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Four members re-elected to Leonardo Governing Board

Roger Malina, Sonya Rapoport, Tami Spector and Steve Wilson were all re-elected to serve as members of Leonardo’s Governing Board in the January 2008 Board meeting. Roger Malina was also re-elected as chair of the Governing Board at the same meeting. All four members were elected to serve for another three-year term through December 2010. Sonya Rapoport is also chair of the nominations committee, Steve Wilson is chair of the web committee and Tami Spector leads the Scientists Working Group. The Leonardo Governing Board meets at least four times a year in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Leonardo/ISAST headquarters are located.

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)

Leonardo/ISAST invites you to upcoming gatherings of the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) art/science community. Leonardo/ISAST’s new bi-monthly LASER gatherings, organized by Piero Scaruffi with the support of Leonardo staff and board, feature several half-hour presentations by artists working with science and technology. These events are designed to encourage networking between colleagues working in and around the intersection of art, science and technology. Featured speakers in the series so far have included: Roger Malina, Joel Slayton, David Stork, Douglas Kahn, Laura Peticolas, Wayne Lanier, Tami Spector, Amy Ione, Kathelin Grey, Sharon Daniel, Ken Goldberg, Carlo Sequin, Rick Rinehart, Kris Paulsen and Trevor Paglen. LASER events are generously hosted by the San Francisco State University Downtown campus and are free and open to the public. Professionals, students and interested others are invited to join. For more information about upcoming LASER gatherings, visit: < >.

Join Leonardo/ISAST on Facebook

Members of Leonardo/ISAST are invited to join fellow community members on the popular social networking website Facebook. The Leonardo/ISAST Facebook group was initiated in March 2008 as an informal forum where Leonardo/ ISAST community members with Facebook profiles can stay connected. The Leonardo/ISAST Facebook group will allow members who are otherwise separated by continents and oceans in the physical world to meet, network and engage in online discussions about related topics and news in and around the intersection of art, science and technology. Events hosted by Leonardo/ISAST will also be posted with relevant details so that fellow members may occasionally meet in person. If you have a Facebook profile, search for Leonardo/ISAST under “groups” and join us! All Leonardo/ ISAST network members, friends and associates are invited.

Leonardo Education Forum Names International Representatives

In an effort to strengthen ties with educators and students around the globe, the Leonardo Education Forum has nominated a panel of international representatives. These include: Vicky Messi (Argentina); Paul Thomas (Australia); Dirk De Wit (Belgium); Diana Domingues (Brazil); Felipe C. Londoño (Colombia); Ana Peraica (Croatia); Denisa Kera (Czech Republic); Maurice Benayoun (France); Veroniki Korakidou (Greece); Szabolcs KissPál (Hungary); Laura Sansavini (Italy); Joanna Hoffmann (Poland); Dusan Barok (Slovakia); Elif Ayiter (Turkey); Peter Ride (UK); and Daniela Reimann (Germany). These new international representatives will help to increase LEF events internationally by making connections between educators and students in their respective countries and members of LEF. The representatives are also able to initiate and co-develop forums/workshops and other collaborative opportunities in their country and beyond. More about each representative is available on the Leonardo Electronic Directory, < >. More information about the Leonardo Education Forum is available at: <>.

LESS REMOTE: The Futures of Space Exploration—An Arts and Humanities Symposium

Glasgow, Scotland, 30 September–3 October 2008

LESS REMOTE is an international symposium scheduled to run in parallel with the 2008 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and organized by Flis Holland in association with the Arts Catalyst, Leonardo and OLATS. Co-sponsored by IAA Commission VI, this symposium will offer a forum in which specialists from many disciplines will be invited to consider the future of space exploration in the context of our current understanding of social, economic and technological imperatives. One of the aims of the symposium is to foster a dialogue and exchange between the cultural and space communities.

Speakers from the space science & engineering and the...


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