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Next LASER: January 11, 2010

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), January 11, 2010, at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Feature presentations include Bob Osserman, "The Gateway Arch in St. Louis," Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, "How Can Art Help Create a Sustainable World?," Darlene Lim, "Learning by Doing: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Scientific Training of Moon and Mars Bound Astronauts," and Laura Granka, "Applying Ethnography to Search." Find out more


2009 Year-End Campaign: Support Leonardo/ISAST

Leonardo/ISAST wouldn't be what it is today without the support of its community. For over 40 years Leonardo has been the pre-eminent source for artists, scientists and researchers working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Your financial contribution to Leonardo/ISAST will help ensure that we keep going and growing! Please make your tax-deductible donation today, and tell us what matters most to you and your community. Help Leonardo turn the future you envision into a reality - your support will make a difference! Find out more

Last Minute Holiday Shopping?
Support Leonardo by Shopping on Amazon

If you are shopping for some last-minute gifts on Amazon, you can support Leonardo if you enter the Amazon web site through an Amazon Associates Program web link on the Leonardo web site. Through the Amazon Associates Program, Leonardo will earn a portion of whatever you spend, but only if you enter through an Amazon Associates Program web link on the Leonardo web site. It is a painless way to support Leonardo/ISAST this holiday season. Find out more


Announcing the Re-launch of
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), a member of the Leonardo/ISAST family will soon be re-launched. The new format combines the features of a high-production-value art magazine with the scholarly rigor of an academic journal. The new version of LEA under the direction of Lanfranco Aceti, Editor in Chief, and Paul Brown, Co-Editor, will be a well-illustrated, attractive and readable magazine that will simultaneously be available online as a hyperlinked screen-resolution PDF document, a high-resolution print-on-demand magazine and in a downloadable version for book readers on electronic devices like the Amazon Kindle. The publications will be integrated into a regularly updated web portal that will provide additional and supporting services such as announcements, opportunities, interactive content-oriented blogs and Wikis. Find out more

Give the Gift of Leonardo This Holiday Season
Get a 25% Discount on a New Subscription to Leonardo and LMJ

Looking for a unique gift to give to that individual on your gift list who is interested in all things art, science and technology? Get them a gift subscription to Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ) at a special 25% discount! A Leonardo and LMJ subscription is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year, with 5 issues of Leonardo published bi-monthly and one issue of Leonardo Music Journal + audio CD published at the end of the year. PLUS, a subscription includes associate membership in The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology which includes discounts, special invitations and more! Find out more

Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
Book of the Month: Signs of Life by Eduardo Kac

The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies Book of the Month has selected Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond by Eduardo Kac as one of the books of the month for December 2009. Signs of Life, a title in the Leonardo Book Series published by MIT Press, is the first book to focus exclusively on art that uses biotechnology as its medium, defining and discussing the theoretical and historical implications of bio art and offering examples of work by prominent artists. Find out more

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Papers and Art Gallery

SIGGRAPH 2010, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, seeks papers that illuminate and explore how people understand the changing roles of artists and art-making in our increasingly networked, multi-sensory, online world. Accepted papers will be featured in a special issue of Leonardo which will be published in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH 2010 conference. SIGGRAPH is also looking for exceptional works of art, completed in the last two years, by artists who physically engage technology in their creative process. The aim is to gather a compelling and varied group of creative projects that relate to the SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Gallery theme, "TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits." Find out more

Art, Science, Technology Thesis Abstracts in French

The Leonardo LABS project, an international database of thesis abstracts in the art/science/technology field, is pleased to announce a new call for PhD abstracts for consideration by the FRANCOLABS peer review committee. Authors of abstracts that are the most highly rated by the peer review committee are invited to submit texts for publication in Leonardo Journal on their thesis work. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010. Find out more


University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Evolutionary Systems Group (ESG), directed by Pier Augusto Bertacchini, Eleonora Bilotta and Pietro Pantano, is an interdisciplinary group of professors and researchers operating in a broad scientific area characterized by interdisciplinarity. The group operates at the University of Calabria (Italy) and aims at promoting scientific exchange and high formation through the Doctoral School "Archimede" in Science, Communication and Technologies; a PhD course in "Psychology of Programming and Artificial Intelligence"; a Laboratory of Psychology; a strong relationship with other PhD courses held at national and international universities; and international projects in collaboration with other universities and research centers (i.e. "Scientific Scenarios and Art" project in the Culture 2007-2013 Programme). ESG research is theoretical and applied, covering various fields, including Digital Edutainment and Science Communication; Scientific Visualization and Digital Art; Evolutionary and Generative Music; Mathematical Modelling of Natural and Artificial Behaviour; Cultural Heritage and Educational Technologies. Leonardo/ISAST welcomes the University of Calabria Evolutionary Systems Group as a new Affiliate Member. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Full/Assistant Professor Position, Louisiana State University, AVATAR Initiative

The Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies, and Research (AVATAR) Initiative at Louisiana State University (LSU) is a platform for intersections among the arts, technology, and computational sciences, uniting scholars across the university, including the Schools of Art, Music, Landscape Architecture, and Mass Communication; the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and English; as well as the Center for Computation & Technology. It builds upon a university-wide commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching, progressive state tax credits for digital media and recent economic development in the region. LSU AVATAR invites dynamic, interdisciplinary scholars and artists dedicated to the advancement of digital media to apply to join our faculty. We are seeking world-class leaders and emerging junior faculty to help us build the critical mass of expertise necessary to create new technologies, advance understanding, and explore uncharted modes of expression in the realm of digital media. Find out more

Call for Applications: Digital Arts and New Media
MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is accepting applications for Fall 2010 now through February 15, 2010. This interdisciplinary, two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue artistic and scholarly research. Find out more