New Leonardos

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Art, Science, and Technology

Voices of the network of Leonardo, The international Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology

Logo by Cassini Nazir.

Episodes

COGNOVO “Drones with Desires by Agi Haynes

Agi Haines, a research fellow at the COGNOVO program in Cognitive Innovation at the University of Plymouth discusses her art projects with live human bodies and dead bodies, including her project “Drones with Desires” as part of Erasmus, and behaviour studies of microscopic organisms. http://www.agihaines.com/

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Art and COP 21: Artist Tara DePorte and her work with Environmental Scientists

Artist Tara DePorte is in residency in Marseille, France at the IMERA Institute for Advanced Study. She discusses her work with Joel Guyot and local environmental scientists to develop public art projects to create social action around the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015. She discusses with Roger Malina the ideas of […]

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Bacteria Singing- Willy wonka or Theranostics?

Jeremiah Gassensmith speaks to Roger Malina and Ritwik Kaikini about the mechanisms and application of proteins, bacteria and bioluminescence in the present world. If bacteria sing what would it sound like? How do we hear them?

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Social Technologies and the Human Project

Saulo FA Barretto speaks to Roger Malina about his experiences and his initiative for deploying a model for human development in vulnerable regions based on art, science and technology. http://www.ipti.org.br/en/projects/the-human-project/ He founded a research institute(http://www.ipti.org.br/) to develop solutions for social needs through various technologies and close interaction with the communities.

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Strange Attractor: A Ballroom Marfa Exhibition Pt. 2

A continued conversation between Gryphon Rue on the experience of abstract things and everyday life. Gryphon Rue’s curated installations focus around sensory perception and sound. They speak briefly about Alexander Calder, an American artist who came from the arts and crafts movement and invented the ‘mobile’, a type of kinetic sculpture. Gryphon Rue includes a […]

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Strange Attractor: A Ballroom Marfa Exhibition Pt. 1

Gryphon Rue, curator for the exhibition Strange Attractor, speaks with Roger Malina about some of the artworks that will be featured in Ballroom Marfa. One work, by Phillipa Horan, uses mycelium (of which mushrooms are the fruiting body) grown to fit a sculptural mold. Gryphon also talks about Haroon Mirza’s monumental Stone Circle sound work […]

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Ideas for Breakfast: Virtual Reality Geological Studio

Brian Burnham just received his PhD in Geology from the University of Manchester. He discusses the field of sequence stratigraphy, a field crucial for understanding the changes of sea level in the past and interpreting current climate change sea level change. With Roger Malina he discusses transdisciplinary collaboration between the geosciences, computer sciences and art […]

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Art, Science and Open Electromagnetic Spectrum Culture

Sharath Chandra Ram describes his work in art, design and open science, and information culture. He maintains the Signal Lab at the Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. He describes his workshop in open radio astronomy that he held at the International Astronomical Union Commission C2, at the Parque Explora in […]

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New Narratives of the Anthropocene or is it Chthulucene

Ewen Chardronnet discusses the evolving myths and narratives about the anthropocene that he uncovered as he researched the special issue of the French MCD magazine Special Issue http://www.digitalmcd.com/mcd79-nouveaux-recits-du-climat/ . He discusses the artists residencies he is organising at the Roskoff Marine Biology Station. He also refers to Harrraway’s concept of the Chthulucene http://environmentalhumanities.org/arch/vol6/6.7.pdf . In […]

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The Sun’s Point of View

Lucy HG Solomon of the art collective, The League of Imaginary Scientists, probes future outcomes of Earth through human physicality. The results range from prosthetic tree limbs to human glaciers and posit human sensory organs for perceiving environmental data. She will present multidisciplinary art that combines digital media, dance, chemistry and geology.

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Layers of Innovation and Design

In this podcast Azadeh Abrishami discusses design, innovation, and research with Roger Malina. Azadeh Abrishami talks about her new start-up company and the effective design work that it is creating. She also discusses her past with academia where she studied under Bob Fee in both industrial engineering, industrial design, and design management.

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Designing the Mundane, Live Your Light, Chickens Unite!

Collin Steinmetz of the Ilumi lighting company, www.ilumi.com, discusses with Cassini Nazir of the ArtSciLab at UT Dallas the disruptive technologies in the lighting industry. Ilumi uses the motto “Live Your Light” to make the point that we underestimate the impact of lighting design on individuals. Ilumi sells a number of products for consumers and […]

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Sound’s Path to Academia

In this podcast Allucquére Rosanne (Sandy) Stone discusses the then and now of sound. Sandy Stone describes the route that she has taken to academia “where all good people eventually do arrive”. Sandy Stone also explains her obsession with technology and analog. http://sandystone.com

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Crushing Conventions: Nomad Evolution

Urvi Bhandari, Partner and Chief Connections Officer for Crush Industries, discusses the new forms of professional nomadism emerging. She discusses how the JUNE project is seeking to address the professional needs of retired elders, but also ideas for floating cities and other new social organisations that will emerge over the coming century given the changing […]

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Shipping Dirt from the Moon with Ken Murphy and Judge John Marshall

In this podcast Roger Malina discusses space with Ken Murphy and Judge John Marshall. Ken Murphy explains cislunar space and the advancements that will come with progression inside cislunar space. Ken Murphy and Judge John Marshall also discuss the legal and beneficial aspects of shipping moon dirt to Earth for agricultural advancements.

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Machines Lie with Judge John Marshall

In this podcast Roger Malina discusses lying machines with Judge John Marshall and Ken Murphy. Judge John Marshall explains the theory of cyber ethics and talks about the expansion of machines and the overlap that is growing into the legal systems. Judge John Marshall also discusses with Ken Murphy the creation and advancement of space […]

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SMU’s Method to Build a Model for the Individual

In this podcast James David Hart and Roger Malina discuss SMU’s method of teaching/training students. By including an entrepreneurship aspect into the curriculum a student gains more knowledge and a wider view point about their art/product. When building the business model students are encouraged to build for a singular individual in mind. This will give […]

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When Do Scientists Get Time to Think?

In this podcast Roger Malina talks with David McPhail about his work and research. David McPhail’s work focuses on material analysis and experimentation on that material with its environment. Also discussed is difficulties and powers of the many different collaborations that occur within this field of research.

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Journalism’s View on Fracking

Roger Malina discusses with Amelia Jaycen and Bobby Nash fracking from a journalistic view point. This discussion views fracking from journalistic view points such as academic articles, internet based medias, and documentary styled art forms.

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Aesthetics of Complexity: The Dystopias of Scale

Roger Malina and long time friend Meredith Tromble discuss what she calls the “aesthetics of complexity.” Roger and Meredith talk about what people desire, realism in art, and collective identity in this intellectually engaging podcast. Meredith also shares her workings with Dream Vortex.

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STEAM: Bespoke Chicken or Curated Brisket?

Robert Fee, Paul Fishwick and Roger Malina discuss the current discussion on the need to integrate art and design into science and engineering, STEM to STEAM. In particular the different ways that design is understood , from component design to context design. They can teach design using different approaches from problem, project, object, and topic […]

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Life is a Long Game of Chess

Paul Fishwick discusses with Zurabi Javakhadze and James Stallings the effects chess can have on life. They also discuss the differences that can occur between chess based programs and methods of playing chess. https://www.utdallas.edu/chess/

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Fracking an Academic and Humane Look at the Pros and Cons

In this podcast Yvan Tina discusses with Amelia Jaycen, Gaspard and Sandra Bébié-Valérian about fracking. Fracking is hydraulic fracturing where you inject liquid at high pressure into the ground to fracture/cut the rock. They discuss both the academic ends of fracking as well as the human and political ends.

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Art-Act: une écriture du désastre

Art-Act est une entité binaire, constituée de Gaspard et Sandra Bébié-Valérian, qui utilise les moyens de l’art pour une «invention du quotidien», se détacher des normes, pour une politique de la récupération et du retournement. Dans ce podcast, le duo livre des clés de lecture du projet “What is Rising” qui a donné lieu à […]

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The Willful Marionette

A talk between artists, Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault and Kazjon Grace, Assistant Research Professor at UNC Charlotte. Moderated by Stephanie Grace, an Interaction Designer at Bloomberg in NY. The discussion will relate to a recent work just completed by the artists, an interactive marionette, and how it relates to art, technology and artificial intelligence.

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The Divorce of Eye and Ear is an Accident of the History of Technology

Guy Edmonds , a researcher in audiovisual history, discusses the very early days of cinema and his PhD work restaging some of the devices and performances. With Roger Malina he comments on the early days of the cell phone as a cinematic device and celebrate audivisual heritage day. He also discusses his interdisciplinary interactions wtih […]

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Helen and Newton Harrison on the Role of Artists in Mitigating Climate Change

Helen and Newton Harrison are pioneers in the art and the environment movement since the 1970s. Over the last twenty years they have been doing projects and installations around art and climate change. Past projects have focused on watershed restoration, urban renewal, agriculture and forestry issues. see http://theharrisonstudio.net/?page_id=806 for the Force Majeure ebook. They are […]

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Disorienting Procedures: Teaching Consciousness through Art Science Practice

Ellen Levy discusses her work bridging the arts and the study of consciousness with Roger Malina. Levy argues that artists are experts and developing disorienting procedures which allow them to manipulate perception and attention. Artists seem to have particular skills at simultaneously being aware of foregrounds and backgrounds. She discusses a number of artworks that […]

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Raízes da Curiosidade: Tempo de Ciência e Arte, a perspectiva da curadora do projecto, à conversa com Madalena Wallenstein

Neste podcast, Madalena Wallenstein dá a sua visão sobre o projeto de arte e ciência “Raízes da Curiosidade: Tempo de Ciência e Arte” e fala sobre o culminar do ciclo com o lançamento de um livro onde os intervenientes (duplas cientista-artista, criadores da ideia original, diretores artisticos e curadora) refletem sobre o processo de criação. […]

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When the Mind is the Medium; On the New Connections between Art and Neuroscience

Ellen Levy discusses the burgeoning work at the nexus between the arts and neurosciences today. There is a renewed interest in how artists can provide outlooks insights and new approaches for cognitive and neuroscientists. and recognises the inadequacies of contemporary science to understand subjective experience, qualia and consciousness . She notes that some qualia can […]

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Putting Together the Best Band for Coworking

In this podcast Roger Malina discusses with Chirag Gupta about coworking and collaboration. Within this they talk about NoD – North Dallas Coworking Space and methods of improving coworking/collaboration. A key point to Chirag’s improvements are his applications of music. Welcome to the NōD

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Dallas Art, Community, and Philanthropy

In this podcast Maryam Obaidullah Baig and Chirag Gupta discuss Dallas’ ever growing art community. The expanding and amazing art community in Dallas has lead to incredible philanthropy innovations and together the Dallas’ community has been pushed and improved. Welcome to the NōD

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Improbable Sound

In this podcast Roger Malina, Ruth West, and Corey Smart discuss the past, present, and future of virtual reality implementation. We also discuss the uses of sound within old and new technology. Bumper Created by: Corey Smart

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Remixing Music, Data, and Ideas

In this podcast Corey Smart and Roger Malina discuss remixing in its different forms. From data remixing to different methods of music remixing, as well as the ways of viewing/analyzing data.

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Kickstarting New Characters and different Endings for a Novel

Carlos Harleaux (peauxeticexpressions.com) discusses with Roger Malina his work as an online poet who succesfully crowdfunded via kickstarter his latest novel “Fortune Cookie”; kickstarter donors above a giving level can be a character in the book, or each get a different version of the novel ending. Harleaux and also his resource site for online and […]

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Creativity is a Pretty Hard Problem

Jack McKay Fletcher discusses with Roger Malina the idea that ‘creativity’ is the category of ‘hard problems” as developed by philosopher David Chalmers. Or perhaps a “pretty hard problem”with sub areas that can be modularised, and identified with particular brain functions and regions, but is primarily systemic brain activities of the ‘hard problem’ type such […]

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From Quantum Cognition and Decision Making to the Role of DMT in the Brain

Christopher Germann and Roger Malina discuss Chris’ current work in the Cognovo PhD program, on quantum cognition which applies the mathematical formalisms of quantum theory to understanding cognitive processes. Chris is currently working on non-commutativity in decision theory, with laboratory experiments in visual decision making. He is also studying the role of the endogenous neurotransmitter […]

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Le Nouveau Terrain des Artistes Pyrotechniciens : Pierre-Alain Hubert

L’artiste Pyrotechnicien Pierre-Alain Hubert discute avec Roger Malina de ses performances publiques au milieu d’espaces urbains et naturels et de sa fascination pour les notions d’échelle. Pierre-Alain Hubert a entrepris un échange avec le chercheur en nano sciences Jim Gimzewski au sujet des questions d’échelle et des phénomènes physiques afférents. Hubert lui a notamment fait […]

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Vers une Empathie Entre les Humains et les Creatures Articifielles

Edmond Couchot, pionnier français des arts numérique, discute en français avec Roger Malina, son implication dans la création de arts hybrides qui lient les arts visuels et les arts sonore, en respectant leur spécificités. Cette hybridations crée les conditions pour l’émergence, et même de l’empathie, entre les formes de vies humaines et numérique, avec les […]

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The iEAR Startup: Curriculum and Values in Electronic Art Education

Art and Technology pioneer Neil Rolnick follows up on his podcast in the Pioneers and Pathbreakers channel to discuss the environment at RPI in the 80s that led to the setting up of an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts. He discusses some of the cultural issues such as involvement of administrative and technical staff ( […]

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How to make Collaboration Between Artists and Scientists Possible

Art and Technology pioneer Dan Sandin discusses forty years of setting up projects which involve collaboration between artists and scientists. This is a follow up podcast to his podcast on the pioneers and pathbreakers channel where he discusses his involvement in the analog/digital transition and the video revolutions. He mentions a number of factors which […]

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We need Smart Citizens not Smart Cities

Stephen Kovats describes citizen data and journalism initiatives that engage social and political processes such as in South Sudan, a project in Tanzania with farming groups, but also discusses new collaborative and participative science projects. Roger Malina discusses his open observatory manifesto. Kovats argues that we need to focus on emabling smart citizen initiatives rather […]

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Steigler on Enabling the Improbable

Steigler and Tron discuss the idea of improbable events, the singular un-calculable event. In our society the singular is being converter into the particular ( algorithms that predict user behavior based on their profiles in a given system have no interest in the individual as a whole). The digital economy depends on predictable, calculable, behaviors […]

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Frank Malina and the Cultural Appropriation of Science and Technology

Art Historian Fabrice Lapelletrie and Artist and Curator Ewen Chardronnet discuss Frank Malina’s art philosophy and how artists must appropriate the scientific landscapes and technologies of their time to create truly contemporary art forms. Chardronnet discusses his interest in artistic experimentation in the context of space exploration. He details his mounting of an exhibition around […]

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Stiegler on the Need to Develop “Cooperatives of Disciplines”

Bernard Stiegler, Colette Tron, and Roger Malina expand on the ideas of the development of an art of hypercontrol, where artists could develop systems of ‘retro-action’ on the whole earth system to avoid the disasters of the anthropocene. The art of hypercontrol is a political question, which reflects on the technological condition and converts concern […]

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Bernard Stiegler on Art for the Society of Hyper Control

French philosopher Bernard Stiegler and art critic Colette Tron discuss the emergence of a “society of hypercontrol” as an evolution from both Deleuze’s “society of control” and Foucault’s “society of surveillance”. For Stiegler, entities such as technology companies exemplify this shift, as new algorithms profile users, anticipate their needs and actions, and modify their behavior […]

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Frank Malina and His Circle (with Chardronnet and Lapelletrie)

Artist and Curator Ewen Chardronnet discusses with art historian Fabrice Lapelletrie their ongoing research around Frank Malina and his circles of friends and collaborators both in Pasadena around the work of the ‘suicide club” headed by Malina with Jack Parsons, Ed Foreman. Hu Hse Tsien whose work led to the first successful American high altitude […]

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The Sublime in Art and Science

A thought-provoking discussion on the connections between science and the arts and where the sublime–the unknowable, the incomprehensible– fits within these fields. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/podcast_episode18_LEON

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Leonardo Music Journal Anniversary

Nicolas Collins, editor of Leonardo Music Journal and Chair of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, answers questions about the 20th anniversary issue of LMJ. In this podcast, Collins explains how he chose the issue’s theme of “improvisation” and shares his insights regarding the process of putting the issue together, as […]

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Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks

Maximilian Schich, Isabel Meirelles, and Roger Malina discuss the contents and creation of the new article collection Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks, which explores the application of the science of complex networks to art history, archaeology, visual arts, the art market, and other areas of cultural importance. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/podcast_episode17_LEON

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Art and Atoms

Our contributors explore the connections between the sciences and art with a specific focus on chemistry, and discuss how materials traditionally identified with science can be used to create unique pieces of art. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/page/podcast_episode20_LEON

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Arts Activities of Successful Scientists

Robert Root-Bernstein discusses (with astronomer and editor Roger Malina) how successful scientist and engineers (Nobel Prize winners, Academy members) partake in arts avocations as part of their creative research practice. His studies find that successful scientists and engineers engage in the arts far more than less successful ones. He also describes the habits of creative […]

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Nonsense is Useful When Focused

Exploration, play, and mastery of digital computer equipment has been a growing trend in public education for quite some time. Because schools have increased an emphasis for STEM practices across the nation schools must transcend linear classroom structures. The Digital Arts and Technology Academy is an effort to challenge that and to provide a new […]

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