Leonardo Education and Art Forum at US College Art Association

Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) at the College Art Association
Conference – 22-25 February, 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California

See below for Leonardo and art, science and technology panels at the
100th annual College Art Association conference in Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Headlines!
Environmental News, Artist Presenters, Audience Respondents, West
Hall Meeting Room 502AB.
Chair: Linda Weintraub, Artnow Publications. Panelists: Chip Lord,
University of California, Santa Cruz
, Natalie Jeremijenko, New York
University, Bright Ugochukwo Eke, independent artist
, Fernando
Garcia-Lory, independent artist.

Thursday, February 23, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM Momentum: Women/Art/
Technology, West Hall Meeting Room 501ABC, Level. Chairs: Ferris Olin,
Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University and Muriel Magenta,
Arizona State University. Panelists: Jennifer Hall, Massachusetts
College of Art, Aileen June Wang, Penn State Erie, The Behrend
College, Lynn Hershman, Zach Blas, Duke University, Victoria Vesna,
University of California – Los Angeles. Discussant: Judith K. Brodsky,
Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers, The State University of New

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:30 – 2:00 PM LEAF Education
Roundtable: Education at the Intersections of Art, Science, and
Technology, West Hall Meeting Room 512, Level 2
. Chair: Eddie
Shanken, University of Amsterdam.

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
 Business meeting:
Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology
, Concourse Meeting Room 404A.

Friday, February 24, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM Is It Time to Question the
“Privileging” of Visual Art?” Concourse Meeting Room 409 AB, Level 2.
Co-Chairs: Greta Berman and Ellen K. Levy. The panel will feature
short videos by the following artists: Ellen Pearlman, Andrea Polli,
Victoria Vesna, Patricia Olynyk, Jack Ox, Stephen Vitiello, and Marcia
Lyons. Participating neuroscientists: Elizabeth Laura Seckel, postdoc
at Vilayanur Ramachandran’s laboratory, Anjan Chatterjee, Carl
Schoonover, author, Portraits of the Mind, in conversation with John
Onians, author of Neuroarthistory, and Siddharth Ramakrishnan.
Musician David Rosenboom will explore ‘brain music’ he performed
sitting on the floor with John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, and Mike
Saturday, February 25, 2012
, 12:30-2 PM
 Sustainable Futures: New
Cultural Movements in Art + Ecology, Concourse Meeting Room 403A
Chair: Patricia Olynyk, Chair of LEAF. Panelists: Victoria Vesna,
University of California, Los Angeles, Natalie Jeremijenko, New York
University, Andrea Polli, University of New Mexico, Sara Diamond,
OCAD University, Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison.


  1. summary
    artists-scientists recontextualizing sound: prehistoric signal/sound imaging analogs to digital; I/O fibre sensors, HD video/XBee wireless RenW/XBee antennas RF/Arduino ZigBee mesh modules/long-range tests/faster I/O re Leonardo 5.0 Networking

    Being physically incapable of fulfilling the initiative and proposal advocated here *; however, as catalyst, I’m capable of responding to any ideas re conceptualizing beyond the basic wireless mesh network and look toward to expanded link-ups with faster two-way networking potentials.

    grass roots
    Global broadcasts circulating via .edu Universities, Art Sound Departments and Schools of Sound identifying and seeking student participation. These personalized school newspaper sound-study ads could segue artists-scientists.

    I’d like to suggest a startup series of conferencing “free” app Skype calls seeking people personally motivated and would offering their summing comments, re an exploration beyond the 2012 ubiquitous reaches of emerging nano technologies;
    inviting those, who would like to share their perspectives, concepts regarding sound, following through research devoted to an ongoing realtime acquisition of analog to digital terrestrial waveforms, including the sharing of conclusions and the fine tuning of individual contributions.

    Who is leading whom? The lazy susan method acknowledges sequencing for persons whose updated thinking would, at the present time, be relevant to all participants re the cross-referenced consensus of fluxed objective wholes. Weekly free Skype progress conference calls could sustain a feedback/feedforward and monitoring process.

    In particular, the intended focus would require local community citizen-scientists to contribute synchronized timings individually, and together, with the analog data collated from the quad-sensing of all audio and (eventual) video data streams, would have final outputs fed into mesh+nodes via the basic IEEE 802 or IEEE 802.11s standard. This allows laptops to ZigBeeRF connect and to share this output with future faster, expanded globalized networks. An upgrade provision would eventually phase in the video aspect added to the sound streams, employing helium balloons and cameras to relay realtime high resolution imaging to any solar-ready ground meshnet- and beyond. These could include wave relay meshnet options from node to node on 5.2 GHz or 5.8 GHz.
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