- Leonardo Network NewsCelebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of the Leonardo Network
The Newsletter of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology and of l'Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences
New Advisory Board Members
The Leonardo Advisory Board added four new members— Sean Cubitt, Ricardo dal Farra, Rick Rinehart and Li Zhen-hua— to its ranks in 2007. Cubitt, dal Farra, Rinehart and Li will assist in advising the Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board of Directors through periodic reports about the projects and publications of the organization with which they are involved.
Sean Cubitt is Director of the Program in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Among his publications are Digital Aesthetics, The Cinema Effect and EcoMedia. His research interests are in media arts, the history and philosophy of media and globalization. Cubitt is also Editor-in-Chief of the Leonardo Book Series.
Ricardo Dal Farra has been conducting activities in the merging fields of arts, sciences and new technologies for more than 25 years as composer, multimedia artist, educator, researcher, performer and curator. He holds a Ph.D. in arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Dal Farra is the founding director of the Electronic Arts Experimenting and Research Centre (CEIArtE) at the National University Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) in Buenos Aires. He is also professor of media arts and music technology at the same university. Dal Farra's electroacoustic, mixed music and new media works have been performed in concerts and symposia in more than 40 countries. He has performed using live interactive systems since the late 1970s. Dal Farra has been a member of the Board of Advisory Editors of the Journal of New Music Research since 1988, an international editor for Leonardo Music Journal since 1995 and is a member of the Executive Editorial Group of the EMF Institute. He is also a fellow of Colegio de Compositores Latinoamericanos de Música de Arte.
Richard Rinehart is Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum. He currently teaches digital art at U.C. Berkeley, and has taught at San Francisco Art Institute, U.C. Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University. Rinehart is a working digital media artist who has exhibited at Exit Art, New York, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He serves as the Associate Director for Public Programs of the U.C. Berkeley Center for New Media. Rinehart curates digital art exhibitions and programs for the Berkeley Art Museum, curated digital art for New Langton Arts for 6 years and has also curated or juried for ISEA2006/ZeroOne, Creative Capital Foundation, Djerassi Foundation, Marin Arts Council and San Jose City/Airport Project. Rinehart manages research projects in the area of digital culture, including the NEA-funded project Archiving the Avant Garde, a national consortium of museums and artists distilling the essence of digital art in order to document and preserve it.
Li Zhenhua is a multimedia artist, curator and producer. He has worked with Chinese as well as international contemporary art and culture since 1996. Among the highlights of his productions are the first MAAP international new media art festival in 2002 in the Beijing Millennium Museum, as well as the 2004 moving image festival onedotzero, which originated in London and was shown in the Beijing Today Art Gallery. In 2005 he produced the China tour of the British Barbican Art Center exhibition Communicate, which toured four major Chinese cities. During the same year he co-founded the Naples Far East Film Festival together with Loredana Cozza and Dongfang University in Naples. In 2006, the Chinese Complete Art Experience Project (CAEP), including Li, was invited to Rochester University New York. In additional, Li curated the exhibition The Wave (Chinese Experimental Short Films 1997-2004), which toured from Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to the Naples Dongfang Film festival and later in 2007 to the Art Centre of Chicago. Also in 2006, Li was the executive producer of the 2006 Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium and founded the Beijing-based L.A.B. Chinese Media Art Archive, an exhibition space/research facility/archive...