Leonardo Electronic Almanac: Historical Perspective LEA Magazine Article

LEA Volume 17 Issue 1
Senior Editor for this issue: Lanfranco Aceti

Reference: Craig Harris, “Leonardo Electronic Almanac: Historical Perspective,” ed. Lanfranco Aceti, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Mish Mash) 17, no. 1 (2011): 188-195.

Leonardo Electronic Almanac: Historical Perspective
by Craig Harris
Article DOI: 10.5900/SU_9781906897116_2011.17(1)_188

As Leonardo Electronic Almanac “rekindles” I can’t help but be both nostalgic about the past and hopeful about the future. In looking back to when Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) was founded I think of the challenges that the ield faced in terms of communication, networking, and collaboration. So much was happening at the intersection of art, science and technology in the early 1990s, yet much of it was taking place in isolation, disconnected from other relevant and related activities. There was a clear need to raise the profile of work on a global scale, and to identify ways to improve interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. The leadership at Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) set on a path to play an important role in addressing these issues for its community.

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