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.

2019 LABS Peer Review Committee:

  • 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.
  • 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. Yolande Harris is an artist and researcher exploring ideas of sound, environment and sonic consciousness. She is Affiliate Faculty and Research Associate in the Arts Division at the University of California Santa Cruz.
  • Anna Lindemann is Assistant Professor in the Digital Media and Design Department at University of Connecticut. Her work combines animation, music, video and performance to explore the emerging field of Evo Devo (Evolutionary Developmental Biology).
  • Shiro Matsui is Professor in the Sculpture Department at Kyoto City University of Arts. His art project invites visitors to directly experience his “spacial inversions” visually, and even to explore them physically.
  • 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.”
  • Dr. Rachel May (Ray) Smith is an arts administrator and educator. She is the Manager of New Frontier at the Sundance Institute, an emerging media exhibition at the Sundance Film Festival that focuses on the intersection of film, art, performance, and technology.
  • Dr. 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 or corrections, please email the Pomona College Instructional Technology Group (itg@pomona.edu).