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16 May 2019    Leonardo Network Newsletter
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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.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: LEONARDO ABSTRACTS SERVICE (LABS)
Deadline: 30 June 2019

labs-logoLeonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), directed by Leonardo International Co-Editor Sheila Pinkel, is an evolving, comprehensive database of thesis abstracts (PhD, Master’s and MFAs) on topics at the intersections of art, science and technology. This English-language database is hosted by Pomona College. In addition to being published in the online database, a selection of top-ranked abstracts are reproduced annually in the Leonardo journal published by MIT Press. Faculty are encouraged to recommend to graduating students that they submit abstracts. Find out more
VIRTUAL MENAGERIES: LIVE DISCUSSION WITH JODY BERLAND
30 May 2019, 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm GMT

VirtualMenageries_coverJoin author Jody Berland in a live online discussion of her book Virtual Menageries: Animals as Mediators in Network Cultures as part of the Leonardo Book Club. The close interdependency of animal emissaries and new media from early European colonial encounters with the exotic to today's proliferation of animals in digital networks. This discussion will take place live on Facebook and Zoom. RSVP for details
DON’T MISS A LEONARDO BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
Book Club CollageIf you missed the recent live video discussions with our authors, you can find them on our channel. Catch up with Pino Trogu on his article “Giorgio Scarpa’s Model of a Sea Urchin Inspires New Instrumentation,” Janine Randerson on her book Weather as Medium: Toward a Meteorological Art and Charlotte Frost on her article “Digital Critics: The Early History of Online Art Criticism.” Watch here

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LEONARDO EDUCATION AND ARTS FORUM: WHAT’S NEXT IN 2019–2021
We would like to welcome Ruth West as the chair of the Leonardo Education and Arts Forum. This year LEAF will be hosting events at the SIGGRAPH Annual Conference 28 July–1 August in Los Angeles, CA and will be preparing for the College Arts Conference in February 2020 in Chicago, IL. Please connect with Ruth for participation in either event. Ruth West is an artist and researcher bridging data, virtual and augmented reality, wearable sensors, 3D fabrication, and mobile media with domains such as neuroscience, genomics, astronomy, urban ecology, microbiome, mobile health and digital remix culture. Find out more
RECAP: LEONARDO @ VENICE BIENNALE
ID_ArtTEch_posterHighlights from the ID. Art:Tech Exhibition at the La Biennale di Venezia. Leonardo's Managing Director Danielle Siembieda presented a lecture at the Science Gallery Venice on "Portraits and Identity: New Media Art Exemplars," followed by a presentation by scholar and Leonardo contributing editor Michele Emmer on Mathematics, Art and Bubbles. Find out more
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: SENSILAB AT MONASH UNIVERSITY
Deadline: 19 May 2019

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OPEN CALL: HAT RESEARCH CENTER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Deadline: 30 May 2019

“After Agency” is a provocation. It seems that agency might be in trouble—what we think of it, what we make of it, what and who has it and what emerges in its unfolding or de-folding. Attuned to the situatedness of each of our many political encounters—we notice the spectre of financial violence, white supremacy and capitalist injustice wound up in the figuring of our presumed times “after agency.” Does this not then call for a reimagining of our methods and methodologies? Guided by three web interventions by McKenzie Wark, Rosi Braidotti and Peter Kahn, this international conference situated at the Humanities/Art/Technology Research Center in Poznan, Poland calls on participants (academics, artists, performers, activists, readers and writers) to join us at the confluence of three streams discussing: Resistance, Speculation, and Adaptation in these troubled times of agency. Find out more
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: DJERASSI RESIDENT ARTISTS PROGRAM
Deadline: Open until filled

Djerassi is looking for a Development Assistant. The Development Assistant, based in Woodside and San Francisco, CA, oversees the administrative tasks associated with all fundraising, events and development activities throughout the organization. Djerassi is also looking for a new Facilities Manager. The role of the Facilities Manager is to sustain the community of artists and scientists in residence by providing, within reason, whatever support in required for them to achieve their goals, and to oversee and care for the Program’s physical assets. Find out more
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CALL FOR PAPERS: LEONARDO ART SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS (LASER)
CALL FOR PAPERS - LASERThe Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) program has grown to include a global network of more than 30 LASER programs. 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 journal manuscript submissions of 1,500–2,000 words of the following types: artist’s notes, short statements, general notes, theoretical perspectives and technical notes. Find out more
NEW ON JUST ACCEPTED
Leonardo Just Accepted publishes recently accepted manuscripts online in anticipation of their publication in the Leonardo journal. Among the manuscripts that have been published ahead of print to the Leonardo journal Just Accepted page of the MIT Press website are the following:

“Manipulating Stem Cells in the New-Media Labs: Develop A Protocol Template Toward an Innovative Understanding of Cancer” by Diaa Ahmed Mohamed Ahmedien; “Interactive design of random aesthetic abstract textures by composition principles” by Luis Alvarez, Nelson Monzón and Jean-Michel Morel; “Is war on the arts, war on human psychological systems? A view from experimental psychology and affective neuroscience” by Julia F. Christensen; “Dialectics of Nature: Metabolic Architectures Meet Intelligent Guerrilla Beehives” by Dennis Dollens and AnneMarie Maes; “Stirring the Porridge with Albert E” by David Gepp; and “Biofeedback Painting: Let the Heart Lead the Brush” by Bin Yu and Rogier ArentsFind out more
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LASER_logoThe Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series features short lectures and presentations on art, science and technology. Find out more
DASER_WashingtonDC_barThursday, 16 May 2019, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth St NW Keck 100, Washington D.C., DC 20001 U.S.A.

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LASER_NewYorkCity_barSunday, 19 May 2019, 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Levy Studios, 40 E 19th Street, Apt. 3R
New York, NY 10003 U.S.A.

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LASER_NewYorkCity_barTuesday, 21 May 2019, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Digital Arts Research Center, DARC 108
407 McHenry Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 U.S.A.

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LASER_Boston_barThursday, 6 June 2019, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

swissnex Boston
420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 U.S.A.

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LASER_Stanford_barThursday, 13 June 2019, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Stanford University, Li Ka Shing Building, Room LK130
291 Campus Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94305 U.S.A.

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LASER_Paris_barThursday, 13 June 2019, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

81 rue du Charolais
Paris 75012 France

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WEAVING GLOBAL MINDS: GENERATIVE SYSTEMS
Weaving-Global-Minds_coverThe collaborative collection of artists Weaving Global Minds, edited by Sonia Sheridan, features: Pete Lekousis, Brian Oglesbee, Marissa Gonzalez, Willard Van De Bogart, Matha Loving Orgain, Doug Dybvig, Lino Mocerino, Elliot Fenander, Danielle Siembieda, José Ramón Alcalá, Phillip Malkin, Jacob Lillemose, Luca Forcucci, Teresa Wennberg, Scot D. Forshaw and John Mabey. The package also includes Art at the Dawning of the Electronic Era: Generative Systems, edited by Sonia Sheridan, published by Lonesome Press.
THE ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART COLLECTION:
NINA YANKOWITZ ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW

The Archives of American Art’s collections are available to thousands of researchers who consult original papers, letters, drawing notebooks, photographs, slide scans, and historical oral transcript recordings at Archives of America’s research facilities. The audio transcripts of oral history interviews chronicle the great diversity of the American art scene, augmenting and refining our perceptions of individual artists, collectors, dealers, critics and curators. The oral history transcript is the result of the recorded interviews with Nina Yankowitz 1–8 May 2018. The interview took place at Yankowitz' studio in New York, NY, and was conducted by Christopher Lyon for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Find out more
CALL FOR ARTISTS: CODAME AND MUSEUM FOR FUTURE SPORTS
The Museum of Future Sports would like to invite artists to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) to 1 June, 9 June, and 21 June events at 10 Van Ness in San Francisco. Bring your own beamer was invented in Berlin in 2010 by Rafael Rozendaal and is an event model that showcases projection based artworks “salon style.” All artists selected will receive comps to share with friends to attend the event and a small stipend. Please send a one-paragraph bio and a video of your work to be considered for this event. We are also considering VR, AR and other technological spectacles like robots and or other fascinating diversions. To be considered, send an email to curator DC Spensley  Find out more
IRIDESCENCE EXHIBITION
2–26 May 2019

IRIDESCENCEstripeThe exhibition, located at HoloCenter, 325 Canal Street, New York, features new art holograms by eleven artists that were supported through the Hologram Foundation funding pool: Michael Bleyenberg, Lana Blum, Philippe Boissonnet, Patrick Boyd, Betsy Connors, Pascal Gauchet, Setsuko Ishii, Sam Moree, August Muth, Ray Park and Fred Unterseher. IRIDESCENCE is a collaboration between the Hologram Foundation in Paris, funded by Hugues Souparis, and Center for the Holographic Arts in New York which supports artists to create new work and puts art holograms within the reach of buyers.
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Dr. Diaa Ahmedien has been invited as a speaker by the International conference of Art and Technology Technarte, Spain, May 2019. Dr. Ahmedien will show his latest cutting-edge practices-based research entitled Bio-Pixels. Bio-Pixels is a stem cells-based interactive-Generative interface. It aims at investigating the human’s natural technology of the self-making in order to reveal to what the extent can genetic sciences and biotechnology re-materialize our globalized society within the context of the global exchange of the biological information among our today's three worlds of material (the world of genes, the world of atoms and the world of bits). Find out more
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ANTONIO ASIS (1932–2019)
Antonio Asis, a pioneering Argentine postwar abstract artist known for his vibrant paintings and interactive kinetic art, died in Paris on 30 March after an illness. He was 87. Asis, born in 1932 in Buenos Aires, was a key member of the South American expatriate creative community who moved to Paris in the 1950s and to explore color and geometry to incite movement and vibration in art. Asis became known for his grill paintings with a metallic grill placed several inches in front of a panel painted with a geometric motif. When the viewer moved in front of the work it created a spinning moiré effect. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Asis continued to investigate systematic grids of color and how movement seduced the eye. In 1971, he cofounded Position, a group of Argentine geometrical artists living in Paris that included Carlos Agüero, Armando Durante and Hugo Demarco. In recent years, interest in Asis’s work has surged, thanks to a reevaluation of the importance of his early geometric and kinetic explorations. Read full obituary
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