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Leonardo Network News

The Newsletter of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences, and Technology and of l'Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences

To contact the Leonardo editorial team: <isast@leonardo.info>.

Leonardo Affiliate Members

The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus-Liebig-Universit├Ąt Giessen Joins as Affiliate Member.

Leonardo/ISAST welcomes the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus-Liebig-Universit├Ąt Giessen (JLU GCSC) to the Leonardo Affiliate Program. The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture offers a doctoral program tailored to the needs of Ph.D. students, with an excellent research environment and the support students need to excel in their academic as well as non-academic careers. The GCSC's academic framework reflects a pluralistic understanding of the study of culture. JLU aims to enhance dialogue among the disciplines, fostering self-reflexive, interdisciplinary and international approaches to the field and promoting these insights. Find out more: <http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/home/gcsc_eng/>.

UCLA ArtSci Center Lab.

The UCLA ArtSci Center wants to support YOUR creative new ideas for workshops, lectures, and exhibitions! Open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, local and global artists, scientists and all in between. Support for selected projects can include space, materials, promotion, and possible funding. Find out more: <artscicenter@gmail.com>.

Art & Technology Program (ATEC) at University of Texas, Dallas.

Beyond merely a "multidisciplinary" or "interdisciplinary" scope, the Art & Technology program (ATEC) at University of Texas, Dallas, encourages the productive convergence of disparate fields and modes of thinking. It joins science with the humanities, creativity with technology, theory with practice, and learning with research. There are no maps showing the way, just students with diverse interests, talents and a skewed way of looking at the ever-changing world. Students master emerging tools, form unexpected relationships, collaborate and create the future. Find out more: <www.utdallas.edu/atec/>.

The University of Caldas School of Arts and Humanities.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Caldas, in Colombia, aims to provide an educational service with quality criteria. Through a holistic concept of the individual, humanities, science, arts and technology are pursued in the service of society and its development as well as for the consolidation of a national identity. The school has major strengths in arts, design, philosophy and educational studies, as well as academic programs in fields such as visual arts, performing arts, music, philosophy, modern languages, literature, educational research and visual design. It is of great interest to University of Caldas to carry out work between institutions to achieve its proposed targets. Find out more: <www.ucaldas.edu.co/facultad_artes/>.

Yona Friedman's Ideas Now Online

A website about the life and work of architect and Leonardo Honorary Editor Yona Friedman (b. 1923) has been published on the net. The website includes a biography, an extensive bibliography and well over 1,000 images, organized by themes and projects with brief introductions. Yona Friedman is internationally known for his controversial thinking and reasoning. In the last 10 years his work regained worldwide attention through many publications and exhibitions and has become the object of study in the arts, sciences and sociology. Find out more: <www.yonafriedman.com/>.

Leonardo Just Accepted Articles

Leonardo Just Accepted is a new publication mechanism for rapid access to articles just accepted for publication in Leonardo. Upon acceptance, select articles are posted in "Leonardo Just Accepted," available on the MIT Press web site approximately a year before appearance in the print journal. To find Just Accepted articles: <www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/leon/0/ja>.

Art and Atoms Available in Kindle

The Leonardo e-Book Art and Atoms documents the work of 35 leading researchers whose work explores the deep connection between chemistry and the arts, highlighting the work of artists and scientists. In one chapter, the authors of "Can You Hear the Femur Play? Bone Audio Speakers at the Nanoscale" explain the piezoelectric nature of the bone matrix and how bones can operate as audio speakers. The process of working from a theoretical possibility to a functional speaker is covered. Find out more: <http://artand atoms.com/>.

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