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Leonardo Announcement

LABS Top-Rated Abstracts, Q2 and Q3 2006

Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology is pleased to announce the top-rated abstracts published in the English-language and Spanish-language Leonardo Abstracts Service Databases during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2006.

Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), consisting of the English-language LABS database and Spanish-language LABS database, 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 both the English and Spanish language databases were chosen in 2006 on a quarterly basis by peer-review panels under the guidance of Sheila Pinkel and Pau Alsina and published in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Beginning in 2007 the top-rated abstracts will be chosen on a bi-annual basis.

The top-rated LABS abstracts of the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2006 are:

    "The Implications for Artistic Expressions and Representations of corporeality of the Experimental Techniques of Biomedical Engineering" by Patricia L. Adams (English LABS)

    "Structural Constellations: Excursus on the drawings of Josef Albers c. 19501960" by Anthony Auerbach (English LABS)

    "Video Activism in the Italian Centri Sociali. A Visual Ethnography," by Alessandra Caporale (Spanish LABS)

    "Digital Lutherie: Crafting musical computers for new musics, performance and improvisation," by Sergi Jorda (Spanish LABS)

    "This Might Be a Game: Ubiquitous Play and Performance at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century" by Jane Evelyn McGonigal (English LABS)

    "Aesthetics, Writing, Networked Computers" by Joerg Mueller (English LABS)

    "Machine Metaphysics: Descartes, the Mechanization of Life, and the Dawn of the Posthuman" by Andres Vaccari (English LABS)

To read the full abstracts in the English-language database or to post an abstract, please visit: http://leonardolabs.pomono.edu

To read the abstracts in the Spanish-language database or to post an abstract, please visit: http://www.uoc.edu/artnodes/leonardolabs

Updated 3 October 2008

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