The Physics, Politics and Poetics of Water in the Arts

The ATEC  Leonardo Initiatives in Experimental Publishing and Knowledge Curation at UT Dallas is pleased to announce the publication of a new ebook in the Leonardo ebook series at MIT Press:

Water Is in the Air: Physics, Politics, and Poetics of Water in the Arts

Editor Annick Bureaud.  Executive Editor: Roger Malina: E-book Managing Editor: Cathryn Ploehn
Leonardo/ISAST (2014-02-10T05:00:00+00:00). Water Is in the Air (Kindle Location 16). MIT Press. Kindle Edition.
 ISBN: 9780262757010 : 
This ebook documents the work of innovative artists, from all over the world, working at the cutting edge of science and engineering, create work that addresses critical issues of water in culture and society. With newly commisioned articles and drawing on thirty years of work documented in the Leonardo journal at MIT Press, the authors explore art and climate change and pollution, artificially seeded clouds, water fountains, the physics and poetics of waves, using all types of media (videos, performances, installations, sound art).
Published in collaboration with the STUDIOLAB consortium, a Europe-wide initiative that merges the studio with the research lab. Funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (
Preface by Roger Malina
Introduction to Water Is in the Air by Annick Bureaud
Phenomenology and Artistic Praxis: An Application to Marine Ecological Communication Jane Quon
“Lagoon Project”: San Francisco Exploratorium Laurie Lundquist
The Durance: Interlaced Waters: Art-Science Collaborations and Audiovisual Research
On The Modification Of Man-Made Clouds: The Factory Cloud HeHe (Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen)
Paparuda Monsieur Moo
Sonification and Sound Projects Marbh Chrios Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström
Pulse of an Ocean: Sonification of Ocean Buoy Data Bob L. Sturm
Rainwire: Environmental Sonification of Rainfall Dave Burraston
Sculptures and Installations My “Mobile Hydromural” Gyula Kosice
An Application of the Water Bell Liquid Flow Phenomenon in Visual Art Philip Bornarth and Franklyn K. Schwaneflugel
Sculptural Constructions Involving Water Dynamics Pearl Hirshfield
Memory Vapor Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch
Anti-Entropic Role of Art Ana Rewakowicz
Fountains Color-Music Fountains and Installations of the Erebuni Group Abram Alexandrovich Abramyan
Wave Rings Nodoka Ui
The Futura Deluxe Bubble Steven Raspa
Fragments of a Flow: A Thread of Water in the Video Work of Irit Batsry Irit Batsry
Walking Clouds And Augmented Reverie Nathalie Delprat
Here Is Where You Heard the Ocean: An Interactive Sound Installation Laura L. Clemons
Alma da Água: A Space Awareness Initiative Dinis Ribeiro and Richard Clar
Liquid Light: Working with Water Liliane Lijn
Music, Colors and Movements of Water Jacques Mandelbrojt and Lucie Prod’homme
From “Life-Water” to “Death-Water” or on the Foundations of African Artistic Creation from Yesterday to Tomorrow Iba Ndiaye Diadji
The Symbolic Function of Water in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cultural Approach Camille Talkeu Tounouga Nommo—The Spirit of Water—in the Dogon World Jacky Bouju
Waterfields: Conceptual Water Drawings Robert C. Morgan On the Artistic Use of Fluid Flow Patterns Made Visible A. S. Douthat, H. M. Nagib, and A. A. Fejer
Around the Cusp: Singularity and the Breaking of Waves Javiera Tejerina-Risso and Patrice Le Gal
Science and Art of Sculpturing Fluids Jean-Marc Chomaz
Looking beneath the Surface: The Radial Spread of Ink in Water Pery Burge Process and Natural Phenomena as Conceptual Points of Departure in Extended-Format Sculpture Eve Laramée
A podcast is in production with MIT Press.
A contribution to the United Nations

 International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015

The ArtSciLab is Hiring!

Student Position in the ArtSciLab led by Prof Roger Malina
Title: Intern in the Leonardo Initiative on Experimental Publishing
Supervisor: Prof Roger Malina ( )
Day to Day Supervision : Andrew Blanton
Advice: Prof Cassini Nazir
The student will work on a number of projects including:
– Assist in technical assembly for two Leonardo e-books to be published by MIT Press in 2014-
– Developing an innovative web site and social media presence for the ArtSciLab
– Developing the Creative Disturbance Podcast Radio Station
– Editorial and technical work on three web site companions Art and Atoms ( ) and Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks ( and Art and Synthetic Biology ( )
– Support on ARTSCILAB projects such as the ArtSciLab Crowdfunding Club
This position was previously held by EMAC Students AJ Klein, Max Mechanic and Cathryn Ploehn
Technical Skills required:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP – enough knowledge to manage and tinker with websites built with WordPress
Photoshop, Illustrator – good working knowlege
Editorial Coordination, Previous web development experience desired
Experience with Content Management Systems preferred
Hours: flexible , up to 19 1/2 hours a week.
Contact : Charlotte Mason :