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Synthetics by Stephen Jones
Now Available from Leonardo Books/The MIT Press

New technologies continually arise, offering repeated opportunities to artists in search of the technologically novel. Stephen Jones calls this phenomenon the "rolling new," and in Synthetics he describes how artists in Australia used new technologies in their art, from the early days of digital computing in the 1950s to a landmark exhibition in 1975. Find out more


UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media Program Renew Affiliate Membership

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce that UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media Program has renewed its membership in the Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program. The UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA Program is a center for the development and study of digital media and the cultures they help create. This intensive two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to study and create interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Lecturer in Design and Digital Creativity
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney

Join an internationally renowned group of academics in Design Lab; dedicated, growing faculty at time of expansion; full-time continuing up to $118Kp.a. Some assistance towards relocation cost and visa sponsorship may be available. Find out more

Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts
Now Available from Intellect Press

Context Providers, edited by Margot Lovejoy, Christiane Paul and Victoria Vesna, explores the ways in which digital art and culture are challenging and changing the creative process and our ways of constructing meaning. The authors introduce the concept of artists as context providers—people who establish networks of information in a highly collaborative creative process, blurring boundaries between disciplines. Find out more

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Design and Computation
Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney

Continuing career opportunity to bring your vision for research and teaching in design and computation to a creative and internationally renowned group of academics; highly equipped design computing and digital architecture labs; and the largest design library in the Southern Hemisphere. Find out more

Faculty Position at Aalto University, School of Art and Design

Aalto University, School of Art and Design invites applicants for tenure track or tenured faculty position in Graphic Design Research. Application materials should be received by May 17th, 2011. Find out more

Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures
Now Available from Continuum Books

Error brings together established critics and emerging voices to offer a significant contribution to the field of new media studies, exploring the ways in which error can serve as a critical lens for understanding the principles of informatic control that govern our contemporary network society. Find out more