ISEA International is a not for profit organization constituted in the Netherlands. It is managed by a voluntary board who oversee the activities of ISEA International. The main activity of ISEA International is the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), an annual gathering of the international art, science and technology community. The symposium includes an academic conference, exhibitions, performances and workshops. It is a nomadic event and is held in a different location every year. Selection of ISEA symposia is made by the ISEA International Foundation Board on the basis of a competitive bidding process. In an important move for ISEA, an agreement with University of Brighton to establish an ISEA Headquarters was signed in July 2009. ISEA HQ provides an administrative, academic and creative base for ISEA and develops a fruitful partnership with a leading research University. Sue Gollifer, Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Course Leader of the Digital Media Arts MA is the ISEA International Headquarters Director at the University of Brighton.
ISEA International board
The ISEA International Foundation Board is the governing body of ISEA. The primary role of the Board is to oversee the continuation of the annual symposia. The Board holds its General Meeting at each annual symposium, where it updates the public activities and invites organizations bidding for future symposia to present their proposal.
Ernest Edmonds (UK / Australia)
Current position or most important activity: Professor of Computational Art,De Montfort University, Leicester, UK: Founding Director, Creativity and Cognition Studios, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia: General Editor, Cultural Computing Book series, Springer.
www.ernestedmonds.com/ – wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Edmonds
Mike Phillips (UK)
Current position or most important activity: Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Director of Research at i-DAT, Plymouth University, UK.
i-dat.org – www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/mike-phillips
Anne Nigten (The Netherlands)
Profession: academic, director
Current position or most important activity: Professor Smart & Inclusive Society, Research Center Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Director of the Patching Zone, trans-disciplinary innovation laboratories in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
creating010.com/en/ – www.patchingzone.net/
Pat Badani (Argentina / Canada / USA)
Profession: Media artist-researcher, educator, writer, and curator
Current position or most important activity: Lead Editor Artelogie, Vol 11, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS – Paris), Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – France); Director of “Al Grano”© Project
www.patbadani.net/ – portablemacdowell.org/
Ricardo Dal Farra (Canada and Argentina)
Profession: artist, composer, researcher, educator
Current position or most important activity: Professor of music and media arts at the Music Department of Concordia University in Canada. Director of the Electronic Arts Research and Experimentation Centre (CEIArtE) at National University of Tres de Febrero in Argentina. Directing the Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection. Founder-director of the Understanding Visual Music (UVM) and Balance-Unbalance (BunB) international conference series.
Rob La Frenais (UK and France)
Profession: Independent contemporary art curator, writer and academic
Current position or most important activity: Visiting fellow of Bournemouth University, visiting curator at
the Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France and visiting curator at FACT Liverpool. He runs the 3- year Future of Transportation project at Srishti Institute, Bangalore.
Roger Malina (USA and France)
Profession: astronomer, art-science researcher, editor and academic Current position or most important activity: Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology, and Professor of Physics, at the University of Texas at Dallas. He serves as the Associate Director of ATEC. Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, Member of he Boards of Directors of Leonardo /ISAST Leonardo/OLATS
www.utdallas.edu/atec/malina/ – malina.diatrope.com/