LABS

Dates or Deadline: 
28 January 2019 to 1 May 2019
Organized by: 
Leonardo/ISAST
Contact: 
Sheila Pinkel
Publication: 

As the English language editor of Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS)  I am writing to invite you to join other peer reviewers this coming summer to assess the 2018-19 abstract submissions. Leonardo is the MIT publication devoted to the intersection of art, science and technology. The LABS database, which is well over ten years old, can be found at collections.pomona.edu/labs. Authors of accepted MA, MFA and PhDs are invited to submit abstracts of their theses which are annually reviewed by an international panel of reviewers and ranked. Top ranked abstracts appear in an edition of Leonardo the following year and very top ranked authors are invited to write an article for Leonardo. Abstracts not appropriate for the database are eliminated.

Peer reviewing occurs in July of each year. Peer reviewers are sent a ranking form to fill out. If some questions arise about a few of the rankings, peer reviewers are contacted a second time for input. Usually there are between 40 - 75 abstracts to review. Prior reviewers have reported that they find the process enjoyable and informative.

Please let me know if you are willing and able to join the peer reviewers this coming summer. Thank you in advance for your prompt response to this request. I look forward to hearing from you.

Dates or Deadline: 
15 April 2019 to 30 June 2019
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.