Articles by: Lanfranco Aceti (LEA Editor in Chief)
Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, department of Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; and is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST). He was the Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul and works as gallery director at Kasa Gallery in Istanbul. He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. His work has been published in Leonardo, Routledge and Art Inquiry and his interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection between digital arts, visual culture and new media technologies.

by / on August 8, 2016 at 1:32 pm / in News

LEA Top Twenty Art Publication

It is with great pleasure that I have received the news that the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is one of the top twenty art journals in the world in the Google Scholar rankings. It feels a great accomplishment after eight years of hard work to see the publication thrive and to be in the company of highly respected international publications. […]

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by / on January 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm / in Calls for Papers


THE SOCIAL is the title of the 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference (IAVC2016@Boston). You can visit the conference site at OCR Visual Culture 2016. IAVC2016@Boston invites papers, presentations, interventions, collaborations, and events from researchers, artists, academics, curators, and activists on post-democracy, post-society, anger, violence, future visions, crisis, zombie democracies, social media, neo-slavery, post-capitalism, post-data, social evolution, revolution, actionism, post-state, […]

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by / on December 12, 2015 at 3:50 am / in Publications, Volumes

L.A. Re.Play Volume 21 No 1

L.A. Re.Play: Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 21 Issue 1 ISBN: 978-1-906897-36-9 ISSN: 1071-4391 Date of Publication: January 15, 2016 Number of Pages: 244 Special Issue Editors: Lanfranco Aceti, Hana Iverson and Mimi Sheller Editorial Manager: Caglar Cetin The print issue of LEA Volume 21 Issue 1 L.A. Re.Play: Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking is available on Amazon. […]

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by / on December 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm / in Exhibitions, News

LEA Digital Media Exhibition Platform: FRAGMENTS THAT REMAIN

LEA Digital Media Exhibition Platform FRAGMENTS THAT REMAIN – TRANSMEDIATING CHARLES CSURI’S RANDOM WAR The exhibition Fragments That Remain – Transmediating Charles Csuri’s Random War is across social media and can be viewed on LEA’s Facebook Album through a Direct URL: The previous exhibition by Chris Meigh-Andrews, In Darwin’s Garden, can be accessed via the Direct URL: Reinterpretations […]

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by / on November 13, 2012 at 8:53 am / in News

Touch and Go on Amazon

Check out Touch and Go on Amazon. Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) in collaboration with Watermans and Goldsmiths University of London in occasion of the 2012 Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art is pleased to announce Touch and Go, a new LEA special issue available on Amazon. The Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art, 2012, coincided with the Olympics and Paralympics […]

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 9:07 am / in News

Touch and Go Special Issue Launch

Touch and Go Special Issue Launch, Leonardo Electronic Almanac 6:30 – 8:30pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 Watermans Arts Centre 40 High Street Brentford London TW8 0DS An introduction by Lanfranco Aceti about Touch and Go, a special LEA issue produced on the occasion of Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art; a year-long festival coinciding with the Olympics and Paralympics in […]

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by / on October 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm / in LABS

The Phenomenological Impact of Interface by Michael Austin

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 The Phenomenological Impact of Interface on the Analysis of Digital Music and Sonic Art The experience of an artwork is just as important as any other constituent element of the work, particularly in contemporary digital music and sonic art. While theorists analyze a piece to find out “how it works,” the actual experience of the […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm / in LABS

Structuring Somnolence by Lisa Carrie Goldberg

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Structuring Somnolence: Sleep Science Technology as a Medium for Drawing with the Body at Rest In December 2010, three volunteers participated in a two-week sleep study conducted by artist Lisa Carrie Goldberg and administered by a certified sleep technologist. It was through these nocturnal events that the process of employing the body and the mind […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm / in LABS

“Music to Be Seen” by Eleni Michaelidi

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Music to Be Seen: The Diatope (1978) by Iannis Xenakis This thesis revisits the automated audiovisual installation the Diatope by Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001) as a groundbreaking precursor to new media art. Although Xenakis’s pioneering cross-disciplinary and multimedia constructions and compositions have long been recognized in the fields of architecture and musicology, they have been largely […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm / in LABS

Scorescapes by Yolande Harris

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Scorescapes: On Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness Scorescapes investigates how sound mediates our relationship to the environment, and how contemporary multidisciplinary art practices can articulate this relationship. It joins my own artistic practice with a theoretical analysis of the field, highlighting how relationships to the environment drawn through sound are profoundly bound up with technology. […]

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