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Next San Francisco LASER: 11 March 2013

Join us for a lively evening of discussion and networking at the next Leonardo Art Science Rendezvous (LASER), 11 March 2013 at University of San Francisco. LASER presents: Terry Berlier (Stanford) on "Where the beginning meets the end"; Curt Frank (Stanford Univ) on "Historical Pigments: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"; Deborah Gordon (Stanford) on "Anternet: How ant colonies use interaction networks"; and Katharine Hawthorne (Choreographer) on "Choreography as Research." Find out more

FIRST L.A. LASER: 7 March 2013

The first UCLA LASER will take place 7 March 2013 at the California NanoSystems Institute presentation space. The topic for this meeting is Biotech + Art. Everyone invited will introduce their work in 3 minute pecha-kucha style presentation. This will be followed by drinks and food + socializing and making new connections. This event is FREE and open to the public. Art|Sci director Victoria Vesna will lead the LASER meetings. Find out more

Upcoming DASER: 21 March 2013

Join us for the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 21 March 2013 at the Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth St., NW, Washington, D.C. The discussion explores the theme of Water. Enjoy presentations by Hali Felt, Kevin Finneran, Connie Imboden, and Heather Spence. Find out more



A website about the life and work of architect and Leonardo Honorary Editor Yona Friedman (b. 1923) has been published on the net. The website includes a biography, an extensive bibliography and well over 1,000 images, organized by themes and projects with brief introductions. The work of Yona Friedman is internationally known for his controversial thinking and reasoning. In the last 10 years his work regained worldwide attention through many publications and exhibitions and became object of study in the art sciences and sociology. Find out more

KOSMICA Paris 2013

KOSMICA is an international series of galactic gatherings for earth-bound artists, space engineers, performers, astronomers, musicians and anyone interested in exploring and sharing space in original ways. The free program on 17 March will focus on the work by different members of ITACCUS, a technical committee for the cultural utilizations of space within the IAF: Richard Clar, Roger Malina, Rob La Frenais, Daniela de Paulis. The KOSMICA series is curated by Nahum Mantra and The Arts Catalyst, and is endorsed by ITACCUS, the International Astronautical Federation's Committee on the Cultural Utilisation of Space. This event occurs before the annual ITACCUS meeting at the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), a worldwide federation of organisations active in space. Where: La Société de Curiosités, Paris. When: 17 March 2013. Find out more

Call for Submissions and Participation: Enter 6: Biopolis

Enter 6: Biopolis and the CATCH Forum will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2013. Event themes address questions about future of life, ethics of scientific intrusion into exclusivity of the nature, uncertainty of the division between natural and artificial, novel approaches in interaction between body and data. Extended submission deadline for artworks, papers, posters: 7 March 2013. Email: Find out more

Call for Art-Science Residency Applications at IMERA in Marseille, France

The Art-Science program at IMERA is co directed by sociologist Samuel Bordreuil and Roger Malina. The program welcomes both artists who wish to collaborate with scientists, scientists who wish to collaborate with artists, or hybrid mixed art-science teams. IMéRA residence proposals are open to researchers (scientists outside Aix-Marseille University and artists) of all origins in terms of nationality and disciplines (the arts and humanities included). Applications can be individual or collective (multidisciplinary teams). May 6 deadline for applications. Find out more

STEAM Petition to US House of Representatives

Colleagues in the USA interested in the developing STEM to STEAM movement may be interested in expressing their opinion to the U.S. House of Representatives. To the government’s agenda of support for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) let’s add Art and Design. Sign the petition:


Leonardo Just Accepted Articles

Leonardo Just Accepted, is a new publication mechanism for rapid access to articles just accepted for publication in Leonardo. Upon acceptance, select articles accepted for publication will be posted in "Leonardo Just Accepted", available on the MIT Press web site approximately a year before appearance in the print journal. New articles posted in "Leonardo Just Accepted" include "The Logic of Color: Theory and Graphics in Christine Ladd-Franklin's Explanation of Color Vision," by Jeremy Kargon, "Ten Questions Concerning Generative Computer Art," by Jon McCormack, Oliver Bown, Alan Dorin, Jonathan McCabe, Gordon Monro, Mitchell Whitelaw and "Small Molecules Count Too: Creativity and Change Post Arab Spring," by Amal Alayan. Read the articles

Art & Atoms Leonardo Podcast Available through MIT Press

As an accompaniment to the newest Leonardo eBook, Art and Atoms, MIT Press has released a podcast featuring artists and scientists Tami Spector, Roger Malina, Philip Ball, Julian Voss-Andreae and Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone discussing the interface between art and chemistry, and how these two fields inform and complement each other as we delve ever deeper into the nano-world. Listen to the free podcast

Call for Submissions: 4th Leonardo Satellite Symposium at NetSci2013

The deadline for submissions to the Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks Symposium (Leonardo Satellite Symposium at NetSci2013) is coming soon! Submit your 300 word abstract by 31 March 2013. The overall mission of the symposium is to bring together pioneer work in the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and information design. NetSci2013 and the Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks Symposium will take place on 4 June 2013 at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Copenhagen. Mingle with leading researchers in complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations, while presenting and learning about the diversity of research contributions around networks in culture, networks in art, networks in the humanities, art about networks, and research in network visualization. Selected papers will be published in print in Leonardo and in a Leonardo eBook, both via the MIT Press. Find out more


The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen Joins as Affiliate Member

Leonardo/ISAST welcomes The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen (JLU GCSC) to the Leonardo Affiliate Program. The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture offers a doctoral program tailored to the needs of PhD students, with an excellent research environment and the support students need to excel in their academic as well as non-academic careers. The GCSC’s academic framework reflects a pluralistic understanding of the study of culture. JLU aims to enhance dialogue among the disciplines, fostering self-reflexive, interdisciplinary and international approaches to the field and promoting these insights. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, Solo exhibition by Joana Ricou

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand proposes a scientific and artistic reading of the concept of memory developed by Portuguese artist Joana Ricou. Inspired by the title of the work of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), the artist explores the tension between the need for continuity and the natural state of multiplicity of the body and mind. Joana Ricou presents in this, her first solo exhibit in Portugal, new works from the series Multitudes and from the series HeLa cells searching, and the site-specific installation 60 kilos of Human Being. Now extended through March 25, at Edge Arts, Lisbon. Find out more

Opportunity: Advisory Professor

Part-time PhD/ Postdoc Supervisor at the I-Node of the Planetary Collegium, The Island of Kefalonia, Greece. The Supervisor will develop innovative policies aimed at defining the profile of the I-Node and at giving an impulse to the international character of the Planetary Collegium research programs. He or she will be an initiator in research reform projects based on transdisciplinarily towards the I-Node’s main research area on Syncretic Strategies towards Art, Science and Technology. Deadline: 9 March 2013. Find out more

Science Communications Residency 2013 at The Banff Center

Working with some of the world’s leading science communicators, participants will explore the creative use of words, images, action and technology, with the goal of fostering a more engaging role for science in public culture. This immersive residency is aimed at mid-career professionals in both science and communications. Program dates: 21 July – 4 August 2013. Application deadline: March 31, 2013. Find out more

ArtsIT 2013: Third International Conference on Arts and Technology

The ArtsIT 2013 Milano event will bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia, arts and industry to present their innovative work and discuss all aspects and challenges in a stimulating environment. The event aims to foster trans-disciplinary alliances and cooperation between IT researchers, artists and industry members as well as to offer artists novel creative tools that expand the grammar of the traditional arts. 21-23 March 2013, University of Milano-Bicocca, DISCo, Milan, Italy. Find out more