Leonardo meets the future
An event in celebration of Leonardo Journal's 50th anniversary will be held at Aalto University on 8-9 November 2018. The event will consist of a symposium and an on-campus exhibition. As main focus we will seek to deepen our understanding and also showcase art and science collaborations as a distinctive, positive, feature of our technological era.
Media Lab Helsinki will organize the event as a Renewable Future network activity partly supported by Hybrid Labs. Our aim to bring together a diversity of communities including academics, researchers, media artists, designers, scientists, humanists, and students and engage in a significant dialogue regarding the symbiotic relationship between art and science in the 20th and 21st centuries.
50 Years of Celebrating the Community
Almost half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics, and the field has gained momentum in recent years.
Leonardo's anniversary celebrations are made possible by our international partners and led by the 50th Anniversary Committee Chair Nina Czegledy.
Department of Media
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture