Leonardo Managing Director Danielle Siembieda welcomes author Jody Berland in a discussion of her Book “Virtual Menageries: Animals as Mediators in Network Cultures,” a 2019 release in the Leonardo Book Series that explores the close interdependency of animal emissaries and new media from early European colonial encounters with the exotic to today’s proliferation of animals in digital networks.


“The Elephant in the Classroom” (2008)

“Hello Kitty” (2007)