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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 2017-2018:

  • Yiannis Colakides is the Co-Director of NeMe (New Media), Limassol, Cyprus, where he organizes exhibitions, lectures and symposia of cutting edge international artists and scholars.
  • Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Computational Media Department at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he directs the Creative Coding lab. His work can be found at https://creativecoding.soe.ucsc.edu/
  • Aleksandra Kaminska is Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Research-Creation in the Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal, Canada. She authored “Polish Media Art in an Expanded Field” (Intellect, 2016).
  • 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.
  • Dr. Katherine Moline is Associate Dean of Research Training at the School of Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney. AU. She researches the overlaps, intersections and disparities between modern art and contemporary experimental design.
  • Dr.Tim Otto Roth is a German conceptual artist, composer and scholar. He authored “Cultural History of Shadow Pictures” (Fink 2015). His artworks bridge the macrocosm and microcosm and include sound, film, prints, and kinetic structures.
  • Dr. Adilson Siqueira currently works at Federal University of São João del-Rei where he is professor and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Arts, Urbanities and Sustainability. He is also professor in the Postgraduate Program in Performing Arts.”
  • 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.

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.