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). 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 and the Director of Kasa Gallery, Istanbul. He has done digital art interventions and exhibited widely in Museums, Art Fairs, Festivals and Biennials. Recently he has exhibited Who the People? at the Chetams' Library and Museum. His artworks are in private and public collections.

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

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


Cybernetics Revisited / IMAC2012 Expanded Proceedings LEA Call for Papers

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
Interactive media art – towards a ‘third order’?

Deadline for 500 word abstract August 31, 2012


Live Visuals for Performance, Gaming, Installation, and Electronic Environments - Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Sat Sep 01, 2012 23:59

Key advancements in real-time graphics and video processing over the past five years have resulted in broad implications for a number of academic, research and commercial communities. They enabled interaction designers, live visualists (VJs), game programmers, and information architects to utilize the power of advanced digital technologies to model, render and effect visual information in real-time.

The proposed special issue seeks to explore the future of the moving image, simultaneously acknowledging and extending on recent artistic trends and technological developments. The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from computer scientists artists, designers, live visualists and critical theorists interested in real-time visuals for an issue co-edited by Lanfranco Aceti, LEA Editor in Chief, Steve Gibson, Reader in Interactive Media Design at Northumbria University, Newcastle and Stefan Müller Arisona, principal investigator at ETH Zurich‘s Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore.

Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

1. The future of cinema: Is it live?
2. Gaming and art, how real-time games and art collide.
3. Hardware hacking and physical computing in real-time.
4. Expressive interaction instruments for live visuals.
5. Design methodologies and composition techniques that support live visuals performance.
6. Ethical implications of real-time imaging for art, design and culture.


From New Media to Old Utopias: ‘Red’ Art in Data Capitalism?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Fri Aug 31, 2012 23:59

Call for artists’ portfolios and biographies

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) will produce an online and printed issue, as well as present artists, artists’ groups and art collectives online. Also, LEA envisions the co-production of an exhibition in a gallery space, based on the contributions collected through this Call.

We particularly welcome manifestos and polemical texts of all forms, political and artistic statements, accounts of art projects and presentations of online platforms and artists’ networks related to the areas of interest delineated in the Call.

Guidelines for artists’ proposals:

(a) Subject heading: Red Art
(b) Manifestos, Artists/Curatorial Statements, Resumes of Practice, or other texts: 3000 words maximum, in doc format (larger text can be discussed and approved by the senior editors)
(c) CVs, in doc format, no more than 3 pages
(d) Portfolios or accounts of artworks (links are preferred), should you email material no more than 12 images at 800px width x 514 height at 72dpi
(e) Links to previous work, videos or personal websites
(f) Deadline: 31/08/2012


From New Media to Old Utopias: ‘Red’ Art in Data Capitalism?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Fri Aug 31, 2012 23:59

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from academics, critical theorists and artists for an issue investigating the relevance of communist utopianism to New Media Art’s ideological dispositions. Relevant areas of interest addressed by the issue’s contributors could include, but are by no means limited to:

• Art, technology and social media
• The rise of New Economies and the rise New Media Art
• The working class and affective labour in data capitalism
• New media artworks as commodities: “use” and “exchange” values
• Digital Art and symbolic or cultural capital
• New Media Art’s reaction to the global economic crisis (2008-2012)
• Legal issues and new concepts of intellectual property in Digital Art
• The online democratization of art
• The art of protest: from anti-globalization to the “Facebook Revolutions” and the “Occupy” movement
• The role of New Media Art in ex-communist countries
• Hacktivism as art: a revolution for the Digital Age?
• Tactical Media and its progeny
• The institutionalization of radical New Media Art
• Histories of leftist aesthetics

Through the synthesis of such diverse points of view, the issue will attempt to demystify whether and to what extent the art of the Digital Age is, or could be, the result of the seemingly paradox combination of capitalism’s products and communism’s visions.

Senior Editors: Lanfranco Aceti (LEA Editor-in-Chief), Julian Stallabrass (Courtauld Institute of Art) and Susanne Jaschko (prozessagenten)
Editor: Bill Balaskas (Royal College of Art)