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16 August 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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NOKIA BELL LABS AND LEONARDO RESIDENCY
NokiaLeonardo_animLeonardo/ISAST and the Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program at Nokia Bell Labs have launched a joint residency in Silicon Valley that will bring in art researchers with an interest in science and engineering to spend six weeks at the Nokia Bell Labs Sunnyvale office this summer. The inaugural resident is Bay Area–based media artist/theorist Jules Litman-Cleper. Litman-Cleper is interested in unpacking simulation as a way of knowing, the formation and deformation of patterns in organic systems, and perceptual aspects of randomness and ecologies—their flows of information, spatial dynamics and protection. These inquiries unfold through writing, visual art, mixed-media installation, sound, research and experimentation. Find out more
INVITATION: LIVE DISCUSSION WITH SIGGRAPH ART CHAIRS
Thursday, 29 August, 9:00–10:00 a.m. San Francisco / 6:00–7:00 p.m. Paris  

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The Leonardo Book Club series provides opportunities for our authors to connect with our readers. Join SIGGRAPH 2019 art papers chair Everado Reyes and art gallery chair Brittany Ransom for a discussion of the papers and artworks featured in the August issue of Leonardo journal. We will be producing this livestream on Facebook and Zoom for audience discussion and participation. Register and more info here

If you missed our recent live video discussions with our authors, you can find them on our channel. Watch here

To get updates of future discussions in Leonardo Book Club, go to https://www.leonardo.info/leonardo-book-club
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ONLINE-STREAM: MAKING DIGITAL HERITAGE MULTISENSORY:
STRATEGIES AND POLITICAL IMPACT

4 September 2019

Danube University Krems - live streamKeynotes: “Making Digital Tangible” with Hiroshi Ishii and “Experimental Museology: Sculpting Cultural Data” with Sarah Kenderdine. Followed by panel discussion with Oliver Grau, Ryszard Kluszczynski and Morten Sondergaard. Digital technologies and culture have become part of the fabric of our societies. In the digital sphere, artistic creation and scientific research closely intertwine with the latest technological developments. Interfaces, visualisations, social media, innovative communication devices, and data mining are significant digital heritage components. Does the inclusion of digital heritage into the museum world enable representation of digital arts in publicly funded institutions? Find out more
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Call for proposals: Artist in Residence Fellowship 2020
@ Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, The Netherlands. 

 Deadline: 30 September 2019
The Artist in Residence Fellowship 2020 offers talented artists an opportunity to work on a project within the international and interdisciplinary academic setting of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft (KIND). The artist will be invited to come to KIND for a period of about 3 months, in which he/she will have the opportunity to closely interact with the scientists at the institute, join in work discussions, experience lab work, and the like. Find out more
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NOW AVAILABLE: SPECIAL LEONARDO SIGGRAPH JOURNAL
52-4_coverOnce a year, Leonardo/ISAST publishes the SIGGRAPH journal issue, the result of an ongoing collaboration between Leonardo and ACM SIGGRAPH to showcase the community of artists, designers and scholars working with computer graphics and interactive technologies.
In this issue, Art Papers focus on theory/criticism of digital art, methods/techniques of creative practices and history/media archaeology of materials. The Art Gallery has historically existed as a leading space for artists whose practices fuse compelling creative vision with technological innovation. And for the first time in three years, the Art Gallery returned to an open juried call, allowing the conversation to be shifted back into the hands of a global art community. 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:

"On Reconstruction of Landscape" by Lawrence Wallen; "The Making of Sci-Art" by Terry Trickett; "Knowledge Discovery and the Aesthetics of Big Data: Simulating the Herschel Observatory" by John Mulligan and Adolfo Carvalho; "The art of a life adapting: Drawing and Healing" by Chris Fremantle; "Chance in Art and Biology" by Clement Adelman; “Toward Fairness, Morality and Transparency in Artificial Intelligence through Experiential AI” by Drew Hemment, Vaishak Belle, Ruth Aylett, Dave Murray-Rust, Larissa Pschetz, and Frank Broz; “Artistic portraits of strange-face illusions produced through eye-to-eye gazing in dyads or mirror-gazing” by Giovanni B. Caputo and Giancarlo Lepore; “Generating Rhythmic Graphic Patterns and Paul Klee’s Concept of Active Line” by Seçkin Maden; “Art as Invention: Sherban Epuré in Memoriam” by Mihai Nadin; “Senster: Reactivation of a Cybernetic Sculpture” by Anna Olszewska and Marek Długosz; “Light Mantle: Quantifying Daylight Perception in Edward Hopper’s Spaces” by Emil Osorio-SchmiedFind 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
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Leonardo is pleased to welcome a new LASER Talk to the community:
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For all LASER Talk locations, see our LASER map.
 
LASER_Boston_barThursday, 5 September 2019, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

swissnex Boston
420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
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WG 404 AUT City Campus, Sir Paul Reeves Building
AUT University, AUK 1010, New Zealand

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

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

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University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall - Berman Room
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
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CALL FOR ARTIST: COMMISSION FOR CALICO
Deadline: 30 August 2019

Anna Davidson Consulting is a small company that builds art collections at the nexus of art, science and technology. We are currently seeking proposals from artists for a commissioned piece of art for a scientific research company called Calico, located in South San Francisco, CA that studies the science behind aging at the genetic, cellular and whole organism level. We are open to many kinds of media including: sculpture, bioart, moving image, drawing, painting, new media, photography, mixed media and contained sound pieces. Find out more
SURVEY: NEW-MEDIA ARTS PROTOCOL TO USE STEM CELLS (NMAP-SC)
An interdisciplinary research team of biologists and new media artists are working closely on a project to design and develop a template-based protocol that can be used as a guide to perform stem cells research/experiments in new-media arts labs in parallel with their normal use path in bio labs. This template-based protocol aims to promote stem cells research as an open science. The collected anonymous data will be analyzed and published with the revised version of the template in STEM CELLS journal, published by Wiley and AlphaMed press, in the course of the research project. Find out more
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
PERFORMANCE RESEARCH VOL. 25, NO. 3: “ON MICROPERFORMATIVITY” 

Deadline: 2 September 2019

Since 1996 Performance Research has set a precedent that has become standard for thematic and cross-disciplinary ways of bringing together the varied materials of artistic and theoretical research in the expanded field of performance. The aim of this issue is to scrutinize both the epistemological and aesthetic potential of the notion of “microperformativity.” Find out more
COMPETITION: SWISS ORIGINAL—HANDMADE CREATIVE PROJECT
Deadline: 5 September 2019

As part of the new globalization of recent decades, we have learned to appreciate not only certain values and products shared by many civilizations, but also values and products expressly linked to the geographical, historical and cultural origins of specific local areas. This competition aims to collect, valorize and exhibit artworks that tell stories of Swiss originality. Originality intended in terms of both methods and content that are more specifically and quintessentially “Swiss,” as well as those that are more ironic, interpretative and disruptive. Find out more
NETWORKING EVENT: ENTANGLEMENT ONGOING AT ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER
7 September 2019

The theme is “Injecting Quantum Technology Into Mainstream Culture.” Meet the artists, project developer, and science communicators behind Quantum Logos. Gain an understanding of the fundamental questions raised by Quantum Technology, including an overview of the critical technical, and scientific applications and societal impacts. Discuss with us new pathways to making Quantum Technology accessible to the public.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: SSoCIA 2020
Deadline: 15 October 2019

The Society for Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology (SSoCIA) is a new organization dedicated to rigorous exploration of the many broader issues surrounding astrobiology and space exploration. We welcome abstract submissions addressing issues in astrobiology and space exploration that go beyond the purely empirical, regardless of discipline or approach. Our goal is to foster serious, thoughtful engagement with these complex issues in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Our third biannual meeting will be held at the University of Mississippi on 22–26 March 2020. Find out more
CALL FOR PUBLIC ART ($850,000–$1,000,000)
Deadline: 18 October 2019

The Science Museum of Virginia, located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, USA is seeking requests for preliminary proposals from a qualified individual artist and/or artist teams to design an original, large-scale iconic exterior artwork reflecting the theme of science and the Museum’s mission. This public artwork will serve as a new destination point and source of inspiration for Museum guests, the Richmond community, and tourists alike. Find out more
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: evoMUSART 2020
Deadline: 1 November 2019

Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of computational intelligence, evoMUSART has become the ninth International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design. The main goal of evoMUSART is to bring together researchers who are using Computational Intelligence techniques for artistic tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area. Find out more
OPEN REGISTRATION: NOWNET ARTS CONFERENCE 2019
7–10 November 2019

NowNet Arts Conference is an annual event for artists, technologists, researchers, educators, and industry professionals advancing topics in contemporary network arts for the ongoing development of the field. The 2019 theme, Social Purpose in Contemporary Network Arts, is a prominent motivation of this work. The ability to transcend geographic distance through performance and technology has inspired new forms of social connection and impact. Find out more
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MARK BALLORA (1962–2019)
Mark Ballora, a devoted and dynamic professor of music technology in the Penn State School of Music, affiliate faculty in the School of Theatre and newly appointed director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator, unexpectedly died Thursday 18 July. Ballora was a leader in the field of sonification. His projects translated a wide variety of datasets into immersive soundscapes for research and educational purposes, including cardiac rhythms, computer network access data, and cosmic microwave background radiation. Ballora’s work was featured in numerous publications, including his article “Heart Rate Sonification: A New Approach to Medical Diagnosis” in Leonardo journal (2004). Read more
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