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Next LASER: May 10, 2010, The University of San Francisco

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), May 10, 2010, at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Feature presentations include Chris Palmer, "Tradition Meets Modern Digital Fabrication"; Therese Lahaie, "Longing for the Background"; Mona El Khafif, "City Space Share"; and Evelyne Gayou, "Making and Listening" Find out more


Papers from the 2010 Leonardo Education and Art Forum
Panel Session Now Available On-line

Papers from the 2010 Leonardo Education and Art Forum panel session Migratory Structures: Scientific Imagery and Contemporary Art Practice are now available on-line. This panel offers discussion by artists working with conceptual structures and representations of data that are mapped from one context into another. "Intermedia" is perhaps the most accurate term for describing this sort of work, but it is intermedia that crosses not only the boundaries between artistic media, but those between art and science. Find out more


Leonardo 43:2 Now Available!

Inside Leonardo 43:2: Photography welcomes insect overlords...simulated insects, that is. Carlos Fernandes’s programming pours pheromone maps to coax a-life ants into creating their own camera obscura. Pushing the "build envelope" Michael Shaw’s animated, inflatable and generally mind-bending sculpture and other work explore the gestalt of CAD, applying Donald Judd's Specific Objects concept. A faultline under the spectator Ella Mudie writes on artists using the power of the earthquake to liquefy the safe ground of the spectacle. Code bites text Taking a page from the anthropophagy movement, Roberto Simanowski considers textual cannibalism in some present-day installations. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media 2010 MFA Exhibition

The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at University of California Santa Cruz presents an exhibition of fourteen graduate students whose works employ advanced technologies for creative potential and social impact. Entitled "Things That Are Possible," this year's UCSC DANM MFA exhibition is the culmination of two years of research and artistic exploration, and will include new media works that explore performativity, interactivity and participation. These works interrogate the borderlands, edges, and contested territories of contemporary new media art practice. Find out more

ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference on
Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web

Since the earliest times, new technologies have contributed to profound scientific advances and have transformed the ways we can do research. It is claimed today that the World Wide Web offers revolutionary models of scientific cooperation, which promise to instantiate a utopian democracy of knowledge. This claim has repeatedly been associated with the development and introduction of a collaborative web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0, as well as its offspring, a semantically enriched Web 3.0 still in the making. The aim of this conference is to bring together art historians and other researchers (including digital humanists) in order to investigate the intersection between the web and collaborative research processes via an examination of electronic media-based cooperative models in the history of art and beyond. Find out more