- The NetworkRecaps and Announcements from the Leonardo Community
LEONARDO CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY AROUND THE WORLD
During 2017–2018, we invite you to participate in our 18-month-long celebration of Leonardo’s 50th anniversary. Half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time—offset print publishing. Leonardo represented a unique vision that served as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists using science and developing technologies in their work.
Today documenting and capturing the creative innovators and provocateurs of culture is not enough. If media is the messenger, then Leonardo must expand its scope to represent the unique works and challenges we face in the 21st century. As a network of networks, Leonardo is reimagining the next 50 years. We invite you to come along with us on this journey of rediscovery and reinvention. See the list of upcoming 50th anniversary events at <leonardo.info/50th-anniversary>.
HELP LEONARDO REIMAGINE THE FUTURE: PROJECT DELPHI
We invite you to share with us in Project Delphi, a yearlong community engagement project of design thinking. Collaborate with Leonardo in thinking through the challenges of the 21st century and guiding us in designing our future. Led by social practice artist Scott Trent, Project Delphi is an open conversation you can participate in by going to <leonardo.info/project-delphi> or by sharing socially with the hashtag #Leo50.
LEONARDO RECAP AT ISEA 2017: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LAUNCH
On 11 June, Leonardo launched its 50th anniversary celebrations at the ISEA 2017 Conference in Manizales, Colombia. Leonardo is humbly grateful for the warm welcome from the City of Manizales; the Universidad de Caldas students, staff and Rector Felipe César Londoño López; the Imagen Fest team; ISEA Board and our 50th Anniversary Committee led by Nina Czegledy. Throughout the conference, the Leonardo community gathered to celebrate, experience and challenge the issues related to Bio-Creation and Peace. They also gathered seven LASER Hosts including Carlos Caste llanos (Kansas), Jill Scott (Zürich), Jiayi Young (Davis), Jane Chang Mi (Santa Barbara), Nina Czegledy (Toronto, Montreal) and Annick Bureaud (Paris).
WELCOME TO MANAGING EDITOR ERICA HRUBY
We are pleased to introduce Erica Hruby in her new role as managing editor at Leonardo/ISAST. A skilled communicator with a knack for making information clear, relatable and interesting, Erica brings to Leonardo 17 years of content development and editorial experience working both independently and within teams at nonprofits and educational publishers. Erica’s deep publishing and nonprofit expertise are balanced in her personal life with her passions for animal protection and athletics. Please join us in welcoming Erica!
NEW IN LEONARDO BOOK SERIES: MAKING SENSE: COGNITION, COMPUTING, ART, AND EMBODIMENT BY SIMON PENNY
In Making Sense, Simon Penny proposes that internalist conceptions of cognition have minimal purchase on embodied cognitive practices. Much of the cognition involved in arts practices remains invisible under such a paradigm. Penny argues that the mind-body dualism of Western humanist philosophy is inadequate for addressing performative practices. Ideas of cognition as embodied and embedded provide a basis for the development of new ways of speaking about the embodied and situated intelligences of the arts. Penny argues this perspective is particularly relevant to media arts practices. Find out more at <mitpress.mit.edu/books/making-sense>. [End Page 552]
CALL FOR PAPERS: ART AND ATOMS
The modern world of chemistry is vast and its connection to art strong. From nanocars and extraterrestrial materials to DNA origami and bio-fuels, chemistry, like art, expresses its transformative, material essence. Chemistry’s unique connection to art—a science simultaneously steeped in abstraction and application, process and product—is the focus of this special section. We especially seek submissions related to topics on the cutting edge of chemistry, including nanoscience, synthetic biology, fuel cells and neurochemistry. We encourage artists, scientists, engineers and scholars exploring the connection between chemistry and art to submit artwork with artist’s statement or manuscripts. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2017. Visit <leonardo.info/opportunity/call-for-papers-art-and-atoms>...