Craig Harris

Craig Harris is Executive Director of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology.

  • Art and Innovation

    Art and Innovation

    The Xerox PARC Artist-in-Residence Program

    Craig Harris

    Exploring a radical combination of research, art and new media.

    The idea behind Xerox's interdisciplinary Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is simple: if you put creative people in a hothouse setting, innovation will naturally emerge. PARC's Artist-in-Residence Program (PAIR) brings artists who use new media to PARC and pairs them with researchers who often use the same media, though in different contexts. This is radically different from most corporate support of the arts, where there is little intersection between the disciplines. The result is both interesting art and new scientific innovations. Art and Innovation explores the unique process that grew from this pairing of new media artists and scientists working at the frontier of developing technologies. In addition to discussing specific works created during several long-term residencies, the artists and researchers reveal the similarities and differences in their approaches and perspectives as they engage each other in a search for new methods for communication and creativity.

    ContributorsMarshall Bern, David Biegelsen, Michael Black, Jeanette Blomberg, John Seely Brown, Margaret Crane, Paul De Marinis, Jeanne C. Finley, Rich Gold, Craig Harris, Steve Harrison, David Levy, Constance Lewallen, Dale MacDonald, Judy Malloy, Cathy Marshall, Scott Minneman, John Muse, Susan Newman, Joel Slayton, Lucy Suchman, Randy Trigg, Stephen Wilson, Jon Winet, Pamela Z

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  • Leonardo Almanac

    Leonardo Almanac

    International Resources in Art, Science, and Technology

    Craig Harris

    A consolidated and expanded version of the Leonardo Fine Art Science and Technology (FAST) Database and Archive project.

    The Leonardo Almanac is an invaluable one-stop resource for those who are working at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology. Included are profiles of organizations and individuals active in the related fields. The organizations directory alone contains more than 500 entries for artist-in-residence, grant and fellowship, sound and music, computer arts, video, and multimedia programs. In addition there is an artists' words on works archive, a speakers network, a section with bibliographies on everything from fractals to virtual reality to CD-ROM and multimedia, and a calendar listing of events, competition, and funding deadlines. The Leonardo Almanac is a consolidated and expanded version of the Leonardo Fine Art Science and Technology (FAST) Database and Archive project. It covers a wide range of topics including computer graphics and animation, holography, robotics, telecommunications and art, video, computer literature, applications of artificial intelligence to the arts, applications of computers to music, and new materials on the arts. The in-depth profiles, examples of artists' works, detailed programs for educational institutions and research facilities, funding agencies, and artist-in-resident programs make this a critical work-in-hand for helping people connect with the practitioners, institutions, and programs that can best meet the needs of their specific circumstances.

    • Paperback $35.00