Reviews

by / on September 22, 2012 at 10:01 am / in Reviews

LEONARDO DIGITAL REVIEWS: Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde: A History of the Future by Toni Sant

Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde: A History of the Future by Toni Sant Intellect, Bristol and Chicago, 2011,184 pp., Trade: £24.95/$50.00 paperback, ISBN: 9781841503714. Reviewed by Maria Chatzichristodoulou Review text: LEA-Review-Chatzichristodoulou.pdf

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by / on November 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm / in Reviews

Book Review: “Open Design Now. Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive”

OPEN DESIGN NOW. WHY DESIGN CANNOT REMAIN EXCLUSIVE Editors: Bas van Abel, Lucas Evers, Roel Klaassen, Peter Troxler BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2011 320 pages, illustrated Open Design Now is a smart, European collaboration between the giants of design thinking and research Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, Creative Commons and Waag Society. As a result of […]

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by / on June 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm / in Reviews

Leonardo Reviews Quarterly 1.01 by Michael Punt

The first issue of Leonardo Reviews Quarterly (L|R|Q) is out. Please also circulate it to those who may be interested (if you want to) or direct attention to the Leonardo Reviews Website where there is a link to download it. The purpose of L|R|Q|is to give a broader context to your reviews and to allow you to produce a print […]

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by / on January 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm / in Reviews

Speclab Leonardo Review

Speclab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing by Johanna Drucker University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2009 264 pp., illus. 44 b/w, Trade, $70.00; paper, $25.00 ISBN: 9780226165073; ISBN: 9780226165080. Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica Colombia manino@gmail.com Speclab has imaginary terms that need to explain in more detail, such as Graphesis, Patacritical, and Trialectics. Graphesis is a […]

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by / on December 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm / in Reviews

Gerhard Richter Leonardo Review

Gerhard Richter by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Editor The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009 200 pp., illus. 44 b/w. Trade, $36.00; paper, $17.95 ISBN: 978-0-262-01351-2 , ISBN: 978-026-251312-8. Reviewed by Amy Ione The Diatrope Institute Berkeley, CA 94704 USA ione@diatrope.com Gerhard Richter, the eighth publication of MIT’s October Files series, offers a collection of interviews and essays that examine this […]

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by / on December 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm / in Reviews

Ex-Foliations Leonardo Review

Ex-Foliations:  Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path by Terry Harpold University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2009 365 pp., illus. 65 b/w. Trade, $75.00; paper, $25.00 ISBN: 978-0-8166-5101-6; ISBN: 978-0-8166-5102-3. Reviewed By Dene Grigar My 12” Macintosh, circa 2003, returned home today unable to be upgraded to the newest operating software.  Running simply on PowerPC G4 processor instead the newer Intel […]

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by / on December 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm / in Reviews

Everyday Creativity Leonardo Review

Everyday Creativity: Shared Languages and Collective Action 7th Creativity and Cognition Conference October 27-30 2009 Berkeley Art Museum and the University of California, Berkeley Reviewed by Amy Ione Berkeley, CA ione@diatrope.com Creativity is a word that people use as if we all share a similar sense of what it means. Yet, and I am certain I am not unique in […]

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by / on December 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm / in Reviews

Bill Viola in Conversation with Adam Weinberg Leonardo Review

Bill Viola in Conversation with Adam Weinberg Thursday, October 27, 2009 The Whitney Museum’s 2009 Annenberg Lecture Event website:  Whitney Museum of American Art Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini giovanna@umich.edu “I don’t really believe any more that we are meant to go it alone,” intoned Viola at the Whitney Museum’s annual Annenberg Lecture.  “Our task is to teach,” he continued, “for […]

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by / on December 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm / in Reviews

And While I Have Been Lying Here Perfectly Still Leonardo Review

And While I Have Been Lying Here Perfectly Still: The Saskia Olde Wolbers Files by Philip Monk Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada, 2009 136 pp., illus. 111 col., 2 b/w. Paper, $20 ISBN: 978-0-921972-53-2. Reviewed by Rob Harle Australia harle@dodo.com.au This delightful little book is an enigmatic enigma? It was published in conjunction with an exhibition of Saskia […]

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by / on December 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm / in Reviews

Mind and Nature Leonardo Review

Mind and Nature: Selected Writings on Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics by Herman Weyl; edited and with introduction by Peter Pesic Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2009 272 pp., illus. 43 b/w.  Trade, $35.00 ISBN: 978-0-691-13545-8. Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica Colombia manino@gmail.com In Mind and Nature, Weyl shows the development of what we understand as modern science. In […]

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