LABS : Leonardo ABstracts Service

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.

The LABS Peer Reviewers for 2013-2014: Yiannis Colakides is the co-director of NeMe (New Media), Limassol, Cyprus. 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. Emmanuel Mahe is Director of Research at ENSAD, Higher School of Visual Arts and Design, Paris, France, which recently launched a PhD in ³Science and Art Creation Research². Soraya Murray is Assistant Professor in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is affiliated with the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program, and the Center for Games and Playable Media. Timothy Murray is Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Director of the Society for the Humanities, and Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Cornell University. Andrea Polli is Associate Professor of Fine Art and Engineering at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque. Martin Reiser is a visiting Professor at the Pervasive Studios UWE and Visiting Research Fellow at Bath Spa University Charissa N. Terranova, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies, School of Arts & Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas. Iannis Zannos is a professor of audio and interactive media arts at the Department of Audiovisual Arts and at the postgraduate course in Arts and Technologies of Sound of the Music Department at the Ionian University, Corfu.

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, a selection of Abstracts selected by this panel for their special relevance will be published quarterly in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), Leonardo's peer reviewed e-journal, and 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 changes to your abstract, email ITG with the LABS number and changes to be made to the record.