Digifest 2018 celebrates Leonardo's 50th Anniversary in Toronto
Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change
Panel Presentation with artists Norman White, Alex Mayhew and Ian Kelso talking about past, present and future of art, design and robotics. Workshop on Explorations in AI with Adriana Ieraci. In this workshop participants will hear from artists and technologists working with AI and robotics, creating experiences mediated by technology.
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.