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Board Members Re-elected

At the January 2011 governing board meeting, Greg Harper, Jeffrey Babcock, Roger Malina, Tami Spector and Meredith Tromble were all re-elected to serve for another term. Greg Harper was re-elected president, Gordon Knox was elected secretary and Jeffrey Babcock was elected treasurer. Find out more


Leonardo Education and Art Forum
at the College Art Association Conference

Members of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) will participate in the 99th annual College Art Association conference in New York City, 9-12 February 2011. Panel sessions include "Into Focus: Art/Science in the University Classroom," "New Media, Art-Science, and Mainstream Contemporary Art: Toward a Hybrid Discourse?," "Designing a New Joint Studio, Art History and Theory Program: A Gedanken Art/Sci Experiment" and a Leonardo business meeting. Find out more

Next LASER: Febuary 9, 2011, Mountain View

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 February 2011, at the SETI Institute, Mountain View. Feature presentations include Anne Fougeron, "City of the Future," Bill Smart, "Human-Robot Interaction and the Performing Arts," Miu-Ling Lam, "Streaming Nature," and Pamela Z, "Baggage Allowance." Find out more

Upcoming DASER: 16 February 2011

Attention Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area readers! Join us for the very first D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 16 February 2011, at the Keck Center, National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C., with presentations by Lee Boot, Carol Christian, Gunalan Nadarajan and Thomas Skalak. Find out more


Leonardo 44:1 Now Available!

Inside Leonardo 44:1: Sculpture and the intangible: Julian Voss-Andreae's works evoke the elusive nature of quantum reality, trying to show us how weird the everyday world really is. Special affects: Brigitta Zics's Mind Cupola makes art out of each user's unique cognitive feedback. Moldy, but still good: Patrícia Noronha makes art with pigments from unicellular yeast fungi. The yeast might die but the art survives nicely. Representing death: How can art deal ethically with the scars of social violence? Ana Peraica's project draws some defining lines around the inexpressible. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Hybridkultur by Yvonne Spielmann Now Available

Yvonne Spielmann in her new monograph discusses hybrid cultures as phenomena of the present. They emerge from connections between influences and elements of different media and from various cultural contexts and discursive fields. The plurality of media and cultures under the signs of the digital and the global are prominently discussed as "hybrid" with regard to cyberspace and multipe identities. Find out more

Invisible Heads: Surrealists in North America--an Untold Story

Invisible Heads: Surrealists in North America--an Untold Story, edited by Thom Burns and Allan Graubard, will be published in two volumes first quarter 2011 (Anon Edition) and available in print and e-book form via Internet book sites. Surrealism in North America has a fractured history, with several arcs of continuity. Here is the story of one collective that evolves in five cities through various groups over four decades. Essential to understanding the fate of surrealism in North America. Find out more

The Immortalisation of Billy Apple

The Immortalisation of Billy Apple is a collaborative project by Billy Apple and Craig Hilton, where the artist works in the service of science and science serves the artist to enhance and protect the artist's brand by immortalising his biological tissue for perpetuity. The transaction ensures that the brand (and the artist) can last forever, unconstrained by death and that Billy Apple cells are available for scientific and art practice. Find out more

Designing Interfaces in Public Settings
Now Available from Springer

Interaction with computers is becoming an increasingly ubiquitous and public affair. With more and more interactive digital systems being deployed in places such as museums, city streets and performance venues, understanding how to design for them becomes ever more pertinent. A signature issue of these settings is the role of bystanders and spectators in interaction. "Designing interfaces in public settings" presents a design framework for such public technology-mediated interactions, developing conceptual understandings and practical strategies for interaction design practitioners, artists working with technology, and computer scientists. Find out more