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18 February 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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APPLY TO THE SCIENTIFIC DELIRIUM MADNESS RESIDENCY
Deadline: 15 March 2019

sdm_montageApply for the 2020 SDM residency! Leonardo/ISAST and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (DRAP) collaborate on the annual Scientific Delirium Madness artist/scientist residency that brings together artists and scientists for a monthlong retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains. During the course of the residency, artists working in a variety of media work closely with scientists working in various disciplines to explore and transform the boundaries of art and science. Residents will have the opportunity to publish in Leonardo journal the following year. Find out more
LEONARDO ABSTRACT SERVICES SEEKING PEER-REVIEWERS
Deadline to notify interest: 1 March 2019

LABS_logoJoin 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. Find out more
INVITATION: INTERACTIVE LIVE DISCUSSION
"DIGITAL CRITICS: THE EARLY HISTORY OF ONLINE ART CRITICISM"
Monday, 25 February, 9:00–10:00 AM PDT / 5:00–6:00 PM GMT

Frost_Fig-1Join Leonardo author Charlotte Frost for a discussion of her article "Digital Critics: The Early History of Online Art Criticism" featured in the February issue of Leonardo journal. We will be producing this live stream on Facebook and Zoom for audience discussion and participation. Register and more info here
PILOT SURVEY FOR LEONARDO BOOK CLUB
Book Club CollageWe’d like to take the discussions from our books and journals even further. After a few requests, we’re exploring a virtual Leonardo Book Club. We haven’t worked out the details and would like you to help shape it.
Please click here if you are interested in participating in the Leonardo Book Club.
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NOW AVAILABLE: LEONARDO JOURNAL VOL. 52, NO. 1
Leon-52-1-coverNeuroaesthetics, physics culture, robots in distress, Hiroshi Kawano’s computer art, and art criticism before and after the internet. Articles in this issue span a range of art/science topics, as does the Leonardo Reviews section, which provides critiques of recently published books and exhibitions. Get your copy today!
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:

“Faces of Merseyside: Exploring cognitive bias through facial averages” by Caroline Wilkinson, Stenton Mackenzie and Kathryn Smith; “Eye Tracking, Spatial Biases, and Normative Spectatorship in Museums” by Michael Tymkiw and Tom Foulsham; “Intimate Visions: Representations of the Imperfect Body in the Age of Digital Medicine” by Catherine Monahon and Elizabeth Jameson; “Resisting Clarity / Highlighting Form: Comparing Vanguard Approaches in Poetry and Programming” by Irina Lyubchenko; “A Layered, Bounded, Integrated Approach to Research on the Arts Across Disciplines” by Dominic McIver Lopes; “Acoustic ceramic module” by Klaudia Grygorowicz-Kosakowska and Anna Sygulska; “Metamorphic Leaves” by Sabri Gokmen; “What Does Augmented Reality Mean as a Medium of Expression for Computational Artists?” by Cécile Chevalier and Chris Kiefer; “Indistinguishable from Magic: Perception, Knowledge, Technology, Art” by Garfield Benjamin; and “Drawing to Extend Waddington’s Epigenetic Landscape” by Gemma Anderson, Berta Verd and Johannes Jaeger. Find out more
RECOGNITION OF LEONARDO’S OUTSTANDING PEER REVIEWERS
In 2017 we commenced a quarterly recognition of exceptional peer reviewers in our network. This month we extend our gratitude and congratulations to the following for their in-depth and deeply constructive feedback on papers under consideration for publication:

Martin Jarmick is a media producer and teacher finishing a PhD in the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. His current research practice concerns the poetic and technological potential of virtual reality as expanded cinema, and his collaborations with choreographers, musicians, theater, engineers and game-designers have exhibited nationally and internationally.

Ellen Pearlman is a new media artist, critic, curator and educator. She is on faculty at Parsons/New School University in New York City and an Assistant Professor Senior Researcher at RISEBA University in Riga, Latvia. A Fulbright World Learning Specialist in Art, New Media and Technology, Ellen received her PhD from The School of Creative Media, Hong Kong City University where her thesis "Noor: A Brain Opera" was awarded top ranked thesis for 2018 by Leonardo LABS Abstract.

Paul Vickers is a computer scientist and a chartered engineer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. His research focuses on data sonification, that is, how sound can be used to communicate data and information. Of particular interest is the role of aesthetics in successful sonification design and how accounts of embodied listening experience can help to explain and understand how people interact with sonic representations of data.

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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, 21 February 2019, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

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

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LASER_SanJose_barThursday, 21 February 2019, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

One Washington Square, CV2 Building / Multipurpose Room
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192 U.S.A
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LASER_London_barWednesday, 27 February 2019, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square
London, N1C 4AA, U.K.

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LASER_Alberta_barThursday, 28 February 2019, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

University of Alberta Campus, Fine Arts Building, FAB 2-20
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9, Canada

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LASER_NewBRunswick_barWednesday, 6 March 2019, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

71 Hamilton Street, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, MAX Classroom
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 U.S.A.
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 LASER_Montreal_barTuesday, 12 March 2019, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Hexagram-UQAM, Biological Sciences Pavillon (SB), 141 Avenue du Président-Kennedy 
4th Floor, Room SB-4105, Montreal, QC H2X 1Y4, Canada

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LASER_SanFrancisco_barTuesday, 12 March 2019, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall - Berman Room
2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118, U.S.A.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
BRANCHES FROM THE SAME TREE: A NATIONAL CONVENING

Deadline: 28 February 2019

Mark your calendars for the National Convening on the Integration of Arts, Humanities and STEMM in Higher Education on 12 April 2019 in Washington, DC! The event is brought to you by the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. BHEW will convene hundreds of leaders and practitioners in education, workforce, policy and industry. We are now inviting submissions of posters and interactive exhibits of integrative courses, projects, and/or activities in the undergraduate and graduate levels. We welcome innovative ideas that you have implemented on your campus or you plan to implement in the future. Find out more
NEW EXHIBIT: CHRISTA SOMMERER AND LAURENT MIGNONNEAU
9 February–25 May 2019

The Beall Center for Art + Technology is proud to present a retrospective of work by intermedia collaborators Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, curated by David Familian. The first of its kind in the United States, this exhibition will feature a selection of works from 1992–2018, a curated survey that highlights their joint practice of nearly thirty years. With a shared interest in artificial life and intelligence, Sommerer and Mignonneau draw upon their disparate backgrounds to produce deeply engaging and sensory experiences. Find out more
INTERNATIONAL HUMANS IN SPACE YOUTH ART COMPETITION
Deadline: 30 April 2019

We are inviting young people 10–18 years old to submit visual, literary, musical and video artwork about what we will do on the Moon and why it is important. Entries are due 30 April 2019. With this contest, we are giving children worldwide a chance to share their visions of the future of space exploration—to Be Inspired, Creative and Heard. Find out more
EYEO FESTIVAL: TICKETS OPEN FOR FELLOWSHIPS, WORKSHOPS AND LABS
3–6 June 2019

The Eyeo Festival brings together a rich intersection of people doing fascinating things with technology. Artists, data designers, creative coders, AI explorers, storytellers, researchers, technology & platform developers all cross paths and share inspiration at Eyeo. Join us for 4 days of enthralling talks, unique workshops, the code+ summit and thought-provoking interactions lead by passionate thinkers and makers. You’ll love it. (And it’ll be better with you there.) Converge to Inspire. Find out more
Place, a new bilingual online journal edited by Belgian poet Jan Baetens and French-Iranian artist Narmine Sadeg has been launched this week. Animated by artists, Place will publish creations as well as theoretical contributions, but always with the goal of crossing the issues and perspectives. The first issue contains contributions by Michael Punt, Thierry de Cordier, Suzanne Lafont, Oriol Vilanova, Christian Milovanoff, Pierre Leguillon, Anne Reverseau, Vincent Tholomé, Pascal Leclercq, Christophe Genin, Alexander Streitberger, Jean-Pierre Montier, Jan Peeters, Raphaël Pirenne, Olivier Mignon, Walter Swennen, Sinna Bryce Nasseri, The Felix Gonzalez Torrez Foundation, Jan Baetens and Narmine Sadeg.  Find out more
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