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September 8, 2009

Leonardo, Vol. 42, Number 4 (2009)–Special SIGGRAPH Issue–Now Available from The MIT Press!

Filed under: ,Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , , , — Kathleen @ 12:18 pm

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This special issue of Leonardo (published by The MIT Press), produced in collaboration with the world-renowned, annual SIGGRAPH Conference, presents the peer-reviewed SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and documents the projects on exhibit in the BioLogic gallery at the SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference in New Orleans, LA, August 3-7, 2009.

View the Table of Contents and Abstracts: http://leonardo.info/isast/journal/toc424.html

This issue is part of the 2009 subscription volume of Leonardo Journal. It can also be purchased as a single issue from The MIT Press. To order a copy, visit: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/leon

January 23, 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous at SETI Institute

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , , — Kathleen @ 12:55 pm

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SETI Institute
515 N. Whisman Road, Mountain View, CA 94043

February 11, 2008, 6:30-10PM

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST.

Please RSVP to p (at) scaruffi (dot) com to attend. Admission is free but limited.

Schedule:

6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:15pm: Amy Ione of the Diatrope Institute on “Perception, Photography, and the Art/Sci Equation”

7:30-8:00pm: Frank Pietronigro, co-founder and director of the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, and Lowry Burgess, former Dean and Professor, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, on “I See The Earth and it is Beautiful”

8:00-8:30pm: break

8:30-9:00pm: Daniel “Cosmo Kichman” Grupp (Artist in residence at DeYoung Museum) on “Yielding to Irony: Understanding the Illusion of Importance in Art and Science.”

9:00-9:30pm: Robert Rich, Electronic and Digital Composer, on “Microtonal Music and Just Intonation”

For more information, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

December 26, 2008

Art/Science Evening Rendezvous in San Francisco

Filed under: Member Events,Non-YLEM — Torrey Nommesen @ 2:55 pm

Click here to view this invitation online.

Leonardo ISAST invites you to a meeting of the Leonardo Art/Science community.

Like previous evenings the agenda includes some presentations of art/science projects, a couple of brief “news”, and time for casual socializing/networking.

Feel free to forward to relevant acquaintances.

Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com. Admission is limited.

When: January 12, 2009 at 6pm

Where: Downtown facilities of SFSU, San Francisco
(RSVP for detailed address and directions)

What:
6:00pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.
6:45-7:10: Steve Wilson (Artist and Author) on “Overview of Art and Biology Experimentation”
7:10-7:35: Dor Abrahamson of Berkeley’s Embodied Design Research Lab on “Close Listening to Gesture – An Embodied-Design Perspective on Mathematical Reasoning”
7:35-7:50: BREAK
7:50-8:15: Kavita Philip and Beatriz da Costa on “Tactical Biopolitics
8:15-8:45: Paul Rabinow of UC Berkeley’s College of Letters & Science on “Ars Synthetica”.
8:45-9:30: More socializing, Q/A

November 26, 2008

Evaluating the creative? Symposium to examine evaluation in creative practice

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Torrey Nommesen @ 8:59 am
Beta_Space with Iamoscope by Fels and Mase. Photograph by Lizzie Muller.

Beta_Space with Iamoscope by Fels and Mase. Photograph by Lizzie Muller.

Evaluating the creative? Symposium to examine evaluation in creative practice

As the lines between creativity and commerce become increasingly hazy, the days of artists, designers and other makers-of-media working solely from personal conviction – regardless of the reception of their work – are gone. Today, intelligent artists and designers are deeply interested in knowing and understanding how their audiences experience and respond to their work.

On 19 January 2009 a symposium organised by the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University, in conjunction with the British Computer Society and the Design Research Society, is set to bring together artists, designers, scientists, developers and academics to explore the role of evaluation in creative practice and how this can be affected and enhanced by technology.

Entitled Completing the Circle: Incorporating Evaluation Methods in Creative Work, this one-day event will feature speakers from Australia, Sweden, the United States and the UK. They will include such prominent figures in the field as Ernest Edmonds, Head of the Creativity and Cognition Lab in Sydney, and Kristina Höök, Professor of Human- Machine Interaction at Stockholm University/Royal Institute of Technology, as well as Piotr Adamczyk of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

According to Stephen Boyd Davis, Head of the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University: “Interactive digital technologies offer an increasing range of opportunities for artists, designers and other creative workers to find out how their work is experienced. Some creative people are keen to embrace these opportunities, while others consider such methods an intrusion. We aim to share ideas and expertise and tackle some hard questions”.

The eight papers to be presented in the programme have been peer- reviewed by an international panel, and will discuss projects that focus on using interactive technologies and other novel methods to evaluate the user’s or audience’s response to media including artworks, designs and performance. These papers include three that look at innovative uses of eye-tracking technology and two that examine how the relationship between artist, exhibit, gallery and public is altered by digital interaction.

Follow this link for more information.

November 6, 2008

Call for Proposals: Senior Web Architect for Leonardo/ISAST

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , — Kathleen @ 5:27 pm

Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) announces an opening for the position of Senior Web Architect. Leonardo/ISAST and its associated web sites, such as Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), are preeminent resources for those interested in the intersection of art, science, and technology. The journal Leonardo, published by MIT Press, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Leonardo/ISAST Board of Directors has decided to initiate a major effort to update its web sites and to explore Web 2.0 and other electronic possibilities. The board seeks proposals from those who would be interested in helping to lead this challenging effort.

Deadline for proposals is December 1, 2008

For more information, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/announcements/CFP-Web-Architect-Nov08.html

October 16, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, November 10th

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , — Kathleen @ 5:39 pm

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

November 10, 2008, 6-10PM

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Please RSVP to p (at) scaruffi (dot) com to attend. Admission is free but limited.

Schedule:

6:00pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:15: Sam Bower, executive director of the the Green Museum, on “Rebuilding a Sustainable Culture”

7:15-7:45: Nomi Talisman, video and photography artist, on “Cultural Objects and their Relationship to Everyday Life”

7:45-8:15: Frank Pietronigro, co-founder and director of the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, on “Humanities and Culture in Space”

8:15-8:45: Hasan Elahi, San Jose State University’s CADRE Lab for New Media, on “Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project”

For more information, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

September 3, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, September 8, 2008

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , , — Kathleen @ 12:12 pm

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations in the San Francisco Bay Area organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST. Space is limited. To RSVP email p (at) scaruffi (dot) com

6:00pm-6:30pm: Socializing/networking

6:45-7:15pm: Thomas Zimmerman IBM Almaden Research Center, on “Music as the Mother of Invention”

Many of my inventions started as input devices for musical instruments. The DataGlove was a means to play air guitar. The Personal Area Network was a means to play air drums. I shall discuss the development of input devices for electronic musical instruments and how they contributed to inventions.

7:15-7:45pm: William Hsu and Matt Heckert of the Multimedia & Visualization Lab at SFSU on “Sound Machines and Computer Control”

An overview of several mechanical sound installations and performances they have collaborated on over a 5 year period: the Rotifiers/Centripetal Sound, the Fencers, and the Chainboxes.

7:45-8:00pm: Break

8:00-8:20pm: Sharon Siskin, of WEAD

Over the past 20 years my studio art has had clear and sometimes subtle overlaps with science. Some recent projects make visual the detritus our family produces in the process of raising twin daughters. I will be showing documentation of a variety of recent and past gallery projects; from work that resulted in the creation of a garden at an AIDS hospice, to installations that combined reused, altered X-rays and scientific paraphernalia to address issues related to food and my ethnic identity, loss, memory and healing.

8:20-8:40pm: Deborah Munk, of the San Francisco Dump

An overview of the Artist in Residence Program at SF Recycling & Disposal and will focus on a few of the 70 artists who have had residencies. I will also discuss recycling, the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and sustainability.

8:40pm: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening

8:45-9:45pm: Discussions, more socializing

For more information, visit: www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

July 9, 2008

Event: 8th Annual Fire Arts Festival

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Torrey Nommesen @ 11:07 am

The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival (click for more info and to buy tickets online)
July 9-12, 2008
8PM – 12AM
Tickets range from $35 – $55 depending on day of show and time of ticket purchase.

Each July The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival celebrates creativity through fire and light with a spectacular open-air exhibition of interactive fire art, performance and the largest collection of outdoor fire sculpture on the West Coast.

The 2007 Fire Arts Festival attracted over 10,000 people from as far as England and Australia and featured The Fire Odyssey, an innovative production that blended industrial fire theatre with ballet, opera, hip hop, aerial dance and fire performance.

With an eye-popping array of cutting edge interactive fire sculpture and art from the all over the country and incredible fire, music and dance performances, it’s the must-see event of the summer.

You’ll be dwarfed by gigantic sculptures by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito, watch Nate Smith control his blazing Fire Vortex, or get hands-on with interactive installations like the Flamethrower Shooting Gallery. On the main stage each evening performers will awe and amaze the most discerning pyrophile from the theatrics of the Copper Lantern Fire Theater to the urban dance beats of fLo-Ology. Enjoy a beverage and food as you stroll through nearly four acres of amazing fire art, listen to some great music, and explore the world of fire and light!

The Fire Arts Festival is the Crucible’s major fundraising event, and proceeds benefit The Crucible’s arts education programs for youth and adults.

June 12, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) July 14, 2008

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Kathleen @ 6:04 pm

Join Leonardo community members for the fourth in the LASER series
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Piero Scaruffi: p@scaruffi.com

6:00pm-6:30pm: Socializing/networking

6:45-7:15pm: Joaquin Alvarado, Director of SFSU’s Institute for Next Generation Internet, on “Economies of Representation and the Rise of Transactional Identity”

Converging platforms and persistent user interactions on the network have created a new tension in communities and communication. Individual agency is now being applied as a quantifiable transaction in the evolving event-horizon of ubiquitous computing. As users continue to deploy mediated actions in abstracted media forms they are inevitably engaging in negotiations with automated agents. This creates a friction point that will deliver the new economics of identity.

7:15-7:45pm: Amy Ione, Director of the Diatrope Institute, on “Art and the Brain”

Art practice and appreciation are generally considered products of human culture, rather than areas for scientific investigation. Yet, perhaps because art that is quintessentially exquisite speaks so deeply to us, it is difficult to see human culture as a map for one1s individual experience with art. Now, with the explosion of brain research on cognition, perception, and sensation we are beginning to explore the nature of art in ways that include neurobiological and neuropsychological questions.

7:45-8:00pm: Roger Malina, CNRS Marseille, on Leonardo ISAST’s worldwide activities

8:00-8:20pm: Robert Rich, Electronic and Digital Composer, on “Microtonal Music and Just Intonation”

A brief introduction to the use of tuning systems based upon ratios, focusing on musical examples and audio demonstrations, with just a bit of history and not much math.

8:20-8:40pm: Lynette Cook, Artist, on “Art and the Cosmos”

Known especially for her collaborations with Geoff Marcy and other exoplanet discoverers, Cook has painted many planet portraits, from those of our own solar system to those orbiting other stars. She will explain how she knows what these distant bodies look like.

8:40pm: Piero Scaruffi on the next Leonardo Art/Science evening

8:45-9:45pm: Discussions, more socializing

For more information, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/events.html

May 26, 2008

Berkeley Big Bang 2008 June 1-3

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Torrey Nommesen @ 12:22 pm

Big Bang 2007

Join Leonardo/ISAST on June 3, 2008 for “Remix: From Science to Art and Back in the Digital Age,” a day-long symposium co-hosted by Leonardo/ISAST and the Berkeley Art Museum at Berkeley Big Bang 2008.

The Berkeley Big Bang program will include a two-day symposium on new media, art, science, and the body in partnership with Berkeley Center for New Media and Leonardo: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology; a campus media lab demonstration and open house; and an alternate reality game. Berkeley Big Bang is presented in tandem with BAM/PFA exhibitions of work by media artists Trevor Paglen, Jim Campbell, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Scott Snibbe.

Details and registration information here.

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