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. Serving practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEAF is a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities, such as the College Art Association of America (CAA).

Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum

LEAF is open to all individuals who are interested in the issues addressed by Leonardo. Participation in LEAF elections is reserved for subscribers to Leonardo journal. Some events at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference require conference registration.

Join LEAF: Those who wish to become involved with LEAF should send a brief bio and contact Adrienne Klein at aklein@gc.cuny.edu

2013-14 Chairs: Adrienne Klein (Chair), David Familian (Chair Elect), Suzanne Anker (Chair Elect), JD Talasek (Chair Elect).

Past Chairs: Ioannis Yessios, Amy Ione, Eddie Shanken, Andrea Polli, Victoria Vesna, Nina Czegledy, Ellen K. Levy, Patricia Olynyk, Adrienne Klein


The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) has announced the election of Suzanne Anker as LEAF Chair-Elect, effective immediately, and JD Talasek as Chair Elect, effective February, 2014. Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. She works in a variety of mediums ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography, to plants grown by LED lights. Talasek is the director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS), Washington, D.C., which is focused on the exploration of the intersections between science, medicine, technology and visual culture. For the past three years, Talasek has organized and moderated D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) events in Washington D.C. in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST. We wish a warm welcome to Anker and Talasek as they join the LEAF leadership team

View an archive of recent 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

Updated 10 January 2014