Leonardo Education and Art Forum

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) is a Leonardo Working Group that promotes the advancement of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Comprising educators, practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEAF serves as a forum for collaboration and exchange among members and with other scholarly communities, such as the College Art Association of America (CAA).


LEAF is coming to CAA! Join LEAF Chair JD Talasek and Leonardo executive editor Roger Malina and LEA editor Lanfranco Aceti, along with other Leonardo leaders and community members at the 104th College Art Association Conference in Washington, D.C., February 3 to 6, 2016. Leonardo is hosting a number of activities. Find out more.

The LEAF Elections to name the 2018 LEAF Chair will take place soon! Stay tuned.

Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum

LEAF is open to all individuals who are interested in the issues addressed by Leonardo.

Join LEAF: Those who wish to become involved with LEAF should send a brief bio to LEAF Chair JD Talasek at talasek [at] gmail.com

2016 Chair: JD Talasek

2017 Future Chair: Alan Boldon (Incoming February 2017).

2018 Future Chair: TBD (Incoming February 2018).

LEAF International Representative: Andrés Burbano

Past Chairs: Suzanne Anker (2015), David Familian (2014), Adrienne Klein (2013), Patricia Olynyk (2011, 2012), Ellen K. Levy (2010), Joseph Lewis (2009 co-chair), Victoria Vesna (2009 co-chair), Nina Czegledy (2009 co-chair), Andrea Polli (2008), Eddie Shanken (2007), Amy Ione (2006), Ioannis Yessios (2005)


View an archive of selected past LEAF activities (compiled by Paul Thomas)

Listen to a podcast of 2008-09 Chair Andrea Polli talking with Lee Montgomery of Neighborhood Public Radio at ISEA 2006 about Leonardo Education and Art Forum (previously known as Leonardo Education Forum)

Become a member of Leonardo: http://www.leonardo.info/members.html

Full LEAF membership and participation in LEAF elections is reserved for subscribers to Leonardo journal. Some LEAF activities and events, such as at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference, require paid registration to the hosting organization.

Updated 1 February 2016