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Leonardo Journal



Leonardo was founded in 1968 in Paris by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina. Malina saw the need for a journal that would serve as an international channel of communication between artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work.


Today, Leonardo is the leading journal for readers interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts.


Visit Leonardo website to learn more and browse all issues.


Leonardo Music Journal



Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ) began publication in 1991 as a companion toLeonardo, documenting the ideas of composers, musicians, sound artists and instrument builders. LMJ is published annually and includes a CD.


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Published by the MIT Press

ISSN 2372-2363
Based in New York, NY




A note from "SciArt in America" Editor-in-Chief, Julia Buntaine:        


"Art and science have long shared a common ground; the ground of boundless inquiry about the nature of our existence. It has only been for the past few decades, however, that artists have turned their creative gaze towards the sciences as their sole source of artistic information, inspiration, and conceptualization. SciArt, or science-based art, is the avant-garde of the art world, with an increasing number of artists who hold doctorate degrees in the sciences, who are funded by the National Science Foundation, and who hold artistic residencies in scientific institutions such as CERN.     


With science-based art having a strong presence in the UK and Berlin contemporary art scenes, I began to wonder: why it is that the SciArt community in the United States is barely established? Although SciArt is certainly happening in America, it remains scattered. I want to fix this. As a science-based artist myself, I see community as essential to our success because the methods, challenges, materials and goals of science-based art are new and unique, lying in uncharted art historical territory. It is through this online publication, featuring science-based art events, spaces, artists, and conversations that I want to bolster science-art in America."


"SciArt in America" magazine is available online or in print.  Click to order or browse past issues.