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Leonardo Scholarship for Media|Art|Histories

Leonardo/ISAST and The Center for Image Science at Danube University at Krems are pleased to announce their continued cooperation with a half-tuition scholarship for the Master of Arts (MA) course in MediaArtHistories, to begin in November 2012. The scholarship is awarded to a candidate who demonstrates the potential to contribute to the new field of MediaArtHistories in this time of critical worldwide challenges. Find out more

MIT Press Journals Podcast Series, Episode 17: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks

MIT Press Journals Podcast Series, Episode 17 features Maximilian Schich, Isabel Meirelles, and Roger Malina discussing the creation of the new article collection Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks, which explores the application of the science of complex networks to art history, archeology, visual arts, the art market, and other areas of cultural importance. Listen to the Podcast


Next LASER: 9 July 2012, University of San Francisco

Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), 9 July 2012, at the University of San Francisco. Feature presentations include "Responsive Installations Based on Attention, Social Memory and the Use of Motion-Capture Analysis" by artist Ian Winters, "Synthetic Biology: The Next Generation of Biotechnology" by bioengineer Christina Smolke, "A Plan to Power the World For All Purposes With Wind, Water, and the Sun" by environmental engineer Mark Jacobson and "Synthetic Biology and Security" by anthropologist Paul Rabinow and artist/anthropologist Adrian van Allen. Find out more


LEA Volume 17, Issue 1: Mish Mash - Now Available on Amazon

Leonardo Electronic Almanac publications are now being made available through the online distributor Amazon. The first volume available through Amazon is MISH MASH (Volume 17, Issue 1) which includes an interview with the artist Stelarc, as well as contributions by Vince Dziekan, Erkki Huhtamo, Frieder Nake and other important operators in the field of new media and digital arts. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

The American Society for Cybernetics Conference: An Ecology of Ideas

Organized jointly by the American Society for Cybernetics and the Bateson Idea Group, "An Ecology of Ideas" (9-13 July 2012, Asilomar, California) offers a chance to develop ideas that connect to those of Gregory Bateson and his "Ecology of Mind." Bateson died in 1980 and was one of the widest ranging, deepest and most inclusive thinkers of C20: his work merits re-animation. The conference brings students of Bateson and of Cybernetics (of which he was a founder) together with a more general public who are intrigued and interested to learn from and extend key concepts of both. To facilitate this, there will be workshops and conversational presentations under the theme headings of Paradigm, Recursion and Praxis. Find out more

ZERO1 Garage Public Policy Art Fellowship RFQ

The ZERO1 Garage is envisioned as a platform for creative risk-takers from the arts and culture, business, science and academic sectors to interact, engage, and spur innovative change. We are seeking RFQs for a ZERO1 Fellowship in collaboration with Google Public Policy The centerpiece of the ZERO1 Garage is an interdisciplinary peer network/brain trust composed of innovation experts engaged in collaborative research and experimentation. For this, we are currently seeking artist candidates to apply for a ZERO1 Fellowships in collaboration with Google Public Policy. This fellowship is designed around an Innovation Challenge; our charge to each candidate is to artistically consider a complex issue concerning cultural policy in an information society. Deadline: July 13, 2012. Find out more