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Episode 07: Science fiction on stage & Fiction-Science in the gallery

 

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Derek Lee McPhatter, a playwright who unfolds narratives at the crossroads of race, class, gender, sexuality and technology speaks about his work, informed by his subjective experience as a black gay man. Edith Doove reviews the exhibition Fiction-Science—Buvard et Pichet.

Recognition of Leonardo’s Outstanding Peer Reviewers

As a result of 50 years of publishing work on the cutting edge, Leonardo has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts, design and humanities on science and technology. 

Episode 06: On computer graphics and interactive techniques

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In this special bonus episode looking forward to the 2021 SIGGRAPH conference, we speak with Andrés Burbano, the 2021 Retrospective Program Chair, and discuss the history of computer graphics and creative techniques; Artificial Intelligence, art and social justice; and advice for practitioners wanting to submit their work to the SIGGRAPH art program.

Episode 05: Art on the blockchain & in critical zones

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Sarah Meyohas, an artist who centers her practice within emerging technologies, talks about art on the blockchain, including BitchCoin, crypto currency backed by her own photography. Jussi Parikka reviews Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel.

Remember Joel Chadabe

I met Joel at Bennington College in beautiful Southern Vermont in the mid-1970s, where he was the director of the electronic music studio. Having been a ham radio operator from a young age, I'd always had an interest in electronics. Arriving after several years studying with Karel Husa at the conservatory of Ithaca College, Bennington offered a very different environment, with an intimate apprenticeship-style approach.

Episode 04: @Dante’s #Inferno in augmented reality & new views of art history

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Artist, playwright and technologist Kat Mustatea discusses with Leonardo senior program manager Vanessa Chang her award-winning digital performance VOIDOPOLIS, a take on Dante's Inferno played out in New York City: born on Instagram, premiering this year in Augmented Reality, and culminating in experimental book form. Edith Doove reviews the book A History of Art History by Christopher S. Wood, newly released in paperback.

Learning During a Pandemic: A Challenge-A-Day

STEAM challenges designed by Carol Bier for her teenage grandchildren, adaptable for other age groups. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, this blog has been updated daily! Week 60 (first week of May 2021) will close out the blog now that life is resuming with a new normalcy under development. Keep on observing! Keep up questioning! Many of the challenges may live on to stimulate critical and creative thinking.