You know you’re desperate when you start writing a screenplay. But that seemed the only option left to Frank Malina and Jack Parsons as they struggled to build their rockets in Pasadena in 1937. Malina, a Caltech aeronautics grad student, was just 25 years old. Parsons, a self-taught chemist, was only 23. They had been brought together two years before by their shared belief that rockets were the only technology that could transport mankind into outer space. In this belief, however, they were quite alone. No university, corporation, scientist, or politician in America thought there was any future in rockets. Most believed that travel off the planet was impossible. There was no money, no facilities, no textbooks to help them. But there was Hollywood.
A 2018 fellowship has been awarded to Sarah Rosalena Brady, a 2018 UCLA Media Arts graduate.
Leonardo/ISAST is proud to announce our partnership with Zhuangshi, the Chinese Journal of Design, published through Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Zhuangshi's March 2018 issue includes a special section commemorating Leonardo journal's 50th anniversary with articles selected from Leonardo's history.
Sho-Joung Kim-Wechsler and co-founder Linda Helen Gieseke brought the first If So, What? art and design festival to San Francisco on 26–29 April 2018. The festival aimed to foster discussions within the Silicon Valley community about the intersections of art, design and technology.
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.
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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. In the United States, this phenomenon is sometimes called “STEM to STEAM.”
The short list of Leonardo programs and panels at the College Arts Association Conference 21 - 24 February 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.