ISEA2014 Dubai


Zayed University will be hosting ISEA2014, the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art between 30 October and 8 November, 2014, in the aptly selected city Dubai, taking place in the Middle East for the first time. The theme “LOCATION” will take a vivid leap into the region’s culture, education systems and vastly expanding art scene. ISEA2014 is recognised internationally as one of the world’s most important new media arts events for interdisciplinary discussions and presentations of creative productions applying new technologies in interactive and digital media.It has been held in 4 continents and over 20 cities, worldwide since 1988.ISEA2014 entails over 120 paper presentations, 30 panels and roundtable discussions, 15 exhibitions, 30 workshops, and additional artist talks by delegates from over 40 countries. The exhibitions showcase more than 100 artworks that thrive on technology and innovation. In addition, it will feature interactive installations that involve robotics, multimedia projections in outdoor spaces, sculptures, videos, photographs, and many other forms of art utilizing the latest developments in technical equipment, science, and mechanics. Over the last decade, education in the Middle East developed into one of the fastest growing fields, with developing programs and satellite campuses showing up throughout the region.

Highlights of the of the symposium will include keynote presentations by international artists under the overarching theme of —Location—the symposium will surely have something for everyone.This event will serve as a meeting point in galleries, universities, shopping malls, and public parks across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah for local, regional, and international creative communities.


For information on the ISEA2014 Academic Committee and selection process, or for general information about ISEA2014, please contact us at


Sue Gollifer is currently the Director of the ISEA International Headquarters. She is an artist, a Principal Lecturer in Fine Art and the Course Leader for Digital Media Arts MA and a researcher and curator at the University of Brighton, UK. She is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAM), Digital Art Museum, and (DAC) the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. She is currently the ACM Chair of ‘The Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art’.

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