Call for Papers - please forward.
Guest Editor: Drew Hemment
Leonardo calls for papers documenting cross-disciplinary thinking on
participatory observation and mapping of the environment, climate and
biodiversity; environmental data systems and services; and environmental
sustainability in a networked society.
Leonardo is soliciting texts that document the works of artists,
researchers and scholars involved in the exploration of citizens as
environmental data gatherers, and new approaches to environmental data
systems and environmental sustainability.
There is no deadline for this call - submissions may be made at any time.
Themes and issues may include:
て｢ Participatory mass observation of the environment, climate and
て｢ New approaches to accessing, visualizing and using environmental data
て｢ Open data and the environment
て｢ Citizen science and issues of participation
て｢ Environmental sustainability in a networked society
て｢ Ubiquitous, pervasive, locative and mobile communication technology
and the environment.
In urban environments in particular we are separated from the consequences
of our actions as surely as the tarmac of the road cuts us off from the
earth beneath. This physical boundary encourages a phenomenological
separation. Innovative approaches to participatory observation and mapping
can overcome this separation, when combined with the way the Internet and
digital media have enabled individuals to produce and share information
globally and instantly. An ability for citizens to generate environmental
data, augmented by freely available public environmental data and combined
with new techniques of accessing, visualizing and using that data can help
to reconnect people to the environment and contribute to the movement
toward environmental sustainability.
Linked activities exploring the Environment 2.0 theme have been led by
FutureEverything (Futuresonic) and Lancaster University (U.K.). Authors
are encouraged to submit manuscripts or proposals to
<[log in to unmask]>. Leonardo submission guidelines can be
found at Leonardo On-Line: <www.leonardo.info>.