ISEA International

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ISEA International
Formation 1990
Founder Theodor Hesper and Wim van der Plas
Founded at Netherlands
Type International non-profit
Purpose "To foster interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology."
Headquarters Brighton, United Kingdom
Peter Anders, Wim van der Plas, Bonnie Mitchell, Paul Catanese, Ian Clothier
Formerly called
Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts

ISEA International (pronounced eye-ZAY, like "Isaiah"[1]) is an international non-profit organization which encourages "interdisciplinary academic discourse" and exposure for "culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and technology."[2] ISEA International is best known for sponsoring the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA).[2] ISEA allows individuals and organizations from around the world to come together annually, share and experience the intersection of emerging technologies and art.[3] ISEA includes both visual and performing art that intersect with various types of technology in its symposia.[4] ISEA is managed by the ISEA International Foundation Board who organize and ensure the quality of content for each symposia.[4]


ISEA has its roots in the symposia begun in 1988 in the Netherlands.[3] The idea behind its creation was to create a network for those who are active and interested in electronic arts.[4] The organization was later officially founded in the Netherlands in 1990, as an international membership association, originally named Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts.[5] In 2009, it was changed from an association to a foundation, the name changed to "ISEA International", and the headquarters moved to the UK.[4]

International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)[edit]

Previous and future symposia have included:


  1. ^ a b c Fischer, Jack (4 June 2006). "Celebrating 'Art on the Edge'". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 27 May 2015 – via Newspaper Source. 
  2. ^ a b "ISEA International Website". ISEA International Website. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b Anders, Peter (June 2004). "ISEA 2002 Orai: At the Crossroads of Meaning". Leonardo. 37 (3). doi:10.1162/0024094041139481. Retrieved 27 May 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b c d Salem, Nancy (4 November 2011). "Where Art & Science Meet" (PDF). Sandia Lab News. Retrieved 28 May 2015 – via Agnes Chavez. 
  5. ^ "Wim van der Plas, co-founder of the ISEA Symposia recounts the history of ISEA in an interview." (PDF). ISEA. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  6. ^ "Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA '97)". Computer Music Journal. 21 (2). 1997. Retrieved 28 May 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b Salem, Nancy (July 2012). "Albuquerque in the Global Spotlight" (PDF). Art Ltd. Magazine: 22–23. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "ISEA and MUME-WE". Computer Music Journal. 37 (4): 8–9. 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015. (subscription required (help)). 

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