Highlights from the ID. Exhibition at the La Biennale di Venezia. Leonardo's Managing Director Danielle Siembieda presented a lecture at the Science Gallery Venice on Portraits and Identity New Media Art Exemplars followed by a presentation on Mathematics, Art and Bubbles by scholar and Leonardo contributing editor Michele Emmer.
Antonio Asis, a pioneering Argentine postwar abstract artist known for his vibrant paintings and interactive kinetic art, died in Paris on March 30 after an illness. He was 87. Asis, born in 1932 in Buenos Aires, was a key member of the South American expatriate creative community who moved to Paris in the 1950s and to explore color and geometry to incite movement and vibration in art.
Over three years ago, Letiţia Bucur shared the devastating news with me: Sherban Epuré, her husband, suffered a spinal aneurysm. It meant, among other things, paralysis from the waist down and a never-ending succession of medical interventions. The artist was not prepared to give in. Living on borrowed time, he fully rededicated himself to his art.
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.
According to author Simon Penny, Making Sense: Cognition, Computing, and Embodiment is about intelligence, cognition, and the impact of culture and technology. However, it is also a study in numerous contrasts, among them: biological being vs. computationally simulated being, civilian research vs. military research, representation vs performance, art practice vs. media practice, and mind-body dualism vs embodied cognition. “How do all these things fit together?” he asks, in the introduction.
To complement the release of the new title in the Leonardo Book Series, Weather as Medium: Toward a Meteorological Art by Janine Randerson, here are more readings from Leonardo publications on climate- and weather-related art.
Today (12 March 2019) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. We reserve a few bragging rights for being one of the first websites online. But the mystery of when and what the first URL was is still open for debate.
Leonardo schedule at CAA 2019 February 13 - 16 2019
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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