Leonardo Educators and Students Program

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As part of its ongoing effort to promote the advancement of scholarship in the field of art/science/technology, Leonardo has developed a series of initiatives under the Leonardo Educators and Students Program. These include:

  • Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF)
  • Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)
  • Leonardo Art Science Student Contest
  • Special Student Discounts on new membership/subscriptions to Leonardo

Leonardo Education and Art Forum

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) 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 provides a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities, including the College Art Association of America (CAA), of which it is an affiliate society.


Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)

The Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), under the direction of Leonardo Editorial Advisor Sheila Pinkel, Pau Alsina and Kenneth Fields, is a developing comprehensive database of thesis abstracts (Ph.D., Masters and MFA) in the emerging intersection between art, science and technology. The Leonardo Abstracts Service includes an English language database (hosted by Pomona College), a Spanish language database (hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya through Artnodes) and a French language database. In addition to being published in the databases, a selection of abstracts (selected by a Peer Review Panel for their special relevance) will be published twice yearly in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), Leonardo's electronic supplement. Authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel will also be invited to submit an article for publication consideration in the journal Leonardo. The aim is not to duplicate existing thesis databases but rather to give visibility to interdisciplinary work which is often hard to retrieve from existing databases.

    MORE INFORMATION about the Leonardo Abstracts Service and instructions to submit


Leonardo Art Science Student Contest

Leonardo gives awards to student projects of exceptional merit, chosen by jury from an open submissions process.


Student Discounts on new membership/subscriptions to Leonardo

Students are invited to join the Leonardo community with an annual membership to Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, at the special student rate of $50. A Leonardo/ISAST membership provides access to a wide range of benefits, including annual subscriptions to the internationally renowned, peer-reviewed journals Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac; 20% off all titles in MIT Press's Leonardo Book Series; and invitations to join us at conferences and symposia such as the College Art Association annual conference; re:place 2007: The Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology; and MutaMorphosis.



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Updated 5 October 2011