You’re invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leonardo/ISAST at the MIT Press Bookstore. Join us for a festive evening of conversation about the journal’s history and its long-standing relationship with MIT.
The event features Roger Malina, Executive Editor of Leonardo; Danielle Siembieda, Managing Director of Leonardo; Nick Lindsay, Director of Journals and Open Access at the MIT Press; and Leonardo authors Elizabeth Goldring and Joan Brigham.
50 Years of Celebrating the Community
Almost half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time—offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision—to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics.