17 September 2019    Leonardo Network Newsletter
The Leonardo Network Newsletter is a biweekly publication of Leonardo/The International Society 
for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), bringing news and opportunities to readers interested in the creative spaces where art and science intersect.
Ayton-Shenker_picWhat can you imagine to be possible when a populace of curiosity adheres itself to an international network of boundless researchers? Arizona State University and Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology are embarking on this new initiative led by Executive Director Diana Ayton-Shenker. While we don't have the answers to what will be, we are starting with the question posed by Ayton-Shenker, “How do we become more human and more humane?” In her first weeks as Executive Director of the partnership and CEO of Leonardo/ISAST, she will be engaging with community stakeholders to get a sense of how our uniqueness and similarities have created and can create an impact on 21st-century problems. This partnership provides leadership for the advancement of ASU's work in the area of art-science research and creative activity and amplifies the university's international profile in the field. The partnership catapults Leonardo/ISAST and its constituent programs to a new level of growth and market presence and provides long-term continuity for the organization. Please welcome Diana to our team and read more about her background.
25 September 2019, 3:00 p.m. San Francisco / 26 September 2019, 8:00 a.m. Sydney

LaboratoryLifestyles_coverThe Leonardo Book Club series provides opportunities for our authors to connect with our readers. Join editors Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and Chris L. Smith for a discussion of Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions, a generously illustrated examination of the boom in luxurious, resort-style scientific laboratories and how this affects scientists' work from the Leonardo Book Series published by MIT Press. We will be producing this livestream on Facebook and Zoom for audience discussion and participation. Register and more info here

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Deadline: 21 October 2019

Emerge 2020 invites artists, scientists, innovators, activists, farmers and cookers of all skills to join us in producing interactive artworks, exhibits and performances that playfully explores what it means to Eat—and not just anywhere, but rather at the Edge(s). We are curious: What does it mean to eat, as a human or nonhuman, in a time of increasing environmental extremes? What alternative forms of food production, distribution and consumption could flourish at the edges of society, at the edge of what is known or at the border between possibility and fantasy? We especially encourage submissions that respond to the design aspirations of the New American University by leveraging place, fusing intellectual disciplines, and/or being socially embedded. Find out more
SpecialOfferOnLeonardoAffiliateMembershipElevate your institution through outreach and opportunities with the Leonardo community. Monthly auto-renewing memberships for 20% off are now available.
Job Opportunity
Professor of Interactive Media and Business
at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is seeking candidates who have completed a PhD or DBA at the intersection of emerging media and business, and who exhibit interests in both critical scholarship and creative practice, to join an exciting new undergraduate joint major built on two existing NYU Shanghai majors, the Interactive Media Arts major and the Business major. Find out more
Proposal Deadline: 1 October 2019

LMJ_logoFor future volumes of Leonardo Music Journal we are soliciting articles (papers of up to 3,000 words) and shorter statements (750–1,000 words). This call is open-ended; for any individual issue, proposals are due 1 October the year prior and manuscript 2 January the year of publication. LMJ features articles written by composers and artists about their own work. It is particularly concerned with the interplay between new technologies, music and sound art. LMJ seeks to document ways in which contemporary science and technology are changing our understanding of sound and music,as well as the work of composers and sound artists developing new multimedia art forms that combine sound with other media. Find out more
LABSThe Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) is an evolving, comprehensive database of thesis abstracts (PhD, Masters and MFA) on topics at the intersections between art, science and technology. Each year, in addition to being published in the database, a selection of abstracts chosen by a peer review panel are published annually in Leonardo (see Vol. 53, No. 5, October 2020) and on our website. We are pleased to present the top-ranked thesis abstracts of 2019, and we congratulate the authors: Juniper Harrower (Highest-Rated Abstract), Janna Ahrndt, Rain Ashford, Kristin Carlson, Kathleen Deck, Mario Duarte, Lucie Lederhendler, Joo Yun Lee, Louise Mackenzie, Giusy Pirrotta, Sanjay Sahota, Valentina Serrati, Chelsea Thompto, Jessica Tyrrell, Clea Theresa von Chamier Waite, and Karla Zavala and Adriaan Odendaal. Find out more
LASER_logoThe Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series features short lectures and presentations on art, science and technology. Find out more
Welcome new LASER: Dartington Hall Trust

Totnes, United Kingdom
LASER Chairs: Tracey Warr, Alan Boldon, Rob La Frenais
LASER_NewBrunswick_barTuesday, 17 September 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, MAX Classroom
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, United States

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LASER_RioDeJaneiro_barTuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Pimenta Gourmet Bistrô, Centro Cultural Light,
Av. Marechal Floriano 168 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20080-002, Brazil

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DASER_WashingtonDC_barThursday, 19 September 2019, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100
Washington D.C., 20001, United States

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Saturday, 21 September 2019, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

R Dr Cesario Motta Jr 454, S 1401, Vila Buarque
Sao Paulo, 0122102, Brazil

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LASER_Vienna_barMonday, 23 September 2019, 6:15–8:00 p.m.

Medical University of Vienna Center for Public Health 
Seminar Room 3 “Bianca von Bienenfeld,” Kinderspitalgasse 15, Vienna, 1090, Austria

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LASER_Paris_barThursday, 26 September 2019, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Salon de l'incubateur 104factory
5 rue Curial, Paris, 75019, France

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LASER_Toronto_barSaturday, 28 September 2019, 7:00–11:00 p.m.

Helen-Gardiner-Phelan Theatre, 2nd Floor
79 Saint George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E5, 
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LASER_RioDeJaneiro_barSunday, 6 October 2019, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

Levy Studios, 40 E. 19th Street, Apt. 3R,
New York, NY 10003, United States

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LASER_RioDeJaneiro_barTuesday, 8 October 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Pimenta Gourmet Bistrô, Centro Cultural Light
Av. Marechal Floriano 168 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20080-002, Brazil

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LASER_Stanford_barThursday, 10 October 2019, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Stanford University, Li Ka Shing building - Room LK130
291 Campus Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94305, United States

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LASER_Dartington_barFriday, 11 October 2019, 7:00–9:30 p.m.

Dartington Hall, Studio 1, SPACE
Totnes, DEV TQ9 6EL, United Kingdom

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Enroll by 21 September 2019

Convened by Sha Xin Wei​ and Chris Fynsk, as well as The European Graduate School and Synthesis at ASU, this colloquium-seminar proposes an intense, multifaceted examination of contemporary developments in finance and economy. Unfolding over 18 hours with a team of a half-dozen seminar leaders, experts and students alike will examine the axioms scaffolding contemporary finance and computational capitalism, and explore ethico-aesthetic-practical alternatives with ecological concern. Find out more
After the dreams, enthusiasm, skills and knowledge of the twentieth century that put humans in outer space—be it directly or indirectly with probes, satellites and other scientific instruments—what are the current visions and approaches of and for space art, science and culture as we have entered this century and the "Age of Anthropocene" on Earth? On 23–24 March 2019, artists, scientists, engineers and cultural players gathered to discuss those issues during the Leonardo Space Art Science workshop in Paris.
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