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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Tue Jan 31, 2012 00:00

Speed, Dromology and Invisibility, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Deadline January 31, 2012

Are we moving from the futurist’s speed through contemporary dromology to the disappearance of the human body? What are the future trajectories of a continuous process of acceleration? Is the disappearance of the body through artificial speed a process of invisibility or that of a visibility through acceleration?

The instantaneous communication across Web 2.0 and the speed of interactions has created the feeling of a contradiction between an idea of constant presence and that of the disappearance of the body in a constant trajectory of ‘self-dissemination.’ In 1909 the futurists envisaged a new world and some of their far-fetched visionary ideas have come to pass. What is the role that speed will play in the future of humanity in the twenty-first century?

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from scientists interested in light, speed and invisibility, from artists, critical theorists and academics in cultural studies and digital humanities for an issue on these themes with senior editors Lanfranco Aceti and Chris Townsend, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. Scientists that work on issues related to speed and invisibility, media theoreticians, historians, artists that represent in their work the high speed of life and contemporary society are particularly welcome to submit proposals for consideration.

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

Proposals to:



Tue Jan 31, 2012 00:00

Leonardo Electronic Almanac in collaboration with the Samek Art Gallery and with Kasa Gallery announces a special issue titled: Not Here Not There.

This LEA special issue follows two previous exhibitions, one at Kasa Gallery titled NOT THERE and one at the Samek Art Gallery titled NOT HERE.

This call for papers arises out of the territory between two cultural streams.



Fri Jan 15, 2010 00:00


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

After receiving many requests to extend the deadline we have decided to announce a new deadline January 15, 2011 for submission of presentations, art talks, panels, artworks and workshops.

The submission of full papers is due on May 1, 2011.

For our European colleagues and surrounding countries, please look at this link for Erasmus funding

We are also looking for funding in the United States in order to facilitate students' and faculty attendance to ISEA2011 Istanbul.

If you know of funding bodies in your own countries which would provide grants for attending the conference or for artists to showcase their work - ISEA2011 Istanbul will support you.

ISEA2011 Istanbul will publish the conference proceedings through the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) with ISSN, ISBN and DOI (citation indexed).

As always we look forward to working with you.

To be kept abreast with all activities please sign up to our two newsletters:

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement.

With kind regards,

Lanfranco Aceti

Artistic Director and Conference Chair



Sat Jan 15, 2011 00:00

Dear All,

for ISEA2011 Istanbul all selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN, ISSN and DOI.

The deadline has been extended to January 15, 2011.
Please note there is just a month left.

Also for those of you who are submitting or thinking of submitting panels and/or workshops, you may wish to consider to transform your papers, after the conference, in a thematic issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA).

For more information on ISEA2011 Istanbul

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of international experts:

In order to stay in touch You can subscribe to ISEA2011 Istanbul and
Leonardo Electronic Almanac Newsletters following this link

Lanfranco Aceti
ISEA2011 Istanbul Artistic Director and Conference Chair


LEA rekindled 1

Sat Dec 31, 2011 00:00

Dear All,

Leonardo Electronic Almanac has inherited a large archive of papers,
articles and information.

This material was held in the archive as historical documentation and
as part of the revamp of LEA we have decided to revisit this history
and compare it with contemporary developments.

LEA rekindled 1 is the first historical comparative issue of the
Leonardo Electronic Almanac on the history and contemporary
developments at the intersection of art, science and technology. For
this first issue of LEA rekindled, our editorial intention is to
re-open a dialogue with those who participated and contributed towards
building the history of contemporary art interactions with science and
technology as well as with the new generations of artists, critical
commentators, scientists and technology experts. You can find out more
information on:

We are asking to the community at large to consider LEA rekindled not
only as an academic publication outlet but also as a repository for
images and documentation (photographic, audio and video). If you have
images from some of the art, science and technology events of the past
20 years that you would like to contribute for publication, please do
get in touch with LEA staff by sending an email to: with the subject ‘LEA rekindled 1’.

We look forward to the opportunity of working with you in
re-contextualizing, publishing and archiving these images, artworks
and documentation in stable formats.

LEA is also delighted to announce that for the rekindled issues the
Senior Editorial and Curatorial team is composed of: Lanfranco Aceti,
Paul Brown, Beryl Graham, Craig Harris, Errki Huhtamo, Stephen Jones,
Terrence Masson, Frieder Nake, Christiane Paul and Bruce Wands.

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