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March 1, 2009

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Next LASER: March 9, 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. Join us for the next LASER at the downtown campus of San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA, with feature presentations by Wayne Vitale, Richard Rinehart, Irene Chien and Ruzena Bajcsy. FIND OUT MORE


YASMIN March 2009 Discussion: Artists as Inventors
A new generation of artists is making technical and social inventions in pursuit of their artistic production. There is new interest in the work of artists from laboratories, companies and public organizations seeking ways of innovating in science and engineering. The YASMIN group will discuss artists as inventors during the month of March 2009. FIND OUT MORE


Leonardo/Olats Publishes "Les Basiques: L'Animation numérique" by Véronica Camacho
Leonardo/Olats is happy to announce the publication of Les Basiques: L'Animation numérique by Veronica Camacho in The Basics Series (available only in French) on the Leonardo/Olats web site. In this third volume of The Basics Series, Camacho recalls the history and techniques of computer animation but also its aesthetic and artistic trends together with its many applications. The Basics Series of Leonardo/Olats is a series of introductory online books, each dedicated to a specific topic within the art, science and technology field. Editor: Annick Bureaud. The Basics Series is supported by the French Ministry of Culture/DDAI. FIND OUT MORE


CalArts Herb Alpert School of Music Renews Affiliate Membership
The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Programs include: the Performer-Composer Program, including African American Improvisational Music; Composition, including Experimental Sound Practices; Jazz; performance programs in African Music and Dance, Balinese and Javanese Music and Dance, Brass, Guitar, Harp, North Indian Music, Percussion, Piano/Keyboard, Collaborative Keyboard, Strings, Voice, Winds, World Music, World Percussion; Music Technology; and Musical Arts. All interact in a lively, interdisciplinary atmosphere guided by principles of artistic excellence, experimentation, critical reflection and independent inquiry. Students work alongside faculty to explore new musical possibilities and contribute to the evolution of music practice as composers, performers and producers who will help shape the global musical landscape of tomorrow. Leonardo/ISAST welcomes CalArts Herb Alpert School of Music as a returning Affiliate Member. FIND OUT MORE


Call for Submissions: ACM CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2009
Everyday Creativity: Shared Languages and Collective Action, October 27-30, 2009, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, USA. We invite submissions for: Full Papers, Art Exhibition, Live Performances, Demonstrations, Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, and Graduate Symposium. Keynotes: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology & Management, USA; JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Director, Allosphere Research Laboratory, USA; Jane Prophet, Professor of Interdisciplinary Computing, UK. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Printed proceedings, published by ACM Press, will be available at the conference and will be included in the ACM digital library. Submission deadline: April 24, 2009. FIND OUT MORE

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