permafrost in Antarctica provides a basis for considering the possibilities for life at the Phoenix site on Mars.

9:00-9:30: Marty Banks (UC Berkeley) on "Some Interesting Phenomena in Picture Perception"

Pictures are very widely used to convey 3D information on a 2D surface. I will discuss how the picture viewer is able to perceive the 3D layout of the depicted scene despite frequently viewing the picture from an incorrect position. The results have implications for our understanding of picture viewing, for perceptual distortions with wide fields of view, and for the effectiveness of various photographic and cinematographic tricks.

9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing


Leonardo Education Forum at CAA 2007

Wed Feb 14, 2007 00:00 - Mon Jan 22, 2007

The Leonardo Education Forum will participate in several panels and events at the 95th annual College Art Association Conference in New York City, 14-17 February 2007. These will include a special panel session on ecology and ethics in art, a mentorship roundtable, a town hall business meeting, career development workshops and the special exhibition "Lines of Flight" at Hunter College.

Look for the Leonardo Education Forum at these events:

Leonardo Education Forum Mentoring Session: Thinking vs. Making
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 12:30--2:00 PM
West Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York
Chair: Gabriel Harp, University of Michigan

Leonardo Education Forum Business Meeting
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 5:30--7:00 PM
Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York

Leonardo Education Forum Exhibition: Lines of Flight
Reception: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 4-7PM
Curator's Talk and Tour: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1-4PM

Sponsored by The Leonardo Education Forum, The Hunter College MFA in Integrated Media Arts and Film and Media Department, The Savannah College of Art and Design and Bitforms Gallery. Curated by Celina Jeffery and Gregory Minissale, Lines of Flight addresses lines between technological, scientific and artistic practices and processes of taking flight from the gravity of digital capitalism, privilege, and stratification. Participating artists include Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Thompson and Craighead, Peter Horvath, David Crawford. All Lines of Flight events are at Hunter College Main Campus 695 Park Ave. NY 10021, The Black Box - 543 Hunter North Building. See http://fm.hunter.cuny.edu/lef/ for directions and more information.

Leonardo Education Forum Sponsored Session
Ecology and Ethics of Art | Science Projects
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2:30--5:00 PM
Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York
Chair: Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles, Art|Science Center

Activist Discourses: Inside the Lab Context
Jill Scott, Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich; Daniel Bisig, Artificial Intelligence Lab, University of Zurich

Morphing Art and Science Labs: Negotiating Unknown Terrain
James Gimzewski, University of California, Los Angeles

About the Leonardo Education Forum

The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) promotes the advancement of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Serving practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEF provides a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities, including the College Art Association of America (CAA), of which it is an affiliate society.

The Leonardo Education Forum is open to all individuals who are members of Leonardo.

For more information about the Leonardo Education Forum, a list of members and how to join, please visit: http://fm.hunter.cuny.edu/lef/


Call for Proposals - LMJ 17: My Favorite Things: The Joy of the Gizmo

Mon Oct 23, 2006 00:00

Leonardo Music Journal Call for Proposals
LMJ 17: My Favorite Things: The Joy of the Gizmo

If, as Marshall McLuhan so famously suggested, the medium is the message, then the gizmo must be the one-liner. From baroque violinists to laptoppers, sound artists have long fetishized the tools of their trade, the mere naming of which can provoke an instant reaction: Shout "LA-2A," "TR-808," "JTM45" or "Tube Screamer" in a room full of musicians, and you will notice the eyes brighten, the breath shorten and the anecdotes pour forth. But only to a point: Many a "secret weapon" is held close to the chest.

This is the chance to get that secret off your chest: LMJ 17 will address the significance of physical objects in music and sound art in a time of increasing emphasis on software and file exchange. We are soliciting papers (2,000--5,000 words) and briefer artist's statements (500-1,000 words) on the role of purchased or homemade instruments, effect boxes, pieces of studio gear, "bent" toys, self-built circuits, and so on, in your work as a composer, performer, artist, producer, recording engineer, etc. Wherever possible, please include photographs of your subjects (300 ppi TIFFs preferred).

Please submit a brief proposal by 23 October 2006 to Nicolas Collins at . Final texts and all materials (text, image, sound file) must be received by 2 January 2007. Contact Nicolas Collins with any questions.


call for submissions: Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)

Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)
Next submission deadline: 30 September 2006

Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), consisting of the English LABS database and Spanish LABS database, is a comprehensive collection of Ph.D., Masters and MFA thesis abstracts on topics in the emerging intersection between art, science and technology. Individuals receiving advanced degrees in the arts (visual, sound, performance, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology that in some way investigate philosophical, historical or critical applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit abstracts of their theses for consideration.

The English LABS and Spanish LABS international peer review panels review abstracts for inclusion in their respective databases. The databases include only approved and filed thesis abstracts. Abstracts of theses filed in prior years may also be submitted for inclusion.

In addition to publication in the databases, a selection of abstracts chosen by the panels for their special relevance will be published quarterly in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), and authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel will also be invited to submit an article for publication consideration in the journal Leonardo.

Thesis Abstract submittal forms for English language abstracts can be found at http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu

Thesis Abstract submittal forms for Spanish language abstracts can be found at http://www.uoc.edu/artnodes/leonardolabs

The LABS project is part of the Leonardo Educators and Students program.


Sean Cubitt Named New Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Book Series

For immediate release
June 2006
Contact: isast@leonardo.info

Sean Cubitt Named New Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Book Series

"The 21st century will be a period of intense exploration in the
sciences, arts and technology. We can expect unseen beauty and
unheard-of ideas; but we know that we will face unheralded risks and
unprecedented ethical dilemmas. Leonardo authors are at the forefront
of these new frontiers and challenges. Today wireless is having the
effect that the Internet had 15 years ago. Biomedia, genomics, nano
and the new brain science will undoubtedly re-forge what we think we
know about human, natural and technological creativity, and beyond
them new slopes will rise. Leonardo Books will be there to document,
to predict, to comment, to critique and to send intelligence back from
the places where the future is emerging." ---Sean Cubitt

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Cubitt
as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Leonardo Book Series. Established in
1994 by Leonardo and the MIT Press, the Leonardo Book Series publishes
texts by artists, scientists, researchers and scholars that present
innovative discourse on the convergence of art, science and
technology. The Leonardo Book Series includes such seminal titles as
Information Arts, by Stephen Wilson; The Language of New Media, by Lev
Manovich; The Visual Mind, edited by Michele Emmer; and The Robot in
the Garden, edited by Ken Goldberg.

Cubitt's duties as Editor-in-Chief include soliciting and reviewing
manuscripts submitted for inclusion in the series as well as
administrative oversight of the series in collaboration with the MIT
Press and the Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board.

The Leonardo Book Series Advisory Board, appointed by Cubitt in June
2006, includes Annick Bureaud, Laura Marks, Anna Munster, Michael
Punt, Sundar Sarukkai, Joel Slayton and Eugene Thacker.

Biographical Information

Sean Cubitt is Director of the Program in Media and Communications at
the University of Melbourne. Among his publications are Digital
Aesthetics, The Cinema Effect and EcoMedia. His research interests are
in media arts, the history and philosophy of media and globalization.

Annick Bureaud lives and works in Paris. She is a critic and
theoretician of new-media and techno-science art. Bureaud is the
director of Leonardo/OLATS, the French sister organization of Leonardo
(http://www.olats.org). Her main research interests are in space art,
biotech art and communication and network art.

Laura Marks, a citizen of both Canada and the U.S., began as a
journalist and is now a scholar and curator of independent and
experimental media arts. Currently she is working on contemporary Arab
cinema, and Islamic genealogies of computer-based art. She teaches at
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Anna Munster is a writer, artist and senior lecturer at the College of
Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia. Her latest book
is Materializing New Media: Embodiment in Information Aesthetics. Her
research interests include new-media arts and theory, science, art and
politics, especially bioart, and network and mobile media and theory.

Michael Punt is Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Reviews. He is Reader in
Art and Technology at the University of Plymouth, where he is Director
of Trans-technology Research. The key concern of his research is the
understanding of science and technology as a manifestation of a range
of human desires and cultural imperatives. A full list of his current
projects, recent publications, films and exhibitions can be found at

Sundar Sarukkai is a professor at the Centre for Philosophy, National
Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India. His research
interests are in the areas of philosophy of science, philosophy of
mathematics, phenomenology and philosophy of language, drawing upon
both Indian and Western traditions. He is the author of Translating
the World: Science and Language; Philosophy of Symmetry; and Indian
Philosophy and Philosophy of Science.

Joel Slayton is a professor and director of the CADRE Laboratory at
San Jose State University. He is the founder of C5 Corporation
<http://c5corp.com>. His artworks involving networks and information
visualization have been exhibited internationally. He was formerly
Editor-in-Chief of the Leonardo Book Series and is Chairperson of
ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose.

Eugene Thacker teaches in the School of Literature, Communication and
Culture (LCC) at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of
Biomedia and The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture,
and co-author with Alex Galloway of The Exploit: A Critique of the
Network Form. He has also collaborated with art collectives such as
Fakeshop and Biotech Hobbyist. His current book-project is
Necrologies: Bare Life and the Body Politic.

Titles published in the Leonardo Book Series to date:

The Leonardo Almanac, edited by Craig Harris
The Visual Mind, edited by Michele Emmer
Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age, by Richard Coyne
Immersed in Technology, edited by Mary Anne Moser and Douglas MacLeod
Technoromanticism, by Richard Coyne
The Digital Dialectic, edited by Peter Lunenfeld
Art and Innovation, edited by Craig Harris
The Robot in the Garden, edited by Ken Goldberg
The Language of New Media, by Lev Manovich
Metal and Flesh, by Ollivier Dyens
Information Arts, by Stephen Wilson
Virtual Art, by Oliver Grau
Uncanny Networks, by Geert Lovink
Women, Art and Technology, edited by Judy Malloy
Windows and Mirrors, by Diane Gromala and Jay Bolter
Protocol, by Alex Galloway
At a Distance, edited by Norie Neumark and Annmarie Chandler
Visual Mathematics II, edited by Michele Emmer
CODE, edited by Rishab Aiyer Ghosh
The Global Genome, by Eugene Thacker
Media Ecologies, by Mathew Fuller
Aesthetic Computing, edited by Paul Fishwick

More information can be found on the Leonardo Book Series website: