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December 1, 2008

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Artmedia X International Symposium
The Artmedia X International Symposium, co-organized by Mario Costa and Fred Forest and co-sponsored by Leonardo/Olats, will take place on December 12 and 13, 2008 at the French National Library (BNF) and the National Institute for Art History (INHA) in Paris, France. Philosophers, theoreticians and artists will gather for 2 days of presentations and discussions on the topic: "Ethics, Aesthetics, Techno-communication: The Future of Meaning." Participants will include Edgar Morin, Thierry de Duve, Anne Cauquelin, Serge Tisseron, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Edmond Couchot, Francois Soulages, Robert C. Morgan, Pierre-Damien Huyghe, Fabrizio Desideri, Dominique Chateau, Jean-Pierre Faye and others. FIND OUT MORE


Call for papers: Re:live Media Art History Conference
The third iteration of the Media Art History conference series, Re:live, is scheduled to take place 26-29 November 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. The event follows the success of the two previous Media Art History conferences, Re:fresh (Banff 2005) and Re:place (Berlin 2007). The conference series is an initiative of Leonardo/ISAST, and papers from the conference will be published in Leonardo Journal. The deadline to submit papers is December 19, 2008. FIND OUT MORE

Disonancias Call for Submissions
Leonardo/Olats, member of the ARTSACTIVE network, is pleased to announce an international call for artists to collaborate with companies in Catalonia. Research projects which will be developed between January and September 2009 include: new paradigms in the area of increased cognition in the future manned missions of planetary exploration (GTD, Ingenieria de Sistemas y Software), new dynamics and environments of work (Telefónica i+d), the development of multitouch prototype of multiple applications (Eidola), creative dynamics of the image department (TV3) and the develpoment of an external meeting point related to architectures for public spaces (Trànsit projects). The deadline to apply is December 9, 2008. FIND OUT MORE


Now Available: Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 18
Downloads and file exchanges have altered the economics of music of consumption, but have they also rendered the concert hall obsolete? Or have the isolation of ear buds and the ephemerality of digital files actually served to highlight the social significance and sweaty substantiality of live performance? Or are we witnessing the birth of a new "live," virtually social but vitally sweat-free? LMJ 18: Why Live?: Performance in the Age of Digital Reproduction features writings on the significance or irrelevance of contemporary performance practice and its alternatives. FIND OUT MORE

Call for Submissions: BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue of Leonardo, presented in collaboration with SIGGRAPH 2009. The issue will feature SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and the SIGGRAPH 2009 Juried Art Gallery, "Biologic: A Natural History of Digital Life." FIND OUT MORE


Featured Members
We are pleased to present our newest featured members: Barbara Nessim and Eugenia Fratzeskou. FIND OUT MORE

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