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.

2021 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.
  • 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).
  • Johannes De Young is a multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of computational and material processes. DeYoung is appointed Assistant Professor of Electronic and Time-Based Media at
    Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Eugenia Fratzeskou is a visual artist, writer, editor, lecturer and critic. She is a visiting lecturer and critic at University of Westminster and AA School of Architecture.
  • Natalia Fuchs is the director of the Methodology Center for Media Art in Moscow, Russia, and Media Art Histories Lecturer at the Moscow State University. She serves on the Board of Directors of New Media Caucus, USA, where she co-chairs Exhibitions and Events Committee.
  • 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 Al 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.
  • Daniela de Paulis is a media artist, a licensed radio operator, radio telescope operator. She is a member of the lAA SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Permanent Committee.
  • Clarissa Ribeiro is a member of the UCLA Art|Sci Center Collective and chair of the first Leonardo/lSAST LASER talks to be hosted in Brazil/Latin America (2017-present).
  • Harprett Sareen is an Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design at Parsons School of Design, The New School. His research is situated at the intersection of Material Science, Biology and Electronics.
  • 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.
  • 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 about this site, please email the Pomona College Research and Instructional Technology Group (ritg@pomona.edu).