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Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH 2009
New Orleans, LA

Join members of the Leonardo community at SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans, LA, for the Leonardo/SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Reception and Special Issue Release Reception (Tuesday, August 4, 2009) and the Leonardo Town Hall / Birds of a Feather Session (Thursday, August 6, 2009). Find out more

Next LASER: August 12, 2009, SETI Institute
Mountain View, CA

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), August 12, 2009 at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA for feature presentations by David Stork (Ricoh Innovations) "When Computers Look at Art: Rigorous Image Analysis in Humanistic Studies of the Visual Arts"; Darlene Lim (NASA) "Learning by Doing: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Scientific Training of Moon and Mars Bound Astronauts"; Irene Chien (Berkeley Center for Innovation) "Embodied Gaming from Dance Dance Revolution and Wii to Biofeedback Gaming"; and Laura Granka (Stanford University and Google) "Applying Ethnography to Search". Find out more


Leonardo Education Forum at ISEA 2009
Belfast, Ireland

Join Andrea Polli, Nina Czegledy, Daniella Reimann and members of the Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) at the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), August 29, 2009 in Belfast, Ireland. Topics for discussions will include "The Role of Research in Media Art & Science & Technology," "The Role of Curricula: Mapping the Terrain" and "The Role of Institutions: Institutional / Organizational." Find out more


Now Available: Leonardo 42:4, Special SIGGRAPH Issue

This special issue of Leonardo, produced in collaboration with the world-renowned, annual SIGGRAPH Conference, presents the peer-reviewed SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and documents the projects on exhibit in the BioLogic gallery at the SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference in New Orleans, LA, August 3-7, 2009. Find out more


University of Minho Technology and Digital Art Program Joins Leonardo Affiliate Membership Program

The Master Program in Technology and Digital Art is organized by the University of Minho, one of the recognized top universities in Portugal, with the participation of faculty from the schools of Architecture, Communication Sciences, Engineering, Psychology and Education. It approaches technology as a tool for artistic expression, exploring new concepts for interactive experiences. This master program bridges engineering, design and artistic processes from conceptualization through prototyping to the implementation stage. It is oriented towards individuals with an artistic or technological background aiming at acquiring a different point of view on their creative process. It provides hands-on experience through the development of projects during the semester, working closely with the teaching staff. Seminars, exhibitions, and other opportunities are organized for the students to exhibit their work. Find out more

Opportunities and Community Announcements

Project "math goes art" by Herbert W. Franke

Computer artist and physicist Prof. Dr. Herbert W. Franke, senior fellow of the ZIB in Berlin, launched a research project called "math goes art." The Konrad-Zuse-Institut für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) is a German research institute working in the field of information technology. In this project, a virtual three dimensional world will be set up on the Internet for presentations and experiments in the field of mathematics and art. The platform used for this project is "active worlds." The so called "Z-Galaxy" will be opened to the public at the end of 2009. Find out more