LABS Top-Rated Abstracts, First Half of 2011

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Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology is pleased to announce the top-rated abstracts published in the English-language Leonardo Abstracts Service Databases during the first half of 2011.

Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), consisting of the English-language, Spanish-language and French-language LABS databases, is a comprehensive collection of Ph.D., Masters and MFA thesis abstracts on topics in the emerging intersection between art, science and technology. Individuals receiving advanced degrees in the arts (visual, sound, performance, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology that in some way investigate philosophical, historical or critical applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit abstracts of their theses for consideration.

Top-rated abstracts in the English language database were chosen by a peer-review panel including Yiannis Colakides, David Familian, Andrea Polli, Tom Lesser and Edward Shanken and will be published in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

The top-rated LABS abstracts of the first half of 2011 are:

  • "Reversed Remediation. How Art Can Make One critically Aware of the Workings of Media" by Saskia Korsten
  • "The Search for a Third Way of Curating New Media Art: Balancing Content and Context In and Out of the Institution" by Sarah Cook
  • "Ambivalent Animal" by Geoffrey Thomas
  • "The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry through Bio Art and Plant Neurobiology" by Laura Cinti
  • "Mixed Reality Art and the Graphical User Interface" by Ian Gwilt
  • "MINDtouch - Ephemeral Transference: ‘Liveness’ in Networked Performance with Mobile Devices" by Camille Baker


To read the abstracts in the Spanish-language database or to post an abstract, please visit:

To read the abstracts in the French-language database or to post an abstract, please visit:

Updated 3 August 2011