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 Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture 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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Digital Portraits of Transculturalism - London

Thu Feb 24, 2011 18:00 - Fri Feb 25, 2011

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

We are happy to announce the ISEA2011 Istanbul Pre-Symposium Event Digital Portraits of Transculturalism - London, a one-day event taking place at the The Centre for Creative Collaboration, University of London on February 25, 2011, under the aegis of Goldsmiths College and Sabanci University. The symposium is also supported by FACT(Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and sees as partners The Arts CatalystSCAN and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.
Digital Portraits of Transculturalism - London will be preceded by a conversation on digital identities taking place on February 24 and realized in collaboration between The Thursday Club and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. For further information click here and check the links below.
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ISEA2011 ISTANBUL Call for Papers, Panels, Workshops and Artworks

Wed Dec 01, 2010 00:00


ISEA2011 Istanbul Call for Papers, Panels, Workshops and Artworks

Dear Colleagues,

The Call for Papers, Artworks, Panels and Workshops for ISEA2011
Istanbul is available at this link

The deadline for submission is December 01, 2010.

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

The newsletters will provide you with information on upcoming projects and events of ISEA2011 Istanbul as well as on the Leonardo Electronic Almanac which is the publication venue of the conference proceedings and selected essays.

Please feel free to disseminate widely.

With kind regards,

Lanfranco Aceti
Visiting Professor Goldsmiths College, London
Associate Professor in Contemporary Art and Digital Culture Sabanci University


ISEA2011 Istanbul is the international festival of new media, electronic and digital arts. The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, a leading world conference and exhibition event for art, media and technology, is scheduled for September 14 to 21, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. The ISEA2011 Istanbul exhibition will coincide with the Istanbul Biennial and will provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase contemporary new media arts.

We invite proposals for panels, artworks, papers and workshops from artists, scientists and academics interested in how the digital and electronic media are re-shaping contemporary society and behaviors.

ISEA2011 Istanbul will be open to proposals encompassing a large range of topics under the general theme of interdisciplinarity at the intersection of Art, Science and Technology.

It is our intention to appeal to the hard sciences and the humanities as well as the art community.

For this reason ISEA2011 Istanbul will host a large variety of thematic strands ranging from digital art to curatorial studies, from electronic media to digital architecture, from the intersection of art, science and technology to the concept of the digital city, from digital humanities to social media, from nanotechnology and art to urban ecologies, from transculturalism to mobile art, and more.



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.

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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