The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is changing

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is changing

Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) (San Francisco, USA) is pleased to announce that its 17-year-old online publication Leonardo Electronic Almanac—LEA—will shortly re-launch both online and in print-on-demand.

The new Editor in Chief is Dr. Lanfranco Aceti, Associate Professor in Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey) where the publication will be based. Paul Brown, a pioneer of computer and digital art and a Visiting Professor of art & technology at the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK), is Co-editor of the magazine.

Leonardo Executive Editor Dr. Roger Malina (Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence) commented, “We are very pleased to have recruited two of the field’s leading authorities to head up what we believe will be one of the most important arts publication events since the development of the world-wide-web in the early 1990s”.

Dr. Stephen Wilson, of the ISAST Publications Committee (SF State University, USA) adds, “The time is right for a significant new publication focusing on the convergence of the arts, science and technology”.

The publication will be a high-production-value, full-color art magazine that appeals to a broad audience whilst simultaneously delivering scholarly content in the trans-disciplinary field of art, science and technology collaboration. It will also be open to international collaborations and participation in thematic issues via symposia, conferences and research projects through web 2.0 social networks.

LEA will be a hub for publishing news, research and blue sky ideas as well as a forum where interactions can be established. It will provide a platform for scientists, professional artists, educators and academic researchers who wish to develop collaborative partnerships and test new ideas.

LEA continues in and expands on the tradition of Leonardo/ISAST. For over 40 years, Leonardo has served the international arts community through its varied publications and programs, by documenting work at the intersection of the arts, sciences and technology, and by encouraging and stimulating collaboration between artists and scientists.

Contributing editors, selected from across the international community of artists, scientists, academics and professionals, will support the magazine.
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