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LASER and DASER Podcasts and Videos

Podcasts and videos of Selected LASERs and DASERs Are Available Online! Learn about the work and projects of artists, scientists and others working in the Art/Science sphere! Visit: VIDEOS from past LASERs and DASERs. SF and Stanford LASERS:; UCLA LASERS:; DC LASERS: Find out more

CAA Member Survey about Copyright and Fair Use

The College Art Association is conducting research in the visual arts community on uses of third-party copyrighted images and other works with the goal of creating a code of fair use practices for scholars, artists, teachers, and museum professionals. This research is funded by a major grant from the Mellon Foundation and is part of the first phase of what will be a 4-year project. The survey takes 15 minutes to complete. Completed questionnaires are due 22 March 2013. Find out more


Next Stanford LASER: 4 April 2013, Stanford University

Join us for the next Stanford Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 4 April 2013, at Stanford University, featuring Jesse Houlding on "Phenomena as Material," Chris McKay (NASA) on "The Curiosity Mars Mission," Vijaya Nagarajan (USF) on "Embedded Mathematics in Women's Ritual Art Designs in Southern India" and Niki Ulehla (Puppet Maker) on "Marionettes, Forms and Relationships." Find out more

Next DASER: 21 March 2013

Greetings, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area readers! 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


Why Art-Sci? Analyzing a Paradigm

The 3rd LHI Art-Sci Symposium: Why Art-Sci? Analyzing a Paradigm will be held on 23 March 2013 at Land Heritage Institute (San Antonio, TX). Free and open to the public. Speakers include Roger Malina, Richard Lowenberg, Ruth West and Carol LaFayette. Find out more

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! Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2013. The symposium will bring together pioneer work in the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and information design. Find out more


Now Available from the Leonardo Book Series and MIT Press: Hybrid Culture by Yvonne Spielmann

Hybrid Culture: Japanese Media Arts in Dialogue with the West grew out of Yvonne Spielmann’s 2005–2006 and 2009 visits to Japan, where she explored the technological and aesthetic origins of Japanese new-media art--which was known for pioneering interactive and virtual media applications in the 1990s. Spielmann discovered an essential hybridity in Japan’s media culture: an internal hybridity, a mixture of digital-analog connections together with a non-Western development of modernity separate from but not immune to Western media aesthetics; and external hybridity, produced by the international, transcultural travel of aesthetic concepts. Find out more


News from Leonardo Affiliate Member: UCLA Art|Sci Center Lab

The UCLA Art|Sci Center wants to support YOUR creative new ideas for workshops, lectures, and exhibitions! Open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, local and global artists, scientists and all in between. Support for selected projects can include space, materials, promotion, and possible funding. Find out more:

Opportunities and Announcements

Prix Ars Electronica Submission Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the deadline for submitting entries to the Prix Ars Electronica has been extended. Now you have until 20 March 2013 to submit projects to the Prix Ars Electronica at or to nominate works by others. Find out more

ISEA2013 Sydney Conference Registration Now Open

The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art is being presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology in Sydney, 7 - 16 June. ISEA2013 will showcase the best media artworks from around the world and provide a platform for the lively exchange of future-focused ideas and includes a 3-day conference. Conference registration is now open; register now and take advantage of earlybird rates. Find out more

SymbioticA Residency Applications Now Open

Deadline for Applications 21 March 2013 SymbioticA is a laboratory that facilitates artistic research residencies enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices within a biological science department. The culture and practice of science provides a hothouse for developing new skills and knowledge for its residents, who practice lab work and are given training in scientific and technical knowledge related to the area of research they wish to pursue. Find out more

Roberto Cimetta Fund: Open Call for Travel Grants

For artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: The Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching the second 2013 open call for travel grants from 1 - 31 March 2013. Artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa can apply in Arabic, English or French. Priority is given to mobility from the South and East of these regions. Find out more

Call for Applications: Ars Bioarctica Residency 2013

The Finnish Society of Bioart is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM at the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, University of Helsinki, in the sub-Arctic Lapland. It provides the residents with a combined living and working environment, a basic laboratory, internet connection and sauna. The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station offers to the residents the same possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff: access to scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the library and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. Deadline for applications: 6 April 2013. Find out more

Cybernetics Conference and Call for Papers

The annual conference of the American Society for Cybernetics will be held 28 July - 3 August 2013 in Bolton, UK. This conference is designed around the exploration of understanding and acting as circularly conjoined. Acting and understanding will be given equal weight, with each framing the other. Discussion of these processes and context provides a means of relating practical proposals for interventions and theoretical debate. Deadline for submission of 400-word draft extended abstracts: 31 May 2013. First early bird registration deadline: 3 May 2013. Find out more

VIDA Workshop with etoy.Corporation

On 3-5 April 2013, Espacio Fundación Telefónica will be hosting the VIDA Mission Eternity Stowaway Workshop in Madrid, Spain, run by the Swiss digital artist group Etoy.Corporation. Etoy are pioneers in Internet art and creators of the Mission Eternity Sarcophagus project. The April workshop participants should bring whatever they want to put into their personal MINI ARCANUM CAPSULE: a unique data collection of 64MB that, at the end of the day, will be inserted into the MISSION ETERNITY STORAGE, a system that tries to keep the data alive forever. Disclaimer: MISSION ETERNITY is an artistic venture that is highly questionable and requires open-minded test pilots. Find out more