Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)

Bi-annual Submission Deadlines (on-going): 30 June and 31 December

Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), consisting of the English-language database, Spanish-language database, Chinese-language database and French-language 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.

The LABS project does not seek to duplicate existing thesis databases but rather to give visibility to interdisciplinary work that is often hard to retrieve from existing databases. Abstracts will be reviewed for inclusion in their respective databases twice a year. The databases will include only approved and filed thesis abstracts. Abstracts of theses filed in prior years may also be submitted for inclusion.

The English LABS, Spanish LABS, Chinese LABS and French LABS international Peer Review Panels review abstracts for inclusion in their respecitve databases. Authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel will also be invited to submit an article for publication consideration in the journal Leonardo.

English language LABS: To submit a thesis abstract or browse ones currently published in the English-language database, visit: http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu.

Spanish language LABS: To submit a thesis abstract or browse ones currently published in the Spanish-language database, visit: http://www.uoc.edu/artnodes/leonardolabs.

Chinese language LABS: To submit a thesis abstract or browse ones currently published in the Chinese-language database, visit: http://china-labs.daohaus.org.

French language LABS: To submit a thesis abstract or browse ones currently published in the French-language database, visit: http://francolabs.univ-paris1.fr/.


Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 2nd and 3rd Quarters, 2006

Announcement: Top-rated Abstracts, 1st half, 2008


The LABS project is part of the Leonardo Educators and Students program.

Updated 14 December 2009