The International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) is a prominent event that brings together scholars, artists, and scientists from around the world to explore the intersection of art, science, and technology. The symposium was first held in 1988 and has since become one of the most significant forums for exchanging ideas and presenting cutting-edge work in electronic art and related fields. What makes ISEA unique is how the symposium combines an academic conference with a creative program of exhibitions, performances, and workshops – bringing together artists, academics, theorists and creative technologists to share their research along with their latest prototypes, technological developments and creative works.
ISEA is a nomadic event held in a different location every year. Recently ISEA has been held in South Korea in 2019, Montreal in 2020, Barcelona in 2022 and Paris 2023. The symposium was last held in Australia in Sydney in 2013. (For the complete list of ISEA symposia, see http://www.isea-web.org/symposia/past-isea-symposia/.)
In 2024 the 29th Symposium will be held in Meanjin, on the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples, the First Nations custodians of the lands and waters of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. ISEA2024 will provide a platform for individuals and organisations from around the world to engage in a conversation about the relationships between art, science and technology and diverse cultural approaches to knowing, sharing, and understanding our place and time within a rapidly changing world.