Editorial: Nisar Keshvani
Happy 10th birthday, LMJ!
We kickstart our *15th* year in publication with an exclusive fAf-Leonardo
Music Journal special. The annual multimedia (print and audio CD)
publication of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences
and Technology and the MIT Press is devoted to aesthetic and technical
issues in contemporary music and sonic arts.
Take a walk down memory lane with Editor in Chief, Nicholas Collins'
personal retrospective: "Ten Years of Leonardo Music Journal"
as he recounts his involvement and its growth. LMJ celebrates with
online activities, in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac and elsewhere,
and with events in East - West Coast U.S.A. A 10-year archive of
contributor listings, tables of contents, abstracts, CD content
lists and related materials is available on the LMJ site.
Our image is courtesy of the LMJ10 cover: "Southern Cones:
Music out of Africa and South America". Also special thanks
to Patricia Bentson, Leonardo Managing Editor for coordinating this
production with us.
This month, we launch Australian artist Di Ball's fAf solo exhibition:
"Pink Bits Digifrot". The subject of her artwork is identity
where she explores her own flesh and maps various regions of her
body with drawing, sketching and digital devices to record these
"The Quechua Indians of South America believe that we move
through life backwards, our faces to the past we know, the future
glimpsed over our shoulders. My work is self referential rather
than self portraiture. It observes and documents. It maps and moves
on," Ball explains.
To continue the series on global art, Marcus Neustetter tells us
about New Media Art development in South Africa and Ronald Warunek
shares his thoughts on the disappearing print.
Lastly, exclusive to fAf readers, empreintes DIGITALes is kindly
offering the 3-CD "British Connection" collection for
the price of two @ CAN$50 - just mention fineArt forum Special in
the comment area of the order form to take advantage of this special
(see below for details).
Happy New Year!