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17 July 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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LEONARDO AT SIGGRAPH 2019
28 July–1 August 2019

labs-logo Once a year Leonardo publishes the SIGGRAPH journal issue, the result of an ongoing collaboration between Leonardo and ACM SIGGRAPH featuring global innovators who are changing what’s possible in computer graphics, animation, VR, Gaming and Emerging Technologies. Find out where to meet, how to join the Leonardo SIGGRAPH Art Paper talks, what's in the Art Gallery and more at leonardo.info/siggraph-2019.
FIELD NOTES FROM SCIENTIFIC DELIRIUM MADNESS RESIDENTS
What happens in the raw moments when inspiration sparks creation? Read about Derek Lee McPhatter’s “A Few Clumsy Thoughts on Dark Energy” or Doris Monica Iarovici’s thoughts on tai chi and the brain: “We need our brain in all its richness to express our full potential. If only there were a way to remember, back off the mountain, that the analytic, logical brain works best in concert with the intuitive, non-verbal, creative one, and that one side can mimic and learn from the other.” Explore all the field notes from our current residents here.
LEONARDO BOOK CLUB LIVE PRESENTS INVISIBLE COLORS: THE ARTS OF THE ATOMIC AGE
22 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. San Francisco / 23 July, 2019, 9:00 a.m. Fukuoka

VirtualMenageries_cover Learn how art makes visible what had been invisible—the effects of radiation, the lives of atomic bomb survivors, and the politics of the atomic age. Join author Gabrielle Decamous and Leonardo Managing Director Danielle Siembieda for a live discussion on Facebook and Zoom as part of the Leonardo Book Series.
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CALL FOR PANELISTS FOR LEAF/LEONARDO CAA 2020
Deadline: 22 July 2019

“Generative and Machine Creativity: Is AI in the Arts and Design Evolution of ‘Artistic Intelligence’ or Rupture?” From legal sentencing recommendations to creating sounds never before heard and images never before seen, autonomous vehicles and optimizing the design of chairs, conversational agents embedded in daily objects to real-time responsive intelligent physical environments, we are transforming how we live and create through the application of machine learning and generative models to human endeavors. This session explores advances in the application of artificial intelligence in the arts and design along multiple dimensions: AI as a medium, method(s), tool(s) and new creative practices, evolving views of creativity and authorship and the societal and cultural impacts. Does generative and machine creativity, or AI in the arts and design, represent an evolution of “artistic intelligence” or is it a rupture in the evolution of creative practice yielding new forms and types of authorship? There’s obviously so much more to this topic than this, and we hope you’ll join us in exploring crucial questions on this theme. Find out more
SNEAK PEEK: LEONARDO AND NOKIA BELL LABS E.A.T. XR ARTIST IN RESIDENCY
Leonardo has a long history with the Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program at Bell Labs. This collaboration reignites this month starting with media artist Jules Litman-Cleper who is commencing a residency at Nokia Bell Labs in Sunnyvale, CA. More information coming soon.
FREE DOWNLOADS OF ART & THE MOON IN CELEBRATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11
Here is a shortlist of some of our favorite projects featured in Leonardo journal. Find out more
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A2RU IS HIRING AN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a national alliance of more than 40 research universities committed to maximizing support for the arts and the integration of the arts in higher education. More info

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NOW AVAILABLE: LEONARDO JOURNAL, VOL. 52, NO. 3
CALL FOR PAPERS - LASER Free download of the Scientific Delirium Madness gallery, plus articles on cybernetics, the periodic table, computer programming and more. Additional articles in the issue span a range of art/science topics, as does the Leonardo Reviews section, which provides critiques of recently published books and exhibitions. Leonardo is available as print and online editions as well as via download at a library near you.
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NEW IN LEONARDO BOOK SERIES: FROM FINGERS TO DIGITS BY MARGARET A. BODEN AND ERNEST A. EDMONDS
CALL FOR PAPERS - LASER In From Fingers to Digits, a practicing artist and a philosopher examine computer art and how it has been both accepted and rejected by the mainstream art world. In a series of essays, Margaret Boden, a philosopher and expert in artificial intelligence, and Ernest Edmonds, a pioneering and internationally recognized computer artist, grapple with key questions about the aesthetics of computer art. 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 include the following:
“Art-Science Collaborations: Why Do They Matter to Medicine?” by
Caroline Wellbery; “Non-Euclidean Geometry in Russian Art History: On a Little-known Application of a Scientific Theory” by Clemena Antonova; “Procedurally Generated Artworks Based on Multiple Sequence Alignment of Orthologous Gene Copies” and “Computational Art Inspired on Genome Browsers” by Martin Calvino; “O-Tū-Kapua (What Clouds See): A Mixed Reality Exploration of Atmospheric Science” by Guy Coulson, Susan Jowsey, Marcus Williams and Gustavo Olivares; “An Alchemy of DNA: Exploring the Chemistry of Biology Through BioArt” by Anna Dumitriu and Robert K. Neely; “Merging Art, Science and Motherhood to Save Joshua Trees” by Jennifer Harrower; “Linking Science and Technology with Arts and the Next Generation—The Experimental Artist Residency ‘STEAM Imaging’” by Bianka Hofmann; “Guerilla Science: Mixing Science with Art, Music and Play in Unusual Settings” by Mark Rosin, Jen Wong, Kari O’Connell, Martin Storksdieck and Brianna Keys; and “Portable Projections: Analyzing Co-Created Site-Specific Video Walks” by Rocio von Jungenfeld. Find out more

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The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series features short lectures and presentations on art, science and technology. Find out more
LASER_logoWelcome NEW LASER Tel Aviv to the Leonardo community!
LASER_NewYorkCity_barThursday, 18 July 2019, 6:00–8:30 p.m.

Factory Berlin, Creative Code, Lohmühlenstrabe 65, Berlin, BE 12435, Germany. Find out more

LASER_NewYorkCity_barThursday, 18 July 2019, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Library Auditorium, UNIFOR Campus, Av Washington Soares, 1321 - Edson Queiroz, Fortaleza, 60811-905, Brazil. Find out more

LASER_NewYorkCity_barMonday, 5 August 2019, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Pasdaran Street, Nobonyad Sq, Kaarmaan House, Tehran, Iran. Find out more

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REGISTRATION OPEN: GRAY AREA FESTIVAL, 25–28 JULY
Join Gray Area for four days of art, technology and music bringing immersive experiences that transform audiences to active participants, redefine conversation around technology and reimagine how we experience our world. This year’s festival has a stellar lineup of speakers, plus interactive robotic performance Inferno and 360° audiovisual experience ISM Hexadome. As part of the Leonardo community, you can register at 20% off the $250 festival pass. Use discount code: LEONARDO.
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ESCAPE FROM EARTH: A SECRET HISTORY OF THE SPACE ROCKET BY FRASER MACDONALD
Los Angeles, 1930s: Everyone knows that rockets are just toys, the stuff of cranks and pulp magazines. Nevertheless, an earnest engineering student named Frank Malina sets out to prove the doubters wrong. With the help of his friend Jack Parsons, a grandiose and occult-obsessed explosives enthusiast, Malina embarks on a journey that takes him from junkyards and desert lots to the heights of the military-industrial complex. Find out more
HELP SUPPORT C³ CENTER FOR CULTURE & COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION
C³ is an open not-for-profit institution, a space for innovative experiments and developments related to communication, culture and open society, its main focus the fostering of meetings and cooperation among spheres of art, science and technology. Find out more
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JURGEN BRAUNINGER (1956–2019)
The [University of KwaZulu-Natal] Discipline of Music deeply mourns the sudden and untimely death of Professor Jürgen Bräuninger. One of South Africa’s finest and most innovative composers, his creative work achieved international acclaim. As a music lecturer at the University of Natal and UKZN (where he was one of the longest-serving members of the music staff), he had a profound impact on his students as well as on the development of music technology locally and throughout the country. Read more from Christopher Ballantine.

Jürgen Bräuninger was a Leonardo Music Journal editorial board member and author. View his work here.
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