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

Executive Board Members:

  • Peter Anders, Chair
  • Wim van der Plas, Treasurer
  • Bonnie Mitchell, Secretary

Peter AndersPeter Anders (based in Midland, MI, USA)

Peter Anders is an architect, educator, and information design theorist. He has published widely on the architecture of cyberspace and is the author of “Envisioning Cyberspace” which presents design principles for on-line spatial environments. The book was published by McGraw Hill in 1998.


Wim van der PlasWim van der Plas (based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Wim van der Plas is a sociologist interested in the relationship between science and art, or, on a more practical level, between technology & culture. Until retiring in 2011, he was a project manager and professor at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. He also worked for the Groningen and Utrecht Art Schools and the Foundation for Creative Computer Applications (SCCA). He is one of the two founders of ISEA and organised the First, Second and Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Art. He was head of ISEA Headquarters before becoming an ISEA board member.


Bonnie MitchellBonnie Mitchell (based in Bowling Green Ohio, USA)

Bonnie Mitchell is a Digital Arts Professor at Bowling Green State University and president of CreativeMyndz Multimedia Studios. Her research focuses on the intersection of art, music, psychology, and geology. She is internationally recognized for her immersive interactive animated installations and early Internet art. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, Punta y Raya, and more. She has also curated a number of international exhibitions including SIGGRAPH 2006 and GRAPHITE.


Other Board Members:

  • Paul Catanese
  • Ian Clothier

Paul CatanesePaul Catanese (based in Chicago, USA)

Paul Catanese is a Hybrid Media Artist, Author, Associate Professor, Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago, and President Emeritus of the New Media Caucus. His artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and Stuttgart Filmwinter. Paul is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from Turbulence.org and Rhizome.org. 


Ian ClothierIan Clothier (based in Aotearoa New Zealand)

Ian Clothier is an electronic artist, curator, Executive Director of Intercreate.org, co-founder of biennial residency SCANZ, and Senior Academic at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki. Internationally recognised for working cross culturally in the context of the environment, his projects have been selected for exhibition at five ISEA. Currently involved in live connection to plants and environments, his research is focused on integrated systems, cultural hybridity and nonlinearity.