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MIT Press and Leonardo/ISAST Launch A New Platform: ARTECA

The MIT Press and Leonardo/ISAST are pleased to announce the launch of ARTECA, a curated space for essential content linking the arts, sciences, and technologies. The platform was built and is developed by the ArtSci Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. 

With a growing collection of nearly 200 books and 300 journal issues, ARTECA provides scholars and practitioners the resources to bridge the once independent fields of art, science, and technology. The full text of Leonardo, Computer Music Journal, and Leonardo Music Journal are available in ARTECA. Books from MIT Press book series include Game Studies, Leonardo Book Series, Platform Studies, Software Studies, and Technologies of the Lived Abstraction. 

"We’re thrilled to be working with ISAST and the University of Texas at Dallas to expand the dimensions of scholarly publishing in the art, science, and technology space.” says Nick Lindsay, Journals Director, The MIT Press. “The Press has a long established history of bold experimentation in publishing and Arteca fits that tradition perfectly.

As the new platform develops, ARTECA aims to solve the growing problem of ephemeral data and grey literature in art/science/technology. ARTECA will adapt to the needs of research, file formats, and publishing.  In addition to the published content regularly added to ARTECA, the platform will become a home for the community of artists, curators, educators, and researchers—a space to network and to explore the literature, ephemera, and other working archives. 

“The landscape of interdisciplinary practices is rapidly expanding. We are excited to embark on this new product venture with our partners as we define the future of academic publishing for the 21st century.” —Danielle Siembieda, Deputy Director, Leonardo/ISAST

ARTECA is an essential resource of ephemera and grey literature for interdisciplinary researchers and educators. ARTECA is built by members like you by investing your feedback, content, and dollars. 

In addition to the published content regularly added to ARTECA, the platform will become a home for the community of artists, curators, educators, and researchers—a space to network and to explore the literature, ephemera, and other working archives. 

"The art science technology community of practice is thriving, yet we are all confronted with the wicked problems of our times. We hope ARTECA will enable new collaborative practices working with 21st-century transdisciplinary social communities." —Roger Malina, Executive Editor, Leonardo/ISAST

ARTECA is an online portal that supports the creation and dissemination of scholarly materials exploring the intersection of the arts, sciences and technology.

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