- Leonardo Network News
The Newsletter of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and of l'Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences
Melinda Klayman Leaves Leonardo/ISAST
Melinda Klayman's last day at Leonardo was 20 August 2004. Melinda started work at Leonardo in November 2002 as Director of Development and Communications. She brought a great deal of enthusiasm and creativity to the post, working energetically to build the organization's board of directors, to raise money through fundraising and proposal writing, and to bring order to many of our internal administrative systems. Her determination, work ethic and humor will be missed severely at Leonardo. We all wish her the very best in her new position at Palm One. Certainly the same skills she brought to Leonardo will serve her well in all of her future endeavors.
Communications that previously went to Melinda can now be addressed to Kathleen Quillian at the main Leonardo e-mail account: <email@example.com>.
Christian Simm Joins the Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board
Leonardo/ISAST welcomes Christian Simm to its Governing Board of Directors. Simm is currently Executive Director of swissnex <http://www.swissnex.org>, a newly established exchange platform to foster cooperation and partnerships between Switzerland and Western North America in science and technology, education and entrepreneurship and art and innovation.
In December 1997, Simm opened the Swiss Science and Technology Office for the western U.S.A. and western Canada in San Francisco. The office fosters high-level transatlantic exchanges in research and development, education and innovation. Thanks to extensive partnerships with the private and public sectors, Simm grew the one-man operation into a larger team; developed SwissTalents, a network of highly skilled professionals living outside Switzerland; established a sophisticated information exchange platform; and organized a series of successful business networking events. The Swiss magazine Bilan listed Simm in the Who's Who of the Swiss Internet Economy. He is the author of numerous articles in newspapers and magazines, and a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Contact Christian Simm at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Leonardo 37:4 Launched at BEAP
Leonardo/ISAST launched issue 37:4 of the print journal Leonardo at the Biennial of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) in September 2004. As part of the "BioDifference: The Political Ecology" conference within BEAP, Leonardo publications were featured along with many members of the Leonardo network.
Leonardo Editorial Advisor George Gessert delivered the BioDifference keynote address; Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board member Stephen Wilson was the conference plenary speaker. The BioDifference conference took place at the University of Western Australia on 11 September 2004. For more information, see <www.beap.org>.
Leonardo Educators and Students Program
Leonardo has expanded its programs and collaborations dedicated to promoting the advancement of scholarship in the field of art/science/technology.
Leonardo at CAA Atlanta 2005
As an affiliated society of the College Art Association (CAA), Leonardo has joined the largest professional community of artists and art historians in the United States.
The Leonardo/CAA committee is a working group of artists, scientists and engineers who belong to both the Leonardo Network and CAA. The committee's purpose is to develop joint actions by the two organizations, such as promoting the work of artists and art historians in the art-science and art-technology interdisciplinary fields. The working group, which is also an on-line discussion list, will develop proposals for sessions at CAA meetings and mentoring programs for students in the field, among other things. The list is open to any person who is part of both CAA and the Leonardo Network.
The Leonardo/CAA working group members currently include: Matthew Akers, Michael Anthony, Julio Bermúdez, Jay David Bolter, Michael Century, James Coupe, Nina Czegledy, Mette Gieskes, Anne Collins Goodyear, Diane Gromala, Kara Hammond, Gabriel Harp, Amy Ione, Tim Jackson, Celine Jeffery, Nisar Keshvani, Ellen Levy, Roger Malina, Steven J. Oscherwitz, Stephen and Lauren Petersen, Tim Peterson, Sheila Pinkel, Dana Plautz, Michael Punt, Mark Resch, Dan Sandin, Edward Shanken, Yvonne Spielmann, Ival Stratford-Kovner, Ruth West and Karen White.
To join the Leonardo/CAA working group, go to: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/leonardocaacommittee/join>.