50th Anniversary at the CAA Conference | Leonardo/ISAST

50th Anniversary at the CAA Conference

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Build It and They Will Come: How to Bring the Art World to Your Backwoods Outpost Town

Room 506

Chairs: Judith Rushin, Florida State University and Rob Duarte, Florida State University

“A Series of Fortunate Events: Leonardo/ISAST, LASER and Augusta University”
Cheryl Goldsleger, Augusta University

“Black Contemporary and the Midwestern Landscape”
Peter P. Goché, Iowa State University

“A Long Wait: Artistic Inquiry at Fort Gorges”
Erin Johnson, Bowdoin College

“How an Experimental Michigan Exhibition Became the Most Attended Art Event in the World”
Kevin Buist, ArtPrize

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Help Leonardo Reimagine the Future of Art, Science, and Technology

Room 504

More details TBA.

Cities as Labs for Innovation Tackling Global Challenges: Transdisciplinarity and the Future of the University (Leonardo Education and Art Forum - LEAF)

Room 406B

Chairs: Alan Boldon, University of Brighton; Ruth West, University of North Texas

This panel discusses whether Universities meet current needs, not just in terms of preparing students, but in supporting a resilient, adaptive society capable of resolving complex contemporary challenges. Panelists will present a range of perspectives and a set of provocations for possible alternatives including: networked and distributed institutions supporting interdisciplinary and intercultural enquiry into complex problems. This panel is proposed by the Leonardo Education and Art Forum and will include the current chair and chair-elect.

Presenters include:
Johnny Golding, Royal College of Art
Gideon Kossoff, Carnegie Mellon School of Design
Gediminas Urbonas, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Matt Ganucheau, Gray Area Foundation

Discussants: Laurie Baefsky, Executive Director of A2rU; Mary Watson, The New School

Round table format followed by discussion. Find out more (link is external)

Evening Celebrations to come...


College Arts Association

About College Art Association

CAA includes among its members those who by vocation or avocation are concerned about and/or committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities. Over 12,000 artists, art historians, scholars, curators, critics, collectors, educators, publishers, and other professionals in the visual arts belong as individual members. Another 2,000 departments of art and art history in colleges and universities, art schools, museums, libraries, and professional and commercial organizations hold institutional memberships.

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About Leonardo/ISAST
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.


February 21st, 2018 4:00 PM   through   February 24th, 2018 9:00 PM
1201 S Figueroa
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
United States

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