Announcing Publication of Leonardo-MIT Press eBook: Arts and Humanities and Complex Networks

The e-book Arts Humanities and Complex Networks captures the excitement of creators and scholars pioneering the application of network science to culture.

Beginning in 2010, the AHCN symposia tracked breakthrough moments as network theories, big data, and inventive visualizations triggered new insight in fields ranging from 16th century political history to 21st century art. These papers were presented at the Leonardo Days at NetSci conferences, the High Throughput Humanities conference, and in the Leonardo Journal at MIT Press.

Authors include experts in visualization,  sonification and data exploration from universities and corporate research and development departments internationally. Their research is still unfolding and the ebook is coupled to a regularly updated web companion at UT Dallas.


  • I Networks in Culture
  • II Networks in Art
  • III Networks in the Humanities
  • IV Art about Networks
  • V Research in Network Visualization
  • VI Arts Humanities and Complex Networks 2014

Leonardo was founded in 1968 in Paris by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina. Malina saw the need for a journal that would serve as an international channel of communication between artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. Today, Leonardo is the leading journal for readers interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts.