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Upcoming LASER: 4 April 2012, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford University)

See things from new perspectives at the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 4 April 2012, at Stanford University. Feature presentations include "Simulating the Vision of Artists" by ophthalmologist Michael Marmor, "Cultural Perspectives of Science in Antarctica" by scientist Alan Cooper and musician Julianne Stafford, "Follow the Glow: Metallic Leaf and Unusual Media in Art" by artist Sara Loesch-Frank, and "The Art of the Body, The Art of the Pen" by actor/educator Leonard Pitt. Find out more

DASER Webcasts

The DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) series in Washington, DC (hosted by the National Academy of Sciences) has begun webcasting its events. As events happen, remote audience members can participate via the DASER Facebook page and email Find out more


Free Leonardo Article: Visual Communication in Times of Crisis: The Fukushima Nuclear Accident, by Rama C. Hoetzlein

Abstract: This paper follows the development of visual communication through information visualization in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. While information aesthetics are often applied to large data sets retrospectively, the author developed new works concurrently with an ongoing crisis to examine the impact and social aspects of visual communication while events continued to unfold. The resulting work, Fukushima Nuclear Accident---Radiation Comparison Map, is a reflection of rapidly acquired data, collaborative on-line analysis and reflective criticism of contemporary news media, resolved into a coherent picture through the participation of an on-line community. This article was originally published in Leonardo 45:2, 2012. Read the full paper


The University of Caldas School of Arts and Humanities Renews Affiliate Membership

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Caldas, in Colombia, aims to provide quality educational services by employing a holistic concept of the individual humanities to support science, arts and technology for the service of society, for the development of society and the consolidation of a national identity. The school has major strengths in the research of arts, design, philosophy and educational studies. Other academic programs include the visual arts, performing arts, music, philosophy, modern languages, literature, educational research and visual design, toward the goal of creating dynamic interrelationships between art, science and technology in the region and the country. Find out more

Donau University MediaArtHistories, MA Program
Faculty Line-up for Start of May Program

The MediaArtHistories masters program at Donau University conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists, curators and many others. Confirmed lecturers for the May 2012 start of the MediaArtHistories program include a two day seminar with Lev Manovich on the 10 -year evolution from "Language of New Media" (2001) to "Software Takes Command" (MIT 2012); Roger Malina (Leonardo/ISAST and University of Texas Dallas) maps the history of Leonardo and the future of the Art, Sciences & Technology fields; Jussi Parikka’s award-winning, innovative scholarship on Insect Media; and others. Confirmed Linz excursion: Nina Wenhart will take students behind the scenes of Ars Electronica, Stadtwerkstatt and more; students will meet with the founders and next generation of the Ars Electronica Festival, Prix, Centers, and Lab: Christine Schöpf, Hannes Leopoldseder, Horst Hoertner and Christopher Lindinger. Find out more