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:

  • 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.
  • Angus Forbes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory.
  • Copper Frances Giloth is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches courses in Intermedia.
  • Lawrence Harvey is Associate Professor in the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 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.
  • Iannis Zannos is Professor of audio and interactive media arts at the Department of Audiovisual Arts and at the postgraduate course in Arts and Technologies of Sound of the Music Department at the Ionian University, Corfu.
  • Ionat Zurr is a researcher and Academic Coordinator of SymbiotecA, Center of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, University of Western Australia

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.