SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather gatherings are informal presentations, discussions and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments or backgrounds.
This session of short presentations by Leonardo staff and outstanding practitioners is an opportunity for people to meet and share their interests in the intersection of art, science, and/or technology.
Presenters: Roger Malina, Executive Editor of Leonardo; Danielle Siembieda, Deputy Director of Leonardo; and artists Andres Burnano, Universidad de los Andes; Angus Forbes, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ruth West, University of North Texas; and Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
Los Angeles Convention Center
South Hall K
Los Angeles, CA 90015