Roger Malina


Astrophysics and Publishing


Roger F. Malina is a space scientist and astronomer, with a specialty in extreme and ultraviolet astronomy, space instrumentation and optics. He served as director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and was NASA Principal Investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Satellite project at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is also a publisher and editor in the new emerging research fields that connect the sciences and engineering to the arts, design and humanities. Since 1982 he has served as Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press. He founded, and serves on the board of two non profits, ISAST in San Francisco and OLATS in Paris, which advocate and document the work of artists involved in contemporary science and technology.

He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology, and Professor of Physics, at the University of Texas at Dallas and Directeur de Recherche, for the CNRS in France. He serves as the Associate Director of ATEC.

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Frank Malina


Frank Malina was an astronautical pioneer who led the US team that launched the first human made object into space. He co founded and was the first director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co founder of Aerojet General Corporation. He served as deputy director for Science of UNESCO, He was a pioneering kinetic artist and founder of the Leonardo Journal. Logo by Stephanie Brisendine.



The introduction of “Meta-­Life”, a Leonardo ebook published in 2014 by MIT Press states: “With biotechnologies, synthetic biology and Artificial Life, artists have opened new avenues in the artworld, going from still to autonomous objects to living creatures, exploring the thin border between animate and inanimate, confronting the grown, the evolved, the born and the built, raising aesthetical but also social, political and ethical issues”. This channel aims to address…

New Leonardos


Voices of the network of Leonardo, The international Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology Logo by Cassini Nazir.

Pioneers and Pathbreakers


Pioneers and Pathbreakers proposes testimonies and investigations by artists, curators, engineers, art critics, historians, scientists and other creative minds about the history of digital art, new media arts and new technologies including computer art, bioart and nanotech. Logo by Cassini Nazir.

Space Art & Culture


In 1957, the bip bip of Sputnik launched the space age. For the artists it meant the opening of new creation territories. Leonardo have been along side the artists by publishing articles about their works, then by initiating the “Leonardo Space and the Arts Projects” run by Leonardo/Olats. “Space Art and Culture” pushes further the investigations. Logo by Cassini Nazir.

The Bold Roast: Student Conversations


Students are predecessors, rebel fledglings, and promising pupils. They will continue to advance important research, all while breaking the mold and discovering new problems. The Bold Roast highlights these efforts, connects students across the globe that are undertaking bold and interesting research and work. This includes but is not limited to undergraduate capstone or senior projects, Masters theses, and PhD dissertation research. Logo by

Voices from the Crowd


Creative Disturbance uses crowdsourcing to feature new, emerging or unusual ideas from interesting people internationally. This channel will initially run podcasts, in any language, from our friends and colleagues who made donations to the Creative Disturbance crowdfunding campaign. In addition Creative Disturbance channel producers may invite any friend or colleague to post a podcast to the Voices of the Crowd. We will accept any podcast submitted with the recommendation of…

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