Archive for November, 2009


Thursday, November 26th, 2009

The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) will run a one day forum on the 26th November 2009 prior to the media art history conference Re:live.The LEF@Re:live will be focused on mapping the terrain: Institutional capacities in media art, science and technology creating an exchange on the burning current issues in education.

The LEF intend to publish policy papers in the course of the next few years. Contributions by participants of LEF conferences in 2008 form the base of our introductory LEF Strategic Summary document available for comment at

The Forum will be held at Faculty of VCA and Music, University of Melbourne, 234 St Kilda Road, SOUTHBANK Victoria 3000

Faculty of VCA and Music, University of Melbourne Campus Map 2009

We are delighted to report that the Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) continues its successful international education event-initiative and correspondingly we hope you can join us at the public sessions scheduled at the forthcoming Media Art History Conference Re:live 09.

If you are interested in attending the Leonardo Education Forum workshop, which is carrying on from the excellent work done at the International Symposium of Electronic Art in Belfast and Ars Electronica towards the further development of an educational policy paper, please contact us.

10 00 am Welcome
Su Baker, Associate Professor Art, Head of School, Faculty of the VCA and Music, University of Melbourne
Nina Czegledy LEF co-chair, Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto, Adjunct Associate Professor, Concordia University and  Dr Paul Thomas, Australian representative for LEF, Co chair Media Art History Conference, Re:live 09, Director Centre for Research in Art Science and Humanity Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.

10.10 am Nina Czegledy LEF co-chair presents LEF international initiatives & Policy Papers

10.30 am Dr Paul Thomas and Jeremy Blank will report on the Australian national media art scoping study.

11.00 am Reports from delegates on LEF@ISEA – Ars on the three themes

11.15 am Professor Oliver Grau,, Chair for Image Science, Head Department for Cultural Studies DANUBE UNIVERSITY, Krems, AUSTRIA

11.30 am Professor Ross Harley, Head of School, Media Arts,

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Acting Associate Dean Research, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Paddington, Australia

11.45 am Professor Ian M Clothier, Faculty of Art, Commerce and Technology, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Zealand, Director:, SCANZ2006 & 2009

12 pm lunch

1.30 – 3.00 pm  Working groups focus:

1. The Role of Research in media art & science & technology
2. The role of Curricula: Mapping the terrain
3. The role of Institutions: Institutional / OrganizationalCapacities and Benchmarks

3.00 pm summary by session chairs

The Role of Research in media art & science & technology
Working group leader: Oliver Grau

The role of Curricula: Mapping the terrain
Working group leader:  Ross Harley

The role of Institutions: Institutional / Organizational
Capacities and Benchmarks
Working group leader:  Ian Clothier

Working group co-leaders to be announced.

3.15pm – 4.30 pm Darren Tofts, Associate Professor in Media & Communications Faculty of Life & Social Sciences.
Resolutions and outcomes
(With refreshments.)

Please feel free to circulate.

Contact/Organizers: Nina Czegledy <>
Paul Thomas and Julian Stadon <>

Re:live Media Art History Conference

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Third International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.The next iteration of the Media Art History conference is Re:live which is to be held in Melbourne, Victoria in 2009. The event follows the success of the two previous Media Art History conferences, re:fresh (Banff 2005) and re:place (Berlin 2007). The conference series is supported by the Database of Virtual Art and Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) whose International Advisory Committee will publicise the event and referee papers.

Conference refereed proceedings

Conference chairs: Dr Paul Thomas, Professor Sean Cubitt

Art-science curricula

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Leonardo Education and Art Forum co chair Victoria Vesna and Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina are interested in examples of courses and curricula that are in the art-science field such as courses on art and biology, art and mathematics, art and chemistry, art and environmental sciences etc.