Collaboratory day and Leonardo birthday celebration includes guided tours of several of the Otaniemi campus laboratories and a workshop on collaboratory methods during the morning followed by afternoon keynote, sauna, and dinner. The topic of the keynote will be about Arts and Science collaboration and planetary healing. Also throughout the Lab tours, we want to stress the heritage aspects of the spaces, the campus and innovative aspects of art and science collaboration.
- Roger MALINA / Executive Editor, Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press / Professor, the University of Texas at Dallas.
- Nina CZEGLEDY / Artist, Curator and Educator on Art, Science and Technology / Leonardo Community, Toronto, Canada
- + others – to be confirmed
19.30–22.30 Leonardo 50th Anniversary Dinner and Storytelling
Aalto Studios, Otakaari 7, Studio Kipsari
19.30 Dinner is served
20.00 Roger Malina: If it has to be plugged in it cant be art; Celebrating the Leonardo Network 50th
20.40 Annikki Luukela: Memories: my connection with Frank Malina family and my personal path into the world of holograms
21.00 Nina Czegledy: Hybrid Collaborations
21.45–22.15 Performance: ALIASING aka Roberto Pugliese and Tuomo Rainio: Various attempts to organize matter
22.15 Closing words, Juhani Tenhunen
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.