Call for Abstracts: Leonardo ABstracts Service (LABS)

Dates or Deadline: 
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
Organized by: 
Leonardo/ISAST
Contact: 
Sheila Pinkel
Publication: 

Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), under the direction of Leonardo International Co-Editor Sheila Pinkel, is an evolving, comprehensive database of thesis abstracts (PhD, Master's and MFA) on topics at the intersection of the arts, sciences and technology. Persons who have received advanced degrees in arts, computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology that in some way investigate philosophical, historical, critical or applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit an abstract of their thesis for publication consideration in the database. This English-language database is hosted by Pomona College (Claremont, CA) and is part of the Leonardo Educators and Students program. 

In addition to being published in the LABS database, a selection of abstracts chosen by a peer review panel is published annually in Leonardo journal and on the Leonardo website. Authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel are also invited to submit an article for publication consideration in Leonardo. Faculty are encouraged to recommend to graduating students that they submit abstracts of 100 words or more. Abstracts should be sent to http://collections.pomona.edu/labs/Deadline to submit: 30 June of each year.

LABS is a comprehensive database of abstracts of Ph.d, Masters and MFA theses in the emerging intersection between art, science and technology. Persons who have received advanced degress in arts (visual, sound, performing, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology which in some way investigate philosophical, historical, critical or applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit an abstract of their thesis for publication consideration in this database.

2020 LABS Peer Review Committee:

  • Christopher M. Carruth is an educator, artist, and technologist with a background in emergent technologies, humanities, media studies, and visual art. He has been on the faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder since 2013.
  • Yiannis Colakides is the Co-Director of NeMe (New Media), Limassol, Cyprus, where he organizes exhibitions, lectures and symposia of cutting edge international artists and scholars.
  • Mat Dalgleish is a researcher/educator working at the intersection of music and Human-Computer Interaction. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (UK)
  • Tracy Harwood is Professor of Digital Culture at the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She is director of the award-winning Art AI Festival and of the University’s Usability Lab.
  • Tom Leeser is the Program Director of the Art and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.
  • Angeliki Malakasioti is an Assistant Professor at the Ionian University, Department of Audio and Visual Arts with an interest in digital art, internet culture, spatial representations, electronic games.
  • Shiro Matsui is Professor in the Sculpture Department at Kyoto City University of Arts. His art project invites visitors to directly experience his “spacial inversions” visually, and explore them physically.
  • Mary Anne Staniszewski is an art and cultural historian and is an associate professor in the Department of the Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
  • Yanai Toister is the director of the unit for History and Philosophy at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design & Art, Israel. Toister’s artwork and writing re-conceptualize photography within the contexts of computation and algorithmic art.

 Authors of theses interested in having their thesis abstract considered for publication should fill out the Thesis Abstract Submittal form.