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Leonardo/The International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a 501c3 nonprofit that serves a global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through our programs focused on interdisciplinary innovation in the arts, sciences and technology. From our beginnings in 1968, ISAST has served as THE virtual community for purposes of networking, resource-sharing, best practices, research, documentation and events in art, science and technology.

LABS is a comprehensive database of abstracts of Ph.d, Masters and MFA theses in the emerging intersection between art, science and technology. Persons who have received advanced degress in arts (visual, sound, performing, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology which in some way investigate philosophical, historical, critical or applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit an abstract of their thesis for publication consideration in this database.

The LABS Peer Reviewers for 2016-2017:

  • Roger Alsop is Research and Higher Degree Coordinator in the School of Production at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches courses in Interactive Media and Sound.
  • Alan Boldon is the Deputy Head of the school and Head of Research at the University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts and Head of Cultural Engagement and Innovation for the College of Arts and Humanities.
  • Yiannis Colakides is the Co-Director of NeMe (New Media), Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Gudrun Frommherz is a senior lecturer at the School of Communication Studies at the Auckland University of Technology and the head of the Digital Media department.
  • Copper Frances Giloth is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches courses in Intermedia.
  • Tom Leeser is the Program Director of the Art and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.
  • Nicky Hamlyn is a Professor of Experimental Film at the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK and a tutor in the School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
  • Mary Anne Staniszewski is an art and cultural historian and is an associate professor in the Department of the Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
  • Jill Scott is professor emerita at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, at the Zurich University of the Arts in Z├╝rich, Switzerland, and founder of their Artists-in-Labs Program.

The English abstracts will be placed on-line at Pomona College, Claremont, California, so that interested persons can access them at no cost. An international Peer Review Panel (PRP) made up of academics and artists will review the abstracts; the PRP is chaired by Emerita Professor Sheila Pinkel of Pomona College. In addition to being published in the database, authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel will also be invited to submit an article for publication consideration in Leonardo Journal. Authors of theses interested in having their thesis abstract considered for publication should fill out the Thesis Abstract Submittal form.

For any questions of corrections, please email the Pomona College Instructional Technology Group.