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LEAD: Wild Nature & Digital Life Chat Transcripts

Also available in Portuguese.

The "Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion" (LEAD) accompanies selected Special Issues. A live chat session with authors/artists and a moderated discussion list for readers to engage with authors. The chat transcripts are available in both English and Portuguese.

Moderators Note
:: Digital and Wild: Beyond "Generative/Emergent" and "Locative/Performative"
   (English   Portuguese)
   by Marcus Bastos and Ryan Griffis

LEAD Chat Transcripts

:: Jeremy Hight & Peter Hasdell (English   Portuguese)
   7 February 2007 @ 1700hrs EST

:: Sue Thomas & Giselle Beiguelman (English   Portuguese)
   29 January 2007 @ 1700hrs EST

:: Jennifer Willet (English   Portuguese)
   17 January 2007 @ 1700hrs EST

:: Dene Grigar & Tara Rodgers (English   Portuguese)
   10 January 2007 @ 1700hrs EST

:: Brett Stalbaum & Kathryn Yusoff (English   Portuguese)
   3 January 2007 @ 1700hrs  EST

What is the LEA Wild Nature and Digital Life Special?
Guest edited by Dene Grigar and Sue Thomas, the issue features Peter Hasdell, Tara Rodgers, Dave Burraston, Andrew Martin, Jennifer Willet, Adam Gussow, Dr Kathryn Yusoff, Jeremy Hight and Brett Stalbaum. The essays are packaged with a small but powerful gallery of two works, exhibiting Karl Grimes, Elisa Giaccardi, Hal Eden and Gianluca Sabena.

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About the moderators
Marcus Bastos is PhD in Communication and Semiotics. He teaches at PUC-SP. His most recent projects are the interactive video "Shapeless Interface" and a series of banners for the web and video for electronic panels developed on the context of the "Filler" project.
He is the editor of the Arte.Mov online magazine (http://www.artemov.net). He coordinates the CNPq research group Net Art: Creative and Critical Perspectives

Ryan Griffis is an artist and sometimes amateur writer, curator and tour guide. He currently writes reviews regularly for ArtUS magazine and has written for Rhizome.org, New Art Examiner and various other zines and journals. Ryan's art practice centers around an interest in
the critical potential of tourism and a quasi fictional travel agency called the Temporary Travel Office. His curatorial projects include YOUGenics, an exhibition exploring the social implications of genetic technologies and most recently, Under Fire an exhibition based on artist Jordan Crandall's multidisciplinary and collaborative discussions around organized violence. He currently teaches Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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