Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser:



Best wishes for 2013 from all of us at LEONARDO! We look forward to sharing news about exciting, provocative art/science/technology projects! Contact us if you are interested in submitting a paper, book project, collaboration idea - or just to let us know what you're up to: And while you're at it, "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter - see links on sidebar.


SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Papers

SIGGRAPH Art Papers illuminate and explore the changing roles of artists and the methods of art-making in our increasingly networked and computationally mediated world. Submission categories for SIGGRAPH 2013: (1) Project Description: A description of creative work, with particular emphasis on its significance and historical and/or theoretical context. (2) Theory/Criticism: Exposition of a significant issue for contemporary art and design practice. (3) Methods: Novel techniques for creative practice. (4) History: In celebration of the SIGGRAPH conference's 40th year, submissions are sought that engage with the early history of electronic and interactive art. Papers can also explore the theme of the SIGGRAPH 2013 juried Art Gallery, “XYZN: Scale,” or any other topic consistent with SIGGRAPH's hybrid culture. Accepted Art Papers will be published in a special issue of Leonardo, Vol. 46, No. 4, published in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH 2013 conference. Submissions deadline: Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 22:00 UTC/GMT. Find out more

SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Gallery: XYZN: Scale

The 2013 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery theme, “XYZN: Scale,” draws attention to a key critical affordance of computer-based authorship: the ability to iteratively scale our digital representations at will: in-out-up-down, back and forth, + and -. These core functions enable us to change size and location over time, and at different degrees of resolution.The Art Gallery seeks projects that engage the artful transformation of these scaling techniques to explore an idea, tell a story, or create an experience in a novel and engaging way. All forms of electronic and digitally mediated art completed in the last two years will be considered. Artists may submit up to three projects. A special issue of Leonardo journal (Vol. 46, No. 4), published in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH 2013 conference, will include visual documentation of the works exhibited in the Art Gallery. Submissions deadline: 22 January 2013, 22:00 UTC/GMT. Find out more.


LEAF @ CAA 2013

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) will be well represented at the upcoming College Art Association conference, 13-16 February 2013, in New York City. Join the LEAF community for panels and the annual LEAF business meeting. Watch this space for details! Find out more

Attention LEAF Members

Leonardo Art and Education Forum (LEAF) hopes to have a presence at the SIGGRAPH conference in Anaheim, California, 21-25 July 2013. Are you planning to attend SIGGRAPH? Are you interested in representing Leonardo’s agenda? If so, please contact the incoming Chair of LEAF, Adrienne Klein, at to discuss the possibilities.

Next SF LASER: 14 January 2013, University of San Francisco, CA

Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 14 January 2013, at University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include "The Dream Vortex And Collaborative Process" by artist and educator Meredith Tromble, "The Philosophical Baby" by psychology/philosophy author and educator Alison Gopnik, and "A Biography of the Pixel" by Pixar and Lucasfilm veteran Alvy Ray Smith. Find out more

New York LASER on Hold

The upcoming New York LASER scheduled to take place Sunday, 27 January 27, 4-7 p.m. has been postponed due to fire damage incurred from the neighboring space! Please watch this space for the announcement of the replacement LASER date. LEAF Chairs Patricia Olynyk and Ellen K. Levy apologize for any inconvenience caused by this unavoidable delay and wish all LEAF enthusiasts a healthy, joyous New Year.

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Call for Abstracts: Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW

The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Renew, will be hosted by RIXC and held in Riga, Latvia, 8-11 October 2013, coinciding with the international festival for new media culture Art+Communication. The conference will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions on the histories of networked digital, electronic and technological media arts. The conference will discuss sustainable approaches towards the issues of producing, preserving and representing media artworks -- how to "renew" them through both tools and histories. Deadline for Abstracts: 25 January 2013; Acceptances announced 25 March 2013. Find out more.

Call for Posters: ArtsIT 2013

The ArtsIT 2013 conference will be held in Milan, Italy, March 2013. The ArtsIT 2013 poster session aims at presenting innovative and cutting-edge projects at the boundary between Arts and Information Technology performed by Ph.D. and master students. Students working at art and technology related projects will have the possibility to present their findings to peers and discuss their topics with a panel of experts. Submission deadline: 15 January 2013. Find out more