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Tickets Now Available for the GLOBAL WARNING Symposium

The two-day GLOBAL WARNING Symposium (September 16 and 17, 2010, San Jose, CA), co-organized by ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, LEONARDO/ISAST, City of San Jose Public Art Program and CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University with additional support from the Montalvo Arts Center, will examine the interconnectedness of ideas and actions and the current relationships between art-making, science and ecology. A group of distinguished artists, scientists and policy-makers will present and examine case studies of collaborative environmental art projects. Symposium participants will be invited to help advance this cross-disciplinary enterprise through their active involvement in the dialogue. Tickets are now available for the symposium via the ZER01 web site. Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out! Find out more

Art, Science and the Environment
From the Leonardo and LMJ Archives

Leading up to the GLOBAL WARNING Symposium, we will be publishing abstracts from papers that have been published in Leonardo and LMJ over the years on art, science and the environment. Many of these papers are available for free to current Leonardo and LMJ subscribers. Papers published before 2005 are available through the JSTOR digital archive.

"The Earth Music of Thramkrabok" by Phra Hans Ulrich Kaempfer and Sheila Pinkel
ABSTRACT: Since 1981, Luang Paw Charoen Panchard, Abbot of Thamkrabok Monastery in the Lopburi province of Thailand, has created music based on shapes found in nature. Cracks in walls, stones or the soil are traced onto transparent plastic sheets and transformed into musical notes. Luang Paw believes that the process of making this earth music results in spiritual healing and growth. [This paper was originally published in Leonardo Vol. 37, No. 1, 2007, and is currently available to Leonardo and LMJ subscribers through the MIT Press web site.]

"Island Landscape: Following in Humboldt's Footsteps through the Acoustic Spaces of the Tropics" by Daniel Velasco
ABSTRACT: The author describes his sound-image installation Island Landscape and its inspirations: the flora and fauna of Cuba and the writings of Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt was a forerunner of the acoustic ecology movement, which endeavors to preserve and record the natural sounds of environments. Through his vividly written descriptions of the sound landscapes of the New World, Humboldt created a lasting work that continues to inspire artists today. [This paper was originally published in Leonardo Music Journal Vol. 10, 2000, and is currently available to Leonardo and LMJ subscribers through the MIT Press web site.]

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Other Events

The Pleasure of Light: György Kepes and Frank J. Malina
at the intersection of Art and Science

The Pleasure of Light exhibition and conference (September 3 - November 21, 2010, Budapest, Hungary) aim to present the pioneering interdisciplinary concepts of György Kepes and Frank J. Malina through the course of their lives, creations and enduring influence. Simultaneously we wish to chart the intersection of art, science and technology, particularly in the last century. Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopecky, Project Curators. Find out more


The Hybrid City as Interface
A YASMIN discussion July/September 2010

In the beginning of the 21st century, urban environments, within which social life evolves, are being radically reordered by technological systems and networks. Join the YASMIN discussion list to discuss the relations between the virtual and physical experience of the city, as well as the new social dynamics of this hybrid urban context for everyday life. Find out more


ISEA 2011

For ISEA2011 Istanbul Leonardo Electronic Almanac is planning to develop a series of international synergies with a wide range of institutions that will take the form of pre-symposia, seminars and workshops leading to the main conference event. These activities will allow the development of panels, foci areas, curatorial and research projects as well as art and science collaborations. Find out more

Leonardo Call for Papers
Environment 2.0

Leonardo is soliciting texts that document the works of artists, researchers and scholars involved in the exploration of citizens as environmental data gatherers, and new approaches to environmental data systems and environmental sustainability. Find out more


School of the Art Institute of Chicago Renews Affiliate Membership

Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce that The Master of Fine Arts in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has renewed its membership in the Leonardo Affiliate Membership program. The Master of Fine Arts in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a unique program in the creative use of sound that goes well beyond the boundaries of a typical program in visual art, music, or multimedia. Students may pursue the creation and recording of audio work; the composition of music in numerous genres; live performance, improvisation, and audio installation; the integration of sound in other media, such as video, film, performance, and web-based art; designing and building software and hardware instruments; live and recorded electroacoustic music; and the use of distribution technologies such as radio, internet, and others. Find out more