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October 27, 2009

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
SF, CA 94117
McLaren room #251

LASER is a monthly series of lectures and presentations organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST)

This event is FREE but space is limited. Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com.


6:15pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:10: Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) on “Software Studies, Software Art, Software Design”

Since software design is a process of writing, the “computer revolution” can be understood as the rewriting of the world. One can identify a minor literature, within computer science, that has been premised on an understanding of software designers as writers, as essayists, as those who articulate ideas in code to communicate with other people. In other words, within this minor literature, computers are understood not just as tools but also as media that connect and separate people. Software studies is an emerging area in which code is examined as a digital medium.

7:10-7:35: Jim Campbell (artist) on “More is Less: Delving Into Lo-fi”

I’ll discuss how my work over the last few years has gone from looking at very low-resolution visual image representations to looking at almost no-resolution non-image visual representations. I’ll show different ways of distilling time and rhythm information from an event, ways that , when successful, present an essential and felt (as opposed to analytic) extremely minimal representation.

7:35-7:50: BREAK

7:50-8:15: Phil Ross (artist) on “It’s Alive!: Curating life into the art realm”

An introduction to the ideas and ambitions that gave rise to BioTechnique, a 2007 show that traced the history of life as a cultured thing; the complicated logistics in curating living works into galleries and museums; a larger view of the bio-culture industry.

8:15-8:45: Renetta Sitoy (artist) on “The Internet as Media”

Employing a range of strategies for acquiring, organizing, and re-contextualizing information found on the World Wide Web; exploring themes such as online communities (in which participants communicate through mediated, self-defined personas), “cyber-stalking,” as well as using the Internet as a means of self-discovery and recollecting personal histories.

8:45-9:30: More Socializing/Networking

Find out more about past LASERs: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

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


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

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

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