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 Skype 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 extends its deep thanks to the Board members who served until the end of 2016: Peter Anders, Ian Clothier, Bonnie Mitchell, Wim van der Plas

 We also welcome the new board members, who serve as from 1st January 2017:Ernest Edmonds( Chair) Mike Phillips ( Secretary) Anne Nigten (Treasurer), Pat Badani, Ricardo Dal Farra, Rob La Frenais and Roger Malina

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

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Ernest Edmonds (Chair)

Nationality: British and Australian

Current country of residence: UK/Australia

Profession: Artist/researcher

Current position or most important activity: Professor of Computational Art,
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK: Founding Director, Creativity and Cognition
Studios, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia: General Editor, Cultural
Computing Book series, Springer.


 Mike Phillips (Secretary)

Nationality: British

Current country of residence: UK

Profession: Artist/Academic

Current position or most important activity: Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Director of Research at i-DAT, Plymouth University, UK.


 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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Rob La Frenais

 Nationality: UK

 Country of residence: France

 Profession: Independent contemporary art curator, writer and academic

Current position or most important activity: Visiting fellow of Bournemouth University, visiting curator at the Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France and visiting curator at FACT Liverpool. He runs the 3-year Future of Transportation project at Srishti Institute, Bangalore.


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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.