Recognition of Leonardo’s Outstanding Peer Reviewers

By Erica Hruby

As a result of more than 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.

Alex Garcia Topete
Alex Garcia Topete is a writer-filmmaker, entrepreneur, and researcher with more than 15 years of experience working in the creative industries in Mexico and the United States. His research focuses on transdisciplinary intelligence & collaboration methodologies, particularly as they relate to the creative industries and their relationship to technology, social impact, and diverse publics.

Marina Isgro
Marina Isgro is a curator and art historian specializing in postwar and contemporary art. Most recently, she was the 2017–19 Nam June Paik Research Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums, where she co-curated Nam June Paik: Screen Play. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania with a dissertation on the development of kinetic art in the 1950s and '60s, and has published and lectured on kinetic art, video, and performance. 

Juan Carlos Vasquez
Juan Carlos Vasquez is an award-winning composer, sound artist, and researcher. His electroacoustic music works are performed constantly around the world and to date have premiered in 28 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Vasquez has received grants and commissions by numerous institutions, including the ZKM, the International Computer Music Association, the Nokia Research Center, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, the Arts Promotion Centre in Finland, the Finnish National Gallery and CW+ in partnership with the Royal College of Music in London, UK.