ARTECA is a curated space for essential content linking the arts, sciences and technologies created by The MIT Press in partnership with Leonardo/ISAST. It houses thousands of pages of book and journal content published by The MIT Press: nearly 200 books and 500 journal issues from 4,000 contributors with new and archival content added regularly. ARTECA was built for researchers, scholars, artists, educators, students and practitioners in the arts, science, design, new media and technology communities. It offers hybrid open access and subscription-based access to published materials as well as a growing collection of gray literature—research output created outside of traditional commercial or academic channels—which has become increasingly more important in scholarly communication.

What You Will Find on ARTECA


With one subscription, you get access to the full text of a growing collection of books. For a detailed look at what is currently available in this library, visit the ARTECA site to browse the list of titles or download one of the following lists:

Books have been chosen from the following MIT Press book series:

  • Game Studies   Books on game studies that range from pure ludology to practical advice for game designers, from the abstract to the concrete
  • Leonardo Book Series   Books that document the work of artists, researchers, and scholars at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology
  • Platform Studies   Books that investigate underlying computing systems and how they enable, constrain, shape, and support the creative work that is done on them
  • Software Studies   The best new work in a critical and experimental field that is at once culturally and technically literate, reflecting the reality of today’s software culture
  • Technologies of Lived Abstraction   A selection of books from this series that includes transdisciplinary works that critically and creatively inquire into processes of emergence in the world today


The full text of the following journals are available in ARTECA:

  • Computer Music Journal   The leading publication about computer music that concentrates on digital sound technology and all musical applications of computers
  • Leonardo   The leading international peer-reviewed journal for artists and others interested in work that crosses the artificial boundaries separating contemporary arts and sciences
  • Leonardo Music Journal   An international peer-reviewed journal for composers, sound and multimedia artists, and others interested in the contemporary sonic arts


ARTECA's curated, open access podcast platform includes multilingual episodes that explore collaborations among the arts, sciences and new technologies from the following channels:

  • Creative Disturbance   A dynamic collection of podcasts that emerges from unlikely connections made in a creative space where international communities of thinkers are fostered and developed
  • MIT Press Podcast   A selection of interviews with the authors of books currently being published by MIT Press and episodes in which editors and authors discuss topics, themes and trends explored within the pages of MIT Press journals


A collection of videos, also open access, includes a LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) channel featuring presentations from LASER gatherings that bring artists and scientist together.