Recognition of Leonardo’s Outstanding Peer Reviewers

By Erica Hruby

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. 

Constructive peer reviews are critical to Leonardo’s publication process. Leonardo relies on its expert peer reviewers to address work across disciplines with academic rigor and a sympathetic intelligence that provides our authors with insights that allow them to present their work as strongly and clearly as possible.

In 2017 we commenced a quarterly recognition of exceptional peer reviewers in our network. This month we extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication.

William Brunson
William Brunson (1953) is professor of electroacoustic music and studio director at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH). He is best known for his electroacoustic music, which has been widely performed. Awards include the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Awards, Luigi Russolo Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The emsPrize and Alpha Award (VICC). His music has been released on several cds including the portrait Movies for Your Ears.

Barbara Nordhjem
Visual neuroscientist Barbara Nordhjem (DK, 1983) has been balancing between disciplines for years. She did her PhD research at the University Medical Centre in Groningen (NL) and has exhibited and lectured at several art festivals. Together with artists and scientists from various fields, she is regularly part of collaborations evolving around human perception and embodied cognition. Her scientific work is about visual recognition and relies on behavior, eye tracking and neuroimaging.

Bob L. Sturm
Bob L. Sturm has degrees in physics, computer music, multimedia engineering and digital signal processing. Since 2009, he has held post-doc positions at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), and Aalborg University Copenhagen. In 2014, he joined the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, as a Lecturer in Digital Media. In 2018, he joined the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm as an Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Chris Toumey
Chris Toumey is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. from University of North Carolina) who works in the anthropology of science. Since 2003 his research and writing has addressed societal and cultural issues in nanotechnology, including these topics: issues in the history of nanotech; religious reactions to nanotech; epistemological problems in images of nanoscale objects; and other matters. Chris is the author of ninety professional publications on nanotech.