LEONARDO EDUCATION FORUM
The primary goal of the presentation is to introduce the Leonardo Education Forum's (LEF) aims, contributors and international with a view to involve experts as well as the public to engage in a discussion in anticipation of future interaction. LEF promotes the advancement of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. LEF provides a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities. LEF is an active community of over 100 members and growing annually. LEF actively participates in research conferences, organizing panel discussions, workshops, and other events that promote scholarship and education at the intersections of art and science. Currently, LEF has close to thirty international representatives in so many countries. Prof. Elif Ayiter is our LEF representative in Turkey. Between 2007-2009 we have developed 15 international LEF forums at international summits, completed an educational strategic summary and are currently working on an international policy paper. We are looking forward to expand our activities in countries such as Turkey in the hope of closer collaboration with regional/local educational experts.
Bio : Nina Czegledy, media artist, curator and writer works internationally on collaborative art& science& technology and educational projects. She has produced time based and digital works, won awards for her artwork and exhibited widely. Czegledy has lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide. Her academic lectures lead to numerous international publications in books and journals. Her projects focus on the changing perception of the environment and the human body and are presented via on-line and on-site events. Most recent collaborative art projects include Visual Collider (Contemporary Art Museum, Vela Luka, 2009) Auerole (2nd Thessaloniki Biennale 2009) "What will you do to cool the earth?" (Govett Brewster, New Plymouth 2009). Recent and upcoming curatorial projects: Device Art in Budapest (kitchen.hu 2009), Leonardo Education Forum Sessions at Arts in Society (Venice 2009) ISEA2009 (Belfast), ARS Electronica09 (Linz), Re:live09 (Melbourne), KepesXMalina project, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2010), Eco Sapiens, New Plymouth, (2011). Czegledy, is a Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto, Associate Adjunct Professor Concordia University, Montreal, Honorary Fellow, Moholy Nagy University of Design, Budapest, member of the international space art network, co-chair of the Leonardo Education Forum (LEF), executive board member of Increate.org (NZ), board member of Leonardo/ISAST, member of the OLATS scientific community, ex-officio chair of ISEA.