Roger Malina is an astronomer, working in space telescopes and observational cosmology. He is the Director for the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence. For 25 years he has been the Editor of the Art-Science publication Leonardo at MIT Press and the Executive Editor of the Leonardo Book Series at MIT Press. He is the President of the Association Leonardo in Paris, and a member of the board of Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology in San Francisco. He is particularly interested in promoting the cultural appropriation on contemporary sciences and technology and new ways of creating conditions for art-science collaboration. He is a member of the Comite de Pilotage of the new L’Institut Mediterranean de Recherches Avancee d’Aix-Marseille, and co creator of the Pole Arts Sciences Intrumentations et Languages of IMERA.