16 June 2014    Leonardo Network Newsletter
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The Leonardo Network Newsletter is a bi-weekly publication of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), bringing news and opportunities to the attention of readers interested in the creative spaces where art, science and technology connect.
polytech_museum_logoLeonardo/ISAST welcomes its newest Affiliate member: the program of the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow, Russia. Polytech.Science.Art is dedicated to one of the most significant phenomenon of contemporary culture: interdisciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and technology specialists. The program launched in 2014 with a series of workshops and lectures embracing such scientific disciplines as information technology, neurobiology, physics, psychoacoustics and others. Program experts help to formulate comprehensive ideas on the synthesis of science, art and technology as an artistic method; they also provide a space for innovation, where they present art projects demonstrating scientific and technological approaches and innovative methods. In the coming years, the program will be developed through artist-in-residence programs, exhibitions, conferences, and public and professional events. Find out more
BEALL CENTER FOR ART + TECHNOLOGY Origins of Life series is a working performative installation and re-enactment of the famous experiments carried out by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey at the University of Chicago in the 1950s. In Adam Brown’s adaptation of the experiments, the artist, in collaboration with Robert Root-Bernstein, invites the public to interact with the experiment-turned-installation and to engage in the ongoing dialogue between scientific experimentation and its social meanings. Origins of life: Experiment #1.x is on view at the Beall Center for Art + Technology at the University of California, Irvine, until 2 July 2014. Find out more
univ_of_delaware_sealTHE DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE INVITES APPLICATIONS for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of art from 1945 to the present, with specialization in American art. Candidates are sought who approach the history of American art within a global context and who show exceptional promise as an intellectual leader. The successful applicant will join a department that is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its establishment and its doctoral program and is recognized as a leader in American art and architectural history. In addition to pursuing an ambitious research agenda, the appointee will teach undergraduate and graduate courses from the mid-twentieth century to the present and supervise masters and doctoral students. Ph.D required. Appointment begins 1 Sept 2015. Application deadline: 12 Sept 2014. Find out more
LASER_london_logoThe next LASER: LONDON will be held on Tuesday, 17 June, 6:30–9 p.m., at the University of Westminster, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, London. LASER: London will host curator Rob La Frenais in conversation with Los Ferronautas, as well as presentations by University of the Basque Country, Department of Art and Technology lecturer Cristina Miranda de Almeida on art and the impact of the Internet of Things on the production of hybrid materialities and identities, and producer and researcher Chris Freemantle on art and science collaborations in medicine and ecology. Find out more
DASER_logoThe D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art-science projects in the national capital region and beyond. This month, on Thursday, 19 June, 6–9 p.m., DASER will explore the topic of robots and theater. The event is moderated by CPNAS Director JD Talasek, and will feature guest speakers Dennis Jerz, Associate Professor of English, New Media Journalism, Seton Hill University; Adrienne Mackey, Founder and Artistic Director, Swim Pony Performing Arts; David Saltz, Director, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and Executive Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration, University of Georgia; and Peter Torpey, Postdoctoral Associate, Opera of the Future, MIT Media Lab. DASER will take place at the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100, in Washington, DC. Find out more
LASER_NYC_logoJoin us at the next LASER: NYC on Saturday, 21 June, 4–7 p.m., at LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York. Nina Colosi, founder of the Streaming Museum for the exhibition of the arts via international public space and the Internet, will discuss the museum’s contemporary-themed exhibitions of fine art, pop culture and visionary ideas. Lisa O’Sullivan, Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine, will discuss past and current projects at the New York Academy of Medicine. Find out more
LASER_USF_logoLeonardo/ISAST and USF invite you to a meeting of the Leonardo Art/Science community on Monday, 7 July, 6:30–9:30 p.m., at University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall, FR 115, in the Berman Room. This edition of LASER: USF will feature presentations by electronic artist Alan Rath; Royal Society Research Fellow David Glowacki; Jackie Quinn of Autodesk Bio/Nano Programmable Matter Group; and Executive Producer at Global Fund for Women Catherine KingFind out more
For LMJ 25 we are soliciting articles and shorter statements that address the role of politics in the creation and dissemination of music and related sonic arts, especially in those genres employing new technological tools. Possible areas of attention include (but are not limited to): (1) The mechanisms by which sonic art can represent and communicate political content without recourse to language, (2) Creative activity under precarious conditions in zones of war, repression and censorship, (3) Historical and political divisions among the categories of technician, composer and inventor in electronic music studios and live performance, (4) How gendered, racial, cultural and class privileges operate in technologically driven music, (5) The relationship of phonography and sound walks to environmental activism, (6) The ecological politics of computers and other of short-lifespan materials (recycling vs. landfill), (7) The development of alternative music controllers in response to disabilities and (8) Who benefits and who loses in a file-sharing market? Address proposals and inquiries to Nicolas Collins, Editor in Chief, at: Deadline for rough proposals: 15 October 2014. Find out more
arts_humanities_complexnetworks_coverWe are pleased to announce the newest edition of the Leonardo eBook series: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. This comprehensive collection captures the excitement of creators and scholars pioneering the application of network science to culture. Beginning in 2010, the AHCN symposia tracked breakthrough moments as network theories, big data and inventive visualizations triggered new insight in fields ranging from 16th-century political history to 21st-century art. These papers, presented at the Leonardo Days at NetSci conferences at the High Throughput Humanities conference, and in the pages of Leonardo, include the work of experts in visualization, sonification and data exploration from universities and corporate R&D departments internationally. Find out more
re-collection_coverHow will our increasingly digital civilization persist beyond our lifetimes? Audio and videotapes demagnetize; CDs delaminate; Internet art links to websites that no longer exist; Amiga software doesn’t run on iMacs. In Re-collection, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito argue that the vulnerability of new media art illustrates a larger crisis for social memory. They describe a variable media approach to rescuing new media, distributed across producers and consumers who can choose appropriate strategies for each endangered work. Re-collection is due to be released 20 June. Find out more
relive_coverIn Relive: Media Art Histories, leading historians of the media arts grapple with this dilemma: How can we speak of “new media” and at the same time write the histories of these arts? The scholars and practitioners featured in this collection, edited by Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas, redefine the nature of the field, focusing on the materials of history—the materials through which the past is mediated. Drawing on the tools of media archaeology and the history and philosophy of media, they propose a new materialist media art history. These essays, written from widely diverse critical perspectives, capture a dynamic field at a moment of productive ferment. Find out more
Two new articles have been posted online on Leonardo Just Accepted: Thomas Fischer and Laurence D. Richards trace the changing notions of constraints in design and of systems since the mid-20th century in the intersection of design theory and systems theory in “From Goal-Oriented to Constraint-Oriented Design: The Cybernetic Intersection of Design Theory and Systems Theory.” Yolande Harris discusses her sound project Scorescapes that investigates how sound mediates our relationship to the environment and how contemporary multidisciplinary art practices can articulate this. Find out more
New postings are now available online on Leonardo Reviews. New reviews include: Electric Signs by Alice Arnold, reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica; On Listening by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane, reviewed by John F. Barber; Synthetic Aesthetic by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistair Elfick and Drew Endy, reviewed by Jason Paul Stansbie; The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, reviewed by George Gessert; Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital by Museum of Art and Design (MAD), reviewed by Hannah Star Rogers; Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Post War Art by Andrew V. Uroskie, reviewed by Amanda Egbe. Find out more
Three individuals will be accepted for an ISEA2014 Art Hub Residency. This four-week residency will take place 1 September–15 November 2014, leading up to ISEA 2014 and offering residents the opportunity to gather inspiration from the rich culture of the UAE and to interact with fellow residents and the local community to create work related to the ISEA2014 theme: Location. Deadline to submit: 23 June 2014. Find out more
Glitch at Rua Red is Ireland’s premier new media festival, bringing together leading media and technology artists, curators and researchers with audiences to explore emerging and established contemporary cultural and critical issues that arise from art’s intersections with and investigations of digital technology. Glitch 2014, running 19 June–19 July 2014, will feature workshops an exhibition entitled Cash Rules Everything Around, curated by Nora O Murchú. Find out more
New Zealand's Kinetika Awards for kinetic artworks is now open to national and international submissions. The exhibition showcase will take place 25 October–9 November 2014 at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. Deadline to submit: 27 June 2014. Find out more
VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards is the first international contest dedicated to supporting the arts and artificial life. Organizers are now accepting submissions from artists offering new ways of understanding artificial life through their work for participation in VIDA 16.0. Deadline to submit: 31 July 2014. Find out more
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