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Upcoming LASER: November 8, 2010

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), November 8, 2010, at the University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include Ken Eklund, "Massively Seeking Susan: Connecting Strangers Through Gameplay / ZOROP," Tom McKeag, "How Would Nature Do That?," Robert Lang, "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes," and Robert Edgar, "Software Engines to Examine Mediated Artifacts." Find out more


Leonardo Electronic Almanac Online Exhibition Series

Leonardo Electronic Almanac is now hosting an online exhibition series curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Christiane Paul (Senior Curators), Vince Dziekan (Digital Media Curator) and Jeremy Hight (New Media Curator). The exhibition series highlights the work of artists working in art, science and new media and is posted on social media networking sites including Facebook and Flickr. The first exhibition on the LEA Facebook page entitled "Explorations of Structure" is by Jane Prophet. An open discussion with Jane has been initiated on Facebook where community members can interact with the artist and talk with her about her work. There is a separate exhbition on Flickr of the work of Paul Catanese entitled "Visible from Space" that also includes a blog discussion with the artist. Find out more

V01CE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media
Now Available from the MIT Press

Voice has returned to both theoretical and artistic agendas. In the digital era, techniques and technologies of voice have provoked insistent questioning of the distinction between the human voice and the voice of the machine, between genuine and synthetic affect, between the uniqueness of an individual voice and the social and cultural forces that shape it. V01CE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media, edited by Norie Neumark, Ross Gibson and Theo Van Leeuwen, offers interdisciplinary perspectives on these topics from history, philosophy, cultural theory, film, dance, poetry, media arts, and computer games. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Two Faculty Positions at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Department of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional applicants for two positions beginning in August 2011: a full-time tenured, senior faculty position to immediately serve as department chair; and a full-time tenure-track faculty position. Find out more

Call for Applications: MFA Programs in Sound and Art and Technology
at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Sound and Art and Technology Studies MFA programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are accepting applications for Fall 2011 now through January 10, 2011. These two unique, interdisciplinary programs transcend the boundaries of visual art, music, and multimedia by bringing together faculty and students who create not only new aesthetic experiences but also the very tools and processes with which they are achieved. Find out more

Faculty Position in Composition, Wesleyan University

The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks an original composer with specialization in experimental music and digital media. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are additional fields of expertise. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2011. Find out more