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May 1, 2009

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Upcoming LASERs
The May 11th LASER has been postponed to July 2009 and will take place on the campus of the University of San Francisco. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

The next scheduled LASER will take place June 10, 2009 at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA, with feature presentations by Sheila Pinkel, Robert Edgar, Liena Vayzman and Roger Malina. FIND OUT MORE


Artmedia X - Proceedings Available On Line
The proceedings of the Artmedia X International Symposium (Paris, 12-13 December 2008, co-organized by Mario Costa and Fred Forest) are now available on the Leonardo/Olats web site. Philosophers, theoreticians and artists gathered for two days to discuss and present work on the theme "Ethics, Aesthetics, Techno-communication: The Future of Meaning." FIND OUT MORE


LABS Call for Submissions
Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), consisting of the English-language, Spanish-language, Chinese-language and French-language databases, is a comprehensive collection of Ph.D., Masters' and MFA thesis abstracts on topics at the intersection of art, science and technology. Postgraduate students whose theses investigate philosophical, historical or critical applications of science or technology to the arts (visual, sound, performance, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology are invited to submit abstracts of their theses for consideration. Next deadline for submissions: June 30, 2009. FIND OUT MORE


UC Santa Barbara Media Arts and Technology Department Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

Media Arts and Technology (MAT) at the University of California Santa Barbara is a transdisciplinary graduate program that fuses emergent media, computer science, engineering, electronic music, digital art research, practice, production, and theory. Created by faculty in both the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science, MAT offers an unparalleled opportunity for working at the frontiers of art, science, and technology, where new art forms are born and new expressive media are invented. MAT seeks to define and create the future of media art and media technology. Research at MAT explores the limits of what is possible in technologically sophisticated art and media, from both artistic and engineering perspectives. Combining art, science, and engineering, MAT graduate studies provide students with a combination of critical and technical tools that prepare them for leadership roles in artistic, engineering, entrepreneurial, educational, and research endeavors. Leonardo/ISAST welcomes the UC Santa Barbara Media Arts and Technology Program as a new Affiliate Member. FIND OUT MORE


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Seeks Director and Vice President
Scottsdale Cultural Council (SCC) seeks applications for the position of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Director and Vice President of SCC. SCC seeks a seasoned leader of vision and integrity with a background in contemporary art who inspires consensus and can work in partnership with all levels of stakeholders to carry out the mission of SMoCA. Qualifications include, but are not limited to: master's degree, ten years contemporary art curatorial experience at senior management level, demonstrated accomplishments/achievements in exhibitions, scholarly art publications, education programming, fund-raising, audience development, and budgeting. FIND OUT MORE

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