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The Newsletter of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and of l’Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences
IN MEMORIAM: GEORG NEES (1926–2016)
Computer art pioneer and Leonardo author Georg Nees passed away on 3 January 2016 at the age of eighty-nine. Nees was the first to exhibit computer-generated drawings when his artwork was shown in Stuttgart in February 1965. Influenced by Max Bense’s information aesthetics, Nees completed his PhD thesis, Generative Computergraphik, in 1968. It was an expression of the emerging movement of generative art and design. Trained as a mathematician, Nees participated in many of the early, as well as recent, displays of computer art. After retiring from his research position at the Siemens company in Erlangen, he again concentrated on computer-generated art and researched issues of digital coloring. Nees also wrote several novels expressing his philosophy of a non-religious, human-made culture.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: INNOVATIVE K–12 PROJECTS
The Innovation Collaborative, a coalition of national institutions representing the arts, sciences, humanities and higher education, is launching the second phase of a research project to drive creativity and innovation in K–12 schools across the United States. The Collaborative’s Effective Practices framework will include validated teaching practices for science, technology, engineering, arts and design, math and humanities, often referred to as STEAM. To participate, K–12 teachers are invited to submit a lesson, unit or project capturing any integration of the arts, STEM and/or humanities disciplines.
WELCOME TO EDITORIAL ASSISTANT STACY JERGER
We are pleased to announce Stacy Jerger’s new role at Leonardo/ISAST. As editorial assistant, Jerger supports editorial, program, marketing and administrative efforts for Leonardo publications and art and science events. Previously Jerger received a certificate in the Professional Sequence in Editing from UC Berkeley and turned her attention to narrative process and storytelling. She brings with her the experiences she gained as a developmental book editor in the shifting publishing paradigm, where she partnered with authors to focus on high-level revision and generate ideas. Jerger comes from an artistic background, graduating with a BFA from Maine College of Art in 2007. Her studies included sculpture installations and narrative illustration.
CONGRATULATIONS: FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT CHARLES LILLY
Charles Lilly, Leonardo community member and University of Texas at Dallas PhD student in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication, has received a Society for Scholarly Publishing Fellowship. Lilly, who is researching experimental publishing platforms, credits the fellowship to his advisor, Roger F. Malina, who holds the Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair. Find out more at <www.utdallas.edu/atec/artstechnology/news/2016/03/phd-student-receives-publishing-fellowship>.
YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, MEDIA, PERFORMANCE & DESIGN
York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) is part of one of Canada’s largest and leading research universities, and is located in Toronto, the country’s cultural and economic capital. A premier destination for professional education across the arts, AMPD is an incubator for creative talent to ignite bold new ideas, invent transformative experiences and devise innovative solutions for global challenges. Known for its pioneering programs, AMPD offers its 3,000+ undergraduate and graduate students and 250+ faculty members an exceptional environment for experimentation and discovery across and beyond artistic disciplines, disciplines that engage emerging technologies and embrace intersections with engineering, business, law, science, education and health. Through its experiential curriculum and groundbreaking research initiatives, such as the DisPerSion Lab and Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology, AMPD fosters an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture that encourages the development of thought leaders and agents of change in the world. Find out more at <http://ampd.yorku.ca>.
Pomona College offers a comprehensive curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. With a student-faculty ratio of eight to one, students have the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with professors who are also top scholars in their fields. [End Page 478] Students and faculty challenge each other in laboratories, classrooms and co-curricular activities. As the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven independent institutions on adjoining campuses, Pomona offers its students the...