- Recaps 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 the community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the "new media" of the time—offset print publishing. Leonardo journal 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 re invention. See the list of upcoming 50th anniversary events at <leonardo.info/50th-anniversary>.
February 2018 50th Anniversary Event at CYFEST
Leonardo/ISAST will celebrate its 50th anniversary at CYFEST 2018 themed "Digital Cloudiness." This celebration is sponsored by the CYLAND Media Art Lab. One of the largest international media art festivals, CYFEST was founded in St. Petersburg in 2007 by independent artists and curators. The festival promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high-technology interactions. CYFEST's goal is to develop professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world to expose wide audiences to robotics, video, sound and net art. Chaired by Anna Frants, CYLAND Media Art Lab.
February 2018 Leonardo at College Art Association Annual Conference
Join Leonardo at the College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, 24 February 2018, for another 50th anniversary celebration as well as two sessions: "Help Leonardo Reimagine the Future of Art, Science and Technology" and "Cities as Labs for Innovation Tackling Global Challenges: Transdisciplinarity and the Future of the University." Visit <collegeart.org/programs/conference> for more information.
HELP LEONARDO REIMAGINE THE FUTURE: PROJECT DELPHI
Project Delphi is Leonardo's experimental hub to explore how to reimagine Leonardo for the next 50 years and beta test the future. It provides a space for international dialogue in the community before, during and after each of our global anniversary celebrations. Project Delphi collects and publishes ideas, concepts and the work of researchers, scholars, artists and innovators. We invite you to join the conversation today. Visit <leonardo.info/project-delphi>.
NEW IN LEONARDO BOOK SERIES: FRED FOREST'S UTOPIA: MEDIA ART AND ACTIVISM BY MICHAEL F. LERUTH
The innovative French media artist and prankster-provocateur Fred Forest calls himself "France's most famous unknown artist." In Fred Forest's Utopia, Michael Leruth offers the first book-length consideration of this iconoclastic artist, examining Forest's work from the 1960s to the present. Leruth shows that Forest chooses alternative platforms (newspapers, mock commercial ventures, video-based interactive social interventions, media hacks and hybrids and, more recently, the Internet) that are outside the exclusive precincts of the art world. Find out more at <mitpress.mit.edu/books/fred-forests-utopia>.
LEONARDO MUSIC JOURNAL VOLUME 27 IS AVAILABLE!
In this issue of LMJ, the twentieth and final issue produced under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Collins, you will find articles on the concept of "history and memory." In this issue, writers take the prompt both literally and figuratively: memory embedded in neurons, silicon and architectural spaces; history as archive and as distant experience. Also included is the downloadable audio companion that features rather obscure materials from the remote and near past that fit the theme. Join us in our heartfelt appreciation of Nic Collins for his tireless steering and leadership of LMJ for the past 20 years. Thank you! See <www.leonardo.info/leonardo-music-journal>. [End Page 97]
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SCIENTIFIC DELIRIUM MADNESS 6.0
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Scientific Delirium Madness Art/Science Residency, bringing together artists and scientists for a monthlong retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains (California). Over the course...