November 1, 2008
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In Memoriam: George Agoston
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of George Agoston, who died October 22, 2008 at the age of 89. George served in Paris as Assistant Editor of Leonardo from 1970 to 1982, working closely with Leonardo founder Frank Malina in the early years. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Anna; and sons Serge and Max. George's family is close to completing a web site about George and his work. To find out more about George, visit: http://www.georgeagoston.net.
Next LASER: November 10, 2008
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. Join us for another exciting LASER with presentations by Frank Pietronigro ("Humanities and Culture in Space"); Hassan Elahi ("Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project"), Nomi Talisman ("Cultural Objects and their Relationship to Everyday Life") and Sam Bower ("Rebuilding a Sustainable Culture"). FIND OUT MORE
2008 Nanoconnections Week, Valencia Spain
The YASMIN network, co-sponsored by Leonardo/Olats, will have a presence at the 2008 Nanoconnections Week in Valencia, Spain, November 10-14, 2008. Inspired by the NISE Nanodays series, this event will explore art, science and the social repercussions of nanotechnology with panels and interactive events, including lectures by Leonardo Network members Victoria Vesna, Julien Knebusch, Laura M. Lechuga and Pau Alsina. FIND OUT MORE
Amy Ione Joins Leonardo Journal Editorial Board
We are pleased to announce that longtime Leonardo member Amy Ione has been appointed to the Leonardo Editorial Board. Part of the duties of this three-year appointment include assisting journal editors in soliciting articles and working with potential authors on their submissions, as well as identifying key topics to address over the coming years. FIND OUT MORE
Leonardo 41:5 Now Available!
* A lorry becomes a camera obscura, and photosensitive bacteria re-create ancient frescoes...
* Slovenian artists enter the lab in order to deconstruct biotech, subvert the gallery system and pursue ecological utopia...
* "Feel" the data, from newsgroup posts to crime stats...
* Is your body kinesthetically aware?
All this and more, in the latest issue of Leonardo. FIND OUT MORE
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Call for Proposals: Senior Web Architect
Leonardo/ISAST announces an opening for the position of Senior Web Architect. FIND OUT MORE
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