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IN MEMORIAM: LEONARDO EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER OTTO PIENE
Artist and longtime Leonardo Editorial Board member Otto Piene passed away on 17 July 2014 at the age of 86. Piene was a key figure in many movements in art, science and technology, the founder of the Group Zero movement and a leading figure in the Sky Art movement. His Sky Art manifesto was published in Elizabeth Goldring’s article “Desert Sun/Desert Moon” in the 20th Anniversary Special Issue of Leonardo: Art of the Future: The Future of Art (Vol. 20, No. 4, 1987). The Leonardo community has lost a good friend and colleague. For more about Piene’s life and accomplishments, see: <www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28364515>.
CONOR MCGARRIGLE RECEIVES LEONARDO AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
The 2014 Leonardo Award for Excellence has been awarded to Conor McGarrigle for his article “Augmented Resistance: The Possibilities for AR and Data Driven Art,” published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) Vol. 19, No. 1, 2013.
Conor McGarrigle <www.conormcgarrigle.com> is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of digital networks and real space. His work is concerned with the integration of location-aware technologies into the everyday and the spatial implications of ubiquitous data collection regimes. His practice is characterized by digitally mediated urban interventions, with projects ranging from situationist dérives to augmented reality mappings of the geography of the Irish financial collapse.
The Leonardo Award for Excellence recognizes excellence in articles published in Leonardo publications. Leonardo editors and project heads reviewed all articles published in Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal and Leonardo Electronic Almanac in 2013 to select this year’s winner.
For more information about the Leonardo Awards Program: <www.leonardo.info/isast/awards.html>.
ANNOUNCING THE FIRST LEONARDO FELLOW: RICHARD WIRTH
Leonardo/ISAST is pleased to announce our first Leonardo Fellow!
Richard Wirth is a Master’s candidate in the Arts and Technology program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Wirth’s fellowship will be designed around his research of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) as interactive storytelling environments, comparing the function of secondary oral media across different modes of social interaction through the lens of video game ethnography. During his fellowship, Wirth will utilize the Leonardo archives and network as well as analyze other scholarly writings to investigate the humanist, anthropological, sociological and empathy-enhancing aspects and potential of gaming. He will also serve as a guest editor of the Leonardo On-Line blog, among other activities.
The Leonardo Fellowship program was launched in July 2014 to recognize accomplished graduate students and junior faculty from Leonardo Senior Affiliate organizations. Selected Leonardo Fellows are given the opportunity to advance their research or project area through such activities as publishing in the internationally renowned Leonardo journal or creating a unique art-science project under the auspices of Leonardo, as well as to receive mentorship from senior Leonardo editors.
Each Senior Affiliate organization is eligible to nominate one graduate student and one junior faculty member annually from their institution. For information about becoming a Leonardo Senior Affiliate, see: <www.leonardo.info/fellowship>.
ANGUS FORBES JOINS THE LEONARDO EDITORIAL BOARD
We are pleased to welcome Angus Forbes to the Leonardo Editorial Board. Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Creative Coding group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. He is also the Co-chair and Curator for VISAP’14, the IEEE VIS 2014 Arts Program. Forbes will be joining the Leonardo Editorial Board as an Editorial Advisor and will be working with Leonardo on a special section in a forthcoming issue of the journal that will feature outstanding works presented at VISAP’13 and VISAP’14. See: <www.leonardo.info/rolodex/forbes.angus.html>.
IEEE VIS ARTS IN LEONARDO
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming special section in Leonardo dedicated to papers stemming from the 2013 and 2014 IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP) <http://visap.uic.edu/>, guest edited by Angus Forbes. VISAP showcases high-quality artwork...