Lanfranco Aceti
Since 2003
Works in London United States of America

BIO
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.

http://www.lanfrancoaceti.com
http://www.museumofcontemporarycuts.org
http://kasagaleri.sabanciuniv.edu/
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EVENT

ZERO1 Biennial launch event for LEA special issue on augmented reality art - Not Here Not There


Dates:
Fri Sep 14, 2012 18:30 - Fri Sep 14, 2012

Location:
San Jose, California
United States of America

Together with Richard Rinehart I am announcing a special issue on augmented reality art of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac titled Not Here Not There at the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose. This special issue is a curatorial and academic collaboration between Kasa Gallery (Sabanci University) and the Samek Art Gallery (Bucknell University).

The issue follows two exhibitions of augmented reality art, one at Samek Art Gallery titled Not Here and the other at Kasa Gallery titled Not There. In this special issue of LEA there are contributions by artists that work with AR technology and curators and writers that work on issues related to AR, sited art in relation to new media, or site-specific interventions. It is a survey of the field in order to understand how contemporary art practices are evolving.

Where – California Theatre Courtyard, 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
When – September 14th at 6:30pm.


EVENT

In Darwin's Garden - LEA Digital Media Platform


Dates:
Wed Aug 01, 2012 16:40 - Fri Aug 31, 2012

LEA Digital Media Exhibition Platform

SUMMER EXHIBITION: CHRIS MEIGH-ANDREWS, ‘IN DARWIN’S GARDEN’

Meigh-Andrews’ latest project is a site-specific, web-based installation on the grounds of Down House – the family home of naturalist Charles Darwin – in Kent, England.

This project takes as its focus an old mulberry tree growing at back of the house, which serves to represent the relationship between the domestic life of the Darwin Family, the garden as a site for Charles Darwin’s careful and systematic observation of natural processes that he drew on in developing his theory of Natural Selection, and the slow but inevitable change in the cycle of life and the seasons.

The work has been developed by the artist with the collaboration and assistance of Alan Summers (University of Chester) and Rowan Blaik (Head gardener, Down House).

Vince Dziekan
Digital Media Curator, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Senior Curators:
Lanfranco Aceti
Director and Senior Curator, Kasa Gallery

Christiane Paul
Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art


OPPORTUNITY

Be paid to fan yourself!


Deadline:
Mon Aug 27, 2012 23:59

Location:
Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A Dream Came Through

Have you ever dreamed of doing nothing but ‘fanning yourself’ all day long? This is the dream come true – you will be paid to sit around and fan yourself for the duration of a working day.

There will be a contract signed between you and the artist producing this art project. And yes, you will be the art object, sitting there, fanning yourself, for all to see.

Please send an expression of interest, plus your contact details and basic information about yourself to dream@andfestival.org.uk

The performance will happen during the AND Festival (Abandon Normal Devices) in Manchester, England.

Note the performance takes place Wed 29 Aug 18:00 – 21:00 and Thu 30 Aug 11:00 – 18:00, participants absolutely must be available for the entire duration.


OPPORTUNITY

The Culture of Digital Education: Innovation in Art, Design, Science and Technology Practices - Leonardo Electronic Almanac


Deadline:
Thu Nov 01, 2012 23:59

Following the special event at the ISEA2011 Istanbul Education Workshop titled Brain Drain/Brain Gain in Art, Science and Technology, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac is pleased to announce a special edition that will investigate current pedagogic issues with a special emphasis on art & science & technology education. In addition we will include in this publication summary papers of various international educational events and workshops from the last five years.

In an era of fast technological growth and transforming art forms there is an increasing need for educational flexibility by academic institutions. It is essential to keep in mind that the profile of higher education in the 21st century is going to be very different to what it used to be.

What is our role in this changing environment and how do we proceed?

Deliberations on the prevalent trends and the future of education indicate that “innovation” combined with breakthrough partnerships are considered keys to the future.

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from academics, critical theorists and artists for this special issue investigating the changes and innovation in the new culture of digital education. Relevant areas of interest addressed by the issue’s contributors could include, but are by no means limited to:

• Education, art, science and technology
• Education and social media
• Innovation at the intersection of interdisciplinary teaching and learning practices
• Crisis in the digital classroom?
• e-learning: give me that video link of your recorded lecture and let me be!
• Learning and teaching in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices
• Ownership and copyrights of learning materials
• Economic crisis and classroom crisis: rethinking the economy of learning
• Brain Gain/Brain Drain: who gains and looses in the contemporary classroom
• Emerging countries, emerging universities and emerging interdisciplinary practices
• Hacktivist class: the class as research center
• Hybrid educational models
• Tactical Media and its progeny
• Histories of classroom methodologies and contemporary innovative approaches

Senior Editors for this volume: Lanfranco Aceti, Nina Czegledy and Oliver Grau
Editor: Wendy Coones
Junior Editor: Manuelle Freire



OPPORTUNITY

Cybernetics Revisited / IMAC2012 Expanded Proceedings LEA Call for Papers


Deadline:
Fri Aug 31, 2012 23:59

Cybernetics Revisited – Towards A Third Order?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Senior Editors for this volume: Lanfranco Aceti and Morten Søndergaard.

Von Foerster coined the idea of a ‘cybernetics of cybernetics’ as a way to analyze the control of control and the (set-up of) communication of communication(-systems). The question is if a ‘third order’ cybernetics is emerging… and, if so, what would it entail?

Paper Proposals dealing with one or more of the following subjects within this conceptual framing will be welcome:

(Norbert) Wiener Classic
Cybernetics, art and politics
Bio-cybernetics
Interactive media art – towards a ‘third order’?

Deadline for 500 word abstract August 31, 2012