Leonardo's 50th Anniversary
Celebrating the Community for 50 Years
June 2017–December 2018
A half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics, and the field has gained momentum in recent years.
Today, documenting and capturing the creative innovators and provocateurs of culture is not enough. If media is the messenger, then we must expand our scope to represent the unique works and challenges we face in the 21st century. To fully realize our purpose and place over the next 50 years, we are opening our doors to a year and a half of community collaboration to inform our efforts to redesign our programs and mission to meet the needs of our audience. We are reaching out to pioneers, institutions, thought leaders and the curious in an effort to nurture the exploding art/science/technology global community.
As a network of networks, we are reimagining our future with you at the forefront. We invite you to come along with us on this journey of rediscovery and reinvention. Why? Because the ideas that lead to critical breakthroughs can come from any direction and they don't taking sides.
Global Anniversary Events
|50th Anniversary in St-Petersburg at CYFEST11||Sankt-Peterburg||Russian Federation||2 Feb. 2018||12 Feb. 2018|
|Save the Date! 50th Anniversary in New Zealand at SCANZ18||New Plymouth||Taranaki||New Zealand||12 Feb. 2018||12 Feb. 2018|
|50th Anniversary at the CAA Conference||Los Angeles||California||United States||24 Feb. 2018||24 Feb. 2018|
|50th Celebration at CPNAS||District of Columbia||United States||15 Mar. 2018||15 Mar. 2018|
|Save the Date! 50th Anniversary in Mexico City with UAM and UNAM||Distrito Federal||Mexico||19 Apr. 2018||19 Apr. 2018|
|Save the Date! Leonardo 50th in Poland at the ITK Congress||Gdańsk||pomorskie||Poland||13 May. 2018||13 May. 2018|
|Save the Date! 50th Anniversary in Vancouver at SIGGRAPH||Vancouver||British Columbia||Canada||12 Aug. 2018||16 Aug. 2018|
|The Convening - Save the Date||San Francisco||California||United States||3 Nov. 2018||4 Nov. 2018|
|Opening Celebration at ISEA 2017||Manizales||Caldea||Colombia||11 Jun. 2017||11 Jun. 2017|
|art*science - The New and History||Bologna||Italy||3 Jul. 2017||6 Jul. 2017|
|Anniversary Celebration During SIGGRAPH 2017||Los Angeles||California||United States||3 Aug. 2017|
|The Overview: Leonardo 50th Anniversary at Balance Unbalance||Plymouth||Devon||United Kingdom||22 Aug. 2017||22 Aug. 2017|
|Leonardo 50th Anniversary Celebration at Concordia University||Montreal||Quebec||Canada||6 Oct. 2017||6 Oct. 2017|
|The Panel: Leonardo 50th Anniversary Celebration||Paddington||New South Wales||Australia||24 Oct. 2017||24 Oct. 2017|
|VSMM2017 Launch and Leonardo 50th Anniversary Celebration PARTY||Dublin||Ireland||31 Oct. 2017||31 Oct. 2017|