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 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.

ISEA International welcomes new Board members, who serve from July 1st, 2022: Erandy Vergara (Chair), Everardo Reyes (Secretary), and Lisa Park SoYoung.

They occupy positions previously held by Ernest Edmonds, Mike Phillips, and Rob La Frenais. We extend our deep thanks to these three Board members who served between 2017 and 2022.

 We also welcome Jeremiah Ambrose (University of Creative Arts – UK) as ISEA’s Headquarters Director as of July 1st, 2022. Sue Gollifer will also be active in this role until August 2022 and will then be acting as Board Councilor, supporting the Board and the new HQ.

 Over the coming year the Board will review ISEA’s operation and strategy. It will set a path forward that, building on its strong history, provides a sustainable and exciting future.



Erandy Vergara (Chair)


Nationality: Mexican and Canadian
Current Country of residence: Canada
Profession: Assistant Professor and curator
Current position or most important activity: Art History, 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

Profession: Academic

Current position or most important activity: 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

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.




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Since 2017, she serves on the Board of Directors of ISEA International overseeing the continuation of the annual symposia. 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. Badani exhibits and discusses her projects broadly in North and South America, Europe, and Asia and she has participated in international symposia with her essays and talks in over 15 countries including at the Institute of Cultural Studies ZHdK Zurich (Switzerland); iDAT Plymouth University (U.K.); Art/Sci Center + Lab, UCLA (USA); NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, N.Y. (USA); Kungl. Konsthögskolan/KKH, (Sweden); Università di Bologna (Italy); Universidad de Caldas, (Colombia); and Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (Brazil). Badani’s work has been distinguished with over 20 awards and commissions.





Ricardo Dal Farra

Nationality: Born in Argentina. Argentinian/Canadian/Italian citizen.

Current country of residence: 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. 


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Roger F.Malina ( ISEA Board Member)

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

Profession: Artist && Producer-Curator && Scholar

Current position or most important activity: Postdoctoral researcher at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (Research on Hybrid Events); Research Associate at Hong Kong Baptist University (Art-Tech Salons); Core member at East-Meets-East Research Group; Previously managed the Open Sky Project for ICC, and served as Editor-in-Chief, as well as Executive Producer & Co-curator for Ars Electronica Garden Hong Kong in 2020 and 2021 respectively.