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A FULLER BRIDGE by István Hargittai

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by István Hargittai István Hargittai proposes that the discovery of the buckminsterfullerene molecules may facilitate closing the gap between the two cultures. A Fuller Bridge The discovery of the sphere-like C60buckminsterfullerene molecule, followed by the emergence of the whole new discipline of fullerene chemistry, provides an opportunity to lessen the separation of the […]

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by / on July 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

ART FOR THE SOLAR AGE by Jürgen Claus

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Jürgen Claus Jürgen Claus proposes that one aim for the near future would be to build prototype solar houses that incorporate solar energy in a convincing visual and aesthetic expression… Art for the Solar Age In July 1973, UNESCO held a Solar Summit in Paris, at which 600 experts mapped a solar […]

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by / on July 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

VIRTUAL REALITIES AND THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS by Ivan Dryer

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Ivan Dryer Ivan Dryer examines new realities that we can create, realities that are viscerally, if not logically, indistinguishable in plausibility from ordinary, objective reality. Virtual Realities and the Future of the Arts The impact of simulation technologies such as virtual reality and, eventually, holographic projections, will be as profound in the […]

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by / on July 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

AESTHETIC COMPUTING MANIFESTO The Dagstuhl Aesthetic Computing Workshop

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by The Dagstuhl Aesthetic Computing Workshop The Dagstuhl Aesthetic Computing Workshop looks at applying aesthetics to computing. Aesthetic Computing Manifesto The application of computing to aesthetics and the formation of art and design has a long history. With the integration of hardware, software and cybernetics in the 1960s, computer art emerged as a […]

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by / on July 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

ART IS LONG by Ernst Gombrich

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Ernst Gombrich Ernest Gombrich argues that it takes time for a system of art conventions to crystallize and says we are more likely to achieve a new language of form when we are less obsessed with novelty and change… Art is Long… “Art is long and life is short.” That famous saying […]

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by / on July 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

RENAMING THE FUTURE by Michael Punt

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Michael Punt Michael Punt looks at the history and the future of the Leonardo Reviews project… Renaming the Future In August 2003, the Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board approved the name change of Leonardo Digital Reviews to Leonardo Reviews. The removal of the adjective “digital” may seem a trivial reduction but it was the […]

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by / on July 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

THE FOURTH WORLD by Roger F. Malina

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Roger F. Malina In 1995 Leonardo/ISAST launched a World Wide Web site. Roger Malina looks at the promise of the web and why the site was launched in this historical opinion.  Leonardo’s current site is hosted at http://www.leonardo.info. The Fourth World: The Promises and Dangers of the World Wide Web The Promise […]

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by / on July 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

ARTSCIENCE: THE ESSENTIAL CONNECTION by Robert Root-Bernstein

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Robert Root-Bernstein Robert Root-Bernstein introduces a column that will be to explore the essential connection of art and science in the past, present and future, with the aim of stimulating broader discussion of, and participation in, this essential connection… ArtScience: The Essential Connection If the pages of Leonardo are any indication, technological […]

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by / on June 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

VISUAL THEORY AND ‘LEONARDO’ by David Carrier

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by David Carrier David Carrier looks at what the journal Leonardo offers to those art historians with a renewed interest in visual theory discussions in 1993… Visual Theory and “Leonardo” In my own work-as art critic, as writer on the methodology of art history and as an International Co-Editor of Leonardo – I […]

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by / on June 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

BEAUTY IN THE BEAST by Sundar Sarukkai

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Sundar Sarukkai Sundar Sarukkai asks: In this era of the growing presence of technology in art, a trend well exemplified by digital art, how do we find deeper terms of engagement between art and technology? Beauty in the Beast In this era of the growing presence of technology in art, a trend […]

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