Invitation to Leonardo Slam Oct 15-19 Dallas


This is an open invitation to contribute at the Leonardo Slam during the week of Oct 15-19 culminating in the Leonardo 50 Birthday party at UT Dallas. If you want to slam on line or in person just drop me an email at

We know slams cant be planned or organised so consider this an enabling invitation. We heard rumours of strange things that might happen.

If you would like to be invited to the birthday party, or know someone in dallas who would-contact me.

 We are also pleased to announce…shh. some of the mystery guests:

The following colleagues will be in attendance and receive Leonardo and ATEC awards: 

Lynn  Hershman, pioneer, former leonardo board member 

Linda Henderson, pioneer artscience historian, leonardo book author

Mihai Nadin, pioneer and leonardo author

Tom Linehan, ATEC founder, Leonardo Editorial Board member.

Magda Stanova, Slovak artist from the region where the Malinas originate.


Draft subject to disruption due to un anticipated slamming

Oct 15 – Monday             Feminist Engagement with Emerging Technology


12:00 – 1:30        Screening: Electronic Diaries

                                ATC 3.225 (open to ATEC Faculty)


3:00 – 5:00          Stitch – N – Glitch

ATEC Lobby

“Literally, a glitch is a spike or change in voltage in an electrical circuit which takes place when the circuit suddenly has a new load put on it.” – John Glenn, Into Orbit 

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day 2018, Fashioning Circuits, the Studio for Mediating Play, SPaCE Media, and the Feminist MakerSpace will conduct a “Stitch n’ Glitch.” This performative embroidery event invites participants to contribute stitches to a monstrous embroidery project that reflects on the ways in which feminist media artists glitch dominant systems.  


                5:30 – 7:30          Film screening:  Conceiving ADA

Hershman as an Artist working with Emerging Technology an introduction by ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

SSA Theater (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)


Oct 16 – Tuesday              Reality Hacking


4:30 – 5:30          Reality Hacking Roundtable – Blurb – Heidi Cooley

Participants – Public Interactives Research Lab (PIRL), Future Immersive Environments (FIVE) Lab, Cultural Science Lab

ATC 1.705 – PIRL Lab


                6:30 – 8:15          Film screening:  Strange Culture

                                                Introduction by ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

SSA Theater (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)


Oct 17 – Wednesday      Art Pushes Science


3:00 – 5:00          Art Pushes Science Panel Discussion – Blurb – Roger Malina

ATC 3.209 – ArtSciLab


                5:30 – 6:30          Genomic Art / Science

A conversation about Genomic Art: Lynn Hershman Leeson and Charissa Teranova, moderated by ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

SSA Theater (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)


7:00 – 8:15          Film screening:  TeknoLust

                                                Introduction by ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

SSA Theater (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)



Oct 18 – Thursday            Art Pushes Technology


6:00 – 7:30          Lynn Hershman Leeson: A presentation of Agent Ruby and DiNA

Lynn Hershman Leeson in conversation with Paul Fishwick, moderated by ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

ATC Lecture Hall (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)



Oct 19 – Friday                  ATEC Open House: Celebrating Artist in Residence Lynn Hershman Leeson and Leonardo 50th Birthday


3:00 – 5:00          Artist’s Talk – Lynn Hershman Leeson

ATC Lecture Hall (doors open at 2:30 p.m.)


7:00 p.m.             Reception

                                                ATC Lobby


7:30 p.m.             Welcome to ATEC Open House

                                                Special Recognition Award

                                                Leonardo 50th Birthday Celebration

                                                Leonardo Pioneer Award Ceremony

                                                ATC Media Wall and Steps


8:30 – 10:00         ATEC Open House

Featuring performances and installations by

3D Studio –  – Andrew Scott

Animation and Games Demos – Blurb – Todd Fechter

LabSynthE –  – xtine burrough

Leonardo Slam –  – Roger Malina

Public Interactives Research Lab (PIRL) Film Montage –  – Sean / Eva

The Alexa Dialogues– Blurb – Dean Terry





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School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

The University of Texas at Dallas


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