PERCEIVE COSMOS | EXPLORE CHAOS — Special Leonardo Journal St. Petersburg Virtual LASER



17 February, 9:00 AM San Francisco | 8:00 PM (20:00) St. Petersburg

Join an online conversation of the contributors of February’s upcoming English-Russian special issue of Leonardo journal, “COSMOS and CHAOS,” created in collaboration with CYFEST international media art festival. This conversation will brought together artists, scientists, researchers, art historians from art institutions, associations, museums and universities across the world: IAA SETI Permanent Committee, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space, Concordia University, CYLAND MediaArtLab, Kolodzei Art Foundation, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg State University, University of Strathclyde, Leonardo/ISAST. 

In this dialogue, the authors of Leonardo/CYFEST special issue will discuss contributed papers and ask each other about the ways to perceive, explore and conceptualize humanity and the Universe as represented in the opposition of cosmos and chaos. 

To learn more about the special issue of Leonardo journal, “COSMOS and CHAOS,” check out this link.


Annick Bureaud, Independent art critic, Paris, France. 

Daniela de Paulis, Artist, Researcher, IAA SETI Permanent Committee, the Netherlands.

Alexandra Dementieva, Multidisciplinary artist, Lecturer, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, Belgium. 

Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Researcher, Educator, Consultant, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space, USA.

Bettina Forget, Artist, Educator, Researcher, Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Art, Canada.

Elena Gubanova, Artist, Curator, CYLAND MediaArtLab, Russia.

Natalia Kolodzei, Curator, Art historian, Art collector, Kolodzei Art Foundation, USA.

Olesya Turkina, Lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University, Smolny College; Art critic, Curator, Researcher at the Department of Contemporary Art, The State Russian Museum, Russia. 

Saskia Vermeylen, Academic, Curator, Law School, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Diana Ayton-Shenker, Chief Executive Officer Leonardo/ISAST; Executive Director of the Leonardo/ASU Partnership, USA

Lydia Griaznova, Assistant curator, CYLAND MediaArtLab; Guest editor-in-chief, Leonardo journal special issue “Cosmos and Chaos”, Russia–Estonia. 


Erica Hruby, Editorial Director, Leonardo journal

Leonardo was founded in 1968 with the goal of becoming an international channel of communication for artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. Today, Leonardo is the leading international journal for readers interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts and music.