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 2014-2015:

  • Yiannis Colakides is the co-director of NeMe (New Media), Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 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.
  • Lawrence Harvey is a Professor in the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Soraya Murray is Assistant Professor in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is affiliated with the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program, and the Center for Games and Playable Media.
  • Iannis Zannos is a 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 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, a selection of Abstracts selected by this panel for their special relevance will be published quarterly in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), Leonardo’s peer reviewed e-journal, and 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.