Call for Papers: Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERs)
Tami I. Spector, University of San Francisco Professor of Chemistry, Member, Leonardo Governing Board, LASER host
In 2008 cultural historian Piero Scaruffi piloted the first Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) in San Francisco, CA with the intention of bringing together artists, scientists and technologists for presentations that foster cross/trans-disciplinary insights and dialogue with their co-presenters and the LASER audience. Since that time the program has grown to include a global network of more than 30 LASER programs, each of which is inflected by the vision of the specific organizers, presenters and environs (www.leonardo.info/laser-talks). With this special section we aim to expand the purview of the individual LASER programs beyond their localities into conversation with each other and the larger Leonardo community. To this end we seek manuscripts from speakers and organizers highlighting work presented at the LASERs worldwide.
We seek Leonardo manuscript submissions of 1,500–2,000 words of the following types:
artist’s notes, short statements, general notes, theoretical perspectives and technical notes