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The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), in collaboration with MIT Press, announces the publication of L.A. Re.Play: Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking to be available at the College Art Association (CAA) conference February 4, 2016. The event is supported by the Arts Administration Program @ Boston University. During the launch Lanfranco Aceti, Director of the Arts Administration Program and Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac will present together with Prof. Hana Iverson, Prof. Mimi Sheller and artist and curator Jenny Marketou the new volume. This will be also a moment to meet with future authors and other interested parties at the MIT Press booth, February 4 at 4pm @ Exhibit Hall C and B South, Exhibition Level.

L.A Re.Play investigates the fabrication of new mixed reality impacted by mobile technology as presented through artistic media. Current location technologies have become tools used by contemporary artists, theorists, designers and scientists to reformulate our understanding of social engagement within an enlarged concept of place. The manipulation of technology and the dynamic interplay of mobile technology and social, political, technological and physiological frameworks enable a blurring of lines between the real and virtual worlds. This special issue provides a variety of perspectives and practices on the meaning and interpretation of today’s locative media.

The exhibit is accompanied by a double session presentation of Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking and the City/Space and Creative Measure roundtable.

L.A. Re.Play is edited by Hana Iverson (special issue editor), Mimi Sheller (special issue editor), Lanfranco Aceti (editor-in-chief) and Caglar Cetin (editorial manager). A digital copy of the publication is available for download through LEA’s website at:

To learn more about the premise of L.A. Re.Play, please visit the website at:

LEA was the first institution to organize the dissemination of curated exhibits across social media. It is a collaborative effort supported by New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Operational and Curatorial Research (OCR), Boston University, and Goldsmiths University of London. To explore more about LEA and other publications, please visit the website at: http://www.leoalmanac.org/

To learn more about the Arts Administration @ Boston University , please visit the program website at: http://www.bu.edu/artsadmin/

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About the Author:

Lanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as an artist, curator, and academic. He is a visiting professor and research affiliate at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and professor and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology), and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).

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