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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.


Atomic Thoughts

"It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self." --- Muhammad Iqbal. Chemistry’s unique connection to art—a science simultaneously steeped in abstraction and application, process and product—is the focus of the Art and Atoms project, covering all aspects of cutting-edge chemistry, including nanoscience, synthetic biology, fuel cells and neurochemistry. Find out more

Water Is in the Air

This Water Is in the Air Workshop was co-organized by Leonardo/Olats with IMéRA in June 2012 in the framework of the StudioLab european project. Based on singular artistic and scientific projects involving water as case studies, in hard sciences as well as humanities, the workshop presented and discussed trans-disciplinary crossings. The workshop proceedings and video recordings are now available online. 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

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


Highlight on Affiliate Member

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. It 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 and will focus on networked media arts, artistic investigations in sustainability, and future visions of art within the convergence of information and energy technologies. Deadline for Abstracts 25 January 2013 :: Acceptances announced 25 March 2013. Find out more

Join the LEONARDO Affiliate Program - 20% Discount through December

Leonardo Affiliates are top-ranked universities, independent nonprofits and corporations engaged in research and creative activities at the intersection of the arts, sciences and technology. Affiliates are Leonardo’s strategic partners, valued members of an exclusive international network of innovative institutions and research centers that are leading the advancement of Art|Science. Affiliates engage with Leonardo’s board, management team and peers in multiple new areas of research, creative work and programs at the forefront of the field that Leonardo launched over 40 years ago. Contact us with Discount Code AF2012 Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Planetary Collegium Ph.D. and Post-Doc Program

The I-Node of the Planetary Collegium is now accepting applications for the PhD Programme and Post-Doc, starting January 2013. Deadline for applications: 31 December 2012. 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

Symmetry Festival 2013

The next Symmetry Festival will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, 2-7 August 2013. Please bookmark and visit the website often, because it is refreshed continuously. Find out more

ANAT (Australian Network for Art & Technology) Positions Available

The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT), Australia's leading organization working at the intersection of art, science and technology, is seeking applications for the positions of Administrator (Full Time) + Program Officer (0.8 Part Time).. For close to 25 years ANAT has provided leadership and support to individuals and organizations pursuing creative research projects in Australia and beyond. ANAT’s innovative and award-winning program includes residencies, emerging technology labs, online research tools, publications, seminars and workshops. Find out more

Banff Centre Work Study Programs

The Theatre Arts Production department at the Banff Centre offers unique work study programs in the areas of Theatre Production, Design and Stage Management and provides an exceptional learning environment for aspiring theatre production practitioners. This year, the Centre is offering work study positions in multiple areas: Participants gain practical, hands-on experience by working with industry professionals and experienced directors and designers throughout the production processes of opera, dance, and theatre. A stipend and financial assistance to cover the full cost of the program fee are available to all participants accepted to the program. Dates vary between April 2013 and September 2014. Applications accepted until 14 December 2014. Find out more

Faculty Position, Department of Media Study, University of Buffalo

The University at Buffalo--SUNY invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Media Study. The department seeks applications from candidates fluent in the cultures of a wide range of established and new media practices, and with demonstrated research strengths in media theory and history. We are open to specialists (media philosophy / science and technology studies / media activism / mobile and ubiquitous computing / software studies) and to candidates who are also practitioners. Find out more

University at Buffalo Media Study - Graduate Programs: Call for Applications

The Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, Media Study adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media with a diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in Media Study ‘s Graduate program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practices and discourses in media arts. Application deadline: 15 January 2013. Find out more