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LEONARDO CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY AROUND THE WORLD During 2017–2018, we invite you to participate in our 18-month-long celebration of Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary . Half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of the community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time— offset print publishing. Leonardo journal represented a unique vision that served as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists using science and developing technologies in their work. Today, documenting and capturing the creative innovators and provocateurs of culture is not enough. If media is the messenger, then Leonardo must expand its scope to represent the unique works and challenges we face in the 21st century. As a network of networks, Leonardo is reimagining the next 50 years. We invite you to come along with us on this journey of rediscovery and reinvention. See the list of upcoming 50th anniversary events at . 23–30 June 2018 ISEA2018, Durban, South Africa Leonardo will have a presence at ISEA and continue the celebration, which is coordinated by Marcus Neustetter and his team. Find out more at 24–29 June 2018, 11th International Symposium on Display Holography, Aveiro, Portugal Invited by Pedro Pombo, Roger Malina will have a platform presentation to represent Leonardo and continue celebrating the anniversary. Find out more at 12–16 August 2018 SIGGRAPH, Vancouver, Canada Leonardo and ACM SIGGRAPH partner to celebrate Leonardo’s anniversary at this annual conference, coordinated by Andres Burbano. Find out more WELCOME TO NEW GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER RAPHAEL ARAR Raphael Arar is an award-winning designer, artist and researcher whose work seeks to trace the trajectories of interpersonal and intrapersonal interaction in light of progress. These works manifest themselves in a variety of forms encompassing a synthesis of nostalgia and novelty often informed by scientific systems and humanistic research. Arar is currently a designer and researcher at IBM Research, adjunct faculty at San Jose State University’s CADRE Laboratory for New Media and board member for Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. In 2017, he was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology. LABS: OPEN CALL & AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR “EMERGING LEONARDOS” In celebration of Leonardo/ISAST’s 50th year, and as we look forward to our next 50, we would like to acknowledge top LABS authors we are calling “emerging Leonardos.” These emerging Leonardos have received the highest rankings within the LABS authors of 2015–2017. We look forward with great anticipation to the future contributions by these emerging Leonardos to the ArtSci -Tech community: Azadeh Emadi, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Steve DiPaola, Rachel Jacobs, Marco Pinter, and Nora S. Vaage. LABS (Leonardo Abstracts Service) is an online database of MA, MFA and PhD thesis abstracts that include an investigation of art, science and/or technology. It is curated by an international peer review panel of educators and practitioners in the field. The due date for abstracts published in the 2018–19 cycle is 30 June 2018. Please contact Sheila Pinkel, LABS Editorin -Chief, with questions: . See for submissions. OPEN CALL: LEONARDO STEAM INITIATIVE ON EDUCATION The STEAM movement, focused on integrating arts (broadly encompassing visual and performing arts, crafts and design) into science, technology , engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is well underway. We are avid advocates of this movement but worry that integration of the network Recaps and Announcements from the Leonardo Community©2018 ISAST doi:10.1162/LEON_e_01630 LEONARDO, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 000–000, 2018 325 arts and sciences into curricula from K–12 through graduate and professional education is not supported by sufficiently rigorous pedagogical studies. If STEAM is to succeed, it must be underpinned by pedagogical principles, methods and materials of high quality and reliability. Guest CoEditors Tracie Costantino and Robert Root-Bernstein welcome articles that are focused on the development and testing of novel approaches and methods for purveying and evaluating integrated learning. See . SCIENTIFIC DELIRIUM MADNESS 2018 Scientific Delirium Madness is a collaborative initiative of Leonardo/ ISAST and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (DRAP). This art/ science residency takes place over...