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Upcoming LASER: 1 February 2012, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)

Stretch your imagination into places far and near at the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 1 February 2012, at Stanford University. Feature presentations include "First Light" by artists Daniel Small and Luca Antonucci, "City of the Future" by architect Anne Fougeron, "Collaborative Intelligence" by former NASA scientist Zann Gill and "Mycotecture" by artist Phil Ross. Find out more

Leonardo Education and Art Forum at College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum at the 100th College Art Association conference in Los Angeles, CA, 22-25 February 2012. Panels include Is It Time to Question the "Privileging" of Visual Art?, Friday, February 24. Chairs: Greta Berman, The Juilliard School; Ellen K. Levy, independent artist, New York; Headlines! Environmental News, Artist Presenters, Audience Respondents, Wednesday, February 22. Chair: Linda Weintraub, Artnow Publications; Sustainable Futures: New Cultural Movements in Art + Ecology, Saturday, February 25. Chair: Patricia Olynyk, Chair, LEAF; Leonardo Education and Art Forum Business Meeting, Thursday, February 23; and a LEAF Education Roundtable: Education at the Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology, Thursday, February 23. Workshop Leader: Eddie Shanken. Find out more


Low-cost Article Access to Leonardo and LMJ

The MIT Press journals division is now able to offer low-cost article access through third-party service Deep Dyve. Users can now rent articles published in Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal and other MIT Press journals for a limited, one-time use or extended use with special membership. This service is in addition to the other article access options currently provided by the MIT Press. Find out more


Art Inside Chaos: A Special Article About the University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group

Leonardo Affiliate University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group (ESG) shares information on the work of their program in the special article "Art Inside Chaos." In this paper ESG, an innovative Edutainment (education plus entertainment) laboratory on chaos for high school students is presented, promoting the awareness that art and contemporary science have a common matrix. In particular, the group foresees the physical construction of Chua’s circuit, its simulation on a computer, as well as the production of three-dimensional attractors and music. The software that allows the visualization of chaotic phenomena and their use as artistic product is "Chaos Explorer." Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo

The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, the department adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media to offer diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in the program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practice and discourse in media arts. Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Comparative Literature, Music and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universität Weimar offer students opportunities for research abroad. Find out more

UCLA Sci | Art Nanolab: Imagine the "Impossible"

The UCLA Sci | Art NanoLab is a highly competitive summer program for high school students interested in collaborating with diverse and notable minds to challenge traditional, polarized perspectives of the arts and sciences. This program is open to high school students who are graduating seniors or will be juniors or seniors in the fall. Throughout the 2-week intensive program, students will make connections between cutting-edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts. Find out more