Leonardo

Leonardo
Volume 38, Number 4, August 2005

CONTENTS

Editorial

Artists' Statements

    Contini, Leo.
  • The Anasculpture -- An Alternative to Visual Perception
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    Subject Headings:
    • Contini, Leo. Lovers at moon [visual works]
    • Multimedia (Art)
    Dunkley, Wayne.
  • Creating Space: Web Art Practice
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dunkley, Wayne. degradation & removal of the/a black male [visual works]
    • Interactive art.

Special Section:
College Art Association Press

    Shanken, Edward A., 1964-
  • Special Section Introduction: Artists in Industry and the Academy: Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations
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    Subject Headings:
    • Art and industry.
    Bermúdez, Julio Cesar.
    Agutter, Jim.
    Foresti, Stefano.
    Westenskow, Dwayne.
    Syroid, Noah.
    Drews, Frank.
    Tashjian, Elizabeth.
  • Between Art, Science and Technology: Data Representation Architecture
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    Subject Headings:
    • Information visualization.
    • Art and science.
    • Art and technology.
    Abstract:
      As our civilization continues to dive deeper into the information age, making sense of complex data becomes critical. This work takes on this challenge by means of a novel method based on complete interdisciplinarity, design process and built-in evaluations. The result is the design, construction, testing and deployment of data environments supporting real-time decision-making in such diverse domains as anesthesiology and live art performance. Fundraising success, technology licensing, market implementation and many live art performances provide evidence of the great potential of committed interdisciplinary work for advancing science, art and technology while benefiting society at large.
    West, Ruth.
    Burke, Jeff.
    Kerfeld, Cheryl.
    Mendelowitz, Eitan.
    Holton, Thomas.
    Lewis, J. P.
    Drucker, Ethan.
    Yan, Weihong.
  • Both and Neither: in silico v1.0, Ecce Homology
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    Subject Headings:
    • in silico v1.0. Ecce homology [visual works]
    • Art and science.
    • Interactive art.
    • Information visualization.
    • Group work in art.
    Abstract:
      Ecce Homology, a physically interactive new-media work, visualizes genetic data as calligraphic forms. A novel computer-vision user interface allows multiple participants, through their movement in the installation space, to select genes from the human genome for visualizing the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST), a primary algorithm in comparative genomics. Ecce Homology was successfully installed in the UCLA Fowler Museum, 6 November 2003-4 January 2004.
    Plautz, Dana.
  • New Ideas Emerge When Collaboration Occurs
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    Subject Headings:
    • Intel Corporation. Art and Entertainment Committee.
    • Art and industry.
    • Art -- Research -- Case studies.
    Abstract:
      This paper provides some examples demonstrating the value for industry of funding and working with artists on research projects. It discusses how art research and industry can mutually benefit from working together at the research and development level. While artistic practice has long been recognized for its innovation and creativity, the potential of artistic research and the collaborative nature of artistic practice are currently underutilized by hightech industry.
    Bulajic, Viktorija Vesna.
    Gimzewski, J. K. (James K.)
  • NANO: An Exhibition of Scale and Senses
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bulajic, Viktorija Vesna. NANO [visual works]
    • Gimzewski, J. K. (James K.)
    • Art and science.
    • Group work in art.
    Niemeyer, Greg.
  • PING: Poetic Charge and Technical Implementation
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    Subject Headings:
    • Niemeyer, Greg. PING [visual works]
    • Chafe, Chris.
    • Art and technology.
    • Artistic collaboration.
    Allen, Rebecca.
  • The Emergence Project: The Bush Soul
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    Subject Headings:
    • Allen, Rebecca. Bush soul [visual works]
    • Art and technology.
    • Interactive art.
    Seaman, Bill.
  • The Hybrid Invention Generator
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    Subject Headings:
    • Seaman, Bill. Hybrid invention generator [visual works]
    • Art and technology.
    • Interactive art.
    • Computer art.
    Sorensen, Vibeke.
  • Global Visual Music Jam Project
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sorensen, Vibeke. Global visual music [visual works]
    • Puckette, Miller.
    • Steiger, Rand, 1957-
    • Multimedia (Art)
    • Art and music.
    • Art and technology.

Special Section:
ArtScience: The Essential Connection

    Root-Bernstein, Robert Scott.
  • Desmond Morris's Two Spheres
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    Subject Headings:
    • Morris, Desmond.
    • Art and science.
    Schlick, Tamar.
  • The Critical Collaboration Between Art and Science: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump and the Ramifications of Genomics for Society
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797. Experiment on a bird in the air pump [visual works]
    • Art and science.
    • Biotechnology -- Social aspects.
    Abstract:
      Inspired by a famous 18th century painting by Joseph Wright, the author discerns similarities between issues relevant then and the public's current reception of scientific ideas from modern biology in the wake of the Human Genome Project. She proposes educational and scientific initiatives and advocates more positive and balanced portrayals of scientific themes in the arts to help engage the public in a discourse about the ramifications of genomics science and technology for our lives.

General Article

    Miranda, Eduardo Reck, 1963-
    Brouse, Andrew.
  • Interfacing the Brain Directly with Musical Systems: On Developing Systems for Making Music with Brain Signals
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    Subject Headings:
    • Music -- Psychological aspects.
    • Music -- Physiological aspects.
    • Technology and the arts.
    • Human-computer interaction.
    Abstract:
      The authors discuss their work on developing technology to interface the brain directly with music systems, a field of research generally known as Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI). The paper gives a brief background of BCI in general and surveys various attempts at musical BCI, or Brain-Computer Music Interface (BCMI)- systems designed to make music from brain signals, or brainwaves. The authors present a technical introduction to the electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures brainwaves detected by electrodes placed directly on the scalp. They introduce approaches to the design of BCI and BCMI systems and present two case study systems of their own design: the BCMI-Piano and the Inter- Harmonium.

General Note

    Krüger, Norbert.
    Wörgötter, Florentin.
  • Symbolic Pointillism: Computer Art Motivated by Human Brain Structures
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    Subject Headings:
    • Computer art.
    • Art and science.
    • Visual perception.
    Abstract:
      The authors introduce a new kind of computer art motivated by cortical structures in the human visual system. This type of computer art is related to the sub-group of the impressionist art movement called pointillism. However, while pointillism visualizes and makes use of processes that have been associated with the human eye, Symbolic Pointillism also makes cortical processes explicit. The visual representations underlying this art have been developed during a project that aims at the transfer of functional aspects of human vision to artificial systems. The authors have applied their findings in such an artificial vision system and in a sound/ vision installation.

Theoretical Perspective

    Giaccardi, Elisa.
  • Metadesign as an Emergent Design Culture
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    Subject Headings:
    • Design -- Philosophy.
    • Design -- Methodology.
    Abstract:
      The concept of metadesign was adopted in the 1980s regarding the use of information technologies in relation to art, cultural theories and design practices (from interactive art to biotechnological design). This article introduces theories and practices of metadesign and contributes to the unfolding of metadesign as an emergent design culture, calling for an expansion of the creative process in the new design space engendered by information technologies.

Leonardo Reviews

    Behrens, Roy R., 1946-
  • Problem Solved: A Primer in Design and Communication (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Johnson, Michael. Problem solved: a primer in design and communication.
    • Commercial art.
    Pepperell, Robert.
  • Beyond the Limits of Thought (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Priest, Graham. Beyond the limits of thought.
    • Limit (Logic)
    Leggett, Mike.
  • Film Art Phenomena (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hamlyn, Nicky. Film art phenomena.
    • Experimental films -- History and criticism.
    Harle, Rob.
  • Symmetry Comes of Age: The Role of Pattern in Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Washburn, Dorothy Koster, ed. Symmetry comes of age: the role of pattern in culture.
    • Crowe, Donald W. (Donald Warren), 1927-, ed.
    • Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts)
    Dahlberg, Andrea.
  • Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jones, Amelia. Irrational modernism: a neurasthenic history of New York Dada.
    • Dadaism -- New York (State) -- New York.
    Beekman, René.
  • New Philosophy for New Media (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hansen, Mark B. N. (Mark Boris Nicola), 1965- New philosophy for new media.
    • Aesthetics.
    Ryssen, Stefaan van.
  • Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kim, Elaine H., ed. Fresh talk/daring gazes: conversations on Asian American art.
    • Machida, Margo, ed.
    • Mizota, Sharon, 1970-, ed.
    • Asian American art -- 20th century.
    Ryssen, Stefaan van.
  • Women, Art and Technology (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Malloy, Judy, ed. Women, art and technology.
    • Art and technology -- History -- 20th century.
    Grigar, Dene.
  • Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cox, Christoph, 1965-, ed. Audio culture: readings in modern music.
    • Warner, Daniel, 1954-, ed.
    • Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Houtman, Coral.
  • Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Khanna, Ranjana, 1966- Dark continents: psychoanalysis and colonialism.
    • Psychoanalysis and colonialism.
    Punt, Michael.
  • Consciousness and Teleportation: The 6th Swiss Biennial On Science, Technics + Aesthetics/Bewusstsein und Teleportation: 6. Schweizer Biennale Zu Wissenschaft, Technik + Ästhetik (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Schweizer Biennale zu Wissenschaft, Technik + Ästhetik (6th : 2005 : Lucerne, Switzerland)
    • Teleportation -- Congresses.
    • Art and science -- Congresses.
    Ione, Amy.
  • The Fourth Annual National Conference of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc. (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • American Synesthesia Association. Conference (4th : 2004 : University of California, Berkeley)
    • Synesthesia -- Congresses.

Commentary

    Galeyev, Bulat.
  • Are "Cognitive Fossils" Significant for Art? Studies of Synesthesia in Normal and Abnormal Cases
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    Subject Headings:
    • Synesthesia.
    • Synesthesia in art.

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