Lanfranco Aceti
Since 2003
Works in London United States of America

Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, Department of Media and Communications, and at the Steinhardt School, at NYU; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Cultures at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (the MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST); and is currently Director of Kasa Gallery, Istanbul. He is the Founder of Director of the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) and of Operational and Curatorial Research in Art, Design, Science and Technology (OCR). He was Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul.

He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London and has published, lectured and exhibited internationally.
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 00:00


Apologies for any cross-posting.

Dear All,

ISEA2011 ISTANBUL call for papers, artworks, panels and workshops.

You might like to stay in touch through our newsletter.

Announcements regarding inter-university and inter-institutional synergies will be coming soon.

We will follow up with news regarding our curatorial frameworks, spaces and international academic/curatorial partnerships.

Make sure that you are in the loop. Feel free to disseminate this announcement.

With kind regards,
Lanfranco Aceti
Artistic Director and Conference Chair


Leonardo Electronic Almanac is online

Fri Apr 30, 2010 00:00

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is online
You can find it on

LEA will be announcing calls for papers, art projects, curatorial projects, seminars, internships and collaborations through its website, on Facebook, via Twitter and on LinkedIn. The first call is Mish Mash.

To stay up to date with the events and opportunities please follow us through the LEA RSS feed.
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Mish Mash

Sun Feb 15, 2009 00:00


CALL FOR ARTICLES Istanbul, November-20-09

SUBJECT mish mash

In December 2009 LEA - Leonardo Electronic Almanac, a member of the Leonardo/ISAST/MIT Press family - will re-launch. Its new format will combine the features of a high-production-value art magazine with the scholarly rigor of an academic journal. Lanfranco Aceti, Editor in Chief, and Paul Brown, Co-editor, intend to produce a well illustrated, attractive and readable magazine that will simultaneously be available online as a hyperlinked screen-resolution PDF document, a high-resolution print-on-demand magazine and in a downloadable version for book readers on electronic devices like the Amazon Kindle. The publications will be integrated into a regularly updated web portal that will provide additional and supporting services like announcements, opportunities, interactive content-oriented blogs and Wikis. This LEA online environment is intended to be a hierarchical content generator with the quarterly publication representing a punctuated pinnacle of this multidimensional, user-driven, discipline-oriented social network.

LEA will focus on the convergence of arts, science and technology and combine special issue front-end features with ongoing thematic background content. It will combine invited and commissioned essays with peer-reviewed scholarly papers.

The target audience for the publication encompasses a broad spectrum ranging from professionals active in the field to laypeople with a general interest in the contemporary arts. We believe the time is right for an arts, sciences and technology publication pitched centrally within the arts mainstream.

The theme of the first issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac magazine is mish mash.

The first issue will be a collection of articles, reviews and opinion pieces that discuss and analyze the complexity of mixing things together as a process that is not necessarily undertaken in an orderly and organized manner. In this issue there will be contributions from Frieder Nake, Stelarc, Paul Catanese and other important cultural operators.

Although the magazine is thematically structured, the concept of mish mash leaves a wide open opportunity to discuss issues in interdisciplinary education; art, science and technology interactions; personal artistic practices; history of re-combinatory practices; hybridizations between old and new media; cultural creolization; curatorial studies and more.
Under the editorship of Lanfranco Aceti and Paul Brown the magazine call is open to the0retical, scientific and cultural analyses as well as practice based pieces or a mish mash of all of the above.

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) will produce an online and print on demand issue, as well as host curated images and videos online.

Proposals to: info [@]

a) Subject heading: mish mash.
b) 500 hundred word abstract for articles.
c) 2 images at 72 dpi resolution no larger than 800 pixels width for artists.
d) Links to previous work, videos or personal sites.
e) Deadline for full papers is February 15, 2010 for publication in the first issue.
f) Please feel free to disseminate and forward this call to interested parties.

Our publication formats allow for full-color throughout and we encourage rich pictorial content where relevant and possible. Note however that all material submitted must be copyright cleared (or due diligence must be evidenced). For online publication a wide variety of media content may be considered (animation, mp3, flash, java, etc…)

* For scholarly papers please submit the final paper ready for peer review. Your contribution will be reviewed by at least two members of the LEA board and revisions may be requested subject to review.
* For themed and pictorial essays please submit an abstract or outline for editorial consideration and further discussion.
* Please keep your news, announcements and hyperlinks brief and focused - include contact details and a link to an external site where relevant. We reserve the right to sub-edit your submissions in order to comply with LEA policies and formats. Where material is time-sensitive please include both embargo and expiry dates.
* In all cases specify special system considerations where these are necessary (platform, codecs, plug-ins, etc…)

We hope you share our excitement about the new LEA and we look forward to hearing from you!

For further information or images submission contact: Ozden.Sahin [@]

Lanfranco Aceti
Lanfranco.Aceti [@]
Editor in Chief, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Paul Brown
Paul.Brown [@]
Co-Editor, Leonardo Electronic Almanac


In Between Spaces

Thu Jun 26, 2008 00:00 - Wed Jun 11, 2008


26 June 2008 - In Between Spaces A large screen interaction with Lanfranco Aceti's 4 art occupations: Screams at Tate Modern, London; Screams at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Screams at MoMA, New York and Screams at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

Dr. Lanfranco Aceti is an artist and lecturer in Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College. The online screen interaction will be followed by a discussion with the artist about his transmedia art interventions. Guests will also be able to video record their own screams and become part of a new series of video artworks or, if unable to attend, phone +44 (0)20 8099 1080 and leave a scream. (National calling rate applies.)

The artist will discuss the practice of contemporary art digital interventions in a debate with: Prof. Paul Brown, Dr. Nicholas Lambert and John Francescutti, curator. The event is in collaboration with the Computer Arts Society.

12pm to 4pm - Exhibition and online screen interaction (walk in, open access)
4:30pm to 5:30pm - Lecture and panel discussion (followed by a wine reception)
Location - The Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD



Geographies of Film Theory

Thu Jun 26, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jun 09, 2008

Professor Laura Mulvey presents:

Geographies of Film Theory

A two day international conference.
A collaboration between the Screen Studies Group and the Institute for German and Romance Studies
at Birkbeck College, University of London
43 Gordon Square, London WC1
26-28 June 2008

Key note speakers: Francesco Casetti , Mikhail Iampolski, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Soyoung Kim.

This international conference investigates the intellectual origins of film theory and its global diffusion. It will open by tracing the contexts in which film theory was first articulated (between disciplines, national borders and in a close relation to the politics of modernity) in Europe during the early twentieth century. The conference will then examine the ways in which film theory traveled in key non-European, cultural and political contexts during the second half of the twentieth century, particularly its new configurations, translations and its re-politicisation.