Special issue of Leonardo – “Cosmos and Chaos”


“Cosmos and Chaos”

A special issue of Leonardo journal (MIT Press).

LEONARDO-Covers 54-1-2021

Anna Frants, NO. 0, installation, from the series
“Explosion of a Can of Condensed Milk After Water Has Evaporated,” fragment, 2016.
Video, robotics/mechanics, found objects, polypropylene tubes. Dimensions variable.
Supported by CYLAND Media Art Lab. Edition for CYFEST-10, 2017.

(© Anna Frants. Photo: Mikhail Borisoff)

Leonardo is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by The MIT Press. Founded in 1967 in Paris by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina, Leonardo has become the leading international journal on the influence of science and contemporary technology on art and music, and also on how art and discoveries in the humanities change science and technology. Leonardo articles are actively indexed and hold third place on Google Scholar among texts on visual art (data for 2020).

The special issue of the journal was prepared by curators of CYLAND MediaArtLab and Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). 12 authors contributed to the journal, including Russian and foreign artists, curators, art critics, collectors, biologists, astrophysicists, specialists on the history of the Russian avant garde, independent researchers and lecturers from the world’s leading universities. The theme of the issue is “Cosmos and Chaos”. The publication is part of CYFEST-13, which also has the theme of cosmos and chaos this year.

Authors: Daniela de Paulis (Netherlands), Alexandra Dementieva (Belgium), Zandrine Chiri  (France), Bettina Forget (Canada), Elena Gubanova (Russia), Annick Bureaud (France), Natalia Kolodzei (USA), Priyamvada Natarajan (USA), Saskia Vermeylen (UK), Aleksandra Shatskikh (Russia), Olesya Turkina (Russia), Linda T. Elkins-Tanton (USA), Diana Ayton-Shenker (USA).

Compiling editors: Erica Hruby (Leonardo/ISAST), Lydia Griaznova (CYLAND).

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