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. We extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication.

Nazaret Fresno holds a PhD in Translation and Cross-cultural Studies, as well as a master’s degree in Audiovisual Translation and a master’s degree in Comparative Literature and Literary Translation. She is Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she is Director of the Translation and Interpreting programs. Her research interests include Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility, particularly closed captioning, subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing, and audio description for the blind and visually impaired.

Tincuta Heinzel is an artist, designer and researcher with a background in visual arts, design and cultural anthropology. Her artistic production makes use of electronic textiles, digital and interactive media and engages the ways in which techniques can be diverted in order to bring into the light their potentialities. Her research focuses on the impact of material turn in design and the new forms of industry. She initiated, curated, and / or coordinated several projects, such as “Haptosonics” (Oslo, 2013), “Attempts, Failures, Trials and Errors” (Bergen, Bucharest, 2017-2018) and “Utopian Cities, Programmed Societies” (Victoria, Timisoara, 2019-2020). She has been a Fulbright research fellow at Cornell University and is presently a Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University (UK).

Composer and researcher Jason Noble is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Université de Montréal. His research interests include semantics in contemporary music, relations between speech and music, musical temporality, and timbre and orchestration. His compositional work seeks balance between innovation and accessibility, motivated by a belief that contemporary music can be genuinely progressive and communicative at the same time. 

Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Ph.D., Professor of Art History at Louisiana State University and Affiliate of the LSU Center for Computational Technology (CCT). Retired. She taught contemporary and new media art history and co-founded an interdisciplinary Art/Engineering curriculum at LSU for more than 25 years. She has lectured internationally on dress and technology and MIT Press published her history of art, dress, and technology entitled Garments of Paradise: Wearable Discourse in the Digital Age in 2014. Earlier publications include the Somehow a Past: The Autobiography of Marsden Hartley (MIT Press 1995) and Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech (Yale Univ. Press 2000). She still teaches on line and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.