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Leonardo Governing Board Elects New Member:
Melinda Klayman

The Leonardo Governing Board elected Melinda Klayman to the board at its August 2009 meeting. Melinda is Program Manager for Sony U(x)nited, the User Experience team for Sony and Sony Ericsson, where she combines her background in art and art history with experience in mobile computing to influence the future of consumer technology. Find out more


Next LASER: September 14, 2009

Attention Bay Area readers! Join us for the next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), September 14, 2009 at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, for feature presentations by Rachel Beth Egenhoefer (USF) on "Knitting Code," Chris McKay (NASA/AMES) on "This Martian Life," Bonnie DeVarco (artist) on "Imago Mundi - Visioning Earth from MappaeMundi to Cyberspace," and Zann Gill on "What Daedalus told Darwin." Find out more


The Arts in the Context of Darwinian Theory Today

In the context of Darwinian Year (2009), this three-day colloquium organized by the Musique Informatique de Marseille in collaboration with IMERA, Leonardo/OLATS, Zinc and Aphabetville will re-examine cultural activity and the arts in the context of the Theory of Evolution as it is understood today. The symposium will be held in Marseille, France, October 22-24 2009. Find out more

(Un)Inhabitable?: The Art of Extreme Environments

Leonardo/Olats in collaboration with the @rt Outsiders Festival is pleased to host a discussion on "Habitability and Exteme Environments." The discussion will take place on the YASMIN discussion list from September 25 to October 15, 2009. Find out more

Leonardo Reviews Change of Email Address

The main email address for Leonardo Reviews has been changed. It is now: Please change this in your address book. All email sent to the previous email address ( is irretrievable. Leonardo Reviews is the work of an international panel of scholars and professionals invited from a wide range of disciplines to review books, exhibitions, CD-ROMs, Web sites, and conferences. New reviews are posted every month on the Leonardo Reviews web site. Find out more.


UCLA Art | Sci Center Renews Membership in Leonardo Affiliate
Membership Program

The Art | Sci Center at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is dedicated to pursuing and promoting the evolving "Third Culture" by facilitating the infinite potential of collaborations between (media) arts and (bio/nano) sciences. The center's affiliation with the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) offers access to cutting edge researchers and their laboratories and a dedicated gallery for exhibitions. Here too the center hosts the Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute for high school students by introducing them to the vast possibilities in the quantum field of artscience for the present/future generations. In cooperation with CNSI, the UCLA School of the Arts and the Department of Design | Media Arts, the Art | Sci Center supports visiting research scholars, and artists in residency from around the world. The center hosts lectures, mixers, and symposia to bring artists and scientists together in order to mesh these cultures and inspire individuals to think about art and science as already interrelated and relevant to our society. Leonardo/ISAST welcomes The Art | Sci Center as a returning Affiliate Member. Find out more.