A free event to celebrate 30 years of collaboration between the MIT Press and Leonardo

Join us on November 9 at the MIT Samberg Conference Center for a conversation on the legacy of 30 years of Leonardo

This year, the MIT Press and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (ISAST), celebrate 30 years of collaboration. Central to this relationship is the eponymous journal Leonardo, 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.

Join Diana Ayton-Shenker from ISAST, Nick Lindsay from the MIT Press, and Roger Malina from the Leonardo journal on November 9, 2022 at 5:30pm at the MIT Samberg Conference Center as we celebrate this partnership with a conversation on the legacy, history, and future of Leonardo. In the event titled “Regenerative Futures at the Crossroad of Art, Science, and Technology,” we will discuss the ideas we thought would be impactful that turned out not to be, the ideas that we rejected that ended up exceeding all expectations, and what we see coming for Leonardo over the next few decades.

Fearlessly pioneering since 1968, Leonardo serves as the foremost community forging a transdisciplinary network to convene, research, collaborate, and disseminate best practices at the nexus of arts, science and technology worldwide. Leonardo serves a network of transdisciplinary scholars, artists, scientists, technologists and thinkers, who experiment with cutting-edge, new approaches, practices, systems and solutions to tackle the most complex challenges facing humanity today.

About the speakers:

Diana Ayton-Shenker serves as CEO, Leonardo/ISAST (International Society of Arts, Science, Technology); Executive Director, Leonardo-ASU Initiative; and ASU Professor of Practice. Diana has published four books, including, A New Global Agenda, and Tumbalalaika: A Collection of Poems; and produced New Babel, a 10-story tall A.R. public art installation (Union Square Park, NYC) collaborating with The New School XReality Center and artist William T. Ayton, her partner-husband of 30 years.

Nick Lindsay has worked for the MIT Press since 2008 where he leads both the journals division and the Press’ open access efforts. He’s focused on developing new titles and business models to support the Press and has worked extensively with scholarly societies, university departments, and others on innovative journal projects, including Rapid Reviews: COVID-19.

Roger Malina is a physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, distinguished professor at UT Dallas and Associate Director of Arts and Technology. His work focuses on connections among digital technology, science and art. He is Associate Director of the ATEC Program at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Learn more and register for the free event