Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS)


Leonardo Call for Abstracts

NEW Bi-annual Submission Deadlines (on-going): 30 June and 31 December

Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), consisting of the English LABS database and Spanish LABS database, is a comprehensive collection of Ph.D., Masters and MFA thesis abstracts on topics in the emerging intersection between art, science and technology. Individuals receiving advanced degrees in the arts (visual, sound, performance, text), computer sciences, the sciences and/or technology that in some way investigate philosophical, historical or critical applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit abstracts of their theses for consideration.

The LABS project does not seek to duplicate existing thesis databases but rather to give visibility to interdisciplinary work that is often hard to retrieve from existing databases. English language abstracts are available on-line at Pomona College, Claremont, California, so that interested persons can access them at no cost. Spanish language abstracts are also available through Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Artnodes, in Barcelona. Abstracts will be reviewed for inclusion twice a year. The databases will include only approved and filed thesis abstracts. Abstracts of theses filed in prior years may also be submitted for inclusion.

The English LABS and Spanish LABS international Peer Review Panels review abstracts for inclusion in their respective databases. In addition to publication in the databases, a selection of abstracts chosen by the panels for their special relevance will be published quarterly in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), and authors of abstracts most highly ranked by the panel will also be invited to submit an article for publication consideration in the journal Leonardo.

The LABS Peer Reviewers for 2011-2012: Yiannis Colakides is the co-director of NeMe, Limassol, Cyprus; David Familian is the artistic director of the Beall Center For Art and Technology at University of California Irvine, Irvine, California; 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; Andrea Polli is Associate Professor of Fine Art and Engineering at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque; Edward Shanken is a researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria. Thesis Abstract Submittal forms for English language abstracts can be found at collections.pomona.edu/labs/.

Spanish language LABS: Thesis Abstract Submittal forms for Spanish language abstracts can be found at www.uoc.edu/artnodes/leonardolabs.

Thesis Abstract submittal forms for Chinese language abstracts can be found at china-labs.daohaus.org.

The LABS project is part of the Leonardo Educators and Students.

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