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Next LASER: January 11, 2010

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), January 11, 2010, at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Feature presentations include Joe Davis, "Rubisco Stars - An Active SETI Message from Arecibo,"" Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, "How can art help create a sustainable world?," Darlene Lim, "Learning by doing: A Hitchhikers' Guide to the Scientific Training of Moon and Mars Bound Astronauts," and Laura Granka, "Applying Ethnography to Search." Find out more


Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum at CAA 2010, Chicago, IL

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (formerly known as the Leonardo Education Forum) will be hosting a panel session at the College Art Association Conference in Chicago, IL, Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 12:30 pm – 2 pm. The panel, titled "Migratory Structures: Scientific Imagery and Contemporary Art Practice," will feature presentations by Marlena Novak, Jay Alan Yim, Jean-Pierre Hebert, Diane Gromala, Jack Ox and Hannah Higgins. Find out more

Call for Submissions:
Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks

Leonardo/ISAST is seeking submissions for "Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks" - a satellite symposium scheduled to take place in conjunction with the NetSci 2010 conference on Monday, May 10, 2010 at Barabási Lab, Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University in Boston, MA. In addition to already-scheduled keynotes, we are looking for ten 15-minute presentations in order to cover a large territory around arts, humanities and complex networks. Selected original papers will be published in the Leonardo Journal. Proceedings will be published online. Deadline for applications is January 22, 2010. Find out more


Call for Submissions:
SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Papers and Art Gallery

Last Call: SIGGRAPH 2010, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, seeks papers that illuminate and explore how people understand the changing roles of artists and art-making in our increasingly networked, multi-sensory, online world. Accepted papers will be featured in a special issue of Leonardo that will be published in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH 2010 conference. SIGGRAPH is also looking for exceptional works of art, completed in the last two years, by artists who physically engage technology in their creative process. The aim is to gather a compelling and varied group of creative projects that relate to the SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Gallery theme, "TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits." Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2010. Find out more

Call for Submissions:
FRANCOLABS Art, Science, Technology Thesis Abstracts in French

The Leonardo LABS project, international database of thesis abstracts in the art/science/technology field, is pleased to announce a new call for Ph.D. abstracts for consideration by the FRANCOLABS peer review committee. Authors of abstracts that are the most highly rated by the peer review committee will be invited to submit texts for publication in Leonardo Journal on their thesis work. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009. Find out more

Get a 25% Discount on a New Subscription to Leonardo and LMJ

The special 25% discount offer for a subscription to Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ) is still available through January 15, 2010. Purchase a gift subscription to Leonardo and LMJ for a student or friend or get a subscription for yourself! A Leonardo and LMJ subscription includes 5 issues of Leonardo, published bi-monthly, and one issue of Leonardo Music Journal + audio CD, published at the end of the year. PLUS, a subscription includes associate membership in the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, with benefits including discounts, special invitations and more! Find out more


University of Denver Fine Arts, Electronic Media Arts and Design Program
Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Leonardo/ISAST welcomes the University of Denver Fine Arts, Electronic Media Arts and Design Program as a new Affiliate Member. The Master's of Fine Arts, Electronic Media Arts & Design program of the University of Denver is a high-residency program that fuses the practical and theoretical aspects of Electronic Media Arts and Design. It emphasizes the production of electronic works that critically engage with the global cultural dialogue. Within this context, the program provides an opportunity for research and further development of creativity, knowledge and skills in electronic media arts and design. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

University of Florida Seeks Assistant/Associate Professor
in the Digital Arts & Sciences

The University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute, in collaboration with the Colleges of Fine Arts and Journalism & Communications, seeks new visionary faculty members with expertise in the fields of Interactive Media / Digital Arts & Sciences. The starting date for these positions is August 16, 2010. Find out more

Call for Applications:
Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is accepting applications for Fall 2010 now through February 15, 2010. This interdisciplinary, two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue artistic and scholarly research. Find out more