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MINDING THE GAP: RISK CAPITAL AND THE MYTH OF TWO CULTURES by Patricia Olynyk

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Patricia Olynyk Patricia Olynyk argues that if one accepts the premise of “one culture” – of a shared overall world view, then engaging risk capital in the academy could not only prompt a re-evaluation of our target investments but support the most innovative, generative and experimental thinking, research and creative work emerging […]

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by / on September 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

THE NEUTRINO AND THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE by David Topper

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by David Topper David Topper parallels the development of ideas about the neutrino and the Sydney Opera House, examining the idea that due to the constraints in all aspects of human thought there are similar patterns of thinking among theorists. The Neutrino and the Sydney Opera House The Neutrino and the Sydney Opera […]

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by / on September 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

ART CRITICISM AND THE DEATH OF MARXISM by David Carrier

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by David Carrier Looking at art in relation to Marxism, David Carrier argues that as cultural historians look back, Marx’s work will come to seem to belong to a period style, to nineteenth century ways of thinking that tell us nothing about how to proceed in the present. Art Criticism and the Death […]

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by / on September 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

CAN IDEAS AND WORDS BE USEFUL? by Michele Emmer

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Michele Emmer Michele Emmer looks at how war and the international police action change names but do not change the reality that that “when a person is killed, all of humanity is killed.” Can Ideas and Words Be Useful? In May 1999, I wrote an editorial, which was published in the Leonardo […]

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by / on August 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDIA ART by Herbert W. Franke

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Herbert W. Franke Herbert W. Franke argues that the concepts of originals and “unique works” do not make sense in the age of media art. The Latest Developments in Media Art Observers of media art notice that a new turning point has been reached. Perhaps this will lead to a decisive breakthrough. […]

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by / on August 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

COLLABORATION AS MEDIA by Joel Slayton

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Joel Slayton Joel Slayton argues that the emphasis on collaboration has changed the cultural production and consumption of art forever. Collaboration as Media Due to an increased emphasis on collaboration, the cultural production and consumption of art has forever changed. Indeed, the meaning of the term “collaborative” can be understood as a […]

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by / on August 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

FOR SOME THINGS, “YOU JUST HAD TO BE THERE”: THE NET AND ART by Harry Rand

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Harry Rand Harry Rand argues that new technology should generate its own aesthetic. All this has happened before and it will happen again. For Some Things, “You Just Had to Be There”: The Net and Art People who like art or are interested in art do not kid themselves about its technological […]

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by / on August 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

IN MEMORIAM: GYORGY KEPES, 1906-2002 by Otto Piene

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Otto Piene Otto Piene celebrates the career of Gyorgy Kepes who founded the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) in 1972. In Memoriam: Gyorgy Kepes, 1906-2002 Gyorgy Kepes lived for almost a century. His artistic, visionary thinking spanned and at times dominated much of the spirit and intellect of the integrative […]

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by / on July 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

AGAINST OFFICIAL CONTEMPORARY ART FOR AN ART OF THE PRESENT by Fred Forest

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Fred Forest Fred Forest argues that it remains for artists, confronted with the immense field opened for them by new technologies, to resist the seduction of facile effects… Against Official Contemporary Art, for an Art of the Present We would be making a very serious mistake if we thought that there existed […]

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by / on July 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

SOMETHING HAS DOUBLED by István Hargittai

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by István Hargittai István Hargittai offers a memoriam to Erwin Chargaff (1905-2002), who determined that, while the relative proportions of the different bases varied considerably in the DNA of different organisms, the relative amounts of the different bases followed strict regularities; between certain bases, there was a one-to-one correspondence. Something Has Doubled In […]

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