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.

2020 LABS Peer Review Committee:

  • Christopher M. Carruth is an educator, artist, and technologist with a background in emergent technologies, humanities, media studies, and visual art. He has been on the faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder since 2013.
  • 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.
  • Mat Dalgleish is a researcher/educator working at the intersection of music and Human-Computer Interaction. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (UK)
  • Tracy Harwood is Professor of Digital Culture at the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She is director of the award-winning Art AI Festival and of the University’s Usability Lab.
  • 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.
  • Angeliki Malakasioti is an Assistant Professor at the Ionian University, Department of Audio and Visual Arts with an interest in digital art, internet culture, spatial representations, electronic games.
  • 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 explore them physically.
  • 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.
  • Yanai Toister is the director of the unit for History and Philosophy at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design & Art, Israel. Toister’s artwork and writing re-conceptualize photography within the contexts of computation and algorithmic art.
  • Paz Tornero is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Granada in Spain. She teaches and writes about science, digital art, dance and theater and technology, digital humanities, and transdisciplinary research and practice.

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 about this site, please email Jason Brown or the Pomona College Research and Instructional Technology Group (ritg@pomona.edu).