ISEA International

The series of ISEA symposia is coordinated by ISEA International. Founded in the Netherlands in 1990, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science, and technology. ISEA International Headquarters is supported by the University for the Creative Arts (UK).

Meet the 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, and to build and maintain a comprehensive symposia archive. The Board meets via ZOOM and holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at each symposium, where it updates the public on its activities and invites organisations bidding for future symposia to present their proposals.

Erandy Vergara (Chair)

Nationality: Mexican and Canadian

Current country of residence: Canada

Role: Chair of ISEA International 

Profession: Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, MacEwan University and Curator, Printemps numérique

Her main research interests include climate responsibility, decolonization, equity, internet cultures and widespread bias in algorithms.

Everardo Reyes (Secretary)

Nationality: French and Mexican

Current country of residence: France

Role: Secretary of ISEA International

Profession: Academic, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, Co-director of the Masters in Digital Humanities, Université Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Responsible for international relations, EUR ArTeC. Associate member of the Cultural Analytics Lab. Art Papers Chair for SIGGRAPH 2019 – Los Angeles.

Anne Nigten (Treasurer)

Nationality: Dutch

Current country of residence: The Netherlands

Role: Treasurer of ISEA International

Profession: 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.

Pat Badani

Nationality: Argentinian (b), Canadian, and US citizen

Current country of residence: USA

Role: Chair of ISEA-International Archives Subcommittee; Special Advisor to ISEA2020 & ISEA2023; Chair of Community Network Subcommittee 2017-2022; IIAC member (ISEA International Advisory Committee) 2013-2016.

Profession: Independent cultural researcher/producer; former Integrated Media Professor at the School of Art, Illinois State University, USA; Interdisciplinary Media Arts graduate program acting Director at Columbia College Chicago; Editor-in-Chief of Media-N Journal, the New Media Caucus; and Lead Guest Editor of “Artelogie,” EHESS, France.

Research areas include ecosystems, energy flows and food webs.

Ricardo Dal Farra

Nationality: Argentinian

Current country of residence: Canada and Argentina

Profession: 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.

Roger F. Malina

Nationality: American (US)

Current country of residence: US

Profession: Professor of Art, Technology and Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas, Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, Board member International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, and Chair of the Board Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences.

Lisa Park SoYoung

Nationality: South Korean

Current country of residence: Hong Kong

Role: Chair of Development Sub-Committee

Profession: Scholar & Producer-Curator & Artist, Independent Art-tech event Producer/Curator, Postdoctoral research at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong; Member of East-Meets Research Group spearheaded by Art Centre Nabi; Previously managed Open Sky Project for ICC at ISEA2016, and served as Editor-in-Chief, as well as Executive Producer & Co-curator for Ars Electronica Garden Hong Kong in 2020 and 2021

ISEA2024 acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara as the First Nations owners of the lands where the symposium will be held. We pay our respects to their elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We also acknowledge and pay respects to all First Nations peoples across the continent and beyond Australian shores.