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