February 1, 2009
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In memoriam: Bulat Galeyev
We are very saddened to report the passing of Bulat Galeyev who died January 5, 2009. Galeyev was a member of the Leonardo Editorial Board since 1987. He was also head of SKB Prometheus Scientific and Research Institute for Experimental Aesthetics (affiliated with the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan and Kazan State Technical University, Kazan, Russia) for 15 years. He was well known for his work in synesthesia. FIND OUT MORE
Next LASER: February 11, 2009
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. This year LASER expands to a monthly series, with programs in downtown San Francisco and now in Mountain View, CA. Join us for the next LASER at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA, with feature presentations by Amy Ione, Frank Pietronigro, Daniel Grupp and Robert Rich. FIND OUT MORE
Join Leonardo Education Forum at CAA
The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) will participate in the upcoming College Art Association Conference, February 25-28, 2009, in Los Angeles, CA. LEF-sponsored events include a business meeting, the special session "Shifting Paradigms in Media Art, Science and Technology Education in a Global Context" and a special visit to the UCLA Art|Sci Center. FIND OUT MORE
Coming Soon: White Heat, Cold Logic
(MIT Press/Leonardo Books)
White Heat, Cold Logic tells the story of early British digital and computer artists—and fills in a missing chapter in contemporary art history. Contributors, including Roy Ascott, Paul Brown, Charlie Gere, Beryl Graham and others, describe the influence of cybernetics, with its emphasis on process and interactivity; the connections to the constructivist movement; and the importance of work done in such different venues as commercial animation, fine art schools and polytechnics. FIND OUT MORE
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program
Under the direction of Prof. Peter Weibel since 1999, ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe, Germany) probes new media in theory and practice, tests their potential with in-house developments, presents possible uses in exemplary form and promotes debate on the form our information society is taking. Working closely with the State Academy for Design in Karlsruhe, Germany, and other institutes, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media provides a forum for science, art, politics and finance. ZKM | Karlsruhe consists of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, the ZKM | Media Museum, the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics, the ZKM | Institute for Media, Education and Economics and the ZKM | Laboratory for Antique Video Systems. Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to welcome ZKM | Center for Art and Media as a new member in the Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program. FIND OUT MORE
Call for Submissions: Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science
The Bridges conference, scheduled to take place July 26-29, 2009 at The Banff Centre, will feature presentations of full and short papers, invited talks, an art exhibition and hands-on workshops. Papers will be published in a refereed proceedings. FIND OUT MORE