Celebrating 30 years of Leonardo


This year, the MIT Press and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, celebrate 30 years of partnership and collaboration!

In honor of the 30th anniversary, use code LEONARDO30 for 30% off Leonardo books purchased from Penguin Random House.
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Fearlessly pioneering since 1968, Leonardo is forging a transdisciplinary network to convene, research, collaborate, and disseminate best practices at the nexus of arts, science, and technology worldwide. Leonardo serves scholars, artists, scientists, technologists, and thinkers, who experiment with cutting-edge, new approaches, practices, systems, and solutions to tackle our most complex challenges.

Regenerative Futures at the Crossroad of Art, Science, and Technology Event

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM EST
MIT Samberg Conference Center
50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Join us for a conversation with Diana Ayton-Shenker, Nick Lindsay, and Roger Malina on the legacy of the 30 years of Leonardo.

About the journal

Leonardo is the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology.

Leonardo is interested in work that crosses the artificial boundaries separating contemporary arts and sciences. Featuring illustrated articles written by artists about their own work as well as articles by historians, theoreticians, philosophers, and other researchers, the journal is particularly concerned with issues related to the interaction of the arts, sciences, and technology.

four covers of Leonardo journal - the upper left is a multicolor spray against a black background, the upper right shows an artistic rendering of a human-heart fashioned from a textured red and white drawing; the lower left is a spikey yellow-brown-red shape on a white background that looks vaguely sunflowery, but sharp; and the lower right is an close up of a face with the mouth wide open and full of foaming white liquid.

About the books

Starting in 1993 with the publication of The Visual Mind edited by Michele Emmer and Leonardo Almanac edited by Craig Harris, the partnership between Leonardo and the MIT Press has made leading-edge works at the intersection of arts, sciences, and technology available to readers. Series edited by Sean Cubitt and Roger F. Malina and supported by Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Gabriela Bueno Gibbs.

Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau

Karin Ohlenschläger, Peter Weibel, Alfred Weidinger

February 7, 2023


Richard Rinehart, Jon Ippolito

November 1, 2022

New Tendencies

Armin Medosch

November 1, 2022

Design in Motion

Laura A. Frahm

July 19, 2022

Northern Sparks

Michael Century

June 28, 2022

Art in the Age of Machine Learning

Sofian Audry, Yoshua Bengio

November 23, 2021

Living Books

Janneke Adema

August 31, 2021

A Biography of the Pixel

Alvy Ray Smith

August 3, 2021

Giving Bodies Back to Data

Silvia Casini

August 3, 2021

Tactics of Interfacing

Ksenia Fedorova

August 11, 2020


Susan Schuppli

February 25, 2020

From Fingers to Digits

Margaret A. Boden, Ernest A. Edmonds

July 16, 2019

Making Sense

Simon Penny

July 9, 2019

Virtual Menageries

Jody Berland

April 16, 2019

Laboratory Lifestyles

Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Chris L. Smith, Russell Hughes

February 5, 2019

Invisible Colors

Gabrielle Decamous

February 5, 2019

Weather as Medium

Janine Randerson

October 30, 2018

The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art

Linda Dalrymple Henderson

May 18, 2018

Fred Forest's Utopia

Michael F. Leruth

September 8, 2017

Ecstatic Worlds

Janine Marchessault

August 25, 2017


Norie Neumark

May 19, 2017


Kris Paulsen

February 24, 2017

Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Andreas Broeckmann

December 23, 2016


Samuel Bianchini, Erik Verhagen

October 28, 2016

Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Judy Malloy

August 19, 2016

Screen Ecologies

Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp, Linda Williams

May 13, 2016

Pirate Philosophy

Gary Hall

April 15, 2016

Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History

Joasia Krysa, Jussi Parikka, Erkki Huhtamo

September 11, 2015