Students who will be getting an M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. on a subject related to the intersection of art, science and technology are encouraged to submit an abstract of their thesis to LABS (Leonardo Abstract Services).

This peer-reviewed database has been in existence for over 10 years and functions as a way for international artists and scholars to learn about the work of the next generation.

The LABS peer reviewers for this year:

  • Yiannis Colakides is the co-director of NeMe (New Media), 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.
  • Emmanuel Mahe is the director of research at ENSAD which recently launched a Ph.D. in “Science and Art Creation Research,” which includes several art schools.
  • Andrea Polli is an associate professor of Fine Art and Engineering at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque.
  • Lea Rekow is founder of Green My Favela, a land use reclamation project based in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and on the advisory board for UrbanIxD, a European research network that builds data-rich urban environments through focusing on human activities and experiences.
  • 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.
  • Charissa N. Terranova, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies, School of Arts & Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas.

The top-ranking LABS authors each year are invited to publish their work in Leonardo Journal and Leonard Education and Art Forum. The database can be viewed at leonardolabs.pomona.edu. Inquiries should be made to Sheila Pinkel.