leonardo 50

 

Join Milieux in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Leonardo, the definitive publication for artist-academics. Leonardo is marking the occasion with over a year’s worth of collaborative programming taking place around the world — including in Montreal, on October 6, 2017 at Milieux.

Almost half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal.

The program for Milieux will be released shortly, and will be co-presented by Hexagram. Speakers include:

-Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at MIT Press

-Christa Sommerer, a media artist working in the field of interactive computer installation. She is a Professor at the University of Art and Design in Linz Austria, in the Department for Interface Culture at the Institute for Media.